Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – July 15, 2009

Wireless Cyber-criminals Target Clueless Vacationers – Cyber-criminals are targeting travelers by creating phony Wi-Fi hot spots in airports, hotels, and airlines.

Google Discloses Plans For New Malware-Resistant OSChrome OS aimed at eradicating malware issues for desktops with lightweight platform and cloud-based application model.

Gmail adds anti-phishing feature – Google has added extra measures to prevent phishing attacks against users of its email service, Google Mail.

Firefox about:config hacks that can speed up and customize your browser – Firefox has a whole host of hidden settings that can fine-tune and potentially speed up your browsing experience.

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Lifehacker: Google Gears Officially Updated for Firefox 3.5 – Google’s popular offline browser plug-in Google Gears has been broken ever since Firefox 3.5 was released weeks ago. Frustrated users created their own workarounds, but now Gears is officially back up and running with Firefox 3.5

SoliCall Provides Audio Quality Improvement to InterMedia Marketing Solutions 500 Seat Call Center – SoliCall, provider of noise reduction, echo cancellation and quality monitoring software, designed to improve voice quality, today announced that InterMedia Marketing Solutions will be implementing SoliCall’s PBXMate across its call center.

Would Your Users Take The Bait? – Military leaders would never send their troops into war without preparing them for the threats they’d be facing on the battleground. Likewise, you shouldn’t let your users go about their daily activities without educating them about the dangers they face when opening an e-mail or clicking on a link returned from a seemingly innocuous Google query.

Online Shoppers Still Don’t Get Security, Research Shows – People are increasingly dependent on e-commerce sites, but they do not have a good understanding of online security.

Cloud Computing: 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Cloud Storage and Computing – Cloud computing serves up computing power, data storage or applications from one data center location over a grid to thousands or millions of users on a subscription basis.

This Old PC: 5 Ways to Keep It Working – There’s still life left in that old PC you just replaced. Eric Geier shows you five different tasks designed to keep it productive and out of the landfill.

Zero-Day Attacks Keep Coming for Microsoft – No sooner does the software titan nail one dangerous bug than another one pops up.

How To Use Electrical Outlets And Cheap Lasers To Steal Data – Researchers at Black Hat will demonstrate how to tap into an electrical socket and using a laser, hack a nearby computer.

Off Topic:

Two Phrases That Destroyed American Culture – Every time I promise myself that I will work on controlling my temper, I always end up making a scene.

A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder: Department of Clinical Psychology, Liverpool University – It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type.

100 Best First Lines from Novels

The Most Useful StumbleUpon Feature You May Not Have Known – Hidden in the obscure StumbleUpon toolbar settings is a feature that’ll change the way you stumble!

Crack/Keygen Sites That Are Safe To Use – Blindly searching the web for cracks & keygens is about as smart as using Limewire to search for antivirus software – something not well-advised. Undoubtedly and unfortunately, the number of crack sites with overtones of a malicious agenda heavily outweigh sites that just want to serve up the honest goods.

Online Tutoring and Help – Math, Science, English, and History Tutoring.

Today’s Free Downloads:

6 Transformation Packs for Windows XP – Want to transform the look of Windows XP to make it look like another operating system? Here are six packs that you can install on your computer to achieve this task.

Liveusb-creator - The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.

Jing – capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it instantly…as an image or short movie.

218 HD Resolution Desktop Wallpapers for Nerds – Here are 218 HD resolution wallpapers. Nerds like you and me have big ass screens so ALL of these wallpapers are available in high resolutions of at least 1900×1200. Plus, each one has been hand picked for quality, not quantity.

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2 responses to “Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – July 15, 2009

  1. ‘A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder: Department of Clinical Psychology, Liverpool University – It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type.’

    Hey Bill,
    Maybe I’ll support Liverpool. Very happy people
    do annoy me sometimes as if they are a storm. lol