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Mac OS X Trojan reported in the wild

At least two Mac-focused security firms warned late this week of a Trojan horse that takes advantage of flaws in remote management software in Mac OS X to run code on the affected computer. As with most Mac flaws, the user must first download and open the file in order for it to take effect. Once it is opened, the Trojan — dubbed “AppleScript.THT”...

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Lunarsoft now hosting the DjLizard Wiki articles

The Lunarsoft Wiki has had several updates recently. The front page of the wiki has been updated with recommended articles, recent changes and other information. This should help users find the articles they are looking for faster and easier. We have also helped DjLizard as his wiki has come to a close. All of his articles can now be found here in the Lunarsoft...

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Set top boxes may get VLC for all-format TV playback

Funding to port the popular VLC open source media player to set-top boxes could mean a lounge-room media player that actually supports all the media you want to play. Media sharing enthusiasts got a huge truckload of hope backed up to the delivery dock this week when Neuros announced that it had, in effect, received sponsorship from Texas Instruments to port VLC (VideoLAN if...

Explosion at ThePlanet takes down 9000 websites

Explosion at ThePlanet takes down 9000 websites

On the night of May 31st, an explosion occurred at ThePlanet’s H1 data center. Markus Langenfeld updated his blog about the issue, including the e-mail notification that customers received. “I got an interesting email tonight, apparently there was an electrical fire at ThePlanet’s H1 data center in Dallas Texas. According to some sources there was an actual explosion powerful enough that it knocked down...

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Google has a new favicon

Overnight, Google got a new face on the Web–one measuring 16×16 pixels. The search giant updated its favicon, the eensy little 256-pixel logo that appears in browser locations such as bookmarks, URL location bar, and window tabs. The old icon, a capital G in a black box, has been supplanted by a cuddlier-looking blue lower-case g. It’s a minor change, to be sure. But...

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Help Firefox get in Guinness on Download Day 2008

The Firefox team is looking for help getting into Guinness. What’s it going to cost me, you ask? Only a few minutes of your time to download Firefox 3 on Download Day 2008. You can make your pledge to get Firefox 3 during Download Day to set the Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hour. By the way, the official date...

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Windows 7 kernel will be refined, not new

Typically when Microsoft ships a new OS (like Windows Vista), we immediately start talking about the next version-which begs two questions: 1) is Microsoft working on a new version of Windows, and if so, 2) why aren’t you talking about it? I thought I would spend a minute giving you an update on where we are. First, yes, we are working on a new...

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Vista’s UAC protects against rootkits

Love or hate its nagging prompts, Vista’s Account Control feature (UAC) has a security feature that marks it out from any other type of Windows security programme — it can spot rootkits before they install. This is one finding buried in a report published in two German computer magazines some months ago after testing by the respected AV-Test.org, which set out to find out...

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Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.24.368

Comodo Firewall Pro is an excellent firewall that will protect you on multiple levels. Featuring multi-layered protection to keep your computer safe. You get both a firewall and Comodo’s Defense+ to help stop keyloggers and more. The Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) protects your critical operating system files and block viruses and malware before they ever get the chance to run on your computer....

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Windows XP SP3 Officially on Windows Update

Microsoft originally planned to release Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) on April 29, 2008. All of the necessary preparations were made for the release and the service pack was also hosted on download.windowsupdate.com. Before April 29th, 2008 there was a last minute bug discovered that caused issues for those who had Microsoft Dymanic RMS installed on their computers. Today, Windows XP SP3 has...