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Web News / Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites:
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:09:50 PM »
Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites: 

Paddy... :thud:

Web News / How to put cybersecurity defences to the test!
« on: June 07, 2013, 09:31:35 AM »
I came across this,truly eyeopening  :blink: I hope you lot from out side the UK can see it. :GRAFX:

Paddy...  :Hammys pint:

Security Alerts & Briefings / Quick fix for Hotmail password bug
« on: April 28, 2012, 07:49:09 PM »

Microsoft has rushed out a fix for a serious bug in its Hotmail webmail services.

The bug allowed a hacker to reset the password for a Hotmail account, locking out its owner and giving the attacker access to the inbox.

The fix was put together because the bug was starting to be actively exploited online.

Paddy.. :shock:

Web News / Europe's virus victims revealed:
« on: February 08, 2011, 11:28:54 PM »
Europe's virus victims revealed

Almost one third of internet users in the European Union caught a PC virus despite the majority having security software installed, statistics show.

Source.. >>

Paddy.. :thud:

Security Alerts & Briefings / Sex movie worm spreads worldwide.
« on: September 14, 2010, 12:11:47 PM »
Sex movie worm spreads worldwide..

A booby-trapped e-mail that promises free sex movies is racking up victims around the world, warn security firms.

Some variants of the Windows worm contain a link to PDF that a recipient has been told to expect.

Those clicking on the link get neither movies nor documents but give the malware access to their entire Outlook address book.

When installed, the worm sends copies of itself to every e-mail address it can find.


Web News / Mitchell Baker on handing control to Firefox users:
« on: May 09, 2010, 03:22:11 PM »
Mitchell Baker, the woman behind Firefox browser, said users must stay in control of their web experience in the future.


Web News / Malware suspected of 'Black Screen' issue
« on: December 02, 2009, 10:13:27 PM »
Malware suspected of 'Black Screen' issue:

Malware has been blamed for a problem with the Windows 7 operating system, dubbed the 'Black Screen of Death'.

Some Windows users are confronted by a totally black screen after they log on to their system.


Web News / Phishing attack targets Hotmail:
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:24:51 PM »
Phishing attack targets Hotmail

Thousands of accounts on web-based e-mail system Hotmail have been compromised in a phishing attack, software giant Microsoft has confirmed.

BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online.

Microsoft said it had launched an investigation.

Phishing involves using fake websites to lure people into revealing details such as bank accounts or login names.

Paddy.. :blink:

LandzDown Lounge / This website will self-destruct...
« on: August 12, 2009, 11:10:04 PM »
This website will self-destruct...


This website will self-destruct...

Read it quick: this article will self-destruct in eight hours.


Listen >>>

Paddy...  :)

Web News / Unsung heroes save net from chaos:
« on: July 22, 2009, 10:29:11 PM »

Crack teams of volunteers keep the net online and functioning, according to leading internet lawyer Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard University.
The way data is divided up and sent around the internet in many jumps makes it "delicate and vulnerable" to attacks or mistakes, he said.

Paddy... :cheers:

LandzDown Lounge / Webcam under hacker's control:
« on: May 18, 2009, 10:35:39 AM »
Now you can see the power or a Trojan ..

Webcam under hacker's control:
Reformed hacker Jacques Erasmus from security firm Prevx takes control of a computer by infecting it with trojan software.
The infection allows him to view whatever is on the victim's screen and record his key strokes.

Paddy.. :thud:

LandzDown Lounge / North West 200
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:22:59 PM »
NW 200

This is highlights of one of last year’s race. Not for the faint hearted.

I can’t wait to see this years Race..  :dance:

Paddy .

Web News / ‘Swine flu virus' hits Japan’
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:50:49 AM »
‘Swine flu virus' hits Japan’
TOKYO - JAPAN has reported no human cases of deadly swine flu so far - but a computer virus of the same name has been spreading on the Internet in recent days, authorities warned on Thursday.

Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) said on its website that a suspicious Japanese-language email message with an attached file called 'information on swine flu' had been circulating in cyberspace.

'The institute has received reports that the email message falsely identifying itself as coming from the NIID is circulating,' it said.

'The email is carrying a file titled 'information on swine flu', which has been recognised as an illegal programme by the institute's virus-checking software,' the NIID statement said.

The institute did not say what kind of malware was hidden inside the file or what harm it might do.

The email, originating from senders in the ' domain, seemed to be sent to random Internet users, the institute said.

'It is obviously a suspicious message falsely identifying itself,' it said.
NIID staff were not immediately available for comment.

Japan has so far reported no human cases of swine flu, which is believed to have killed up to 84 people in Mexico - eight of them confirmed - and has spread to the United States, Europe, Israel and New Zealand. – AFP


Web News / Botnet 'ensnares government PCs'
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:28:38 PM »

Almost two million PCs globally, including machines inside UK and US government departments, have been taken over by malicious hackers.

Security experts Finjan traced the giant network of remotely-controlled PCs, called a botnet, back to a gang of cyber criminals in the Ukraine.

Several PCs inside six UK government bodies were compromised by the botnet.



LandzDown Lounge / Extreme Sheep
« on: April 09, 2009, 10:52:56 AM »
Extreme Sheep LED Art

Paddy...   :hysterical:

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