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  • News: Facebook Bolsters Malware Protection

    Facebook has cemented a new partnership to protect its users against malicious links posted on their walls, news feeds, and elsewhere in the social network. You know, those links from someone you haven't seen in years encouraging you to click through to the photos of how "you waz sooo crazy at that party last night!!!" or some such. Click on one and you could be welcoming all kinds of nasty stuff into your account and even your hard drive.

  • News: IGF: Small botnets pose security risk to Internet

    Small botnets available for hire for as little as US$ 10 per hour pose a security threat to the Internet, says ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Security and Stability Advisory committee (SSAC). Ram Mohan , a member of SSAC made the comments on Friday at a session titled "Mitigating Domain Name System Cyberattacks" during the ongoing Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi. The sixth IGF, which comes to a closed its doors on Friday last week had been ongoing since Monday.

  • News: South Sudan +211 country code goes live

    South Sudan's mobile service provider, Gemtel, has tested and gone live with South Sudan's +211 dialling code. Gemtel went live with the code on October 1st, about 2 months ahead of the December 15th deadline. Major General Madut Biar Yel, the Republic of South Sudan's Minister for Telecommunication and Postal Services also announced that one other mobile operator would be switching to the country's +211 code. Zain is also reported to have launched the new dialling code . Zain operations in Sudan and South Sudan were not part of the stake sold to Bharti Airtel and later re-branded to Airtel in several African countries.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Note to hit UK on November 17

    The Samsung Galaxy Note, which is designed to fill the gap between smartphones and tablet PCs, will hit the UK on November 17.

  • News: Facebook adds protection against malicious links

    Facebook is partnering with security firm Websense in an effort to protect its 700 million members from malware and malicious web sites.

  • News: Russia pushes for UN resolution on cyberspace

    Russia and several other countries are pushing for a U.N. General Assembly resolution on a code of conduct that would promote peace and security in cyberspace among nations.

  • News: Are you an IT security leader - really?

    A surprisingly high--unreasonably high, in fact--number of organizations think their security program is part of the vanguard of risk management.

  • News: Sale of Game Copying Devices Ruled Illegal in France

    France is the latest country to declare the sale of the "R4" or "Magicom" game copying devices illegal.

  • News: App sandboxing risks eroding the Mac's identity

    So far I’ve refused to get upset about the tight level of control that Apple maintains on its products, and by extension its developers and its users. To me, it comes down to this:

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

    By now, you've probably gotten an earful about the Samsung Galaxy S II. This Android phone is a hit in Europe and now, after many long months of waiting, it has finally landed in the U.S. on AT&T ($200 with a two-year contract from AT&T). This version of the super thin phone has a big advantage over its sibling, the Epic Touch 4G on Sprint: It supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Other than a few other tweaks, it is fairly identical to the other Galaxy S II phones -- and that's a very good thing.

  • News: iPhone 4S name mentioned in latest iTunes 10.5 beta

    With rumours that Apple will launch two new iPhones tomorrow looking doubtful, a mention of an iPhone 4S in the latest iTunes 10.5 beta could be telling.

  • News: Facebook turns to Websense for malicious URL detection

    Facebook has partnered with security vendor Websense to protect its users from third-party malicious URLs spammed on the social networking website, the companies said on Monday.

  • News: Yahoo, ABC team up for news alliance

    Yahoo, looking to fight its way back to being an A-list online player, announced today that it is teaming up with ABC News

  • News: Classic Games in the Making: Old-School RPGs Are New Again

    Computer games have been around a long time, and a lot of the conventions and ideas that were once essential have now been forgotten. Sometimes game makers abandon them with good reason--does anyone miss using graph paper to hand-map dungeons filled with darkness and teleporters? But sometimes gamers find themselves pining for the adventures of yore.

  • News: Tablet Fire Sale: 5 Cheap Tablets

    Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

  • News: Follow This, Part 2: The Rest of the Tech Year in Tweets

    Last week we served up some highlights gleaned from the first six months of our recently concluded full year of tweeting at @PCWPluggedIn. Now we're back with our favorites from the second half of the year. As we noted last week, the goal of our Twitter feed is to amuse our followers and, secondarily, to link them to the serious and informative PCWorld.com articles that inspired our comments. But at PCW Plugged In, we leave the seriousness to others.

  • News: Improve Your Productivity With the Web

    Deadlines abound, and it's easy to get exasperated if you don't have a solid game plan for tackling your tasks effectively and efficiently. And who doesn't want to get things done?

  • News: HTC Investigates Reports of Vulnerability in Android Phones

    Revelations by researchers over the weekend that several HTC Android phone models contain a "massive security vulnerability" are being examined by the mobile handset maker.

  • News: Facebook joins forces with Websense to scan URLs

    Facebook has revealed it will protect social networkers from malicious links by checking URLs before a user clicks on them.

  • News: Iran threatens US and UK with cyber-retaliation

    Iran has threatened cyber-retaliation against its three most-cited enemies, the US, the UK and Israel, according to Iranian news agency, Ahlul Bayt.

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