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Stories by Larry Greenemeier


New Koobface worm lets hackers play tricks on Facebook, MySpace members

Is there a new generation of the so-called "Koobface" worm that's been plaguing social networking sites?

Apparently so. Rik Ferguson, a researcher with computer security software maker Trend Micro, earlier this week reported on the company's Web site that he had found a new variant of Koobface, which first surfaced in December, after investigating a Facebook message he received that appeared to have come from someone on his friends list and directed him to a spoofed YouTube site...

March 3, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Outdated energy infrastructure holds back smart-grid future, report says

Despite the Obama administration's pledge of $11 billion to modernize the nation's electric grid, the implementation of so-called "smart-grid" technology that would enable energy efficiency while bringing renewable energy sources online faces a number of hurdles, including an out-dated infrastructure beset by congestion and bottlenecks that constrain the expanded use of sources such as wind, solar and geothermal power, according to a report issued Monday...

February 23, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier
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