When I log in this morning (to WordPress) I notice alot of feeds about Google Blog Search. The first thing that comes to mind is that Google is adding another button in their searches (Like the web, feeling lucky, and image), but no, it is a whole new feature from Google. As if Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Desktop, Google Suggest, and the other countless features weren't enough. I don't see why Google couldn't add this as an extra feature on their search engine, why another BETA release? Show me one feature that has gone out of BETA.
Other than that, let me tell some of you who haven't heard what it does exactly what it does. It searches blogs, just blogs, and nothing else. When Googlebots are crawling over the WWW, it reads your meta data and goes through your RSS and Atom feeds, if it identifies your site as a blog, it indexes the information it finds and puts it into the blog search database. This is all done from your feed data. That's it. Not really an amazing feature, all it really is is a huge aggregator with a search feature.
The first part of this article describes it better then I could:
"Star Wars fans Web hunting for a downloadable game of the sci-fi flick are unknowingly infecting their computers with a worm that gives them rogue Google results authored by hackers.
Detected in the wild last week, the P2Load.A worm lies in wait in the free version of “Knights of the Old Republic II,” and spreads through the peer-to-peer file sharing programs Shareaza and Imesh.
Security experts at Panda Software rate the potential damage of the infection at four stars, the highest level, based on the worm’s two attacking features both enabled through modifying the HOSTS file on a user’s computer."
Two words people... VIRUS SCAN.
Jeffrey Brett Goodin has been found guilty for running a phishing site that stole people's personal information.
He is the first person in the US to be convicted under the 2003 CAN-SPAM Act (as well as 10 other counts, including wire fraud, misuse of the AOL trademark and attempted witness harassment), and faces a sentence of up to 101 years in federal prison.
Does this mean that we are coming nearer to some form of resolution to the spam epidemic? Or does this mean scammers are going to find more sophisticated ways of deceiving their victims?
So here we go... The good, then bad, and the ugly on Microsoft Windows Vista. This is by no means an extremely in depth review, if you want one of those, go to CNET.
"The "extremely critical" Excel vulnerabilities are found in Microsoft Office 2000, Office 2003 and Office XP, as well as in Office 2004 for computers running Apple's Mac OS, according to a separate advisory from security company Secunia.
Attackers are sending e-mails with malicious Excel attachments and are hosting Web sites that house Office files that attempt to take advantage of the security flaws, according to Microsoft. Once an attacker exploits the vulnerabilities, they can gain control of a person's system remotely."
This effects EVERYONE with Excel, even Macs... Be sure to check the security advisory from Microsoft and get all needed updates!
wearing adult diapers to confront the woman.
Nowak was initially arrested on attempted kidnapping charges on Monday in Orlando after assaulting Colleen Shipman, a U.S. Air Force captain, police said."
Take that Ruskies... You may have gotten into space first, but we were the first to put a diaper wearing psycho behind the wheel of a 1.7 billion dollar space shuttle.
He is 43, and was born in Moscow, Russia. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1990, where he is currently working as a violin maker/luthier.
I recently had a chance to interview him, and I jumped at the opportunity.