mreed911 writes: Someone staring at the ceiling while "doing their business" in a lavatory on an American Airlines 767 from New York to San Francisco noticed something that didn't belong — a spy cam. Apparently some flash-drive/cam combo, the object was simply taped to the ceiling. No reports as to whether anyone on the plane claimed ownership, but the plane was diverted to Kansas City, evacuated and searched. So far, NBC News is the only one reporting the story.
mreed911 writes: According to a story on WFAA (ABC affiliate in Dallas, TX), the Wii and PS3 being targeted as "porn gateways."
From the article:
"Some porn sites are advertising they are "Wii Friendly." Their screens have been reconfigured to fit the Wii and the Playstation 3.
No mention is made of the XBox and it's online capabilities, or the DS, or the PSP... but one can imagine that similar themes could come into play. Are porn sites really re-configuring themselves to be console-compatible? What will this mean for content-control systems like CyberNanny, etc. in the console space?
mreed911 writes: "According to a BBC reporter, he purchased a new laptop from Dell. Reading through the EULA, he said "no" to Windows because he intended to use Linux. As part of the process of saying No, he's informed he's eligible for a refund. He applies for the refund and receives it — from Dell — for "unused products."
"We've gotten some questions here today about public reports claiming there's a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7. This is an issue that we have under investigation and so we have some technical information we can share about the issue.
These reports are technically inaccurate: the issue concerned in these reports is not in Internet Explorer 7 (or any other version) at all. Rather, it is in a different Windows component, specifically a component in Outlook Express. While these reports use Internet Explorer as a vector the vulnerability itself is in Outlook Express."
A proof of concept, however, is at secunia.com's website. According to secunia, the vulnerability is in an MHTML rendering component and can expose information on a local computer to a remote server."