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September 23, 2010

Google Chrome Frame: Stable and Speedy

We’re very happy to take the Beta tag off of Google Chrome Frame and promote it to the Stable channel. This stable channel release provides our most polished version of Google Chrome Frame to date, allowing users to access modern web technologies like HTML5 on legacy browsers. You now can download the stable version of Google Chrome Frame and users of the Beta will be automatically updated to it in the days ahead. (more…)

Russia becomes malware botnets host

Spam attack from former Soviet Union

BOTNET OPERATORS have found a home in Russia after server access became too difficult in China says insecurity company M86 Security. (more…)

September 22, 2010

Google Docs coming to iPad, Android

Owners of iPads and Android devices looking to be a little more productive may be in luck.
Google plans “in the next few weeks” to offer its Docs productivity suite for Apple’s iPad tablet and for devices with Google’s Android OS, the company announced at its Google Atmosphere event in Paris. (more…)

Apple addresses file sharing security issue in Mac OS X 10.6.4

Apple on Monday issued a security update for Mac OS X 10.6.4, addressing an issue that could allow a remote attacker to access shared folders without a valid password.

Security Update 2010-006 was issued Monday afternoon. It applies to Mac oS X 10.6.4 and Mac OS X Server. 10.6.4. The 1.93MB file is available through Software Update or direct from Apple. (more…)

Microsoft sounds alert on massive Web bug

Microsoft on Friday warned users that a critical bug in ASP.Net could be exploited by attackers to hijack encrypted Web sessions and pilfer usernames and passwords from Web sites.

The vulnerability went public that same day when a pair of researchers outlined the bug and attack techniques at the Ekoparty Security Conference in Buenos Aires. (more…)

September 20, 2010

UO: Technology Trainings September 2010

BLACKBOARD: Introduction for New UsersBasic Review Tests and SurveysAssignments and Safe AssignDiscussion Board and BlogsGrade Center

Take Linux for a desktop test drive

Windows users can test Linux without installing

That desktop Linux offers myriad compelling advantages for business users is no longer the subject of much debate. All that remains for many Windows users is to give it a try. That step, however, can cause some anxiety.

Though not difficult, installing Linux outright can feel like too big a commitment for some people. Others may worry about the effect on their current software and files. The good news is, there are multiple ways you can take Linux for a test drive without actually installing it. (more…)

September 17, 2010

CampusReader aims to turn electronic tablets into tools

Two University of Oregon researchers see electronic reading tablets such as the iPad, Tablet PC and Kindle as potential game changers to help people overcome a variety of barriers to effective reading and comprehension.

With the help of a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Stephen Fickas, professor of computer science, and McKay Sohlberg, professor of communication disorders and sciences, have launched the CampusReader project. (more…)

UO iPhone App

Attention students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans of the University of Oregon: Now there’s an app for that.

A free UO-themed application for the iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store.
The “UOregon” app features the latest news and campus events, class schedules, campus directory, photos and videos, a guide to the Week of Welcome, and the Oregon Marching Band playing “Mighty Oregon.” (more…)

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September 16, 2010

UO rises in rankings (academic, too)

It’s that time of year again, and the University of Oregon is in midseason form – for college rankings.
The UO has gained mentions this summer for being among the top colleges ranked by U.S News & World Report, Princeton Review, Campus Pride, Parade magazine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and others.

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