Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free Online University Courses

Coursera is social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Their technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

They offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says

Apache fires at Microsoft over IE10's DNT privacy settings Apache issued a web server patch named, 'Apache does not tolerate deliberate abuse of open standards.' This will override a web server's configuration file so that it ignores Internet Explorer 10's Do Not Track settings. Read more click me

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one

A survey finds that even hard-core Windows 8 fans prefer Windows 7 by a two to one margin., the self-proclaimed largest Windows 8 help and support forum on the Internet, is filled with posts on such subjects as how to try to terminate a process in the Windows 8 task manager when access is denied and the state of Winodws 8 HP printer drivers. These hard-core Windows 8 early adopters group recently polled their users. And, 50,000 votes later, they found that their memberships' favorite Windows operating system was overwhemling Windows 7. Read More

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oracle Knew About Currently Exploited Java Vulnerabilities for Months, Researcher Says

Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations. Read More Click here

 Oracle’s emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities After an exploit in the latest Java 7 framework was discovered, Oracle (ORCL) responded with an emergency patch to fix the problem. Read More Click here

 Internet Explorer Zero-Day Flaw Exploited by Same Java Gang Attackers are exploiting a new security vulnerability in Internet Explorer and security experts are recommending users stop using IE until the flaw is patched. Read More Click here

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Researcher digs up another zero-day Java bug

Computerworld - A security researcher known for finding Java bugs has uncovered a new critical zero-day vulnerability in all currently-supported versions of the popular Oracle software.
The bug, which was publicly reported on the Full Disclosure security mailing list Tuesday by Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations, can be leveraged to hijack a machine equipped with Java, letting attackers install malware on the system.
Windows PCs and Macs are equally at risk if their users have installed Java, or in the case of OS X, are running 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, or earlier. Snow Leopard was the last edition where Apple bundled Java with the operating system.
All currently-support versions of Java, including Java 5, Java 6 and Java 7, contain the bug.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Deploying and Managing OS X Mountain Lion

The Casper Suite has been updated to leverage and be compatible with the new operating system, giving administrators immediate access to this powerful new set of tools. With over 3 million downloads of OS X Mountain Lion in the first four days of release and new Apple devices arriving with the latest operating system installed, IT administrators will quickly need to understand how to efficiently and securely manage devices running OS X Mountain Lion in their organization. Deploying and Managing OS X Mountain Lion We will take a look at the new enterprise management capabilities that have been introduced in the latest version of OS X. These new technologies introduce significant new advantages as well as considerations that IT administrators should consider, and we will explore some of the most important principles to keep in mind for large-scale deployments of OS X Mountain Lion.