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+ - VideoLAN Advises Against The Use Of Clam AntiVirus

Submitted by BroBerry
BroBerry writes: Clam AntiVirus is arguably the most famous and most used open source antivirus out there.
It seems that Clam AntiVirus has failed to update their engine that the other famous open source project VideoLAN issued an advisory against the use of Clam Antivirus.
According to VideoLAN, their new version of the all versatile VLC media player 1.0.5 was released on 28 January 2010. Clam AntiVirus since then incorrectly claims the media player contains a Trojan. However, the unacceptable point for VideoLAN is that even after a month Clam AntiVirus fails to issue updates.
So many new computer viruses appearing every day that even the commercial companies fails to keep up. Being open source may also mean limited time and resources, can open source antivirus program be a reliable product.
News of this will surely spread quickly over the internet, would it hurts Clam AntiVirus credibility in the long run?

+ - UK Police retains DNA data despite promise not to->

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redalien writes: "In 2008 I invited two policemen into my home and voluntarily gave them a DNA and fingerprint sample to help with a murder investigation, as they'd promised it would only be used for that investigation. I was never under any suspicion and could just as easily have said no. Almost a year after the investigation closed they have now confirmed that they've retained my samples and at my request have begun an investigation to see if there are sufficient "exceptional circumstances" to remove them.

I'm not the only one that was told samples would be removed, so if you've had such a promise from the police I recommend contacting their data protection registrar immediately."

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Comment: Re:Got to go to a tropical island for three months (Score 1) 122

by GingerDog (#23378582) Attached to: Sailing Robots To Attempt Atlantic Crossing
well, at the very least they have to go to France for the launch anyway :)

The professor involved did spend most of a year sailing around the Carribean a few years ago, so you might not be far from the truth there :).

I've heard it's undergone some considerable testing, so would hope it'll at least get half way (a bit like Beagle the space ship thing)

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov