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+ - Cyber Attacks on Activists Traced to FinFisher Spyware of Gamma->

Submitted by Sherloqq
Sherloqq (577391) writes "FinFisher, a spyware sold by U.K.- based Gamma Group, can secretly take remote control of a computer, copying files, intercepting Skype calls and logging every keystroke.
For the past year, human rights advocates and virus hunters have scrutinized FinFisher, seeking to uncover potential abuses. They got a glimpse of its reach when a FinFisher sales pitch to Egyptian state security was uncovered after that country’s February 2011 revolution. In December, anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks published Gamma promotional videos showing how police could plant FinFisher on a target’s computer.


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Comment: What is the benefit of Microcells over UMA? (Score 1) 82

by Sherloqq (#39577997) Attached to: AT&T Microcell Disassembly; Security Flaws Exposed

I'm a Rogers customer out of Ontario with a wifi-capable cell phone. Reception in my neck of the woods sucks. However, my phone (a Blackberry Curve) has built-in wifi and supports UMA. For $5 / month extra, I can piggyback my calls over broadband internet and they simply get billed against my minutes. I can use this with any wifi hotspot in Ontario (and probably in Canada).

Pros: no hassles with GPS, placing equipment near windows; portability (don't have to take a microcell with me); cost

Cons: used to be a free service, but is not anymore; a UMA-compatible handset is required to leverage this


+ - Sound still not right on linux->

Submitted by hceylan
hceylan (982414) writes "In today's world of computers, sound is an indispensable part of desktop computers and the OSs running on them. Being a huge Linux fun, I am still disappointed with the sound systems available on Linux systems.

In early days of my working life one of managers would say, "The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good" all the time. I think this is true for sound on linux..."

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+ - VMware to acquire Zimbra->

Submitted by Sherloqq
Sherloqq (577391) writes "VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zimbra, a leading vendor of email and collaboration software, from Yahoo! Inc.

Here: http://www.zimbra.com/about/vmware-acquires-zimbra.html and here: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/zimbra.html"

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