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Submission + - Read RSS, get hacked

jcatcw writes: Malware authors are taking advantage of RSS and ATOM to distribute code more efficiently. The aggregators simply pull in the content from a source without first checking it. That makes it easy for attackers to inject malicious JavaScript or other code for stealing passwords and data or for remotely controlling computers.

Submission + - Vista not selling well because of...piracy?

techmuse writes: DailyTech reports that Steve Ballmer blames the slow sales of Windows Vista (down 60% compared to the launch of Windows XP) not on the 5 year delay in shipping, the failure to ship before the holiday season, the high system requirements, the poorly implemented user account control, the significantly harsher licensing restrictions, the price increase, the increased interest in Mac OS and Linux, or the much stricter antipiracy technologies already built into the OS. Rather, he blames the entire drop in sales on piracy, and promises to step up antipiracy efforts. What do you think?

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