Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – August 30, 2009

Detect All Computers Connected to Your Wireless NetworkWireless networks are biggest victim of hacking and misuse of connection. Wireless network setup inside your home and office may be misused by your neighbors as a way to get free internet connection. You must protect your Wireless network with strong password to prevent unauthorized users from accessing.

New Rules For U.S. Border Searches Of Portable Devices – The Obama administration unveiled new rules for searching computers and other electronic devices when people enter the United States, attempting to address concerns about violating privacy and constitutional rights.

Attack Of The Tweets: Major Twitter Flaw Exposed – U.K. researcher says vulnerability in Twitter API lets an attacker take over a victim’s account — with a tweet.

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How To Copy Your BookmarksInternet “bookmarks” (called “Favorites” in Internet Explorer) make it easy for you to return to a particular Web page. And if you’re like me, you have collected a few, and maybe even come to rely on them. It is much, much easier to pick a name from a list than it is to remember and type in a Website’s address!

Your Cloud Insurance Policy – Security is all about managing risk — looking at the threats, evaluating the likelihood that they will affect you, and determining what the impact would be. But in the end, do the numbers really make us feel warm and fuzzy? I didn’t think so.

Run Line Commands for XP, Vista or 7Here are a few commands that can be run from the run line, for quick access or shortcut creation.

Facebook personal info leak vulnerability – or – How your identity can be compromised just by reading forum posts.

New Malicious Web Links Up More Than 500 Percent In First Half 2009 – There has been a 508 percent increase in the number of new malicious Web links discovered in the first half of 2009, according to a security research report.

The New Threat to Oil Supplies: Hackers – Earlier this year, a sullen, 28-year-old contractor in California was charged in federal court with sabotaging the computerized controls on oil-rig sitting off the coast, allegedly out of spite for not being hired full time.

Defying Experts, Rogue Computer Code Still Lurks – Like a ghost ship, a rogue software program that glided onto the Internet last November has confounded the efforts of top security experts to eradicate the program and trace its origins and purpose, exposing serious weaknesses in the world’s digital infrastructure.

Beware fake Snow Leopard sites – People eager to get a copy of the latest version of the Mac operating system, Snow Leopard, should be wary of sites offering free copies because they are likely to get some nasty malware instead, according to antivirus company Trend Micro.

BlockDefense – or Block Defense – is scareware dolled up to look like legit security software. BlockDefense is a clone of rogue antispyware software SaveDefense, SaveKeep, SaveSoldier, and Trust Ninja.

Off Topic:

Unsettling Old Photos of the “Living” Dead – Victorian mourning photography, in which the dead are posed as if they were “just sleeping” and photographed, creating an expensive memento mori that was often the only photograph a family would have of the deceased loved one.

Quotes – Winston Churchill

The customer is not always right – Hell In A Handbag

Take Five Minutes to Watch 100 Years of Visual Effects – Let’s take a five minute break from Food Week to watch this compilation of some incredible moments in the history of visual effects, from silent films to recent blockbusters. Oh, and pay attention to the background track.

Today’s Free Downloads:

FREE Online Virus and Malware Scanners – Listed are FREE online virus and malware scanners that can be used to compliment the scanner(s) already installed on your PC.

Ubuntu – Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Google Pack – Google Pack is a collection of software, selected by Google, to make your internet life easier.

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  3. ‘The New Threat to Oil Supplies: Hackers – Earlier this year, a sullen, 28-year-old contractor in California was charged in federal court with sabotaging the computerized controls on oil-rig sitting off the coast, allegedly out of spite for not being hired full time.’

    Wow Bill,
    This is just like using a bomb.

  4. thanks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lol