Author Archives: Lee

About Lee

Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Running Snow Leopard in 7

by Lee

A website has posted 10 steps on how to install a Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system in Windows 7. To start off the process, a user need to download and install a software which is VMware Workstation 7. Also, there are two files that need to be …

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Psychology Spam

by Lee

An article about a psychology spam was posted at Sophos. It includes 6 things that explain why it is a spam. Andrew Ludgate’s first note is that there is a “Click Here” text in the middle of the message. The second note says that there is an “opt-out” banner which …

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Joke Spam

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A spam campaign has been detected by Sophos about a video which is supposed to contain jokes. The message invites the reader to click on a link which is supposed to be the best video about animals. It also says that the user is subscribed to the “ebooksandmore” group in …

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Office Depot Laptop Repair Story

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A story was posted at consumerist.com about a laptop that was sent for a repair at Office Depot. The laptop was fixed by the company and it worked for a few months before it broke again. The problem was about the power port. In the second repair, the company just …

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Vulnerability in 8M Flash Files

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Over 8 million Adobe Flash files are vulnerable to attacks according to a security researcher. The files are stored on a variety of sites that includes casinos, banks, and sports teams. The bug can let an attacker inject a malicious code and content into a web browser of a visitor. …

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New Firefox Interface – Delayed

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The overhaul of Firefox’s interface has been delayed. Instead of debuting in version 3.7, it is now scheduled to debut in version 4.0 which is a major release slated for a 2010 release. Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, would “ribbonize” the browser and borrow graphics graphics concepts from Microsoft. This …

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High Processor Cycles in 7

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Windows 7′s processor cycles will go through the roof when opening corrupted media files according to an article at Softpedia. Microsoft explains, “You have some corrupted .wav files in a folder on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. When you open the folder, you …

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Bug in vPro Processors – Patched

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The critical security bug in vPro processors has been patched by Intel. The affected chipsets are Q35, GM45, PM45 Express, Q45, and Q43 Express. The bug is about implementation errors in the company’s trusted execution technology (TXT). “We again showed that an attacker can compromise the integrity of a software …

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 5

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The fifth and final beta version of Firefox 3.6 has been released by Mozilla. It comes with a few tweaks on how the company allows third party software to integrate into the browser. The release notes of Mozilla states, “This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions, …

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RockYou Breach

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RockYou, a social media application developer, has vowed to apply encryption to its applications after a breach that exposed 32 million login credentials. The login credentials were stored in a plain text. They were attacked as a result of an SQL injection made at the company’s website. The company said …

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