|Haswell chip primer: How Intel pinches power|
|Fri, 24 May 2013 16:37:42 PDT|
Source: CNET News.com
Intel's Haswell processor is first and foremost about power savings. Here's how the chipmaker got a serious battery life boost.
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|Bercow's McAlpine tweet libellous|
|Fri, 24 May 2013 15:16:53 GMT|
Source: BBC News - Technology
Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
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|Researchers find unusual malware targeting Tibetan users|
|Fri, 24 May 2013 10:30:00 -0700|
Security researchers from antivirus vendor ESET discovered a piece of cyberespionage malware targeting Tibetan activists that uses unusual techniques to evade detection and achieve persistency on infected systems.
The malware, which was dubbed Win32/Syndicasec.A, bypasses the UAC (User Account Control) mechanism in Windows to run arbitrary commands with elevated privileges without prompting users for confirmation.
It exploits a design flaw in the Windows UAC whitelist functionality that was documents back in 2009 by a developer named Leo Davidson. In fact, the malware uses Davidson’s proof-of-concept code with almost no modifications, said Alexis Dorais-Joncas, Security Intelligence Team Lead at ESET, Thursday in a blog post.
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|Powerful thin clients may be alternative to PCs|
|Fri, 24 May 2013 06:30:00 GMT|
Source: Techworld.com News
Thin clients introduced this week by Dell and Hewlett-Packard have faster processor than existing thin clients as well as high-definition graphics capabilities, so they could be alternatives to traditional PCs as computing continues moving to the cloud.
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