Archive for February 22nd, 2019
Porn curious might be the main victims of the virus Nyxem.d, also known as VB.bi ou Blackmal.E@mm. It has been distributed via e-mails that are meant to have images of the Kama Sutra. By clicking on an attached file that is meant to be a film or video, the user ends up installing a code that disables all security programs and self-sends the virus to all e-mail addressed found in the computer. The Kama Sutra e-mails have been spread with many different subjects, such as "Hot Movie", "Arab sex dsc-00465.jpg", "Fw: SeX.mpg", "Fwd: Crazy illegal Sex!", "give me a kiss" and "The Best Videoclip Ever". Users have first been warned about this virus by Graham Cluley, specialist from SophosLabs.
The content of the German version of the on-line enciclopedy Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.de) was banned on Thursday after a judicial desicion. The German justice decided to banish the site’s content based on a lawsuite issued by the family of a hacker known as "Tron", who became famous due to the uncertain circumstances of his death – he was found hanged in a park in 1998. His parents sued the Wikipedia Foundation because the site revealed Tron’s real identity. Tron was interested in defeating computer security mechanisms and broke, amongst other things, the security of the German phonecard by producing working clones. He was later sentenced to 15 months in jail for the theft of a public phone, but the sentence was suspended on probation. User that access the site will find a note informing that the content is unavailable due to a judicial decision, but it is still possible to find information in Germany when going to the main website and clicking on the option "deutsch".
Walt Disney has declared to have sold more than 1.5 million episodes of shows such as Lost and Desperate Housewives via online music and video store iTunes. The programmes are currently available to US households only and cost $1.99 (?1.13) per episode. Other companies worldwide are also working to make their programs available online. In recent weeks US network CBS announced it was making shows like CSI and Star Trek available to buy online via Google. In the UK the BBC is currently trialling a service to offer TV programmes online for up to seven days after they have broadcast. ITV has also announced it is looking at delivering content.
Sony’s Blu-ray high capacity optical disc system should be available in the UK as early as March as part of a desktop PC package. The VGC-RC204 features a Blu-ray recorder that can archive up to 25GB of data on one disc.Sony is expecting the ?1800 PC to appeal mainly to video editors. The PC supports a 600GB hard drive and is accompanied by Sony’s MR100 wireless media receiver, which streams audio video and images to other screens and devices. Recordable Blu-ray discs will go on sale next month, with Sony estimating that they will retail for around ?10. The recorder isn’t compatible with the 50GB double-sided discs. A laptop with integrated Blu-ray drive will be available later in 2006.
Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc., the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of laptop computers, forecast on Friday 30-40 percent sales growth in 2006 due to higher laptop, server and LCD TV shipments. "We will be way over T$500 billion in 2006," Chief Operating Officer Michael Wang told reporters. He said Quanta had about T$400 billion in sales in 2005. "Our notebooks, servers and LCD TVs all had very good growth," he said, but he added that Quanta’s cellphone business did not perform as well because part of its management team was restructured.
Google is resisting efforts by the US Department of Justice to force it to hand over data?regarding what people search for. Google was asked for information on the types of query submitted over a week, and the websites included in its index to help The?DOJ to determine how often pornography shows up in online searches. It says the order will not violate personal privacy, but Google says it is too broad and threatens trade secrets. However, it is more likely (knowing this administration) that this is?simply a?toe in the water request to see what will happen. If Google loose, you’ll see more requests like this until we all accept it’s ok for the government to know everything about us, and throw us in prison without a lawyer because we used the word terrorist on?AIM one night.