FREMONT, CA - DECEMBER 6, 2011 - Foxit Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced Amazon.com, Inc. has made an investment in the company, and will be working with Amazon to support PDF reading in Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
"Kindle has long supported PDF as a document format that is independent of application software, hardware, or operating systems." said Jeff Blackburn, senior vice president, business development, Amazon.com. "Foxit has an industry-leading PDF technology that we think will make the customer experience for PDF's on Kindle even better - we’re excited to back such a great team."
"We are honored to be working with Amazon to provide high-quality rendering of PDFs for Kindle," said Eugene Y. Xiong, CEO for Foxit Corporation. "With over 100 million users, Foxit PDF software continues to find increasing adoption among the Fortune 500 for its breadth of PDF features, blazing speed, affordability, security, and high quality."
Foxit's PDF solution provides the platform independence, lightweight footprint, performance, and display quality to provide a superior user experience across multiple platforms with no loss of quality or consistency.
Download.com a.k.a. C|Net download.com is no longer a safe location to download programs, because it now wraps the software in a Trojan Installer, detected as malware by major Anti-Virus programs.
This story was first reported back in August on the ExtremeTech site, when VLC was "trojanised" by Download.com. See "Download.com wraps downloads in bloatware, lies about motivations"
Now it has re-emerged, because another well-known program used by Computer Security testers (nmap) has also been "trojanised" by Download.com:
I've just discovered that C|Net's Download.Com site has started wrapping their Nmap downloads (as well as other free software like VLC) in a trojan installer which does things like installing a sketchy "StartNow" toolbar, changing the user's default search engine to Microsoft Bing, and changing their home page to Microsoft's MSN.
The installer is actually detected as malware:
In fact, if we UPX-unpack the Trojan CNet executable and send it to VirusTotal.com, it is detected as malware by Panda, McAfee, F-Secure, etc: http://bit.ly/cnet-nmap-vt
That bit.ly link will redirect you to virustotal.com for the test results.
Looks like download.com is no longer a safe place to go, for any downloads.
Earlier today, Apple's very own Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56 due to a rare form of pancreatic cancer. His death happens just a day after Apple announced the iPhone 4S.
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being", the company said. "Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple".
According to the LA Times, Jobs was diagnosed in 2003 with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, which produces islet cell or neuroendocrine tumors. This form is usually less aggressive than pancreatic exocrine cancer and patients can live longer, with the average survival rate more than three years. Some people with the neuroendocrine form can live as long as 20 years. He had a liver transplant in 2009 and took an extended medical leave from Apple last January. Several forms of treatment are available.
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has shut down a botnet that was investigated for hosting the MacDefender scareware that preyed on Mac OS X users.
The botnet, known as Kelihos or "Waledac 2.0," has been linked to spam messages, ID-theft attacks, pump-and-dump stock scams and websites promoting the sexual exploitation of children, according to Microsoft senior attorney Richard Domingues Boscovich.
The botnet contained about 41,000 computers worldwide and was capable of sending 3.8 billion spam e-mails per day.
For the first time since Microsoft's anti-cybercrime team started disabling botnets, the company moved to the U.S. court system and identified a defendant that allegedly owned the domain that controlled the botnet.
In the complaint, Microsoft names Dominique Alexander Piatti alongside dotFREE Group SRO and John Does 1-22 and said they owned domains and subdomains that were used to operate and control the Kelihos botnet.
Over the past two weeks we have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for a much needed update to our frontpage software. We have made sure that the theme we use would be up to date and match our forums along with ensuring our plugins would be up to date as well. While we did have to wait for a few plugins, the time quickly passed as we worked diligently on getting the theme reskinned.
There are still some bugs that we're ironing out but everything should be working good as ever quite soon! If you encounter any bugs, please let us know about them on the forums.
Brothersoft is celebrating their 9th anniversary and they want to celebrate it with you. You have a chance to win a Brothersoft 9th Anniversary Limited Edition tshirt. Interested? Here's how you can enter to get a shirt.
1. Click the "Join" button and tweet the activity news.
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Then you will be considered for this giveaway. The Winners will be picked at random, so everyone will have the equal chance. Remember the rate of winning prize can reach 50%.
Brothersoft is one of the top download websites available on the Internet. They keep getting better and better.
Here's to another great year, Brothersoft. Looking forward to celebrating your 10th anniversary with you all!