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+ - Stripping for captchas->

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juct
juct writes "Social Engeneering at it's best: heise Security reports about a trojan, with a new approach to break captchas (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart). To camouflage their malicious activities, the programmers of Captcha Breaker lead users to believe they are accessing a striptease programme where each piece of clothing to be taken off requires entering a particular captcha — which was actually provided by Yahoo."
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Graphics

+ - Nvidia class action lawsuit over Vista drivers

Submitted by Cocoshimmy
Cocoshimmy (933014) writes "Nvidia is facing a class action lawsuit for false advertising by not providing stable working drivers for Vista. Nvidia has been quoted here and here as stating that they are closing threads on Nvidia's forum and banning users that: request a response from Nvidia, post that their Nvidia hardware does not work under Vista, post that Nvidia software does not work under Vista, post that Nvidia is guilty of false advertising, or threaten to sue Nvidia. Several disgruntled users have set up their own site for discussing their legal options."
Linux

How Do You Advocate Linux in 5 Minutes? 618

Posted by Cliff
from the preaching-on-a-corner dept.
xtracto writes "I just returned from buying certain Linux magazine. While looking at the 'Computing' stand in the library, and right after I grabbed a copy of the Linux magazine, a guy asked me if I used Linux. After that, the man told me he had tried to use Linux, but he had found it difficult. I told him the first things that came to my mind: that it depended on the distribution (he tried Kubuntu). I recommended him to look for a Linux User Group near his hometown (he told me he didn't live near a city). What would you tell these kinds of people? Not so long ago, and to my surprise, a relative who is completely computer illiterate started talking about Linux, but the general thought is that 'it is harder than Windows'. How do you advocate Linux to people who are more comfortable using Windows?"
The Internet

+ - Congress to debate Net Neutrality

Submitted by evw
evw (172810) writes "The NYTimes is reporting that legislation was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday in support of Net Neutrality. It is bipartisan legislation introduced by Olympia Snowe, R-Maine and Byron Dorgan, D-N. Dakota, however the article notes that Senator Snowe is one of the few Republicans that supports it. "Senior lawmakers, emboldened by the recent restrictions on AT&T and the change in control of Congress, have begun drafting legislation that would prevent high-speed Internet companies from charging content providers for priority access."

This isn't the first attempt. Last year a similar amendment was blocked. However, conditions placed on AT&T in its merger with SBC have emboldened supporters of the legislation."

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