Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – June 17, 2009

Internet Explorer Tips: Inline Search, Gmail, Xmarks – Get the most from Microsoft’s browser: search within pages in IE 8, access multiple Gmail accounts, and sync bookmarks.

Lifehacker’s Firefox Add-On PacksIt used to be a pain to hunt down your favorite extensions every time you reinstall Firefox. Mozilla’s recently launched Collections make it easy, so we’ve assembled a few easy-to-install collections of our favorite Firefox helpers.

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Build a quick training presentation using PowerPoint’s Photo Album feature – Putting together an educational slide show doesn’t have to be labor intensive. Using PowerPoint’s Photo Album tool, you can quickly assemble a series of screen shots and text slides for distribution as a training resource or as part of an informational package.

Get Gmail on Your Phone – Google offers several ways of sending and receiving Gmail on a mobile phone, at least one of which is bound to work with your handset. Find them out in this tip.

Are Tweets and Facebook updates telling burglars when to strike? – The burglary of an Arizona video editor made headlines because he thinks that his Facebook and Twitter update habits may have led to it. He not only told his network of social media friends that he was going out of town but also shared some adventures of his road trip.

Windows 7 UAC flaw: “Pandora’s box of all vulnerabilities” – The UAC flaw, a serious issue bubbling away underneath the surface of Microsoft’s next operating system, has been described as the “Pandora’s box of security vulnerabilities”. But what is it exactly? Where did it all start from, what is the vulnerability and where do we go from here? Hopefully this will explain it a bit better.

@Work: Odds of Success Calculator Calculates Your Odds of Business Success – StartupNation has introduced a new, free tool, the Odds of Success Calculator. The Calculator gives you a snapshot of your individual business risk profiles based on eight key risk factors, including amount of capital investment and difficulty in obtaining funds.

Firefox 3.0.11 fixes 67 bugs including bookmark corruption – The latest update to Firefox addresses 67 bugs and enhancements, according to Mozilla. 23 bugs were marked as “critical” or higher. (Coincidentally this was the same number addressed by the 3.0.9 update in April.)

Iranian opposition launches organized cyber attack against pro-Ahmadinejad sites – Approximately 24 hours ago, the Iranian opposition coordinated an ongoing cyber attack that has successfully managed to disrupt access to major pro-Ahmadinejad Iranian web sites.

How a Tiny URL Service Got Hacked – URL shortener service Cligs says hackers redirected more than 2.2 million links, causing users to go to a single site. The incident shows that hackers are getting more proactive in snaring users.

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  2. Those last three are eyebrow-raising…

  3. ‘The burglary of an Arizona video editor made headlines because he thinks that his Facebook and Twitter update habits may have led to it. He not only told his network of social media friends that he was going out of town but also shared some adventures of his road trip.’

    I can’t help but laugh at this.
    Lesson: volunteering info is dangerous.