Attack code out for 'critical' Windows flaw

Computer code that was posted this weekend takes advantage of a flaw Microsoft tagged as "critical" and can crash vulnerable computers. The bug lies in a Windows component for transaction processing called the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator, or MSDTC. Microsoft addressed the flaw in security bulletin MS05-051.

Internet Explorer v.s. FireFox and Opera

As Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera are about to release new versions of their browsers PC World reviewed Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1, Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1, and Opera 9 Preview 1.

Introduction to ActionScript 3

The has a great article on ActionScript 3. The new version of the language makes many fundamental improvements that will elevate Actionscript to new heights in the coding world.

Opera issues security patch

Opera's latest release addresses the security issue in the Flash Player (Secunia Advisory 17437). Opera 8.51 for Windows ships with Macromedia Flash version 7r61.

Extremely critical Internet Explorer bug

ComputerTerrorism has released exploit code for a bug in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to take over Windows systems. The bug is highly critical, the security issue allows a hacker to excecute arbitrary code, yielding full system access with the privileges of the underlying user.

Web advertising boosted up 34 percent

According to Reuters spending on Internet advertising rose 34 percent in the third quarter to $3.1 billion from a year earlier. Analist expect that the market could exceed $12 billion this year.

The quarterly report issued by the Interactive Advertising Bureau trade group and PricewaterhouseCoopers stated that the revenue for online advertising was up nearly 5 percent from the second quarter.

Google Print becomes Google Book Search

Search giant Google has decided to rename Google Print to Google Book Search. According to marketing manager Jen Grant, the name has been changed to communicate better what can be done with Google Print. As Jen said; "One factor was all the comments we got about how excited people were that Google Print would help them print out their documents, or web pages they visit -- which of course it won't."

Microsoft Enhances Phishing Protection for Windows, MSN and Microsoft Windows Live Customers

Cyota Inc., Internet Identity and MarkMonitor will provide phishing Web site data for Microsoft Phishing Filter and SmartScreen Technology services. The companies will help to improve the protection offered by Microsoft® Phishing Filter and Microsoft SmartScreen™ Technology. 

Maxell presents holographic media with 1.6TB storage capacity
Maxell and InPhase are bringing revolutionary  holographic media technology to the market in the second half of 2006. Storage capacities are 1.6 TeraBytes per disk and data rates are as high as 120 MBPs. The companies also claim a 50+ year media archive life and random data access. Which makes the media a compelling choice for storage and archival requirements.
Annan to present prototype $100 laptop at World Summit on Information Society

The first working prototype of a $100 laptop has been demonstrated at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia. Annan will be joined by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and co-founder of the Media Lab at MIT, in presenting the laptop to the gathering.


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