Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – September 25, 2009

Exposing How Rogue Antivirus Sites Snag Victims – Successfully fighting rogue antivirus schemes involve teaching users about social engineering. This eWEEK slide show goes behind the scenes to show the inner workings of some recent successful antivirus scams.

Maximize the Performance of Windows XP – This in-depth chapter from Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, 2nd Edition contains “tips, secrets, and solutions” to help you improve Windows XP and overcome some of its idiosyncrasies.

Lifehacker: Evernote 3.5 Beta Brings Tons of Tiny Fixes to Windows – Windows: If you’re a happy Evernote desktop user and only wish it looked nicer, moved faster, and was smarter about how it handled your organization tools, the just-released 3.5 beta will make you very happy.

MP3 Player Buying Guide – Getting an iPod might seem like a no-brainer, but there’s a whole universe of non-Apple MP3 players out there. Here’s how to find the perfect portable media device at the right price.

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Upgrading to Windows 7 the Easy Way – You’ve installed a bunch of apps and utilities, ripped gigabytes of music, and collected, cataloged, and Photoshopped to perfection a few thousand photographs. If you upgrade, do you risk losing all of that? Not if you use Windows Easy Transfer.

Trojan Renews Assault on Bank Accounts – The Clampi Trojan appears to be on the rebound and ready to stealthily steal banking and financial account credentials by monitoring connections on infected PCs. The Trojan shows that cybercriminals are getting more innovative and resilient in how they target high-value information and circumvent security controls.

AppScout: Google Wikis the Whole Web – The Internet is about to get a whole lot more collaborative—at least if Google has anything to say about it. The software giant is rolling out a cool new feature called Sidewiki, a sidebar for browsers that lets users “contribute helpful information next to any Webpage.

ATI debuts Radeon HD 5870 with ‘most powerful processor ever created’ – AMD on Tuesday launched its next-generation ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards, which the company says harbors “the most powerful processor ever created” inside.

Intel’s Mobile Core i7s: 10 Things You Should Know – We break down the basics of Intel’s newest mobile chips.

Gmail suffers new set of problems – Google Mail users were again faced with difficulties using the service on Thursday with contact information inaccessible to many.

Off Topic:

Implanted microchip reminds you to take your pills – A new implantable microchip may remind patients to follow the doctor’s orders and take their prescribed medicine via text message.

Bob Dylan to voice GPS? Who do you want directing your drive? – Bob Dylan is in talks with two car manufacturers to be the voice of their in-car navigation systems.

Humans will be immortal in 20 years – Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years’ time. The 61 year old American said that this new immortality will be thanks to nanotechnology and an increased understanding of how the body works.

Newly Declassified Files Detail Massive FBI Data-Mining Project – A fast-growing FBI data-mining system billed as a tool for hunting terrorists is being used in hacker and domestic criminal investigations, and now contains tens of thousands of records from private corporate databases, including car-rental companies, large hotel chains and at least one national department store, declassified documents obtained by show.

Today’s Quote:

“We have a choice every day – to act on yesterday’s good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow’s regrets”.

Robert Brault

Today’s Free Downloads:

Wise Registry Cleaner 4.82 – Wise Registry Cleaner is one of the safest registry cleaning tools available today. It scans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information so your system can work more efficiently. View each problem individually and have all problems corrected automatically.

LogonStudio Vista 1 – Change your user logon screen for Windows Vista to include system information, or anything you want. Many logons are included with the program and hundreds of additional logons are available for free.

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2 responses to “Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – September 25, 2009

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