29 September 2011

Authencity of Web pages comes under attack

Authencity of Web pages comes under attack
USA Today
By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY Hackers cracked three companies that work with the most popular Web browsers to ensure the authenticity of Web pages where consumers type in sensitive information, such as account log-ons, credit card numbers and personal ...
CNET readers react to the iPod's possible demise
CNET senior editor Donald Bell discussed that possibility yesterday, saying that he's "a little worried for the iPod." He pointed out that the iPod has been surviving in the shadow of the iPhone and iPad, and as time goes on, the portable media players ...
Conficker Worm Creates Army of Drone Computers, Awaits Orders
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- As a narrative, Mark Bowden's “Worm” leaves something to be desired. As a warning, it's distinctly unnerving. “Worm” is the story of Conficker, a nasty piece of software injected into the Internet's bloodstream in 2008. ...
Microsoft Gets Court Order to Shut Down Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendants
Microsoft obtained a court order to block the command and control servers held by the Kelihos botnet, also known as Waldedac 2.0 before it could grow and become more disruptive. Days after wrapping up its civil case against the Rustock botnet, ...
First look: Google Wallet lets you tap 'n' spend
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Google's smartphone payment app, Google Wallet, has brought the ease of paying for goods with the tap of a phone to America. Google has officially launched its Google Wallet application. This first rollout works great, ...
Sharp's 80-inch Aquos LED LCD TV Will Cost $5500
Tom's Guide
It's another "world's largest," this time an 80-inch LED-lit LCD Smart TV from Sharp. Tuesday Sharp revealed plans to launch an 80-inch AQUOS LED LCD TV here in the States next month. Listed as the LC-80LE632U, Sharp claims that it will be the "world's ...
'You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple'
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt September 28, 2011: 6:45 AM ET "Contempt" is probably the word that best describes Steve Jobs' attitude toward the press. But he courts the publications he cares about, and over the years one of the magazines he courted most ...
Facebook to enrich mobile with HTML5
by Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service Facebook has an internal tool for developing mobile applications primarily using HTML5, which eventually should allow it to bring every feature of its Web platform onto mobile devices. Facebook used the tool, ...
Samsung joins forces with Intel and Microsoft
By Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics unveiled on Wednesday software pacts with Intel and Microsoft as the world's No.2 cellphone maker strengthens its mobile software push. Samsung has quickly become one of ...
Gamers Help Discover New Potential Planets Using NASA Data
by Mike Rose [Serious, Business] University researchers have identified what may potentially be two planets outside of our solar system, thanks to users taking part in an online gaming experiment. A number of organizations, including The University of ...
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching. By Rob Lemos Despite gloomy predictions, the amount of malicious software ...
Toshiba whips out a 7-inch Thrive tablet
TG Daily
After failing to dazzle with the full-size version of its Android tablet, Toshiba is coming out with a more grasp-friendly 7-inch model. The new 7-inch Thrive will feature LED backlighting, a 1280x800 resolution, a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, ...
Understanding Climate Denial
by John Cook There are a number of areas of science where the evidence has become so overwhelming that a scientific consensus forms. For example, the consensus on the link between smoking and cancer, that HIV causes AIDS or that humans are causing...
LA Noire hits PC on Nov. 8 in US, Nov. 11 in EU; specs revealed
by Ben Gilbert on Sep 28th 2011 11:30AM Rockstar revealed this morning that its crime drama slash adventure game, LA Noire, will become available on PC in North America on November 8, and in Europe on November 11, nearly six months after it debuted on ...
Industry's struggle with payment card standards holds lessons for agencies
By William Jackson More than three-quarters of enterprises audited in the past two years by Verizon Business for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards failed to pass their initial evaluation, according to a study released by ...
Mad Men's Don Draper Pitches Facebook's Timeline
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn When Facebook unveils new features, it can result in complaints from users until they adjust to the changes. But imagine if Don Draper were to pitch Facebook's new Timeline to you. TechCrunch discovered a YouTube video that reimagines a ...
Google to Invest $200 Million in Asia Data Center Development
Web Host Industry Review
By Nicole Henderson, September 28, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Google (www.google.com) announced on Wednesday that it will invest more than $200 million to build data centers in Asia. According to the announcement, Google will build a data ...
LG seeks ban on BMW, Audi sales in Korea over Osram products
By Miyoung Kim SEOUL/FRANKFURT, Sept 28 (Reuters) - LG Electronics filed a suit in South Korea, seeking a ban on the sale of BMW and Audi cars, expanding its legal battle over lighting-product patents with Siemens (SIEGn.DE) unit Osram to automakers. ...
LG Esteem brings entertainment, 4G to MetroPCS
CNET (blog)
MetroPCS introduced its latest Android smartphone today, the LG Esteem, a 4G LTE device designed to entertain. Available this week in stores and online for $249, the Gingerbread-based Esteem offers access to the carrier's MetroSTUDIO music and video ...
Shank 2 Announced for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC
By Chris Pereira, 09/27/2011 At the Electronic Arts Vegas Game Show today, a sequel to Shank was announced -- and it won't be long before it's in our hands. Shank 2 is being built from the ground-up and features online co-op support in what's described ...
City of Heroes Breaks Free from Subscriptions
NCSoft and Paragon Studios have relaunched City of Heroes with its latest content update: the game is now free to play. by Pete Davison At 7 years old, City of Heroes may be somewhat dated now, but it's still one of the best superhero experiences there...
Most Tegra 2 tablets will get Ice Cream Sandwich
A few sources have confirmed that most Tegra 2 tablets you know will get Ice Cream Sandwich. We are still sniffing around to find out if the ICS is going to end up as Android 4.0 but it will bring phones and tablets much closer and should ship in ...
Mobile users can now breathe easy
The Hindu
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has announced the regulation of unsolicited telemarketing calls and SMSes, providing India's massive mobile subscriber base the option of blocking unwanted calls and messages. The Telecom Regulatory Authority ...
How ViviTouch could change rumble technology | Joystiq
By Richard Mitchell
Rumble technology is something that we often take for granted. The simple vibration technology has been built into most video game controllers for several years now and, for many, what was once a novelty in the N64 days is now a foregone ...
Does your organization have Technology Attention Deficit Disorder?
By Mark P. McDonald
Technology Attention Deficit Disorder (TADD) refers to the degree to which your company chases new technologies and solutions only to move onto the next big thing. Using the description of an organization having an 'attention deficit ...
Mark McDonald
New FeTRAM is promising computer memory technology | Machines ...
The technology combines silicon nanowires with a "ferroelectric" polymer, a material that switches polarity when electric fields are applied, making possible a new type of ferroelectric transistor. "It's in a very nascent stage," said doctoral student ...
Top stories
IPhone app pilots drone aircraft from 3000 miles away [Video ...
By W.J. Hennigan
Engineers and researchers at Boeing Co. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an iPhone application to fly a miniature drone from some 3000 miles away.
L.A. Times Tech Blog
Peter Staecker » Blog Archive » Should IEEE promote technology ...
By Zubair A.Khurshid
Question from Zubair A.Khurshid: Do you agree that IEEE should also promote technologymanagement besides being focused in EE areas only? If yes, what are your targets and high level plans. Staecker: Approximately 85 000 articles are ...
Peter Staecker
Aurora Get US Air Force RPA Manufacturing Technology Contract ...
By The Editor
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) selected Aurora Flight Sciences for the Manufacturing Technologies for Remotely Piloted Vehicles (MaTeR) programme.

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