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Linux Bluetooth hackers hijack car audio

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Linux

Linux hackers have demonstrated a way to inject or record audio signals from passing cars running insecure Bluetooth hands-free units.

US firm claims 30bn Euro banknotes infringe its patent

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Legal

A US-based document security firm yesterday claimed that every Euro banknote in circulation infringes on a patent it owns covering anti-counterfeiting technology.

Linux lab names financial chief

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs has named Mike Temple its first chief financial officer, the Linux development consortium said Monday.

Torvalds in renewed Aust Linux trademark push

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Linux

A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has written to Australian Linux vendors asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the name Linux and purchase a licence for its use from the worldwide trademark owner.

Veteran's groups protest Windows 'Vista' name

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Microsoft

Microsoft has raised more ire with its chosen name for future Windows, Vista - this time from non-profit groups representing veteran US soldiers.

Software pirates tap into technology

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Misc

Criminal gangs are increasing taking advantage of the internet to peddle counterfeit software, say experts.

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Flaws Found in MySQL Tracking System

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Security

Flaws have been found in MySQL Eventum 1.5.5 and prior that allow malicious users to conduct cross-site scripting and SQL injection attacks.

Next Explorer to fail Acid test

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Microsoft

Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser won't pass a stringent standards test that rivals have embraced.

Hackers Demonstrate Their Skills in Vegas

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Misc

Even the ATM machines were suspect at this year's Defcon conference, where hackers play intrusion games at the bleeding edge of computer security.

Music labels file online piracy lawsuits in UK

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Legal

Record companies in Britain are filing their first ever lawsuits against five people accused of illicitly sharing music online, after settling out of court with dozens of others.

Kaspersky debuts Linux antivirus in the U.S.

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Software

Kaspersky Lab is expanding further into the American market with the U.S. debut of its antivirus software for Linux and Unix e-mail servers, file servers and workstations.

E-waste becoming a health hazard

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Misc

"E-trash" is creating an increasing health hazard across the nation, with the U.S. Senate trying to find a national solution.

TUX Issue #5 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number five, August 2005, of TUX is now available. Highlights include articles like Dancing with Windows by Allen Mercer or
A Matter of Choice by Michael Hammel. Reviews include Linspire, Impress and Xchat.

Man Sued in eBay Dispute Over Elvis Car

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Web

A 66-year-old man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against a New York man who reneged on a bid he made on eBay to buy a 1969 Mercedes Benz that was once owned by Elvis Presley.

Windows Vista: Killer Product or Dud?

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Microsoft

We won't know whether this product is a success or a failure for sure until after it actually launches, so I'll spell out two scenarios, one where it sets records and one where it fails miserably.

Bomber manhunt to force e-border check review

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Security

Concerns over border security following the manhunt for the London bombing suspects could lead to proposals for a new computer-based checking system being rushed in.

ECS, Hybrid Motherboards, Part 2

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Hardware
Reviews

After initially evaluating the board's layout and what ECS has in mind for its hybrid motherboard, I must say that some of the most attractive aspects of the board are ECS' promise to deliver an affordable solution that costs much less than its competition.

New World Record for Wi-Fi Distance

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Sci/Tech

My pal Frank Keeney tells me that the world record holders for the longest distance for an unamplified Wi-Fi link (55.1 miles at 30mw) blasted through their own year old record today at the Defcon Wi-Fi Shootout.

Rating System Will Evaluate Free Software

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OSS

Free software, despite the price, can be confusing and costly for corporations to use. So companies often have to do their own testing and tweaking to see if such open-source programs work reliably. To address the problem, a rating system has been devised.

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