Category Archives: Computer and Internet

Mozilla Firefox latest version taken offline

Mozilla’s latest version of the popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been taken offline for download due to a vulnerability found in the browser that could allow an attacker to gain access to your pc. “The latest version of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Disrupts the Emerging Nitol Botnet

Microsoft and its Digital Crimes Unit have disrupted the emerging Nitol Botnet, which is a really good bit of detective work from a study that found unsecure supply chain systems could be easily utilised for malware. “Earlier this week, the … Continue reading

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US Botnet Hacker Jailed

Well a bot… oops bit of good news on the spam front is that a hacker who sold a huge list of 70k+ of infected PCs to to spammers has been jailed in the USA, and good I say too … Continue reading

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Windows 8 RTM released to developers

While I’m a little late with this news, due in part to being very busy in work but also installing and using Windows 8 Pro at home in testing. I wanted to check out the clean  install to my netbook … Continue reading

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Windows 8 release date October 26th

Microsoft have announced that Windows 8 will be released on October 26th 2012, this will be in time for the Christmas holiday period. If the Surface Tablet which also uses Windows 8 is released on or around the same time, … Continue reading

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EU Trade Committee MEP’s dismiss Acta

This was a vote I was waiting to hear what the results of as I blogged about the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) law on copyright protection and illegal file sharing of media back in April HERE. Today sees the … Continue reading

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Anyone want a Cookie?

Every time I think or hear the word Cookies the picture of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street appears in my head spouting the immortal line of “Me want Coookiees” but cookies from Sunday (27/05/2012) have more of a significance to … Continue reading

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The Pirate Party banned from promoting The Pirate Bay

The political arm so to speak of the Pirate Bay one of the most famous of file sharing links sites has been banned by a Dutch court from having links to the Pirate Bay site on theirs as well as … Continue reading

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The “New” Bing, the search engine gets updates

Microsoft yesterday announced the next raft of updates for their ever growing in user base Bing search engine (approx. 15% of the search market ), the updates should start to be available to users in the USA from June 2012 … Continue reading

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Facebook enters the “app” market

Facebook have announced their entrance into the “app” (application) marketplace, the apps that are going to be on the “App Center” will all have a connection to the user using Facebook compatible apps via their mobile device (iOS and Android). … Continue reading

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