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Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered that the use of antimicrobial soaps and other products may unnecessarily be directly exposing consumers to significant quantities of chloroform. Peter Vikesland, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has shown in his research that when the chemical triclosan, present in many antimicrobial soaps, reacts with chlorine in tap water, chloroform is produced. Chloroform is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.
yes you read right. it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc.
Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.
A federal court is blocking Microsoft from using a networking feature planned for the company's future operating system code-named Longhorn and a service pack for Windows Server 2003 that had been scheduled to come out last year, according to a company that's suing Microsoft over the technology.
Here's one method for getting Mandriva 10.2, aka Mandriva 2005, before the public iso release in two weeks.
I recently got my hands on a new motherboard, the nForce4-DAGF is a budget minded solution from DFI as it goes on sales for less then 110USD, let's see if it has DFI's great OC blood.
Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.
The practice of overclocking PCs has been blamed for an unusually high number of reported Windows crashes.
Raymond Chen, a Microsoft Windows developer, has revealed that Microsoft received a series of crash reports containing errors which, he said, 'made no sense whatsoever'.
Linux is moving up the enterprise pyramid from non-mission critical network edge functions, to mission critical deployment, but the biggest hurdles to greater Linux enterprise penetration are process-based.
There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist. Companies like Microsoft want to lock out competition, and the open source community is the anti-monopoly. Stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses.
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the extension of its open source support with the release of driver source codes for specific VIA hardware.
According to the twiki, the release schedule has been updated to April 14. Talk in the forum leads one to believe torrents will be available to club members first. The twiki lists Limited Edition becoming available for everyone on May 1. Powerpacks will include versions for both 32 and 64 bit arch.
UPDATE: ISO to club soon
10.2 tree currently being mirrored on the mirror reference machine.
Final UPDATE: It's been released to club members.
Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.