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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Kaspersky Finds a Multi-purpose Rootkit Threat for Windows and Mac OS X

Written on June 02, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Kaspersky Labs warns users that a multi-purpose rootkit can bring Rogue AV or fake antivirus on Windows or Mac OS X systems.

Kaspersky Lab warned users about a multi-purpose rootkit that threatens 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. There is also a variant that targets Mac OS X. Kaspersky added that the 64-bit rootkit uses a special digital signature for software developers. It is disseminated through a downloader, which installs other malware.

The rootkit prevents users to install or run an antivirus, and protects itself effectively by intercepting and monitoring system activities. This brings the PC at risk to attacks, while the downloader obtains and runs malicious software — including the Rogue AV or fake antivirus for Mac OS X. Known as Hoax.OSX.Defma.f, the fake antivirus is one of the emerging threats for Mac OS X which is being targeted by cyber criminals.

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