Friday, January 29, 2010
Computerworld - USB sticks have offered pretty much the same functionality over the past year or so. So when Kingston announced a new DataTraveler Locker USB Flash Drive that offered partitioning capability, I took notice.
Kingston's new thumb drive offers the somewhat stand-out capability of allowing a user to set up an encrypted partition to safeguard some of that data, while allowing the remaining drive space to be open and accessible by anyone. I find this useful because I'm often lending my USB drive to friends who want a simple way to transfer files or temporarily save some data.
Sure you can trick a Windows system into creating partitions on a USB stick by flipping the Removable Media Bit, making it appear as a permanent or fixed drive, however, it's possible that solution could render your drive unusable.
So I liked that this product offers a reliable way to quickly set up a partition on a USB stick.
Read the full review by Lucas Mearian
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Young students tend to model themselves after adults of the same sex, and having a female teacher who is anxious about math may reinforce the stereotype that boys are better at math than girls, explained Sian L. Beilock, an associate professor in psychology at the University of Chicago."
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Usually, when someone says their iPhone is a life saver, they are talking about the phone helping them find a good takeout spot or an emergency bathroom.
When Dan Woolley says it, he really means it. He used a medical app saved on his phone to treat a leg injury after the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince collapsed around him.
Woolley used the light from his iPhone to show him his injuries and diagnosed it properly as a broken foot. Then, he used the instructions from the app to treat the excessive bleeding from cuts on his legs and the back of his head.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
mPower Technologies, Inc., the consumer products division of mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL), announces the debut of the mPower Emergency Illuminator(TM), a personal lighting device with a battery shelf life of more than 20 years, at the 2010 International CES. The International CES is being held in Las Vegas, NV, and is the world's largest consumer electronics show.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Security expert Graham Cluley asks whether infected PDFs were to blame
UPDATE: The vector for the attack on Google has since been confirmed as Internet Explorer.
Earlier this week the internet was rocked by a blog post from Googlerevealing that it had been the victim of a targeted attack from Chinese hackers, and was planning to express its outrage by no longer censoring the Chinese version of its search engine.
Google said that it and at least 20 other large companies had been on the receiving end of the "highly sophisticated and targeted attack", which resulted in the theft of intellectual property and the attempted access of Gmail accounts belonging to Chinese human rights activists.
Although targeted attacks are nothing new, it is very unusual for a corporation to be so upfront about an attack, and to pinpoint the blame in a clear direction.
Google, however, must be feeling fairly confident about its facts to so clearly imply that the Chinese state may have been responsible for the hacking attempt.
But how did the hack happen, and how can other companies and individuals protect themselves from similar attacks in the future?
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"One of the vectors..."
McAfee has been brought in by a number of companies attacked, and they insisted that there was nothing to substantiate the claimsthat Adobe's notorious PDF software could be responsible.
"We have never seen attacks of this sophistication in the commercial space," said Dmitri Alperovitch, a Vice President of Research with McAfee.
"We have previously only seen them in the government space."
"Don't use IE 6, 7 or 8 and switch browser," says Federal Office
"The German government's Federal Office for Information Security is warning computer users in the country NOT to use Microsoft Internet Explorer due to recent security scares.
The state organisation has issued the warning following Microsoft's admission that IE was a 'vector' in the recent attacks on Google in China.
The German government is thus advising its citizens to use alternative browsers such as Mozilla's Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Opera."