Filtering the web so you don’t have to for January 31st 2011

In a security advisory, the company warned of a loophole that could be used by malicious hackers to steal private information or hijack computers.
The bug potentially affects every user of the Internet Explorer web browser – around 900 million people worldwide.

If you use Windows, whether you use Internet Explorer as your browser or not, I think you should patch it immediately.

Fortunately, Microsoft has made this easy. Just use Internet Explorer to go to this page. About halfway down the page you will see 2 buttons labeled ‘Fix it’. Click the one under ‘Enable’ and then click Run. Once the utility runs, your system should be patched. No reboot needed.

via BBC News.

Filtering the web so you don’t have to for January 30th 2011

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Sure, you could use HTTPS before but it was poorly implemented. You could log on via HTTPS but Facebook wouldn’t keep you in the HTTPS realm. fbhttps

Facebook decided NOT to turn this on by default. So , if you are a Facebook user, stop what you are doing and make these quick changes to your account now. This will keep all your interactions from being passed in the clear if you are ever using Facebook on a network you don’t control.

  • Go to Account (link in the upper right of your Facebook page) then click Account Settings
  • Scroll down until you see the Security section and click the Change link
  • Check the box next to ‘Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible’ and then click Save

That is all there is to it!

Facebook posted about this on their blog the other day if you want to read more.

Rumors of Amazon either purchasing Netflix or launching a competing option have been circling and now one of Engadget’s readers says hes seeing an unlimited video streaming section to complement the current Amazon VOD options.

This is pretty interesting. Amazon Prime is $79/year and the streaming only option of Netflix is $95.88/year.

Seems that after this was found, no one could get to the Amazon page referenced in the article. Perhaps it got released too soon or something else is in the works.

Video on demand is an interesting space to watch.  Sure to be more news soon.

via Engadget.

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