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+ - Online videos may conduct viruses->

Technical Writing Geek writes: "As anti-spam technology improves, hackers are finding new vehicles to deliver their malicious code. And some could be embedded in online video players, according to a report on Internet threats released Tuesday by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center as it holds its annual summit.

One worm discovered in November 2006 launches a corrupt Web site without prompting after a user opens a media file in a player. Another program silently installs spyware when a video file is opened. Attackers have also tried to spread fake video links via postings on YouTube.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071002/ap_on_hi_te/cybersecurity"

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Programming

+ - Your own personal digital calendar Speaks

An anonymous reader writes: Everyone needs a good calendar tool during these busy times, so why not a voice-enabled one? With VoiceXML, you can create a calendar that you can manipulate using your own speech. This exchange of information opens up a world of possibilities in terms of the interactivity between your calendar application, existing data and a voice-based browser or interface. The calendar can also output VoiceXML to speak your daily tasks back to you.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman

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