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SUPERAntiSpyware bought by Support.com for 8.5 million

SUPERAntiSpyware bought by Support.com for 8.5 million

Recently Support.com acquired SUPERAntiSpyware for a healthy sum of $8.5 million. The deal is expected to finalize by the end of the year. SUPERAntiSpyware is a free tool that is extremely useful when cleaning up a system. It’s offered in both paid and free versions, but for most the free product delivers as promised. What many people don’t know is that SUPERAntiSpyware, headquartered in...

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ChronoPay attempted to reverse engineer Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has certainly been getting a lot of attention from other companies. In 2009, IOBit decided to take advantage of Malwarebytes definition files by implementing them into their own. Malwarebytes quickly caught wind of this and accused Chinese software firm IOBit so reverse engineering it’s malware signatures. This of course brought about a lot of commotion and IOBit received a lot of negative press....

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Microsoft Security Essentials to get engine upgrade this week

The update to the anti-malware engine will be starting with Microsoft Security Essentials and will also update security solutions such as: Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. The new engine version will be in the range of 1.1.700X.0. Aside from the change in the version number no other actual information has been revealed about what changes are being made....

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LulzSec reveals some of the worst passwords to use

By now many of you have heard of LulzSec. You may have heard of their recent activities such as launching DDoS attacks against gaming sites to hacking into government affiliated web sites. They have also been using Twitter to talk about what they’re doing along with cracking a few jokes. Recently, the group obtained a long list of e-mail addresses and approximately 62,000 passwords....

WebGL found to be too dangerous

WebGL found to be too dangerous

The royalty free cross platform API for browser based 3D graphics known as WebGL has been found to be insecure and potentially harmful to machines. Apparently WebGL allows other web pages to exploit the browser. WebGL utilizes hardware acceleration and because of more of the user system can be exposed. The reason for that is that WebGL access is the graphics card drivers. So,...

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Twitter wins bid war for re-tweet.com

Twitter has become the owner of the domain name re-tweet.com. The article says Twitter bought the domain from an individual named David Quinlan on June 13, 2011. The domain Re-tweet.com was sold through a Flippa auction a few months ago, but Twitter finally got it for only $150. Twitter has long been trying to acquire a U.S. trademark for ‘retweet’, which is a way...

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Firefox Profile Manager soon to be removed

A unique feature of Mozilla Firefox and its Gecko-based browser cousins is the Profile Manager, which allows each user to have multiple Firefox profiles (where bookmarks, add-ons, and other user data are stored). This is very useful to developers and testers – they can use separate profiles to try new browser versions or add-ons without risk of corrupting their regular profile. A user can...

Adobe, Skype and CCleaner top Hall of Shame list

Recently Ed Bott released his list of Foistware Hall of Shame programs. It’s a bit hard to say what foistware is since there is no official definition for this term. But the basics of it is that it is software installers that also try to install potentially unwanted software onto the users computer. These are things like toolbars, browsers and other things that some...

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Why Firefox is my primary choice for a web browser

While there are many browsers available such as Chrome, Opera, and obviously Firefox and Internet Explorer; to me, few are really worth using. I’ve used every popular browser and despite them all having their strong points, Firefox has been my primary choice but I’ll elaborate my reasons for this. Based on the W3CSchool’s Usage Statistics I’m not alone in feeling this way. Internet Explorer...

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YouTube founders save Delicious service

YouTube’s co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen bought the popular social bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, saving the service from being shut down. It’s said that this acquisition for the two entrepreneurs is because they are returning to tech under their new venture called AVOS. In 2005 Yahoo acquired Delicious to integrate the service’s social aspects into their own web offerings. Yahoo began to...