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  • Yellow fever – Angola

    04/17/2016 2:53:10 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 31 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | April 13, 2016 | WHO
    On 21 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever (YF). The first case with onset date on 5 December 2015 was identified in Viana municipality, Luanda province. As of 7 April 2016, a total of 1,708 suspected cases, including 238 deaths (CFR: 13.9%), had been reported from 16 of the country’s 18 provinces. >snip< A total of 581 cases have been laboratory confirmed in 59 districts of 12 provinces. >snip< The risk of spread to other provinces and to neighbouring countries remains very high. Transmission of the disease is no...
  • Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot

    04/11/2016 2:26:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | 4/11/16 | Shaun Nichols
    A new study has found that almost half the people who pick up a USB stick they happen across in a parking lot plug said drives into their PCs.Researchers from Google, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan, spread 297 USB drives around the Urbana-Champaign campus. They found that 48 percent of the drives were picked up and plugged into a computer, some within minutes of being dropped. "The security community has long held the belief that users can be socially engineered into picking up and plugging in seemingly lost USB flash drives they find," the researchers...
  • Zika Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment CDC

    03/18/2016 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Centers For Disease Control ^ | 03-18-2016 | Staff
    Symptoms Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week. See your healthcare provider if you are pregnant and develop a fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes within 2 weeks after traveling to a place where Zika has been reported....
  • Trump Backer LePage: Cruz Is Ineligible To Be President Because So Are My Daughters

    03/02/2016 7:26:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 200 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Christopher Massie
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who endorsed Donald Trump for president last Friday, claimed on Wednesday that Ted Cruz, like his Canadian-born daughters, is ineligible to be the president. Asked on The Howie Carr Show why he endorsed Trump over Ted Cruz, LePage replied, “Very simple. It’s very simple. I am the most conservative governor that there is. He’s a first time senator. He’s not ready. Number one. Number two is I also have two daughters who were born in Canada. They had to be naturalized. They couldn’t be natural. And so, I have a question there.”
  • Zika hysteria is way ahead of research into virus, says expert (Microcephaly? Maybe not..)

    02/17/2016 10:23:18 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    Guardian ^ | February 20, 2016 | Jonathan Watts
    One of the world's leading virologists has warned against public hysteria surrounding the Zika virus, saying global health authorities need to focus more broadly on prevention of infectious diseases rather than finding a cure for specific outbreaks. Leslie Lobel, an Israeli physician who has worked with the US military and the Uganda Virus Research Institute to try to find a vaccine for Ebola, believes ...the evidence is not yet conclusive. "it's not clear that what's going on in Brazil is linked to the Zika virus. There's no definitive proof that Zika is causing microcephaly. I believe the hysteria is way...
  • Microcephaly cases in Brazil predate Zika virus outbreak, study says [Second look...]

    02/11/2016 9:30:52 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    CBC News ^ | 2/10/2016 | Staff
    Large numbers of babies with borderline normal head sizes were born in Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions. Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Sandra Mattos had been collecting data on 100,000 newborns in the Brazilian state of Paraiba as part of her work studying and treating congenital heart disease. The microcephaly fears linked to the Zika virus drove her team to check back into hospital records for head circumferences of more than 1,600 babies born in the state in the last...
  • Roll up, roll up to the Malware Museum! Run classic DOS viruses in your web browser!

    02/08/2016 2:33:58 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Chris Williams
    The Internet Archive has opened a new collection dubbed the Malware Museum that lets you run old DOS-era viruses in your web browser. There are 78 samples to play with, all uploaded earlier today and collated by Mikko Hypponen and Jason Scott. The cheesy old code is executed in your browser using a JavaScript version of emulator DOSbox. Much to our delight, there some classics in the museum, particularly Casino. Running these cyber-fossils will take you back to the bad old days when code could do anything it liked on machines -- security wasn't a consideration at all. As such,...
  • Zika: update from Brazil: towering non-evidence

    02/06/2016 10:15:54 AM PST · by SubMareener · 11 replies
    Jon Rappaport's Blog ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jon Rappoport
    It is obvious that no significant connection between microcephaly and the Zika virus has been found. It's not even close. So far, therefore, there is absolutely no reason to trumpet an epidemic of Zika. Doing so is quite insane, by any reasonable standard. Here are the principal facts in the article (after which I'll comment): * As of January 30, 2016, 4,783 suspected cases of microcephaly were reported in Brazil. * Of those, 3,670 suspected cases of microcephaly, covering the entire country of Brazil, are being investigated. * Of those 3,670, 404 cases have been confirmed as microcephaly or "other...
  • Is Zika Virus Or The Tdap Vaccine Causing Birth Defects In Brazil?

    02/03/2016 2:04:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Your News Wire ^ | 1/28/2016 | Carol Adl
    The Zika virus has been known to infect people in Africa, South and Central America and Asia for more than 70 years without causing any birth defects. The Brazilian government declared an emergency in December after 2,400 babies were found to be born with shrunken heads and brain defects believed to be linked to mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The number of babies born with the defects has been rising significantly since then. But could there be a link between the introduction of the Tdap vaccination that women in Latin America were urged to get before they were 22 weeks...
  • Two Cases Suggest Zika Virus Could Be Spread Through Sex

    01/26/2016 7:36:45 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 25, 2016 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    But a few experts feel the prospect is disturbing enough that federal health officials should inform all travelers, not just pregnant women, of the potential danger. On Monday, the Pan American Health Organization warned that Zika virus is likely to spread to every country in the Americas except Canada and Chile.
  • First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

    02/02/2016 3:20:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    reuters ^ | 02/12/2016 | Jon Herskovitz
    The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency. The virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and WHO officials on Tuesday expressed concern that it could hit Africa and Asia as well. Zika had been thought to be spread by the bite of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, so...
  • Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sexual transmission

    02/02/2016 12:36:08 PM PST · by NRx · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-02-2016 | Lena H. Sun
    Dallas county health authorities said Tuesday they have received confirmation of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission. In a statement, the Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with a sick person who returned from a country where Zika virus is present. Dallas authorities said they received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, Dallas health authorities said they are not providing additional identifying information.
  • Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

    02/02/2016 6:32:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 2, 2016 | JAMIE STENGLE
    A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned from a country where the disease was present, Dallas County health officials said Tuesday.
  • Zika Virus: U.S. Military Offering to Ship Pregnant Employees Out of Affected Region

    01/28/2016 2:39:00 PM PST · by House Atreides · 21 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | January 28, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is providing Department of Defense (DOD) personnel with guidance for personal protective measures in response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak in its area of operation (AOR). Health officials have tied the Zika virus to a neurological disorder that makes pregnant women and their babies particularly vulnerable. The Zika-linked malady, known as microcephaly, is a rare birth defect in which babies are born with smaller heads than normal and often have developmental problems. "Pregnant DoD employees and beneficiaries in Zika affected areas will be offered voluntary relocation out of the affected areas," Army Col. Lisa...
  • First Case of Zika Virus, Linked to Birth Defects, Confirmed in Los Angeles

    01/27/2016 6:28:12 PM PST · by Marie · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | onathan Zhou
    The Zika virus, a disease suspected of causing birth defects which spread across much of Latin America in 2015, has now reached the United States. A young girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador was infected with the mosquito-transmitted disease, according to the local department of public health. The girl has now recovered, but it’s not the adults infected with the disease who are especially at risk—it’s the unborn. The Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain. The majority of children born with the disease...
  • Gotcha: Symantec fires reseller nabbed in tech support scam

    01/24/2016 3:25:57 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Register UK ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | John Leyden
    Gotcha: Symantec fires reseller nabbed in tech support scam Malwarebytes sting operation catches out Silurian Tech Support 22 Jan 2016 at 10:52, John Leyden An authorised Symantec reseller has been caught hoodwinking users into buying security software by employing underhand marketing tactics. Silurian Tech Support was spotted flinging fake Norton-themed security warnings in an attempt to drum up business by Symantec rival Malwarebytes. The alerts were used to direct users towards a tech support service that researchers discovered offered to fix non-existent problems for a flat fee of $199 or more. All the well-worn themes of the far-too-prevalent tech support...
  • CDC Issues Travel Warnings for 14 Latin American, Caribbean Nations Exposed to Zika Virus

    01/18/2016 2:47:38 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 8 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | Jan 18, 2016 | KJ Mariño
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently issued a travel warning for 14 Latin American nations and Caribbean territories that have exposed to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus connected to the increasing rate of birth defects in Brazil. The alert was issued late Friday and it includes Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
  • C.D.C. May Warn Pregnant Women Against Travel to Countries With Zika Virus

    01/13/2016 9:33:35 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 13, 2016 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr
    Federal health officials are debating whether to warn pregnant women against travel to Brazil and other Latin American and Caribbean countries where mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in newborn babies. ... A few isolated cases have been found in the United States, including one in Texas last wee k. However, all were in people who had just returned from overseas. No transmission within the 50 states has been found. Only one case has been confirmed in Puerto Rico, but because testing is rare and many cases involve mild or no symptoms, doctors...
  • Need Mac Expert Help

    01/09/2016 4:31:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 101 replies
    MeshugeMikey | January 9, 2015 | Self
    My copy of google chrome is not running as it dont fully finish launching on my launch attempt . I can not force quit it from the force quit applications window.. because its nt running. I can not launch it as the Icon in my dock seems inert. there are a couple of forums I NEED my password for and they were available immediately using chrome. At Wits End, M.M.
  • Ransom32 Is a JavaScript-Based Ransomware That Uses Node.js to Infect Users

    01/03/2016 11:16:43 PM PST · by Utilizer · 40 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 3 Jan 2016, 14:54 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    A new type of ransomware has been spotted, the first of its kind, a ransomware that uses JavaScript to infect its users, being coded on top of the NW.js platform. NW.js, formerly known as Node-WebKit, is a powerful platform that allows developers to create desktop applications via Node.js modules. The platform lets programmers use JavaScript in the same way, and with the same power and reach inside the underlying operating system's guts, as other more powerful languages like C++, Delphi, Java, ActionScript, and C#. If the name hasn't tipped you off yet, NW.js uses a stripped down version of WebKit,...
  • A "huge milestone": approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

    11/03/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Ellendra · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-2-2015 | Nicky Woolf
    A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly - but not much - more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying – from hair loss and internal bleeding to chronic nausea and even death. But last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time...
  • Malware warning on FreeRepublic

    10/27/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 26 replies
    10-27-2015 | Me
    Updated from the beta program OS 10.11.1 to the recently full release version. Immediately, every link to a discussion on Freerepublic returns this: MacBook Pro OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
  • Video: Double Murder Suspect Claims Computer Virus Made Him Do It

    10/17/2015 12:38:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    WKRC ^ | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH 2015 | Joe Webb
    A double murder suspect makes a confession during a taped interview recorded by police.In a two-hour statement to Brown County investigators, Michael Wilcox admitted to killing two people and blames a virus sent over the Internet for taking control of him. Wearing a green, suicide prevention suit, Wilcox admitted to killing his girlfriend, Courtney Fowler, and friend Zach Gilkinson. The statements were taken April 2015 after Wilcox's arrest for the killings. He has since pleaded guilty to murdering Fowler as part of a plea agreement. WKRC obtained the videotaped interviews through a public records request to Brown County Prosecuting Attorney...
  • Doctors astonished after ViroCap test detects all viruses lurking in a human body

    10/01/2015 9:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    World Tech Today ^ | October 1, 2015 | Dan Taylor
    Researchers have successfully created a new test that could eliminate the need for needles in testing for viruses — and dramatically increase the success rate of doctors trying to diagnose an illness. It’s called ViroCap, and while the test is not ready for use in patients just yet, it has passed a big clinical trial that is paving the way for its eventual entry into the market, according to a UPI report. ViroCap supposedly can detect any virus known to man — and animals — and it could help doctors who don’t know what they’re looking for spot a virus...
  • Windows 10 : Microsoft's Waterloo?

    09/22/2015 3:13:30 PM PDT · by publius911 · 85 replies
    Microsoft has been pushing Windows 10 for over a year now, and it seems to be "successful."
  • Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

    09/12/2015 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 8, 2015 | STAFF
    Imaging of Mollivirus particles. (A) Scanning electron microscopy of two isolated particles showing the apex structure. (B) Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging of an ultrathin section of an open particle after fusion of its internal lipid membrane with that of a phagosome. (C) Enlarged view of the viral tegument of a Mollivirus particle highlighting the layer made of a mesh of fibrils (black arrow), resembling Pandoraviruses’ intermediate layer, and the underneath internal membrane (white arrow). Three ∼25-nm interspaced rings are visible around the mature particle. (D) Light microscopy (Nomarski optics 63×) imaging of a lawn of Mollivirus particles, some of...
  • A giant ancient virus was just uncovered in melting ice — and it won’t be the last

    09/09/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    Let's get one thing out of the way really quickly: The ancient, giant virus recently discovered in melting Arctic ice is not going to kill you. But here's the bad news: It's not the first ancient virus that scientists have found frozen — it's the fourth found since 2003. And you can be sure it won't be the last. And with climate change causing massive melts, it's not totally alarmist to suggest that something deadly might one day emerge from a long, icy sleep. As if climate change didn't already suck enough, right?
  • MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

    08/27/2015 12:47:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    indianexpress ^ | August 27, 2015
    Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry’s website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said. A surge in infections forced health authorities to shut the emergency ward at a main hospital in Riyadh last week, after at least 46 people, including medical...
  • There's a fake Windows 10 upgrade email scam that could take over your computer

    08/02/2015 5:59:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2015 | Steve Kovach, Tech Insider
    There's a new Windows 10 upgrade email scam going around that has the ability to take over your computer if you fall for it.The scam, which was discovered by Cisco's security team, sends users an email that appears to come from Microsoft. It asks users to download a file to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. But if you install the file, it actually puts something called ransomware on your computer.The scam email looks like this:CiscoRansomware is a type of program that takes over your computer until you agree to pay the bad guy who made it. These bad guys...
  • Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy

    07/30/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    Researchers have recreated the evolutionary lineage of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to reconstruct an ancient viral particle that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies targeting the liver, muscle, and retina. This approach, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could be used to design a new class of genetic drugs that are safer and more potent than those currently available. "Our novel methodology allows us to understand better the intricate structure of viruses and how different properties arose throughout evolution," says senior study author Luk H. Vandenberghe of Harvard Medical School. "We believe our findings will teach us how complex biological...
  • Deadly new squirrel virus may have killed 3 men

    07/09/2015 9:47:06 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 07.09.2015 | Rob Quinn
    Squirrel breeding is a real job—and apparently a very dangerous one if you're dealing with the wrong kind of squirrel. After the mysterious deaths of three German men who all worked as breeders of variegated squirrels—a kind of squirrel native to Central America that's sometimes kept as an exotic pet—researchers have identified a new virus that had apparently jumped from the squirrels to the men, LiveScience reports. The men, who were in their 60s and regularly socialized together, died between 2011 and 2013 from inflammation of the brain, and researchers say at least two of them had been scratched or...
  • POPULAR SECURITY SOFTWARE CAME UNDER RELENTLESS NSA AND GCHQ ATTACKS

    06/22/2015 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 100 replies
    GLENN GREENWALD's (Snowden's pal) Firstlook.org The Intercept ^ | June 22 ,2015 | ANDREW FISHMAN AND MORGAN MARQUIS-BOIRE
    The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agencies have reverse engineered software products, sometimes under questionable legal authority, and monitored web and email traffic in order to discreetly thwart anti-virus software and obtain intelligence from companies about security software and users of such software. One security software maker repeatedly singled out in the documents is Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which has a holding registered in the U.K., claims more than...
  • Duqu 2.0 malware buried into Windows PCs using stolen Foxconn certs (Signed by Chinese factory)

    06/15/2015 8:24:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Leyden
    The super-sophisticated malware that infiltrated Kaspersky Labs is more crafty than first imagined. We're told that the Duqu 2.0 software nasty was signed using legit digital certificates issued to Foxconn – a world-leading Chinese electronics manufacturer, whose customers include Microsoft, Dell, Google, BlackBerry, Amazon, Apple, and Sony. The code-signing was uncovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, who are studying their Duqu 2.0 infection. Windows trusts Foxconn-signed code because the Chinese goliath's certificate was issued by VeriSign, which is a trusted certificate root. Thus, the operating system will happily load and run the Foxconn-signed Duqu 2.0's 64-bit kernel-level driver without setting...
  • Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

    06/10/2015 1:11:53 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 10 June 2015 | Eyder Peralta
    Earlier this spring, the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky was testing an advanced antivirus software on one of its computers when it stumbled on something big: As the Moscow-based company puts it, it was "one of the most skilled, mysterious and powerful" spy viruses in the world. The piece of software was so sophisticated that it left few traces. It didn't leave files on the disk drive, and to stay hidden, it burrowed inside a computer's kernel memory, which is the place where a computer's most basic software is kept.Kaspersky says it assigned a team to watch its movements, and the team...
  • Pop up ads

    06/09/2015 5:29:28 PM PDT · by mfreddy · 89 replies
    Mfreddy
    Is it just me, or are others dealing with pop up ads that make it impossible to navigate the page? I thought this was the purpose of the quarterly fundraiser, to make these ads not necessary.
  • Self-destructing virus kills off PCs

    05/07/2015 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 61 replies
    teoti ^ | 9:38 pm 05/05/2015 | tricpe
    A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found. If Rombertik's evasion techniques are triggered, it deletes key files on a computer, making it constantly restart. Analysts said Rombertik was "unique" among malware samples for resisting capture so aggressively. On Windows machines where it goes unnoticed, the malware steals login data and other confidential information. Endless loop Rombertik typically infected a vulnerable machine after a booby-trapped attachment on a phishing message had been opened, security researchers Ben Baker and Alex Chiu, from Cisco, said in a blogpost. Some of the messages...
  • Mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours leaves at least 18 dead in Nigeria

    04/19/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 69 replies
    www.abc.net.au ^ | 18 April 2015 | AFP
    "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," said Ondo state government spokesman Kayode Akinmade. The disease, symptoms of which include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said. Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus, Mr Akinmade added. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead. "Common symptoms were sudden blurred vision, headache, loss of consciousness followed by death, occurring within 24...
  • End of common cold could be in sight

    02/05/2015 10:57:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:00PM GMT 04 Feb 2015 | By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor
    Scientists say 'Enigma machine' has unlocked clues to the way the virus of the common cold assembles - making it possible to stop disease in its tracks A scientific breakthrough could herald an end to the common cold, after researchers found a way to “jam” the genetic code and stop the virus replicating. Experts said the discovery could allow scientists to design molecules which could “stop the virus in its tracks” - fending off colds and winter vomiting disease. Scientists from the Universities of Leeds and York used a computer-based model to identify a code in the viral genome, which...
  • Computer Security Question

    01/16/2015 9:24:42 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | January 16, 2015 | knarf
    Does an uninstalled walware REALLY uninstall the threat ?
  • Did you visit HuffPo last week? You might have a virus

    01/08/2015 4:58:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    money.cnn ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Jose Pagliery
    This past week, The Huffington Post and several major websites displayed malware-laced advertisements that infected computers and locked them down. The cyberattack and extortion campaign was discovered by researchers at cybersecurity firm Cyphort. The hackers are demanding money to unlock computers infected with their malware. It's unclear how many computers were infected. The attack appears to have only affected people running Windows PCs using outdated browsers, including Internet Explorer 8 -- the most-used version of Microsoft's IE browser. Modern, updated browsers such as Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and Mozilla's latest version of Firefox were not susceptible to the malware.
  • The Flu Is Everywhere — But It's Not Too Late To Protect Yourself

    01/05/2015 4:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2015 | Erin Brodwin
    Erin Brodwin Januaty 5, 2015This CDC map shows the percentage of visits to outpatient providers that are for flu-like symptoms. States with "high" activity (up to 6%) are shown in red; states with "low" activity (2% or less) are shown in green. Everyone around you seems to be coughing and sneezing, and all you can think is, I should have gotten a flu shot. Good news is, it's not too late. Simply getting vaccinated — albeit late in the game and with an imperfect vaccine — will still dramatically reduce your chances of getting sick or infecting someone around you....
  • Grand Junction hospital limits visitors due to flu ( Colorado )

    01/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    ksl ^ | January 2, 2015
    Hospitals and medical centers in western Colorado are limiting visitors because of a serious flu outbreak. ... The Veterans Affairs Medical Center's community living center still is not accepting visitors after 11 patients showed signs of having the flu. All of those patients will remain in isolation until two or three days after the last one recovers. The Centers for Disease Control said influenza has reached epidemic proportions. There have been 15 pediatric deaths nationwide
  • Discovery of Bourbon Virus Raises Many Questions

    12/26/2014 8:02:19 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 40 replies
    Medscape ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Robert Lowes
    The discovery of a new virus implicated in the death of a Kansas farmer this past June raises many questions about its host, prevalence, spectrum of disease, and ultimately its treatment and prevention, according to an infectious disease expert who treated the patient. Yesterday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the first known case of the so-called Bourbon virus, named after the Kansas county where the unidentified patient had lived. His symptoms — fever, low red and white blood cell counts, elevated liver enzymes, and loss of appetite — suggested a tick-borne illness such as ehrlichiosis or the...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Anyone here have experience with PCMATIC?

    12/07/2014 9:30:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    me | 12-7-14 | TZ
    I'm not renewing my paid subscription to AVG as it gets more worthless every year. (Windows based PC)
  • Flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 virus, CDC says

    12/04/2014 12:52:21 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 04, 2014 | unknown
    A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The U.S. health agency issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted. According to the CDC,...
  • My Siamese Male Cat Was Diagnosed With Feline Leukemia

    11/14/2014 7:06:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 72 replies
    THe Veterinarian | Nov 14, 2014 | Yosemitest
    "Sam" was 8 years old, and he had become quite a grouchy, old cat. He was still gentle and wanted petting, feeding and watering, but he acted like he had a tooth ache and he had bad breath. The vet said there was no known cure for the virus infection, Feline Leukemia and that it was VERY infectious to other animals. Her said that he probably got it in a fight with another infected cat, or that it could be caught by drinking or eating from the same water bowl or feed bowl that another infected animal used. I...
  • The cause of the virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered...

    11/10/2014 4:56:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From The Independent A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US. Here's the virus at 10000x magnificationAnd here is the astounding result of it being grown in a Petri dish... :-D
  • Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts

    11/10/2014 2:28:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/10/2014 | Jim Finkle
    Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc (FEYE.O) published details about the vulnerability on its blog on Monday, saying the bug enables hackers to access devices by persuading users to install malicious applications with tainted text messages, emails and Web links. The malicious application can then be used to replace genuine, trusted apps that were installed through Apple's App Store, including email and banking programs, with malicious software through...
  • Ebola, Marburg viruses edit genetic material during infection

    11/04/2014 7:31:05 AM PST · by wtd · 15 replies
    Medical Press ^ | November 4, 2014
    Ebola, Marburg viruses edit genetic material during infectionFiloviruses like Ebola "edit" genetic material as they invade their hosts, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The work, by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Galveston National Laboratory, and the J. Craig Venter Institute, could lead to a better understanding of these viruses, paving the way for new treatments down the road. Using a laboratory technique called deep sequencing, investigators set out to investigate filovirus replication and transcription, processes involved in the virus...