Fantasy football virus strikes
Hackers are capitalising on World Cup Fever, says security company Sophos, and a new macro virus hidden inside an Excel formula posing as a quick way to create a fantasy football league has been discovered.
Once run, Yagnuul-A copies itself into every open Excel worksheet on the target computer and creates files of the form 'LuuNGayDD-MM-YYYYORIG.xls', where DD-MM-YYYY is today's date and ORIG is the name of an legitimate file on the system. ...more
What is the point of me? I've forgotten
The kids of today - fed on a diet of junk food and e-number additives and doing nothing but play computer games all day. No wonder they have the attention span of a forgetful goldfish. Well, help is at hand with a gadget that fights fire with fire - it's a special sort of computer game. ...more
SCO to offer way out of Linux
SCO's next prong of attack is to persuade companies out of using Linux.
SCO's SEC filing relating to the $50mn investment in SCO convertible stock details the company's future plans, which include introducing incentives for 'switching back to Unix'.
'We will help them migrate to another operating system with a stronger IP foundation,' we were told. ...more
?17.99 broadband offer ends today
Little-known ISP Timewarp are offering ADSL broadband for just ?17.99 per month - but the offer ends at 5pm today.
The offer carries a ?58. ...more
Charity warns over growing online abuse of children
Barnardo's has published a report today detailing the extent to which children are suffering abuse which is made available through the Internet and mobile phones.
It is calling on the Government to set up a Centre of Excellence to find and help the victims of these crimes and provide levels of funding to enable international cooperation because, despite thousands of images of child abuse being posted online every day, very few victims have been identified.
Detective Inspector Terry Jones, Internet paedophilia consultant and former Head of Greater Manchester Police Abusive Images Unit, said: 'Law enforcement worldwide has only traced approximately 250 children - this is totally inadequate. ...more