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Monthly Archives: May 2012

New iPhone 5 pics show EVERY detail, say rumor-mongers

New iPhone 5 pictures show Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) making room for a bigger screen, a semi-unibody enclosure, and a new dock connector. The screen is supposedly taller, switching to a 16:9 HDTV-style ratio. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the meaning of it all.

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Behind the ‘Flame’ malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ)

With possible ties to malware targeting Iran, the Flame spying software is seen as the latest cyber espionage attempt from a nation state.

American Greetings raises e-card defenses against phishers

The greeting card company is now using an anti-phishing standard known as DMARC to help block fake e-mails.

Iranian and Syrian dissidents targeted by spyware

A proxy tool used by people in Iran and Syria to bypass local censorship controls seems to be the victim of a new strain of spyware.

Flame virus could attack other nations

The International Telecommunications Union is set to warn nations about the threat of the virus that has already hit Iran and parts of the Middle East.

White House prepares to convene anti-botnet summit

At an event Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., industry representatives will announce plans to fight back against botnets, which have become the Internet’s leading security threat.

Apple confirms WWDC keynote for June 11

Apple today laid out the schedule for its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and confirmed that it will, as usual, kick off the annual meeting with a keynote address, likely hosted by CEO Tim Cook.

Fedora 17 takes to the cloud

The newest release of the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux distribution includes a number of technologies that haven't made their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) yet, including a new version of the OpenStack cloud platform, code-named Essex, that the… Continue reading

Apple sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in 2011, already sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in first half of 2012, won’t comment on Apple television

As part of his talk at the D10 Conference today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that while they’d sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in 2011, they’d already sold 3 million in the first half of 2012 alone. That’s… Continue reading

Flame virus is mid-east cyber-broiler

Supposedly, the Flame virus is the biggest cyber-weapon yet discovered. The malware is targeting middle-eastern countries and stealing information, but who wrote it, and why? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers toss out their theories.

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