Thursday, November 6, 2008

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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

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Today's top stories...

WPA encryption is cracked
Researchers have partially cracked WPA encryption. WPA is used to protect wireless routers. The crack could have serious ramifications for Wi-Fi users. My must-read tip will help you secure your network.

Hackers jump on Obama win
Hackers are using Barack Obama’s name in a malware campaign. Users are tricked into visiting a site purportedly hosting a video. They’re told to download an update to view the video. The update is a Trojan.

SanDisk boosts SSD speeds
SanDisk has announced a new file format for solid state drives. The format boosts performance by 100 times. ExtremeFFS improves sequential write performance.

Broadband affects housing decisions
For many people, broadband Internet access has become a necessity. So, it should be no surprise that it influences housing decisions. Some are moving from areas with no broadband access.

Amazon launches Windowshop
Amazon hopes to change the way people shop online. Its Windowshop site is more immersive than traditional sites. Visitors can zoom in on products and access audio and video clips.

Wikipedia fundraising drive under way
Yesterday, Wikipedia launched its annual fundraising drive. This year, its goal is $6 million—triple last year’s goal. The site has already raised $2 million. But the economy could stifle donations.

It’s a good time to buy a TV
Buyers may hold back on flat-screen TV purchases this holiday season. So, stores and manufacturers will offer aggressive pricing. For practical advice on finding holiday deals, check my column.

Who needs Bluetooth, anyway?
What’s the least desirable gadget this holiday season? The Bluetooth headset. GPS units, cordless phones and desktop PCs will also show slow sales. What gadgets will you forego? Hit my Message Board.

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Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Video of the Day: I can’t imagine leaping off a cliff. But some people do it for fun. This video captures the exhilaration of BASE jumping.

Cool Site of the Day: There are plenty of well-meaning medical quacks on the Internet. So be careful. Go to today's site and get the real deal.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Windows 7 isn't going to hit store shelves anytime soon. But I'll tell you what you can expect from it.

Free Download of the Day: Your word processor has lots of cool fonts. But there's never enough. This site has every font you could ever want.

Tip on the site: Cyberstalkers can trace their victims online, too. Few laws are available to stop stalking. So here's my rule: Never respond!

Starting out with stock photography
Are your photography skills strong? Then, put your skills to good use. My money-making tip will help you get started with stock photography. And yes, you can be rewarded handsomely for your work!

Alternatives to expensive Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a great program. But it is also expensive. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a hundred dollars or more on a word processor. My handy tip will help you find free alternatives.

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Kim :)

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