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Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"

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Turns out 18 percent of female Mac users have an unusually large head, more than half of them have freckles, and only 9 percent wear skirts. That is at least according to BlueStacks, a Silicon Valley company that enables Android apps to run on Windows and Mac computers. The ‘Ms.Mac...
Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"
Half of Fortune 500 companies and U.S. federal agencies infected with DNSChanger malware

Microsoft releases their Security Intelligence Report Vol. 8

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Out late last night was the newest security report from Microsoft. Titled Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Volume 8 it is a comprehensive look at the state of our ever evolving threats when it comes to software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware) and other potentially dangerous unwanted software. The...
Microsoft releases their Security Intelligence Report Vol. 8

Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

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In 1983, Steve Jobs appeared at an event called the International Design Conference in Aspen to speak to a crowd of artists and designers on the theme "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be." Life, Liberty, and Technology has posted an audio recording of his full presentation. (Previously, only...
Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

The World Now Buys More Smartphones than Computers [Factoid]

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In 2011, manufacturers shipped 487.7 million smartphones and only 414.6 million computers—that's desktops, laptops and tablets. Combined. We'd heard prophecy of this day, and now it may have arrived. More »...
The World Now Buys More Smartphones than Computers [Factoid]
Thousands to lose web access Monday from virus shut-down

Powering Up the Cloud

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Arista Networks has introduced a networking switch that can control a million computers at once, and ships data at 100 gigabits a second. If successful, cloud computing can become even bigger and cheaper, attracting more diverse customers and doing more complicated tasks cheaply. Cisco, the networking leader, will have to...
Powering Up the Cloud

Java Is No Longer Needed. Pull The Plug-In

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For nearly everyone, it's time to dump Java. Once promising, it has outlived its usefulness in the browser, and has become a nightmare that delights cyber-criminals at the expense of computer users.   Java Today Sun Microsystems released Java in 1995 as a technology for building applications that could run...
Java Is No Longer Needed. Pull The Plug-In

Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

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If you haven’t already seen the screaming headlines across the blogosphere declaring the arrival of Internet Armageddon for a quarter-million PCs because of a virus, allow us to get you up to speed. Believe it or not, some of the 4 million computers hijacked by Estonian and Russian hackers through...
Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

Notorious Bredolab virus creator is sentenced to prison

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Credited with infecting 30 million computers around the world, Georgy Avanesov is sentenced to four years in prison in Armenia. [Read more]...
Notorious Bredolab virus creator is sentenced to prison

REMEMBER WHEN? The Funniest Old Microsoft Ads (MSFT)

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There's nothing like a trip through a photo album to see how much things change. The world's most powerful software company wasn't always that way. Microsoft was born in 1975, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Less than a decade later, hundreds of IBM clones had arrived that...
REMEMBER WHEN? The Funniest Old Microsoft Ads (MSFT)

Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

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The Center for Design Innovation shared the tape of a rare speech recently that I thought was a fascinating snapshot of the transitional period from mainframe to personal computing. Jobs is typically charismatic in the speech, begging the attending designers to help Apple make computers that actually look good. “By 1986,...
Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

'$1m-a-year' botnet gets shut down

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A botnet that took control of up to one million computers is shut down in a major security operation....
'$1m-a-year' botnet gets shut down

Facebook roundup: cybersecurity, Android development, Instagram, FBX and more

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Facebook works with FBI to take down cyber-criminals – Facebook helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation bring down a cyber-criminal ring responsible for infecting more than 11 million computers with “Yahos” malware and causing more than $850 million in losses. The social network helped identify the criminals and affected accounts,...
Facebook roundup: cybersecurity, Android development, Instagram, FBX and more

Three Men Charged in Connection with 'Gozi' Trojan

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Federal prosecutors today announced criminal charges against three men alleged to be responsible for creating and distributing the Gozi Trojan, an extremely sophisticated strain of malicious software that was sold to cyber crooks and was tailor-made to attack specific financial institutions targeted by each buyer. According to charging documents filed in...
Three Men Charged in Connection with 'Gozi' Trojan

Provider Fail: Vodafone Sells HTC Smartphone Loaded With Malware

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Panda Security is reporting a second incident of malware on Vodafone's HTC Magic, a Google Android smart phone. it provide a clear example for how smartphones are prime targets to become botnets once connected to a user's personal computer. The incidents provide real-world examples of how companies can inadvertently spread...
Provider Fail: Vodafone Sells HTC Smartphone Loaded With Malware

‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

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Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security at all on them against viruses, worms, spyware and other Internet malware – a transgression...
‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

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Three people allegedly involved for years in cybercriminal activities in Eastern Europe have been charged in a U.S. court for creating and distributing the Gozi virus that infected more than 1 million computers and allowed cybercriminals to steal millions of dollars over a five-year period....
Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

U.S. Charges Three With Hacking

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Federal authorities charged three Eastern European men with using a computer virus, nicknamed Gozi, that surreptitiously infected over a million computers worldwide, including at NASA, to steal what prosecutors said was at least tens of millions of dollars from personal bank accounts....
U.S. Charges Three With Hacking

Canalys: Apple hits 20 percent of PCs through iPad sales, HP up to second place

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Canalys is still staking its market share estimates on the view that mobile tablets are as relevant to PC market share as desktops and laptops. If we accept that interpretation, Apple was easily on top of the heap during the fourth quarter. Combining iPads and Macs would give it...
Canalys: Apple hits 20 percent of PCs through iPad sales, HP up to second place

Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

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Three people involved for years in cybercriminal activities in Eastern Europe have been charged in a U.S. court for creating and distributing the Gozi virus that infected more than 1 million computers and allowed cybercriminals to steal millions of dollars over a five-year period. One defendant, Nikita Kuzmin of...
Three charged with distributing Gozi virus
Ultrabooks flop in Q2, PC market implodes as Apple wins in the U.S.
Urban mining: recovering $21B a year in gold and silver from discarded devices (infographic)

Estonian fraudster extradited to the US appears in federal court

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An Estonian man has been extradited to New York to face charges he was part of a hacking gang that infected more than 4 million computers with malware as part of a massive click-fraud scheme. Anton Ivanov is one of seven Estonian and Russian men charged in November with...
Estonian fraudster extradited to the US appears in federal court

What the ‘Internet doomsday’ virus is and how to fix it

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Thousands could lose access to the Internet on July 9 due to a virus, DNSChanger, that once infected approximately 4 million computers across the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation first gave details about the virus last November, when it announced the arrest of the malware’s authors. The virus, as...
What the ‘Internet doomsday’ virus is and how to fix it
HP and Apple outperform the rest of the PC market in the US, according to Gartner's Q1 data

Microsoft's About To Lose More Web Browser Users

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Windows 95’s big OS-browser integration is now but a memory - from March 1, and likely through gritted teeth, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) will start offering European Windows users a choice of web browsers. This is in compliance with a December European Commission antitrust agreement that stops it from pushing its...
Microsoft's About To Lose More Web Browser Users

FBI snares $850 million Butterfly botnet ring with help of Facebook

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On Tuesday, the FBI announced that it had arrested ten people connected to a botnet that had spread through Facebook. Spread by a virus targeting Facebook users, the botnet caused over $850 million in losses to financial institutions, infected over 11 million computers, and stole credit card and bank...
FBI snares $850 million Butterfly botnet ring with help of Facebook

500 days of support left for 500M Windows XP PCs, likely leading to a second wind for Windows 7

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Fascinating data from ZDNet and Camwood makes two points: There are around 500 million computers in the market running Windows XP at the moment, and 500 days remain until extended support ends for the operating system. Once the end of that countdown is met, Windows XP will cease to receive patches...
500 days of support left for 500M Windows XP PCs, likely leading to a second wind for Windows 7

TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft's $7 billion mistake, a thinner iPhone and more

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Microsoft says up to 28 million computers didn’t get the choice to select a different browser. Apple appears to be shipping a thinner iPhone this year. Skype rolls out an update to fix contact sharing problems. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft's $7 billion mistake, a thinner iPhone and more
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