Monthly Archives: August 2013

How the Bad Guys make money off your infected PC.

“Computer users often dismiss Internet security best practices because they find them inconvenient, or because they think the rules don’t apply to them. Many cling to the misguided belief that because they don’t bank or shop online, that bad guys won’t target them.” Link

Android Security Suites Reviewed

“The tests also looked at whether security software saps an Android device’s battery life to an unacceptable degree” Lookout scored near the middle. Link

PC maker Lenovo to add back Start Menu to Windows 8

“Lots of people were irked to discover that Windows 8 lacks a Start menu. Not content to wait and see whether Microsoft ever comes around, Lenovo Group is adding the feature back on its computers.” Link

Internet.org

Facebook is launching Internet.org, which will try to make Internet access more affordable to more people Slashdot

Japanese A.I. trying to get into a university

But the so-called Todai Robot is having trouble with math, ‘because the questions are presented as word problems, which the Todai Robot must translate into equations that it can solve,’   Slashdot

Google goes dark for 2 minutes

“The near-unprecedented outage that seemingly affected all of Google’s services for a brief time on Friday is over.”  Reg

August Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released patches for August.   Make sure to update your Microsoft products.  

Google ups top security bug reward to $5,000

“The two added the company will continue to issue even higher payments on a case-by-case basis.” Link

Results of Android Malware Protection Testing

A list of AV products for Android and how well they protect.   http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/mobile-devices/android/jul-2013/

Xerox rushes to patch number swapping scanning flaw

“This is not an OCR problem (as we switched off OCR on purpose), it is a lot worse – patches of the pixel data are randomly replaced in a very subtle and dangerous way”   http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/20364/xerox-rushes-patch-photocopying-number-flaw?

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