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Date archive: November 2011

Phishing scam threatens to delete Facebook accounts in 24 hours

Facebook phishing emails are threatening to delete users’ Facebook accounts unless the victims pass along their account details within 24 hours. The phishing messages are charging Facebook users with violating policy regulations by annoying or insulting other Facebook users. The messages are then requesting personal and financial information including Facebook login details and part of…

Stanford’s Free Computer Science Courses

Stanford University is offering the online world more of its undergraduate level courses. These free courses consist of You Tube videos with computer-marked quizzes and programming assignments. The ball had been started rolling by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig’s free online version of their Stanford AI class, for which they hoped to reach an audience in…

Built in anti-virus software for Windows 8?

Microsoft has been making a free anti-virus software available for a couple of years, in the form of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft has been bundling a program called Windows Defender with Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista, but it doesn’t really compare to a proper anti-virus product.tyou had to download it from the internet –…

200 Million Android Devices Activated

550,000 Every Day The latest OS might night be out yet, but despite the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich, folks are still buying Android handsets by the boatload. Google yesterday revealed that in the three years since Android first launched, 200 million phones have been sold and its activating half a million every day. Speaking…

Romanian hacker arrested for breaching NASA servers

A 26-year old Romanian hacker has been arrested for damaging computer systems at NASA, according to a release from the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). Robert Butyka is charged with breaking into an unspecified number of servers at NASA starting in December of 2010. NASA has become something of a reputation-building target for…

Windows 8 Developer Preview Available for Download

The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software…

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