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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

Tree

Exclamation!!!

The title puts the exclamation point at the wrong place. It should be Avast! not Brick! We have no problems with Avast! but use Windows 7, not Windows HATE!!!

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

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What's a native, any way?

Is a native one of those men with a bone in his nose or women with pendulous breasts in the National Geographic? Please define what that means.

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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"Your privates are very important to us"

What about MY RIGHTS? Digital rights management for me means I never use this product. Adobe is evil like Google.

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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

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Zuckerberg can stick his opinion up his behind

The name above is not what my parents gave me. If I ever agree to the terms of service, it will not be with a real surname nor will true stories be told. His advertisers can bite me, too.

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Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list

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If you allow it to update, it will do so during the busy times

The article implied that the antivirus had not been updated since 2007. Windows probably also had no security updates for the same reason. That's all you need for it to reboot before waiting on customers. A simple DOS or Unix box programmed to do one thing only would have been cheaper and better. And do not connect to the interwebs!

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Euro chiefs: Hi Google. Here's how to REALLY protect everyone's privacy. Hello? Hello?

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Flame

None of their beeswax

Bad enough that big data about ME is collected by evil people like Brin who believes in the religion of global warming now. Worse that it is shared with others who may be inclined to blackmail. The B.S. that it is so convenient that ads I want are targeted to me is bad enough. What else can be targeted to ME and Thee.

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

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Correction: It was the mortgage brokers, not the banks

The people pushing the neg am loans were independent mortgage brokers who did not work for a lender. Banks who actually hold the notes were not the ones pushing these low start rate loans (at least at the earliest) This was a new phenomenon. Previously, loan officers were employees who brought in business to Banks and S&Ls. Banks generally do not lend to those unlikely to pay off the loan. At the end of the bubble, the banking institutions did follow the competition and did make unsafe loans, but the smart ones sold the notes off to "wall street" instead of taking on the risk.

Many people who bought houses in those days did so because they thought it would make them rich. The borrowers were sure housing would continue to increase in value. They were willing to borrow in order to pay$200,000 for a property that would soon be worth $300,000. People could qualify for a loan with less income using a neg am than a traditional 30-year fixed.

The U.S. government also encouraged loans to low income people using "red-lining" rules, that changed the equation to make such lending more likely than before.

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Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills

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Are your privates with the illegals?

Whenever I go to the local Home Depot, there are always a crowd of illegal aliens standing around outside in the shadows there. It is a crime to hire them. Inside there are these crminal terminals trying to steal our money. Is it possible that these are in any way connected? Is Home Depot profiting in any way from these criminal enterprises?

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Boffins plot global (browser) cookie crumb trail

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Gurgle is the worst

Google started this to monetize us. The rest, including AOL and Mapquest are having to track us to make money, also. Use Firefox and in "options" you may choose to also block third party cookies. You must also use Adblock Plus with a subscription to Easy Privacy List. If you do not use Facebutt, then subscribe also to Fanboy's Social Blocking List. Facebook can be the worst, but Google has superceded them this month. These scum are always changing the terms of service to confuse us.

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Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out

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Classic bloatware for a price

Reader used to be a good document reader but has too much other stuff. For making PDF's use Open Office or Libre Office. They are both great and do not have Microsoft Office vulnerable scripts. Also they are free of charge. How can anyone justify paying for these programs.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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Gurgle be evil

The company spies on us if we do not work hard to prevent that from happening. What they do with that data they collect about us, is not certain. Some may be used for nefarious purposes. Some of the data was apparently sucked out of their databases by the NSA. The company that spies on us was angry that someone was spying on them. Who else has access to our data now?

Search your computer for the word "google" You would be surprised how many times it turns up. This does not count "doubleclick" and other products owned by google. I don't recommend deleting every file with google in its name. It cannot all be deleted or your computer will stop working. What are all these things and are they spying on me, too?

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Backoff malware attacks hit 'more than 1,000 big businesses', warns US government

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Why not use Windows Hate?

Malware could never find anything because of jumping tiles in 8. Really, a simpler OS is likely safer. Just write them in DRDOS. and have a hardware firewall.

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Puts people out of work, too

An excuse for shutting down modern industry. There was no global warming in the stone age. Wait - there was an ice age going on back then!

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EFF looses Privacy Badger to munch cookies and scripts

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Hope this stops GURGLE

The reason to stop evil companies from snooping on us is that it's none of their business if I don't wish them to know. We really cannot stop them from blabbing this to the highest bidder even if they try not to be evil. I'd like to see if Sergie Brinn would like me peering in his window. If he does want that, he can tell us where he and his family live.

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Surprise! NSA's first ever 'transparency' 'report' is anything but

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Re: Its Newspeak, the language of today...

I, for one, will keep applauding Mr. Clapper until he changes from transparent to invisble. Please disappear, dirtbag. Clap, Clap

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Germany dumps Verizon for Deutsche Telekom over NSA spying

Tree

LIES?

O'Bama never lies. See Joe Wilson.

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Google pries open YOUR mailbox, invites developer partners

Tree

truly EVIL!

Gurgle wants to know everything about you, but NOT to help you. If you let this happen, you are screwed.

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Senate slams ad servers for security failings

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Black Helicopters

Do not do evil, doubleclick

All these ad sites should be blocked. The easiest way is to only surf with Firefox with NoScript and AdBlock Plus extensions. An added protection is provided by SpywareBlaster from Javacool Software. It includes 16,977 protections for no charge from things like AdRevolver and DoubleClick.

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Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT

Tree
Stop

I want my modern conveniences

Stop the BS about central planning making the average person better off. We know that more centrally planned economies are worse for the citizens, so why do all these UN people want more of it? Why is Venezuela an economic basket case? What is more important - the truth or control of others' lives?

When will the earth's temperature be optimal? What is the optimal temperature? It may be that for most of earth's history there were no polar ice caps. The earth was warmer.

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AOL Mail locks down email servers to deal with spam tsunami

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Coat

AOL is better than Google

America On Line does not track you and sell your information to all kind of wierdos like Gurgle does. This is clearly not an intentional loss of your privacy, but a screwup.

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Burnt out on patches this month? Oracle's got 104 MORE fixes for you

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Coffee/keyboard

Cover 0regon

0racle is responsible for designing the socialist market computer for health insurance for the state of Oregon. Exactly zero people were able to enroll. This is the biggest FAIL of all the lousy enrollment computers. Change the letter"O" in 0racle to a number "0"!

Is this still broken or did they fix this?

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Microsoft spells out new rules for exiling .EXEs

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Foolbars for fools!

Anything from CNet certainly fails. Microsoft would be good just to block that DOWNLOAD*COM website totally. To download freeware one needs an installer program. It is insane that MacAfee is installed with everything as well as other useless junk. Many of these freeware sites have turned into malware installers. Toolbars for tools and foolbars for fools!

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Interview: Cisco's security supremo on the Internet of Everything

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I am afraid

Just like it is an unnecessary risk to use a Target credit card, it is too risky to have your stuff connected online. Even if people do not steal or ruin your possessions, accidents can happen. Use the on/off switch instead.

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Symantec fires CEO Steve Bennett: To lose 1 chief is unfortunate, to lose 2 is OK, apparently

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Re: bloatware

Their sales have to be in the toilet. The only time people would get the security suite is by buying a new computer with Symantec/Norton as part of the crapware.. However, Windows HATE is discouraging the purchasers, because the average person cannot find anything like documents or programs, let alone the "off" button..

Do not blame the current CEO, but that guy who is on Microsoft's board for the reduction in sales. Microsoft came up with the new OS, which they claim is the safest, most bulletproof Windows ever. Why run the bloatware when you have Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for free? It is less likely that they will identify the kernel as a virus as Symantec occasionally does.

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Didn't you know? Today's Patch Thursday! Adobe splats hijack bug in Shockwave Player

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What is Shockwave Flash>

I thought you needed to have shickwave player to play flash. What's the difference?

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Cisco kicks off $300k Internet of Things security competition

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You win in less than six words, gimme $50k

do not connect it

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Crap hospital databases next goldmine for cyber-crooks, say Microsoft's botnet slayers

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In the US blame Billary

Medical records used to be be behind lock and key and guarded by a determined supervisor. After Mrs. Clinton first tried “HillaryCare” (which was a dud. What difference does it make?), she pushed for electronic medical records. These are out there for the world to see, because they are required under the law in the US. Once digitized thay can be copied over automatically. Are you curious about Michael Jackson's records? They'd fit on a CD or USB drive. Coincidentally, when Billary, the PIAPS, was made Secretary of Stake, diplomatic cables were disclosed to the world by that hermaphrodite buck private.

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Apple slams shut TEN code execution holes in QuickTime on Windows

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Re: Quicktime

Real Player? What bloatware! That was the model for a simple program that worked well whose authors thought it could replace all the other programs on your PC. Adobe acrobat reader followed that business model. The worse thing is that Real Player spread obnoxious adware to your computer. while trying to track your every move. Gurgle and Facebutt follow that model today (except the adware, bloat, and tracking are in the stinking cloud).

The cloud stinks.

Quicktime tries to track you also. If it was just a media player, as it was at one time, most of the security issurs would go away. What a bag of hurt!

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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Re: If you got a computer you don't buy Windows HATE.

Main reason I hate it is that I cannot find anything. Second reason is that it is harmful to connect to Microsoft and let them steal your private information. Third is that I prefer to disconnect from the internet when I don't need it. This causes tiles to bounce around again, just when I remember where they are. Cannot find the one I need after it moves.

It needs Microsoft Update settings so that unneeded stuff like the !BINGBAR! are not foisted upon us. XP sp3 is much better.

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Office Online rises from ashes of 'confusing' Office Web Apps

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Naming

Microsoft is terrible about naming things. They still have two explorers (minimum) on every operating system. Windows 8 should have been called jumping tiles, because I cannot find any windows in it.

Office online is an exception. It has just the right name to describe it.

The other online version Office 360 or 365 has a name that makes no sense being that it follows 2010 and 2013. Open Office is fine with me. I use an older version except when I need to open the Microsoft files ending in "x", like .docx. Word processors usually don't improve year to year.

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New Flash vuln exploited (again). Adobe posts emergency fix (again)

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Flash as easy to crack open as a fortune cooke

Year of the horsie brings good luck to Chinese Checkers. When these websites run flash, they are asking for trouble. Don't use flash or java if you want security! This type of site can be better without it, anyway. The Chinee know that Adobe is worse than the northbound end of the southbound horse.

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Good news! Today is Data Privacy Day ... Stop sniggering at the back

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Flame

Privacy rules

Keep your stuff private. Avoid the following: Gurgle, Facebutt, Tw*tter. Block googleanalytics, Doubleclick, etc. This is made easier using Firefox and some extensions available. I use NoScript, AdBlock Plus and Better Privacy. Using these, one can decide who gets one's info and who doesn't. Turn off location awareness. NEVER use a Google product like Chrome, Android devices, Gmail. Likewise with Microsoft if connected to internet like Internet Explorer. Search with an engine like DuckDuckGo rather than Google, Bing or even Yahoo. They want to track you.

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1.1 MILLION customers' credit card data was swiped in Neiman Marcus breach

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Re: Chip & PIN

Rather Chip, Pin & Windows. Sorry, but Windows ME, CE or Windows (hate) 8 can all get their pockets picked by those who know how. That secret PIN is recorded along with the output of the chip and can be stolen and used to buy other stuff. Please pay cash. Quid and Change.

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Cybercrooks slide fingers into TELLIES+FRIDGES, spam splurge ensues

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Megaphone

International child abuse webcam ring smashed after routine police check

After reading this story after the kiddy pr0n one, makes one wonder if the baby bottle warmer could be doing double duty. Are there people still planting these pictures on your computer and then holding you ransom? Wait, what's that moaning coming from my oven!?

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

Tree

Phone numbers?

A phone number is not protected information. There are telephone books published freely although you may request an unlisted number. It's not your social or even date of birth. If a bad guy gets your number they can only call you, not steal money or anything.

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Five critical fixes on deck for Patch Tuesday

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Black Helicopters

Why so many versions of Office?

Microsoft wastes good talent tweaking and changing Office when they should use the programmers' time to actually improve the security which they obviously did not work on. 2003 is just as good as latest verson of Office. The only reason they change the cosmetics are (1) to make files incompatible with old versions and (2) sell the same stuff a second time to those suckers who already own it. Open Office and Libre Office are good enough.

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Think unpatched Win XP hole's not a big deal? Hope you trust your local users

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FAIL

Why use Windows HATE, formerly known as Windows 8?

My fngers are to FAT to use a touchy screen. Must use an older version of Windows for it to be usable. There are ways of keeping an old OS running well, not the least of which is to keep Adobe and Oracle programs off of the box. Good thing that Adobe did not get a contract to run a state health insurance exchange. Oracle is the contractor for the state of Oregon and they have not signed up a single person yet for insurance. Is that an "O" or a zero in 0racle? The biggest fail. Do not know if it is Java based.

If an insurance application website was based on Adobe Acrobat, you would need to update your policy every 2 months. Flash would require constant updates to your policy, with different versions for male and female..

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Buggy software in need of patching? Hey, we got that right here – Adobe

Tree

Adobe is the best

I love it when Adobe controls my camera. Better when you add John McAfee. Two pieces of crapware in one download!

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Boffins agree: YES we have had an atmospheric warming pause

Tree
Big Brother

Eggheads and Theoreticians

These kind of people who think they know it all and can predict the future are only dangerous if we beleive them. Similarly predictors are being demolished in the US by the realization that the new health care law did not bend the cost curve down as predicted, but markedly raised insurance rates. They know the theory and it is logical, but the world works differently so their predictions do not come to pass. If they are so smart, why can't they tie their own ties?

If we follow their remedies, the result will be harmful for most people. Do not believe them.

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Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics

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Healthcare.gov

That is what is wrong with the bleeping computers running the socialist "market" for insurance in the US. Microsoft software and images that are TIFFs! Need to start all over, but try dental insurance first using JPGs to get the bugs out before moving to health coverage (a matter of life and death) and TIFFs. Some Asian cultures have lived just fine with crooked teeth.

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A-D'OH!-BE: Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' MEGA HACK RANSACK

Tree
Unhappy

Re: Serves the bastards right

Such BLOATWARE that no we longer use Adobe Acrobat Reader, thank God. They want to track us with flasn cookies, though. Is that a threat to my privacy or not? Using NoScript helps, but I'm afraid. Idiots!

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BILLION DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft chief makes $1bn simply by quitting

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Facepalm

Can you trust them?

Ballmer better watch out if he thinks his former employer can be trusted with his retirement. Microsoft could not be trusted with anything for years.

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US Republican enviro-vets: 'Climate change is real. DEAL WITH IT'

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What will the temperature be on August 5, 2090?I

There are two questions that need to be answered before massive regulations and human exterminations are to be implemented. If they can't know how hot it will be tomorrow, how can they predict in 75 Years? Also, if it will be warmer, is that good or bad? If this is shown to be bad, when should we start culling the human race and with whom shall we start?

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Symantec slams Web Gateway back door on would-be corporate spies

Tree

Symantec again?

I wonder if this is a bloated pig, too. Another good reason to wipe Norton/Symantec off you hard drive.

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Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday

Tree

Windows is vulnerable because Microsoft made it easy to use?

Ask the Windows 8 people how easy it is to find things and use them. Is it safer than 7? It sure is harder to use.

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Facebook slurped phone numbers says Norton

Tree
Windows

Facebutt, give me my number back

Just like Gurgle kept the stuff found by their war driving, also facebook needs to keep our numbers and sell your privacy to be able to get Suckerberg enough to live on. Phone numbers are sometimes unlisted, except by them. Please give me back my number.

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My bleak tech reality: You can't trust anyone or anything, anymore

Tree
WTF?

I trust Gurgle and after that Bong (Cold mail, Dead mail, or InLOOK, or whatever)

The above huge companies must be trusted not to track you or store your private secrets, right?

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Microsoft loads botnet-crushing data into Azure

Tree
Coffee/keyboard

data on malware-infected computers

The malware comes into Windows computers through the compromises MS has made to keep its monopoly power. This monopoly power is more important than protecting the user. Otherwise ASS- Sure would be part of every installation.

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Security boffins say music could trigger mobile malware

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Mushroom

Justin Beaver music infected my brain with a virus. Such torture! The cure is earplugs.

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Alleged SpyEye big fish hauled in for US trial

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Stop

Do you trust online banking?

These guys want to drain your bank account. Why would you want to bank or buy anything online? Wait a little longer and use a secure method rather than what you have. Internet Explorer 8, for example, was thought to be secure last month. Is what you use safe enough? Nobody knows.

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