Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – January 29, 2010

10 ways to detect computer malware – In the ongoing war against malware threats, you need tools that will baseline your system, detect vulnerabilities, and remove existing malware.

Is the U.S. Headed for a Cyber War? – With cyber threats from abroad coming fast and furious, how serious is the United States about going on the offensive? Military officials readily admit that government information systems are subject to constant attack from hackers domestic and abroad, with some commissioned by authorities in enemy nations.

REVIEW: avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 – You won’t recognize the latest version of the free avast! antivirus. It looks completely different and it’s got more power under the hood as well.

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Google Rolls Social Search Beta Out to All Users – Google today announced that Social Search has graduated from Labs. The feature is now available in beta form to all users with a Google Profile. Once logged in and enabled, search a key term will bring up results from your friends on those networks toward the bottom of the page.

Testing AMD’s Five New CPUs – AMD is filling out its product line with five new CPUs, which offer price and performance across the spectrum. How do they compare to other AMD and Intel chips?

Identity Thieves Successfully Targeting Wealthy Victims, Study Says – Affluent individuals who live ‘the good life’ are 43 percent more likely to be victims, according to Experian.

Report: 48% of 22 million scanned computers infected with malware – The recently released APWG report shows that 48% of the 22 million scanned computers are infected with malware. Over a million and a half are infected with crimeware/banker trojans.

TechCrunch Hacked Again: Foul-Mouth Hacker Embarrasses Top Blog – The team behind one of the world’s top blogs have been left with egg on their faces after the site was hacked once again.

Off Topic:

The Problem with the Apple iPad – Steve Jobs worked his charm, attempting to wow the world with the Apple iPad, a new, super-slim computer he touted as the missing link between iPhones and laptops. It’s an undeniably beautiful device, but it also represents some serious problems.

Why You Should Think Twice About Freelancing – You’ll see a lot of encouragement to start freelancing on tech-obsessed blogs (ahem), often pitched with an eye toward some kind of ultimate freedom. The Freelance Folder blog drops a bit of work-from-home reality on would-be freelancers.

Science Channel Refuses To Dumb Down Science Any Further – Frustrated by continued demands from viewers for more awesome and extreme programming, Science Channel president Clark Bunting told reporters Tuesday that his cable network was “completely incapable” of watering down science any further than it already had.

Why we hear better than our parents did – It’s all that rock music, you see. Whether you were into the Dead, Springsteen or Blondie, the concerts you went to were loud and often ran long. You probably heard from your parents you would go deaf listening to that stuff. The concerns were valid, but it was your parents who were going deaf.

Today’s Quote:

“An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible”.

–     Alfred A. Knopf

Today’s Free Downloads:

Weave 1.0 Syncs Nearly Everything About Your Firefox Setup – Mozilla’s out with the 1.0 of its Weave project, and it delivers on what it first promised—quiet, complete syncing of bookmarks, passwords, preferences, history, and even open tabs. It also heralds the coming of a really cool mobile experience.

Giveaway of the Day: Online Armor, Defeats Threats That Antivirus Apps Miss! – Online Armor is known to one of the best if not the best desktop Firewall’s available and so it made sense to combine it with a leading Anti-virus scanning engine. As well as virus you will be able to scan, detect and delete Malware and Rootkits. Online Armor is usually 59.95 USD and for the next 24 hours you can get it Free.

Google Chrome – Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything–type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages.

Google Voice Notifier – The Google Voice extension for Google Chrome adds a button to the toolbar, which displays the number of unread messages in your Google Voice inbox.

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