The Microsoft Security Response Centre (MSRC) today warns of a new security threat to Windows users. Hackers are apparently mass-emailing millions of computyer users with a fate notification that includes an executable attachment. Far from being a legitimate MS patch or update, the file is actually a hacker tool known as Backdoor:Win32/Haxdoor. If run by […]

A new report commissioned by the European commission warns that millions of European children and youths are at risk of permanent hearing loss if they listen to portable music players at high volume levels for as little as five hours per week. Researchers point out that the risk of hearing loss is increasing in direct […]

From: NEWS.com and Reuters – U.S. President George W. Bush signed two new bills into law yesterday, both of which tighten monitoring of Internet predators. As NEWS.com correspondent Stephanie Condon points out, one of the bills has definite political overtones. The Protect Our Children Act contains a variety of provisions, some introduced by none other […]

That’s right! The big news in the digital universe this morning is that Miscrosoft — perhaps after enduring increasing ridicule and criticism over the ‘asperational’ names it’s attached to recent versions of its flagship operating system — has decided to simply call the next full version ‘Windows 7’. Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President, Windows Product […]

A nefarious new hacker tool now circulating on the Net lets baddies create ‘perfect’ replicas of YouTube pages which can allow the hackers to enslave the computers of unwitting video fans. Online security watchdogs warn users to beware of certain e-mails containing links to YouTube videos. Such e-mails are commonly used to advise friends and […]

From: CNet News > WebWare – Google has launched a new service that inserts ads into games. AdSense for Games is still in beta, but the buzz in the game industry is already building. Observers had been wondering what Google was going to do with AdScape, the small company that developed the core technology behind […]

Adobe has issued a security advisory describing a Flash Player bug that could let hackers take over control of users’ Web cams and computer microphones. Adobe cautions that the bug effects all browsers and all operating systems. The problem starts with what’s known as a ‘clickjacking’ attack, in which baddies lure users to click unknowingly […]

From: The Daily Telegraph – In a (relatively) rare interview, Apple’s other Steve – co-founder Wozniak – opens up to the UK’s Daily Telegraph on a wide range of issues including his relationship with Apple’s iconic CEO, Steve Jobs, his take on the iPod and iPhone phenomena and how the current economic situation is effecting […]

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Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior court ruled yesterday that Bell ExpressVu’s administrative charge to customers who fail to pay their monthly bill on time is illegal. In summary, the $25 late fee was found to violate the Canadian Criminal Code provision that makes it illegal to charge an interest rate in excess of […]