Sony Files restraining orders again PS3 hackers…

 

Sony has filed restraing orders aginst groups distrbuting kits the give users root access to sony PS3 units.  The hacks alloow users to cirumvent the built PS3 DRM and and run there own software.   Sont claims the software is primararly being used to enable users to play bootleg video games.

 

“Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” (collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”). Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games.”

 


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3D TV Not Ready For Prime Time, Yet…

This years Consumer Electronics show was once again overrun with vendors displaying 3d technology for home theater systems.  Most experts agree though that the technology is still far from perfection and needs at least 3-4 more years of development.  Most displays still rely on the use of expensive active matrix glasses that are uncomfortable to wear and expansive.   Very few companies have made any real progress on glasses free techniques.   Experts expect 3d to become an added feature included in TVs and not a major selling point for the forseeable future.

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Chili Cookoff

This weekend the Kissimmee lakefront hosts the annual Sunshine regional Chili Cookoff.  Teams of cook compette in a number of events including best Chili, Best Salsa, Best White Chili and others.   A highlight of the event scedual every year the cook features music and events for the kids alon side the competition events.   Be sure to come out and help support the local community.


Gawker Media Hacked.. kissimmee florida

Anyone who created accounts to comment on any Gawker media blogs should take steps to ensure there passwords have no been compromised.   This a good reminder for users to remember to always change passwords regularly and not to use the same password for muliplt sites. The sites compromised include 

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First Patch Tuesday Of The New Year

This Tuesday will be the first patch Tuesday of the new year.  Microsofts latest round of updates include three patches to seal security vulnerabilities.   There is also sure to be an update the ever present windows malicious software removal tool.  However there will still be a number of recently discovered Internet Explorer vulnerabilities left unpatched.   As always it is important for all Windows users to patch and update their computers as soon as updates are made available.  These updates are your first line of defense against malware, spyware, viruses, and trojans.  If you have any issues installing Microsoft Updates you are encouraged to make an appointment as soon possible; difficulty installing updates is a sure sign of a larger problem. 

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