Its been reported elsewhere that pirates have already cracked into the Windows 7 RC and are setting up botnets using it. Probably something they practiced on with a Vista shrink-wrap disk. Here is where Microsoft screwed up big time. The install routine could be set to do some sort of MD5 or better file checksum test and validation. Force the install routine to access a Microsoft server that does some sort of encrypted transaction with the install software BEFORE the software can be installed. The image needs to be fully encrypted and unlockable only when it calls home to the MS mothership and is validated. They OWN 90% of the entire world's computer desktops. In other words, if you're going to "protect" your IP, start at the freaking beginning Microsoft! Its time they started acting like the responsible adults/citizens/corporate entities they say they are. They had an opportunity to at least slow down bot-nets and other Internet trash and they pissed it away. Microsoft needs to … [Read more...] about Pirates on Board the M.S. MoneyTanker!
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I have long expressed my concern over China's behavior on the Internet, particularly their many furtive and illicit actions against U.S. citizens, U.S. companies, government agencies, and infrastructure operations. I have also discussed -- particularly in some of my lectures -- the prevalence of online organized crime coming out of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet states. Yesterday, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (the agency responsible for American counterintelligence efforts) issued a report to Congress entitled, "Foreign Spies Stealing U.S. Economic Secrets in Cyberspace" (PDF). I have to tell you that I haven't been able to read this report yet. I've been trying to download it, or, indeed, get to the NCIX.gov site all evening. Unfortunately, the site has been down for at least the past few hours: I wouldn't necessarily read a whole lot into that, but it is curious that a report that claims Russia and China have been actively engaging in cyber-spying … [Read more...] about U.S. finally acknowledges Chinese and Russian cyberthreat
Japan seeks to export its expertise in high-speed rail to the United States, according to a new report. On Tuesday, the Central Japan Railway Company took U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood on a 312-mile-per-hour test run on its experimental MLX01 maglev, the world's fastest train, which can top out at 361 m.p.h. Japan's interest? A piece of America's economic stimulus, of which a $14 billion portion has been earmarked for a rehabilitation of the nation's rail network. The United States' interest? High-speed, intercity rail for a sprawling, car-hungry nation. According to a New York Times report, Japan has long kept its bullet train technology to itself. But a declining domestic market, a growing rail race with China and new opportunities abroad (read: the U.S.) have forced officials to revisit that strategy. It's China versus Japan in the global arms race to outfit nations with high-speed rail, and the question is who can successfully scale fast enough. First, a recap: the Obama … [Read more...] about Japan seeks to export high-speed rail expertise to U.S.
Although Microsoft's SharePoint has been around for 14 years, it isn't the best CMS product on the market. As a SharePoint Administrator myself, I can tell you firsthand that there has to be something better. My interview with M-Files convinced me that there indeed is something better. While this post isn't a review, I do want to point out M-Files' compelling features to you as I saw them during the presentation. Often we use products because they are the "accepted standards" and we explore no further. That's unfortunate because in the case of M-Files, there's a better solution at hand that's economical, fast, efficient, and easier to manage than our accepted default choice. Take a closer look and you'll see why I'm excited about M-Files for content management. First, M-Files is very easy to install and configure. That is a refreshing difference compared to some of M-Files' competitors that have very complex requirements and lengthy installation procedures. Second, your information … [Read more...] about M-Files: A better SharePoint than SharePoint
posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:13 3 1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) The magical one is by far the worst. That's cheesy to the max posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:58 2 15. gaming64 (unregistered) O the m9 is magical. Lol posted on 27 Apr 2015, 08:05 8 31. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 425; Member since: 21 Jan 2011) Ever wonder what the 'S' is for that apple uses in their handsets? posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:48 7 43. gaming64 (unregistered) What if I told you that S in Samsung means sh€t posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:28 5 57. Scorpion67 (unregistered) It means sheep. iPhone 6Sheep model. posted on 27 Apr 2015, 11:01 4 59. kyleo92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Feb 2013) 3GS - Speed posted on 04 May 2015, 17:42 1 79. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 253; Member since: 08 Oct 2013) The 4s stood for SAME just as well as the 5s. The 5c stands for CHEAP. Magic school bus here I come. posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:13 1 2. Jamoga (Posts: 187; … [Read more...] about Comments for : Do you know what the “S” in Samsung’s Galaxy S line stands for? The answer is super cheesy
Gamers in Myanmar are out of luck, as they can no longer play games purchased on EA’s Origin digital distribution platform.Reddit user Trivial_Sublime woke up to find that he was unable to access his game library on Origin, and instead encountered an ominous “Access Denied” message upon logging in. Turns out the latest Origin update put into affect U.S. sanctions, ultimately blocking Myanmar.According to longtime EA Forum user, DarkAmaranth1966, “with the Origin 10 update, the laws of the United States (which is where EA is based) forced [it] to block certain countries. Unfortunately if you live in one of those countries. I’m sorry but there is nothing we can do here to allow you access again.” But there appears to be a contradiction: U.S. sanctions against Myanmar were lifted on October 7.On Myanmar’s U.S. Embassy website (which refers to Myanmar by its prior name, Burma), it states “As circumstances in Burma have changed since … [Read more...] about EA Blocks the entire country of Myanmar from using Origin, citing U.S. sanctions
When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.M is unique in the hotly competitive field of AI. It's meant to provide information, like the best nearby hiking spots, or the best burger joint. But it's also designed to complete tasks, like help someone order flowers for a parent's birthday, recommend which baby shoes to buy, or book travel arrangements."It's powered by artificial intelligence that's trained and supervised by people," said David Marcus, heading of messaging at Facebook, in announcing the initial test launch of the service on Wednesday.M exists as a feature inside Facebook's Messenger app, currently only available to some Messenger users in the San Francisco Bay Area.For those who have access to it, answers to some questions will be provided purely based on AI, while others, like those related to tasks, will … [Read more...] about Facebook’s M blends AI assists with human help
Everyone is focused on clinging to a job or finding a new one in these dark economic times. In doing so, avoiding controversy and risk is usually standard operating procedure. But it shouldn't be, according to several security industry heavyweights who attended the recent SOURCE Boston conference.Peter Kuper, a managing partner at HypAdvisor Consulting LLC and former head software analyst at Morgan Stanley, said there's no better time than now to take risks -- whether it involves repositioning careers or launching new security ventures. The economy will eventually revive, and industry professionals will be better positioned to thrive when that time comes if they use the bad times to create and perfect something new. [See: 5 Tips for Managing Security in a Recession]"The good news is this [recession] had to happen to clean out the bad and make room for the stronger," Kuper said, suggesting that the stronger will be today's risk takers. "What will you do as an individual or a company to … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to the Security Industry’s Economic Survival
The ongoing global economic crisis may spark a pricing war in the SaaS (software as a service) arena, according to a major vendor in the space.During an appearance at an investor conference in New York this week, Salesforce.com Chief Financial Officer Graham Smith discussed the company's readiness to lower prices in order to remain competitive. "It won't surprise me if going forward in these times that we see much more aggressive pricing. That's sort of typical," said Smith, who also addressed investors in London on Friday. "We are able to match pricing."Smith indicated that Salesforce.com, known for its CRM (customer relationship management) software, is not about to run a closeout sale, however. "My view is you have to sometimes be aggressive but equally, if you've got a small company that's being insanely aggressive on pricing, if I was a customer I'd be kind of nervous about that -- it speaks to their business situation," he said. SaaS vendors typically cite a handful of purported … [Read more...] about Economic Woes May Lower SaaS Prices
Throughout this would-be U.S. economic recovery, job creation has not matched what it has been in prior recoveries and incomes are under pressure. Once mighty retailers like Sears Holdings and Barnes & Noble (BKS) are shedding locations, while Coach and others are seeing their domestic sales fall. While many businesses and entrepreneurs are using the online world to enhance their businesses and profits, few are also setting out to return manufacturing and jobs to the United States. One such company doing just that is American Love Affair, an e-tailer that deals exclusively in goods made here in the United States. If you’ve listened to my PowerTalks with Abe’s Market about its online business model and Motorola Mobility about how and why it’s building its Moto X smartphone here in the United States, then you’ll get exactly what American Love Affair founder and CEO Noelle Nguyen is doing. If you haven’t, Noelle and her team are using the power of the … [Read more...] about American Love Affair Helps You Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S.