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Trojan masquerades as Skype update

The Trojan horse, a variant of IRCbot, arrives in an e-mail purporting to be an update to Skype, the popular Internet telephony application. Once opened the malicious software displays a phony installation error message. It then blocks access to security updates and installs a back door on computers, MessageLabs said in a statement.

October 18, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

Macromedia Flash Player Statistics

Macromedia Flash Player is the world's most used software platform, used by over 1 million professionals and reaching more than 97% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide as well as a wide range of devices. That’s more than the Windows media player. They reach 84,3%. The Flash 8 audience is now growing by five million people a day.

October 18, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

Windows Vista 5231 has leaked

The newest version of Windows Vista has leaked once more. Microsoft Windows Vista was available for the members of the Microsoft Technical Adoption Program.


October 17, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

5 years Open Office

Yesterday, five years ago, the fledgling community provided the first public access to the source code donated from StarOffice by Sun Microsystems. The community had recently been formed, and declared it's intent "to create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data.

October 14, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

Adobe and Macromedia merger approved

Adobe Systems and Macromedia have announced yesterday they have received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for Adobe’s proposed acquisition of Macromedia.  The closing of the transaction remains subject to regulatory approval in a few European jurisdictions. The companies continue to anticipate the transaction will close sometime this Fall.

October 14, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

Active Photo Viewer released!

Create the ultimate virtual tour with an amazing Flash Photo Viewer.

Power to your users
Use large photos with many details and let the users explore your work by giving them full control! Active Photo Viewer allows users to pan and zoom across your detailed photos for a great experience.

Instant virtual experience
This photo viewer enables people to fully interact with your work. They can look around, zoom in and out, pan to all directions with single mouse click and drag - all of which creates a sensation of virtually being in your photo!

Get it now>>

October 13, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam

MySQL 5 release

MySQL 5 will be released next month. The lastest test release has taken place two weeks ago. If the team behind MySQL does not find bugs, the commercial version will be released in November.

October 13, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

The philanthropic arm of Google

Google has announced that they are going to use as a central place for their philanthropic activities. The intent is that they fill the search machine with information about charity organizations where Google is to participate.

October 13, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman

New iPod video available next week!

Apple presented at last the iPod video. The fifth generation of this device has a familiar look. But it has a somewhat bigger screen then its predecessor. The new iPod has a 2.5” screen of 320x240 with 260000 colors.

October 13, 2005 Author: Erik Wigman