Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Countries prepping for Cyberwar:

Threats of cyber-warfare have been hyped for decades. There have been unauthorized penetrations into government systems since the early ARPANET days and it has long been known that the U.S. critical infrastructure is vulnerable.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Google poised to become your phone company...

Google is set to become your new phone company, perhaps reducing your phone bill to zilch in the process. Google has bought Gizmo 5, an online phone company that is akin to Skype but based on open protocols and with a lot fewer users. TechCrunch, which broke the news on Monday, reported that Google spent $30 million on the company.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mixed Response to Astley iPhone Virus

iPhones across Australia lit up with the face of '80s crooner Rick Astley this week as a Wollongong TAFE student made international headlines for releasing the first virus to infect the popular smartphone platform.

The virus is able to reset the phone wallpaper to display an image of Astley (a practice known as rickrolling) on “jailbroken” iPhones.

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