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October 31, 2011

Tsunami backdoor for Mac OS X discovered

OSX/Tsunami-A, a new backdoor Trojan horse for Mac OS X, has been discovered.

What makes Tsunami particularly interesting is that it appears to be a port of Troj/Kaiten, a Linux backdoor Trojan horse that once it has embedded itself on a computer system listens to an IRC channel for further instructions.


UO: Campus Computing Project

Who Should Come: This event is only open to the UO Community
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Address: Ford Lecture Hall – Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Casey Green will be visiting the University of Oregon for an engaging discussion of his 2011 Campus Computing Project study results. This study draws on quantitative and qualitative data to help inform campuses of eLearning and information technology issues affecting higher education nation-wide.

October 28, 2011

Video Brings Worst Facebook Nightmare to Life


October 27, 2011

Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and more

Google+ Creative Kit: have more fun with your photosGoogle+ Ripples: watch how posts get sharedWhat’s Hot on Google+: see what everyone’s talking aboutGoogle Apps customers can now use Google+


Robotic dragon teacher


October 26, 2011

Changers charger offers social solar, rewards


Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

Jobs slides back the granite slab for one more whack at Android

A US Patent granted today (October 25) will send Google and Android phone makers around the world reaching for their lawyers.

Making Chrome even more app-ealing


October 25, 2011

Yale Stores Data Mechanically—with Lasers

Engineers at Yale University say they’ve invented a new type of mechanical memory device that is read from and written to by light. According to its creators, this development could lead to better sensors and new techniques in optical telecommunications.
The device is essentially a tiny piece of silicon that can be bent up or down by the light propagating inside a photonic circuit. (more…)

MacBook Pro Video Update addresses freezes and other issues

This update addresses an issue where MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video.
For detailed information about this update, please visit:

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