8/27/2005

Weekly Software Updates

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Flaw may hide malicious software

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Miscreants could hide their malicious software on a Windows PC by using overly long registry keys, security experts have warned.

These keys are stored in the Windows Registry, a core part of the operating system that stores PC settings. Some antivirus and anti-spyware products scan the registry for malicious programs, but this new weakness allows hackers to hide the presence of their applications, according to security vendor StillSecure.

“It can be used to hide malicious programs on a system that would go undetected by security software or registry scanning tools,” said Mitchell Ashley, chief technology officer at StillSecure, which is based in Louisville, Colo. Detection and cleanup could be difficult to impossible, according to StillSecure.

Source: ZDNet

BBC plans to put channels on net

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The BBC’s TV channels could be made available on the internet, one of the corporation’s top executives has said.

A simulcast of BBC One or BBC Two, letting UK viewers see programmes on the web at the same time as they go out on TV, is being planned.

Proposals to make clips available on mobile phones are also being speeded up, director of TV Jana Bennett said.

A player to let viewers watch shows on the internet for a week after they have been broadcast on TV is in development.

In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Bennett said she hoped to simulcast a channel within the next year.

Source: BBC

Win An Xbox 360 Every 10 Minutes Starts Tomorrow

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Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 28, Mountain Dew, Pepsi’s Mountain Dew, and Xbox ® will select a winner of an Xbox 360 console every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for nine weeks straight in the “Every 10 Minutes” promotion.

To play, consumers will collect codes found under the caps of Mountain Dew and other participating Pepsi products, and enter codes in a personal online account at http://www.every10minutes.com. Participants will be able to choose which 10-minute drawing to enter, and can spread codes across different drawings or stockpile codes and put them all toward one drawing. In addition, codes entered will automatically earn the participants points toward obtaining collectible merchandise and gear.

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