Tag Archives: virus

Bacteria Sculptures Give Us Up-Close Look at the Microscopic World

It’s not everyday you get to see a Escherichia coli bacterium up-close and personal. But British artist Luke Jerrams Glass Microbiology series brings the microscopic world into the limelight with sculptures designed to resemble viruses and bacteria. To create each one, Jerram used images from an electron microscope and had guidance from virologist Andrew Davidson of the University of Bristol ...

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Microsoft Working On Free Anti-virus Software

This is a move that’s crucial to Microsoft staying a big player. Despite the many faults of its Windows OS, it’s still the most widely used OS in the world. With that comes many virii and up until now, third-party protection has been the only choice, usually through McAffe or Symantec. But now, Microsoft is privately beta testing a new ...

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Conficker Worm Hits University

The University of Utah has quite the headache right now. You see, that annoying April 1st worm known affectionately as “Conficker” has infected over 700 computers at U of U. The worst part is that the virus has infiltrated the school’s medical computers and thus, can steal patient’s medical data. This is a huge issue for privacy advocates, IT security ...

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Conficker Virus Launches, Nothing Happens

Can you say Y2K? Good, ’cause a lot of people must be thinking about that right now. That stupid virus you’ve been reading about, Conficker, was supposed to activate itself today and cause half the Internet to go down. Hell would enter Earth, our first born would die and blogging would become a well-respected profession. Yeah, nothing happened. It’s a ...

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Pentagon Hack Attack

Duck for cover! The Pentagon has been the victim of a cyber attack! The weapon in question is a hybrid computer worm rapidly spreading throughout the Pentagon’s thousands of interconnected defense computer networks. No worries, though. The Department of Defense has taken steps to slowing the worm’s advancement by quarantining networks and systems until its removal. Though the entry point ...

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The Virus In Space

Get your mind out of the gutter, friend! I wasn’t referring to the terrible diarrhea the crew of the ISS got a hold of. To be quite honest, I’m talking about a nasty little worm for Windows that NASA somehow happened to miss. The infection, known as W32.TGammima.AG, can steal passwords and fuck up your system – something you don’t ...

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Papercraft Malware Bots Attack!

Though a company like Symantec is generally lame, what it’s done recently might restore a little faith in the software manufacturer. As part of an awareness campaign to help inform people about malware/virii/beat shit on the Internet, Symantec has created a neat set of papercraft robots you can print out and fold. Make a bunch of them and have ’em ...

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