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March 30, 2011

Scientists hunt domain switching botnets

Researchers at Texas A&M University say they have a new method for finding domain-fluxing botnets, which evade detection by constantly alternating domain names. (more…)

Gmail To Roll Out Ads That Learn From Your Inbox

Gmail is in the process of rolling out a new ad system that could prove to be quite powerful: ads that learn what you’re interested in based on your email habits. The feature first showed up in my Gmail account earlier this afternoon (there’s a prompt informing users about the new ads), and a Google spokesperson has confirmed that they are indeed in the process of rolling this out worldwide. Here’s the full information page describing the feature, found by clicking the ‘Learn More’ button. (more…)

CASIT News: CASMail Server Update

Current status: upgrade has been cancelled.
CASIT will begin upgrading our Exchange mail server beginning Saturday March 19th at 12:01 am and will proceed until finished.
During the migration process CASMail users will not have access to their Exchange accounts.
We will post any pertinent information in this area during the upgrade process.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact:
CASIT Help: 346-2388 or
We understand that this temporary disruption of CASMail is inconvenient and we thank you for your patience.

Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and Android


March 21, 2011

Google patches Flash vulnerability in Chrome, leaves other browsers hanging


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Apple releases OS X 10.6.7 with fix for MacBook Pro display issues


March 16, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 gets WebM support with ’preview’ plug-in from Google, internet video gets more friendly

Google has released an early WebM plug-in for Microsoft’s latest and greatest browser, IE9 — stepping in to fill a gap that Microsoft itself refused to fill. (more…)

March 11, 2011

UO: Safety

Smallest Camera in the World

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a camera that’s no larger than a grain of salt. The “microcamera” (shown above next to a syringe) has the potential to re-invent medical cameras used to navigate surgeries as well as some aspects of cars and consumer electronics. (more…)

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