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Security

Submission + - Online videos may conduct viruses (yahoo.com)

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"

Programming

Submission + - 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.

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