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+ - Its Finally Here, First Widespread Android Trojan ->

Submitted by hasanabbas1987
hasanabbas1987 (1864608) writes "Honeymoon’s over, everyone: antiviral watchdog Kapersky has spotted Android’s first, SMS-based trojan making the rounds in Russia. The devious little MS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a masks itself as a media Player before invisibly shooting out expensive texts to premium numbers, earning cash for fraudsters. Isolated instances of Android spyware were reported last year, but this infection marks the first significant sighting of malware on the platform."
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+ - KDE 4.5.0 Released

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "After 6 months of development concentraing on performance, polish, and bug-fixing, KDE 4.5.0 is ready for the general public. See the release announcement for more information."

Comment: Business as usual (Score 2, Insightful) 149

by koh (#33108732) Attached to: Microsoft's Ad Team Trumps IE Developers' Privacy Aims

Microsoft built its browser so that users must deliberately turn on privacy settings every time they start up the software.

And how exactly is this different than what Chrome or Firefox does? Last time I checked, you had to actively enable the privacy feature for each session in all browsers...

Comment: Re:Inadvertent Or Not ... (Score 1) 267

by koh (#32635110) Attached to: Why Google's Wi-Fi Payload Collection Was Inadvertent

Well, I live in Europe, so I don't have a States Vehicle Code. Not yet, anyway, but for now traffic law mostly remains in the hands of each member state.

So, if you'd like to visit someday and dive around a little, please keep in mnd that hitting a pedestrian always results in full responsibility on your part, even if said pedestrian is drunk out of his mind and throws himself on your vehicle. We have that thing in our Code that says "the driver MUST remain in control of his vehicle AT ALL TIMES", and they really mean it.

That may sound stupid, but it's not, actually. We also have 30 km/h (<20 mph) speed limits around most residential areas. That helps a lot.

Software

WordPress 3.0 Released 79

Posted by timothy
from the now-even-wordier dept.
An anonymous reader writes "WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download and comes with 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements. Major new features in this release include a new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them easily to implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies."
Bug

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Batteries 272

Posted by kdawson
from the epidemic-of-noticing dept.
VindictivePantz sends word that the Windows 7 team has posted a new blog entry discussing their conclusions about the reported Windows 7 battery failures. "To the very best of the collective ecosystem knowledge, Windows 7 is correctly warning batteries that are in fact failing and Windows 7 is neither incorrectly reporting on battery status nor in any way whatsoever causing batteries to reach this state. In every case we have been able to identify the battery being reported on was in fact in need of recommended replacement. ...every single indication we have regarding the reports we've seen are simply Windows 7 reporting the state of the battery using this new feature and we're simply seeing batteries that are not performing above the designated threshold. ... We are as certain as we can be that we have addressed the root cause and concerns of this report, but we will continue to monitor the situation."

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