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« on: February 13, 2009, 05:31:32 PM »

The Weekly Tech News
Hi all.
Hope you're all partying hard for 1234567890 Wink
As usual, you can find last week's news here.


1. Hacker Site Claims Breach of Third Security Firm Web Site in a Week

2. HP Printer Hack Risk Prompts Update

3. Houston Justice System Laid Low by Conficker Worm

4. Win 7 and Smartphones Targeted in Pwn2own Challenge

5. A Promising New Key Management Standards Effort

6. Personal Data Of 45,000 Exposed In FAA Data Breach

7. Security Websites Hit By Big DDoS Attack

8. Cracking Down On Conficker: Kaspersky, OpenDNS Join Forces

9.  Mozilla Call for EU Intervention in Browser War is Troubling

10. A Farewell to Palm(O)s: Company Stakes Future On WebOS

11. Moonlight 1.0 Brings Silverlight to Linux

12. Russian and US Satellites Collide

13. Unix Lovers to Party Like It's 1234567890

14. [NSFW] Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of S**t That Doesn't F**king Work


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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 11:12:58 PM »

yeah! nice selection this time: security is always important imho ("safety first - safety always"), and also it is important to note you can't buy security...

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 03:19:31 AM »

From the article related to 12:

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Since the Soviets launched Sputnik in 1957, it is estimated about 6,000 satellites have been put in orbit.

Satellite operators are all too aware that the chances of a collision are increasing.

Perhaps people will start betting on collisions in the not-so-distant future...

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Nicholas Johnson, an orbital debris expert at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying that the Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-observing satellites at higher orbits and closer to the collision site were at greater risk of damage.

Wow, I guess I should have expected it, but there are "orbital debris experts"?

Thanks -- and it's nice to see space-related things again  Thmbsup
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 07:49:31 AM »

On point 9, I have a question for the European Commission. If Windows will come without Internet Explorer, how will the people download another browser from the web?

Thanks for the news, Ehtyar!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 01:02:03 PM »

On point 9, I have a question for the European Commission. If Windows will come without Internet Explorer, how will the people download another browser from the web?

Easy. Including a simple app which lists the available browsers for Windows, and fetches the selected one from the developer's site. Or providing them via Windows Update. Or developing a replacement for Windows Update mimicking the functionality of Linux package managers, that is, providing and updating all the software available for the OS, including libraries and the like.

Another thing is how convenient that would be, or even if it is desirable.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 12:18:42 AM »

shouldnt this be 07-09 edition?
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 04:43:46 AM »

Crap.

Ehtyar.

P.S. Ty Mouse Man.
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