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With the biggest news in a decade dominating the Internet, it didn't take long for rogue viruses, Trojans and other malware to mess with computers given the chance.
Web searches and links to a variety of stories — real and fake — about the death of Osama bin Laden are sprouting with all kinds of malicious software as cybercriminals look for a big payday tied to the appetite for news about the Al-Qaida leader's demise.
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Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly work at the microscopic level.
LINK : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153609.htmResearchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the... more
An Iranian hacker has claimed responsibility for an attack on a computer security firm that exposed millions of internet users to potential surveillance.
The hacker said his attack was mounted in revenge for the Stuxnet virus attack on his country's nuclear programme.
The boast follows a major security breach at Comodo Group, a “certification authority” which acts as an independent third party to ensure communications between users and websites are properly encrypted. The integrity of such encryption is a fundamental part of web security, foiling attackers who could otherwise easily monitor emails or steal online banking details.
Messages posted online on Saturday claimed that a lone 21-year-old hacker was able to hack into Comodo “very, very fast”. “Comodohacker”, as he named himself, said he used his “experience of 1,000 hackers” to defend Iran’s leadership and nuclear scientists against international and domestic opponents.
In one lengthy message, in flawed English, he boasted: “I know you are really shocked about my knowledge, my skill, my speed, my expertise and entire attack. That's okay, all of it was so easy for me.”
Comodohacker railed especially against Stuxnet, a highly sophisticated virus that last year disrupted centrifuge control systems at Iran’s uranium enrichment site at Natanz. Forensic investigations of the attack have strongly indicated it was a joint operation by US and Israeli secret intelligence services.
“When USA and Israel creates Stuxnet, nobody talks about it, nobody blamed, nothing happened at all, so when I sign certificates nothing should happen, I say that, when I sign certificates nothing should happen,” Comodohacker said.
“If you was doing a dirty business in internet inside Iran, I suggest you to quit your job, listen to sound of most of people of Iran, otherwise you'll be in a big trouble, also you can leave digital world and return to using abacus.”
Comodohacker’s messages implicitly denied any government involvement, but threatened dissidents.
“Anyone inside Iran with problems, from fake green movement to all MKO [an armed dissident group] members and two faced terrorists, should afraid of me personally,” he claimed.
“As I live, you don't have privacy in internet, you don't have security in digital world, just wait and see.”
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What a badass mofo!An Iranian hacker has claimed responsibility for an attack on a computer security firm... more
Controlling the spread of HIV, the viral precursor to AIDS, is daunting but essential to getting the as-yet incurable epidemic under control. UC San Diego biochemist Leor Weinberger came up with a novel approach to the problem: he and his colleagues at San Diego and UCLA have engineered a particle that piggybacks on the virus as it moves between individuals and then competes with it once they're both inside a cell.
LINK : http://news.discovery.com/tech/fight-aids-virus-with-a-virus-110324.htmlControlling the spread of HIV, the viral precursor to AIDS, is daunting but essential... more
Pumps and valves that would not open even while running on batteries were identical to the problems Stuxnet designed to cause. Stuxnet was detected in Japan last October. http://goo.gl/USMolPumps and valves that would not open even while running on batteries were identical... more
Smartphones including the iPhone and Google Android devices are under increasing threat from computer virus writers aiming to steal money and personal data from users.
link :http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8310689/Smartphone-virus-attacks-soar.htmlSmartphones including the iPhone and Google Android devices are under increasing... more
Despite numerous establishment blogs and websites at the time debunking the claim that Israel and the United States were behind the Stuxnet virus attack, that fact has now been admitted, leaving many with egg on their faces and proving once again that the “conspiracy theorists” were right all along.
The Alex Jones Show from September 27, 2010, in which Israel and the United States were identified as being behind the Stuxnet attack.
After months of speculation, our original hypothesis that the US and Israel were responsible for the computer worm attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities was confirmed on Sunday.
US and Israeli intelligence services collaborated to develop a destructive computer worm to sabotage Iran’s efforts to make a nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper quoted intelligence and military experts as saying Israel has tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, which apparently shut down a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in November and helped delay its ability to make its first nuclear weapons.
Back in September, we wrote several articles in which we identified “Israel and the United States….as the prime suspects behind the Stuxnet worm attack,” following the revelation that the virus was “created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group.”
While the US government and the compliant, castrated corporate media were dutifully regurgitating the claim that Russia or China were behind the attack, we pointed out that neither country had any motivation to launch an assault that primarily affected an Iranian nuclear campaign that both nations had largely supported.
Following our columns in late September pointing to the US and Israel as the culprits, a number of establishment websites and blogs put out hit pieces that attempted to debunk the notion that Stuxnet was a false flag.
- In an article entitled Debunking the Bunk of Stuxnet, the popular About.com website claimed that “none of the evidence” had “any direct connection” to Israel being behind the attack.
- The Economist reported that there was “no specific evidence” Stuxnet was an Israeli cyber-missile aimed at Iran.
- In an October 5 piece entitled Stuxnet: Fact vs. theory, CNet’s Elinor Mills wrote that there was “no hard evidence” behind the claim that, “The malware was distributed by Israel or the United States in an attempt to interfere with Iran’s nuclear program.”
- A Reddit piece submitted by “conspiracy debunker” entitled, “I would just to take this opportunity to debunk the conspiracy theory that Stuxnet was made by Israeli hackers,” blamed “low educated Iranians from poor backgrounds” for the theory that Israel was behind the attack.
- The Judeosphere blog labeled the charge “convoluted mental gymnastics”.
- A Jewish Chronicle article written by Miriam Shaviv labeled the claim a “ridiculous” conspiracy theory.
Don’t expect to see retractions or apologies from any of the debunkers who dismissed the obvious evidence that the United States and Israel were behind the cyber-attack, which has now been confirmed.
Exploiting the threat of cyber-attacks launched by their own cybersecurity departments, the US and Israel are not only placing in peril the Internet as a free and open forum, they are also heightening the risk of devastating environmental catastrophes and global instability.
Paul Joseph Watson
January 18, 2011
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British singer Trish Keenan has died from pneumonia after becoming ill with the swine flu virus while touring in Australia, according to multiple tabloid reports. She was 42.British singer Trish Keenan has died from pneumonia after becoming ill with the swine... more
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Antivirus programs are a boon to the PC user. Sometimes though, you might want to turn them off. You might want to troubleshoot something. Or you're playing your favorite games on a mid-end PC that's struggling to run the game. Squeeze out your PC's performance by reading this guide on how Avast 5.0 antivirus can be temporarily disabled in five easy steps.Antivirus programs are a boon to the PC user. Sometimes though, you might want to turn... more
Doctors shocked by spread of swine flu – and its severity
Dec 11, 2010
The swine flu virus that swept the world last year causing a global health emergency has returned to claim the lives of 10 adults in the UK in the past six weeks.
The 10 deaths were in younger adults under 65 and associated with H1N1 swine flu. Most had underlying conditions but “a small proportion” were healthy before being struck down by the virus, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Seasonal flu normally causes severe illness and death in the elderly. The H1N1 swine flu virus targets pregnant women, younger adults, and those with chronic conditions, making it a cause of particular alarm.
No other similar reports of deaths linked with swine flu have been received from elsewhere in Europe. Official figures show GP consultations for flu-like illness in England were at 13.3 per 100,000 population last week, well below baseline levels.
This is a post I found that in my opinion really sums up the way this article was written.
Carroll Quigley Says:
December 11th, 2010 at 9:40 am
Wow… typical mainstream newsmedia BS
“The swine flu virus that swept the world last year.”
- It didn’t in fact last year’s flu season was milder than usual.
“The 10 deaths were in younger adults under 65″
- So in this context 64 could be described as a younger adult.
“Most had underlying conditions but “a small proportion” were healthy before being struck down by the virus.”
- A small proportion of 10 would be 1? Or would it be 2? How do we know they how healthy they really were? The correct term would be “apparently healthy.”
“The H1N1 swine flu virus targets pregnant women, younger adults, and those with chronic conditions, making it a cause of particular alarm.”
- Nonsense. Read Janine Robert’s book Fear of the Invisible to see how this is, as they say in the UK, total bollocks. Viruses do not work like that. They do not target like some invading army on a planned mission.
“No other similar reports of deaths linked with swine flu have been received from elsewhere in Europe”
- Not sounding too severe to me.
“Official figures show GP consultations for flu-like illness in England were at 13.3 per 100,000 population last week, well below baseline levels.”
- Flu like illnesses could mean anything and it doesn’t mean H1N1… and they are are at lower levels.
I can sum up that story in five words… Be afraid. Take the vaccine.
Jeremy Laurence has just re-written a press release from big pharma.Doctors shocked by spread of swine flu – and its severity
“Ark” is an award-winning animated eight-minute short film by Polish director Grzegorz Jonkajtys, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in 2007. In this fantastic film, an unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea on massive ships in search of uninhabited land. The story focuses on one man as he struggles with his life and his new found knowledge of the voyage. As the spotlight shines on the man, you’re immediately pulled into his frame of mind, only to be shocked by the twist at the end.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, as well as the acclaimed short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/ark-the-exodus-of-earths-only-remaining-survivors/“Ark” is an award-winning animated eight-minute short film by Polish... more
Hantavirus is a lung disease that is spread by carriers like deer mice. People contract the disease by breathing in the virus that has gotten into the air through rodent droppings and urine. http://weirdcorner.com/?p=95Hantavirus is a lung disease that is spread by carriers like deer mice. People... more
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I am just passing the word.
Feel this worth passing along. With the holidays coming up, I can see
where this could be a real problem.
The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure. You
will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet
number. It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to
such-and-such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy
DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS! Pass this warning on to
all your PC operators at work and home. This virus has caused Millions of
dollars in damage in the past few days.Subject: This is real, pay attention to this.
I am just passing the word.
A breakthrough discovery into how cells can fight off the most common viruses such as the winter flu and common colds may lead to new wonder drugs within the next few years.
Until now experts had thought that antibodies, such as white blood cells, could only tackle viral infections by blocking or attacking viruses outside cells. But work done by the Medical Research Council shows antibodies can pass into cells and fight viruses from within.
The landmark discovery was made at the University of Cambridge’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, also known as the ‘Nobel Prize Factory’ due to its ability to win the prestigious prize (it’s tallied up 14 awards so far).
Viruses remain mankind's biggest killer, responsible for twice as many deaths each year as cancer, and are among the hardest of all diseases to treat.
The new discovery by Dr Leo James and his colleagues at the Medical Research Council has transformed previous scientific understanding of our immunity to viral diseases like the common cold, 'winter vomiting' and gastroenteritis.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-cure-for-the-common-cold-may-finally-be-achieved-as-a-result-of-a-remarkable-discovery-in-a-cambridge-laboratory-2122607.htmlA breakthrough discovery into how cells can fight off the most common viruses such as... more
Better treatments are extending the lives of people with HIV, but aging with the AIDS-causing virus takes a toll that will challenge the health care system, a new report says. :http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/645011.htmlBetter treatments are extending the lives of people with HIV, but aging with the... more
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Stuxnet, a Trojan supposedly designed to attack Iran's nuclear program is so technically advanced that it is said to be able to remotely explode a power plant without the controller noticing. It was specifically written to attack Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used to control and monitor industrial processes. Stuxnet includes the capability to reprogram the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and hide the changes.
http://hoowstuffworks.blogspot.com/2010/10/stuxnet-worlds-most-dangerous-computer.htmlStuxnet, a Trojan supposedly designed to attack Iran's nuclear program is so... more