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Taking a quick break during lunch to get this out. Had to skim the hot news quickly.

  • Google promises faster Web with launch of Public DNS
    “Google is taking control of the Internet’s equivalent of the telephone switchboard, called the Domain Name System, or DNS. In a blog post this morning, Google announced the release of a public DNS resolver called Google Public DNS, one of the things that the company is doing as part of its ongoing effort to make the web faster.” (source: ZDNet)

    • HTD: Google seems to be getting their hands in just about everything. Their Public DNS offering is just another one of their ever expanding services. Personally, I have used OpenDNS for several years now and love what it has done for me especially with things like Web Content Filtering, anti-phishing and other protections. But, now with Google in the mix, they will be able to really track usage of users (I would think) through their service. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing yet, but it definitely is an interesting move.
  • H1N1 malware epidemic is more contagious than real deal
    “Malware authors are impersonating the CDC in a new scheme to propagate a trojan horse. Fraudulent e-mails sent by a botnet claim that the recipient must register for a fake state vaccination program but really link to a malware-infested phishing website. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement this week to warn citizens about a recent wave of phishing e-mails that deceptively claim to be from the government organization. The e-mails refer to a state vaccination program and tell recipients that they have to create a personal H1N1 vaccination profile.” (source: ars technica)

    • HTD: I hate phishing emails. I have written about them many times before. The problem is, these hackers or scammers are getting even more creative and subversive as time progresses, especially as they prey on things that everyone is worrying about (e.g., money & health). So, to reiterate things that I have said over and over, don’t click through on links that you don’t know. If you have questions, do a quick search about it. Be sure that you have the latest browsers installed as many of them have anti-phishing tools. (And read about OpenDNS which I just talked about.)
  • Mac sales projected to grow 26% in 2010, outpacing PC market
    “Apple is predicted to continue its gains on the rest of the PC market in 2010, with Mac sales projected to grow by 26 percent while the industry is forecast to see a 16 percent year-over-year increase.” (source: AppleInsider)

    • HTD: Personally, I don’t want to see Apple’s growth to go that quickly. They need to maintain a high-quality product and not spread themselves too thin. The problem is, the PC market is way too splintered with netbooks, notebooks, ultralites, laptops, desktops, gaming systems, you name it. Apple maintains a few core lines: Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro. They hit a pretty wide range of users and just keep the customizations very simple. I hope they grow at a slow but steady pace. I think things will settle within the PC market place as manufacturers learn that they need to simplify as well.

HTD says: Thanks for reading!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. That's good news that google is working on public dns and this is usefull for your business,it's also working for h1n1 mulware to keep your computer healthy.we can hope that they are finding this solution in few days.

  2. That's good news that google is working on public dns and this is usefull for your business,it's also working for h1n1 mulware to keep your computer healthy.we can hope that they are finding this solution in few days.

  3. Also this months Chatelaine magazine had a *lovely* article about over-protective parenting that veered into the vaccine debate, next to the debt relief. The mother's stance was quite clear about how parents who refuse to vaccinate are are putting everyone else at risk.

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