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New Pew Research – Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled, from 22% to 42% August 31, 2010

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Microsoft Workarounds for Insecure Library Loading Which Could Allow Remote Code Execution August 31, 2010

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List of Applications that are Vulnerable to Windows DLL Hijacking August 31, 2010

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(Incomplete?) List of Applications that are Vulnerable to Windows DLL Hijacking
http://www.exploit-db.com/dll-hijacking-vulnerable-applications/

Identifying Vulnerable Applications: DLLHijackAuditKit v2
http://blog.metasploit.com/2010/08/better-faster-stronger.html

A new CWDIllegalInDllSearch registry entry is available to control the DLL search path algorithm (includes Workarounds)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2264107

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Google Launches Gmail Priority Inbox which automatically identifies your important email and separates it out from everything else August 31, 2010

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New Gmail Feature – How to Call Any Landline or Mobile Phone, for Free, from Gmail August 26, 2010

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How to Call a Landline or Mobile Phone from Gmail (Video also):
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/call-phones-from-gmail.html

Download the free Google voice and video chat plugin now from (Requires Windows XP+ / Mac OS X 10.4+ / Linux ):
http://www.google.com/chat/voice/

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You can now place free calls to US and Canada landline and mobile phones from within Gmail August 25, 2010

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Security updates now available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat August 25, 2010

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From Adobe: 
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.3.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 8.2.3 (and earlier versions) and Adobe Acrobat 8.2.3 (and earlier versions) for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.html

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WSJ: Businesses Add iPad to Their Briefcase August 25, 2010

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Apple’s IPad Wins Corporate Converts – Mercedes-Benz, Wells Fargo, SAP AG, Tellabs August 25, 2010

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Georgia Tech: Any password shorter than 12 characters could be vulnerable – if not now, soon August 23, 2010

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The Power of Graphics Processing Units May Threaten the World’s Password Security System

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New Survey Findings: The Effect of the Economy on the Nonprofit Sector August 17, 2010

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Windows Shortcut LNK Update Fix (KB2286198) Will Install on Windows XP SP2 August 13, 2010

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The Security Update for Windows XP will also install on Windows Service Pack 2 systems (without requiring a registry tweak). The Windows XP update file (WindowsXP-KB2286198-x86-custom-ENU.exe) can be downloaded from:

Reference: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046 (Critical)

https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-046.mspx

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Free Comprehensive Network Security Scanner and Vulnerability Management Application August 7, 2010

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GFI LANguard enables you to scan, detect, assess and rectify any security vulnerabilities on your network.
  • GFI LANguard (v9.5) is a commercial application but a fully functioning free version is available for download
  • The free version can be used with a maximum of five IP addresses
  • This application is not designed for home PC use
After the completion of a short form, GFI Languard can be downloaded from:

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New Research: A Large Majority of Twitter Users Rarely Forward Content to the Network August 5, 2010

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What makes a tweet influential? New HP Labs social media research may provide answers

Influence and Passivity in Social Media (Full Text of Research)

The paper concludes: “This study shows that the correlation between popularity and influence is weaker than it might be expected. This is a reflection of the fact that for information to propagate in a network, individuals need to forward it to the other members, thus having to actively engage rather than passively read it and cease to act on it.”

What makes a tweet influential? Dr. Bernardo Huberman explains HP Labs recent research in a YouTube Video (00:1:43)

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Study: Eight Ways Non-profits Can Engage Young Adults in Their Cause August 5, 2010

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