Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – August 7, 2009

A faster Chrome for Windows but still nothing for the Mac – Google today released a beta upgrade to its Chrome browser for Windows users. A version that’s 30 percent faster than the previous version.

TechCrunch editor faces UK arrest – Michael Arrington, the founder and editor of the technology website TechCrunch, has pulled out of a speaking appearance in London for fear of being arrested.

Twitter back up after attack – Popular micro-blogging service Twitter is back online after suffering a denial-of-service attack.

Apple warns of Mac attack risk via image files – Apple today warned that opening or viewing image files could lead to remote code execution attacks against Mac OS X users. In an update that contains fixes for a total of 19 documented vulnerabilities, Apple said malicious hackers could rig PNG (Portable Network Graphics) and other images to take complete control of unpatched Mac systems.

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Macs lacking in security – Charlie Miller, the man that took down MacBooks in 2008 and 2009’s Pwn2Own hacking competition shares his thoughts on OS security, Pwn2Own, and why Macs are lacking in security.

Antivirus Products Fail Vista Test – Some big names — including perennial winner Symantec — come up short. What’s to blame?

Pentagon Orders Review of Social Networking – The Pentagon is reviewing its policy toward social networking sites amid security concerns. The order comes a day after the U.S. Marine Corps issued a ban on the use of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Widespread Harassment from Phony Debt Collectors Raises Concerns of Mass Data Breach – The BBB has issued an alert about fake debt collectors, who are equipped with social security numbers, bank account numbers, and employer information.

AutoTrader.com, Fraud Expert Offer Tips To Avoid Scams When Shopping Online – Only one in eight people feel “very confident” that they know enough to protect themselves from online fraud, according to a AutoTrader.com survey.

Researchers Hack IP Video – Man-in-the-middle attacks tamper with video surveillance feeds, eavesdrop on IP video phone conversations.

Researcher Uncovers Massive, Sophisticated Trojan Targeting Top Businesses – Trojan may already have infected hundreds of thousands of PCs, botnet expert says.

Off Topic:

10 signs of incompetent managers – IT CareerCareer blogger Toni Bowers shares the 10 characteristics that most bad managers have in common. How many of these traits have you seen in action in your own experience?

Powerful Dating Tips – How many times have you been attracted to person and lack the confidence to get their attention? If that is you, you are reading the right post. I will show you a few tips how to win any date and get that person calling back for more. Are you ready? Here goes…

Scientists’ answer to global warming: nudge the planet farther from Sun – Scientists have found an unusual way to prevent our planet overheating: move it to a cooler spot.

The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark – Are you looking for inspiration on leadership and management? Lucky for you, the folks who live and breathe leadership and management every day enjoy sharing their thoughts and successes with the masses. Check out these top 100 blogs to help bolster your business acumen.

Today’s Free Downloads:

ImgBurn 2.5 – is a lightweight CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray burning app with five modes, each for performing a different task: Read, Build, Write, Verify, and Discovery. Version 2.5 adds an “Advanced” input mode to build mode where you have total control over the disc layout.

PC Tools Firewall Plus – A powerful personal free firewall for Microsoft Windows that protects your computer from hackers and intruders.

Free Back-to-School Software – Stock your computer with everything you need to work and play efficiently and safely – without having to spend even one dime.

A FREE PDF Management Utility – Most everyone is aware of the Adobe PDF (portable document format) that is the de facto standard for printable documents on the internet. This format is seen everywhere on the internet and is also commonly used to archive documents at the computer level. You can learn more about PDF Creator here.

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