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+ - Hackers send malware-infected CDs to credit unions-> 2

Submitted by redsoxh8r
redsoxh8r (1126731) writes "Online criminals have taken to a decidedly low-tech method for distributing the latest batch of targeted malware: mailing infected CDs to credit unions . The discs have been showing up at credit unions around the country recently, a throwback to the days when viruses and Trojans were distributed via floppy disk. The scam is elegant in its simplicity. The potential thieves are mailing letters that purport to come from the National Credit Union Administration, the federal agency that charters and insures credit unions, and including two CDs in the package. The letter is a fake fraud alert from the NCUA, instructing recipients to review the training materials contained on the discs. However, the CDs are loaded with malware rather than training programs."
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Comment: Remember when MSFT bailed out APPLE? (Score 1) 193

by with_him (#22833540) Attached to: What will be done about hi-def DVDs for the 360?

BILL: Hey Steve, remember when I gave you all that cash for your stock and company?
STEVE: Well, err.. yes.
BILL: I think a partnership with the itunes store model running on our XBOX live community network could make us both a ton of money!
STEVE: Possibly
BILL: Well I and all my shares think so!
STEVE: I'll have my people look into it.
BILL: (Thinking to himself)Damn right bitch,I just dropped the soap and your gonna pick it up(/Thinking to himself) Great

6-8 months later it is announced at a keynote at WWDC that the power of iTunes is breaking into new territory and the SDK for delivering programs, content, etc that has been used with iPhone has been adapted for offering in this new market stream. Apple fan boys see it as Steve sticking it to Bill by taking a piece of his pie. Bill laughs all the way to bank as he gets a cut of everything sold on his network.

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+ - "itsatrap" tagging

Submitted by fonteyne
fonteyne (765704) writes "Just glanced at the latest first page news here at /. and found out of the 20 articles listed, 15 were tagged with "itsatrap". Frankly I think that that tag has gone into spam mode. If I understand the idea behind the tags - to enable better/faster searches - then the "itsatrap" tag is just going to lump together a bunch of articles that are not "traps" and have pretty much nothing else in common with each other besides the over used tag.

I am not able to submit my own tags to these stories, but I am certain that I could come up with something better than "itsatrap". If the tags are going to be useful, start using keywords that actually make sense and stop spamming articles with stupid tags. Of course, this entry should probably be tagged with "itsatrap".

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Journal: "itsatrap" tagging

Journal by fonteyne

Just glanced at the latest first page news here at /. and found out of the 20 articles listed, 15 were tagged with "itsatrap". Frankly I think that that tag has gone into spam mode. If I understand the idea behind the tags - to enable better/faster searches - then the "itsatrap" tag is just going to lump together a bunch of articles that are not "traps" and have pretty much nothing else in common with each other besides the over used tag.

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+ - Is amateur video is today's desktop publishing?

Submitted by narramissic
narramissic (997261) writes "We've all chuckled at the knucklehead videos on YouTube, but it wasn't so long ago that we also chuckled at desktop publishers who dared to try do-it-yourself graphic design. In this article, Sean McGrath ponders whether 'professionally produced' video will always be beyond what amateurs can produce or whether it will go the way of DTP, with technology improvements and increasingly savvy users pushing the bounds."

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