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  • Miley Cyrus Gets Tattoo for Marriage Equality (Homosexual Agenda in Hollywood Alert)

    07/31/2011 1:54:32 AM PDT · by channel55 · 68 replies
    "Miley Cyrus has gotten a tattoo on her ring finger for marriage equality. She has also taken to twitter to tell her fans about it. We congratulate her on taking REAL action for marriage equality. Too many people 'personally support' marriage equality but are doing nothing for it. That's just a shame. If you support marriage equality and do nothing about it, nothing will happen."
  • Stop Software Attacks From Destroying Your Servers

    07/06/2011 7:43:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies
    ServerWatch ^ | 30 June 2011 | Paul Rubens
    Stuxnet-style malware that attacks computer hardware could put your company out of business by physically destroying the servers, networking equipment and storage resources in your data center. Unlike Stuxnet, however, this type of malware is easy to create. That's the stark warning Itzik Kotler issued at the HackInTheBox hacker convention in Amsterdam last month. Kotler is the chief technology officer of the information security company Security Art. Software attacks that stop the physical hardware from ever working again are known as Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) attacks. The Stuxnet virus -- which attacked Iran's nuclear facilities -- was so complex...
  • Computer Question: Security, Windows XP vs Windows 7 Ultimate

    07/05/2011 12:46:30 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 130 replies
    July 5, 2011
    I'm thinking about buying an IMac, and due to my military friends and other reasons, I might want a copy of Windows XP or Windows 7 on it with Parallels Desktop 6 for Macto go between the Windows Operating System and the Snow Leopard or OS X Lion . I realize that the Apple/Mac Operating System has very few security problems, and that I'd be inviting all those security problems into my MAC by running windows in it. QUESTION: Is Windows 7 Ultimate worth the extra cost to buy a full version copy, over Windows XP SP3 full version?...
  • Security researchers discover 'indestructible' botnet

    06/30/2011 6:54:05 AM PDT · by decimon · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | June 30, 2011 | Unknown
    More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost 'indestructible'The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and tries hard to avoid detection and even harder to shut down. Code that hijacks a PC hides in places security software rarely looks and the botnet is controlled using custom-made encryption. Security researchers said recent botnet shutdowns had made TDL's controllers harden it against investigation. The 4.5 million PCs have become victims over the last three months following the appearance of the fourth version of the TDL virus. The changes introduced in TDL-4 made it...
  • Harddrive Crash (looking for help)

    05/30/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 116 replies
    05/30/2011 | ow
    Harddrive Failure Start up menu is empty (No outlook express, no list of program files) but still has My Computer on it. OS XP Home Pentium R D 2 80GHz
  • Mac malware scam grows legs – MacGuard needs no password

    05/27/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Silicon Republic ^ | 27 May 2011 | John Kennedy
    The once relatively virus-free Apple Mac ecosystem has been tainted forever by a nasty malware scam and you sense an age of innocence has ended. It’s a deadly shock to that ecosystem because now a second variant bug has arrived that requires no password. The malware first manifested itself when Mac users noticed ads for a product called Mac Defender that promised to protect them against malware and viruses. However, it turned out Mac Defender was actually a piece of malware that becomes active on a desktop after a user is suckered into entering a password, and floods the screen...
  • Apple Macs hit by scareware attacks

    05/27/2011 6:37:24 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 111 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 26 May 2011 | Joseph Menn
    One of the most pervasive and costly types of virus is now affecting Mac computers, signalling the end of an age of innocence for Apple customers, who until now have been spared many common cybersecurity problems. Known as rogue antivirus or scareware, the scam programs warn PC and now Mac owners that they have been infected, then demand credit card payments to clean the machines. The operators of the programs are typically criminals who may resell the card details or try to install more malicious software. PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system have been besieged by scareware for years. Though...
  • Apple Orders Technicians to Feign Ignorance About Mac Malware

    05/20/2011 4:59:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | May 20, 2011 | Jason Mick
    Apple hopes that if it pretends that malware doesn't exist its customers will believe so too. Apple techs are under strict orders not to help customers who are suffering from malware infe   Employees claim ~6 percent of Macs are now infected by malware, though many Mac owners are convinced their computers are "immune" to such problems.  (Source: Cult of Mac)   Microsoft actually helps protect its customers from malware programs and acknowledges they exist. It even offers its customers free protection.  (Source: iTech News Net)  Jobs and company hope to keep customers ignorant of the truth Apple, Inc. (AAPL)...
  • A virus similar to herpes could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (Epstein-Barr)

    05/17/2011 9:34:35 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    Universidad de Granada ^ | May 16, 2011 | Unknown
    At present, while there is no cause known for this condition, patients with MS seem to have genetic vulnerability to certain environmental factors that could trigger this condition, such as the Epstein-Barr virus. Scientists at the University of Granada have found a relation between the Epstein-Barr virus –which belongs to the herpesviruses family–and the development of this conditionThe Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus –belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes the herpes simplex virus and the cytomegalovirus– is one of the environmental factors that might cause multiple sclerosis, a condition affecting the central nervous system, which causes are unknown. This has...
  • Feds to remotely delete Coreflood from infected PCs

    04/27/2011 2:45:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 27, 2011 | Geoff Duncan
    In an unusual move, federal authorities will be contacting computer users with systems infected by the Coreflood botnet Trojan and asking them to agree to allow them to send commands to the malware so it will delete itself. The move comes in the in the wake of a coordinated takedown earlier this month by the FBI and other authorities, in which the U.S. government essentially substituted its own command-and-control servers in place of those used by Coreflood and issued commands telling the program to shut down on infected PCs. The move reduced activity from the Coreflood botnet by about 90...
  • Ralph Langner: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon

    When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead's final target -- and its covert origins. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics
  • Thousands of Web Sites Hit With New Twist on Old SQL Injection Hack

    04/01/2011 1:52:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM PT | by Arik Hesseldahl
    A relatively simple hack has been used to compromise at least 500,000 Web sites, and perhaps as many as 1.5 million, in such a way that visitors are tricked into downloading fake PC security software. Dubbed Lizamoon, after the Web site where some users are in some cases redirected, the attack was first documented by the security research firm Websense The hack seeks to trick Web users into believing that their computer has been compromised by viruses and prompts them to download fake security software that itself causes further problems. Among the sites serving up the links to the fake...
  • 'Virus-eater' discovered in Antarctic lake

    03/29/2011 3:23:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Nature News ^ | 28 March 2011 | Virginia Gewin
    First of the parasitic parasites to be discovered in a natural environment points to hidden diversity. A genomic survey of the microbial life in an Antarctic lake has revealed a new virophage — a virus that attacks viruses. The discovery suggests that these life forms are more common, and have a larger role in the environment, than was once thought. An Australian research team found the virophage while surveying the extremely salty Organic Lake in eastern Antarctica. While sequencing the collective genome of microbes living in the surface waters, they discovered the virus, which they dubbed the Organic Lake Virophage...
  • My virus, trojan, malware experience..and resolution

    03/29/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Professional · 114 replies
    03/29/2011 | Professional
    Last week I got hit with a nasty set of viruses, malware, and trojans. One of the first things I did, was to check out Freerepublic to get some free advice. Unfortunately, it didn't help much, so I've decided to try and add some value here for folks that have something similar happen to them. My problems began, by using Google searches for information pertaining to the Japan Earthquake. Now, I suspect that part of these internet virus scams, is to embed the trouble in searches that are very popular at any given time. I took the advice of this...
  • Help! Something VERY strange happened to my computer.

    03/21/2011 8:56:33 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 44 replies
    21 March 2011 | Mene
    Very strange. Suddenly my computer is unilaterally running Utility Man and Narrator and trying to search for files and enter things all by itself. What kind of shenanigans is this? Can anyone explain. Shouldn't have a virus based on activity at all. Deleted utilman.exe and narrator from System32 folder. Still having weird things happening but attempts to access system stopped.
  • Help! I think a virus has attacked my Netscape email, where do i go for help?

    02/11/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Vanity | February 11, 2011 | Stayfree
    Can anyone suggest a forum where I can go to find out how to fix my Netscape email so that I can access it from my provider?
  • possible virus on computer-how to remove

    02/07/2011 6:56:35 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 57 replies
    me ^ | 2-7-11 | wobbly bob
    possible infection on Toshiba laptop with IE and Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 cannot open any applications without the warning window that reads "application cannot be executed.the file ---.exe is you want to activate your security software now? yes/no? it then trys to get me to download from some ""
  • Google Hijack Malware - Windows 7

    01/15/2011 7:52:33 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 41 replies
    My computer is infected with malware that hijacks Google. I have swept with Webroot and Avast! No luck. Help? I prefer not to get into the registry - I lack the skills. I will be out for awhile, so thanks to all in advance.
  • Iran dismisses reports on cyber virus on nuclear power plant

    01/18/2011 7:00:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    People Daily ^ | 1/18/11
    Iran dismisses reports on cyber virus on nuclear power plant22:02, January 18, 2011 A spokesman of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) dismissed reports about negative impacts of Stuxnet worm on Iran's nuclear facilities, local satellite Press TV reported on Tuesday. Hamid Khadem Qaemi, rejected the report of Daily Telegraph, alleging that Stuxnet computer virus has had a negative impact on the country's nuclear facilities. Khadem Qaemi said Tuesday that the Stuxnet worm has failed to influence the progressing activities of Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. "The Iranian atomic energy organization's security experts vigilantly identified the virus about one...
  • Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    01/17/2011 2:04:18 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2011 | WILLIAM J. BROAD, JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID E. SANGER
    ...The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart. The attacks were not fully successful: Some parts of Iran’s operations ground to a halt, while others survived, according...