April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are a couple Web sites to help bring awareness to a problem that has touched many of our lives in some form or another.
- This year marks the 26th anniversary of The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) awareness month. Its website at www.ncadd.org/index.php features many resources to help enlighten and aid in the recovery from alcoholism. One area of its site includes 10 tips for prevention for youths at www.ncadd.org/index.php/for-youth/prevention-tips.
- About.com dedicates an entire section of its site to alcohol awareness. Their Alcoholism Home Page at http://alcoholism.about.com/ offers symptoms and diagnosis, how to find help, the effects of alcoholism and much more information.
Mac OS X users should be careful of the Flashback malware that currently is making its rounds. The malware masquerades as a Flash installer and aims to steal sensitive information such as passwords from its victims.
F-secure has posted a handy guide that reveals whether or not your Mac has been compromised by the Flashback malware at www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002336.html. Or visit the CNET MacFixIt article where Topher Kessler offers a three-step method for detecting the malware using Mac OS X’s built-in Terminal utility at http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57410096-263/how-to-remove-the-flashback-malware-from-os-x/?tag=txt;title.
Microsoft security updates
Microsoft released six security bulletins to fix flaws in its software for its April security updates. Four bulletins were rated critical and the remaining two were rated important. All of the critical flaws and one of the important flaws could enable an attacker to execute remote code on a compromised system. The remaining important flaw enables information disclosure.
Programs affected by the flaws include Windows XP SP3 and XP Pro x63 SP2; Windows Vista SP2 and x64 SP2; Windows 7 32- and 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 SP2/x64 SP2/SP2 for Itanium-based systems; Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit and 64-bit SP2; and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64 and SP1; Microsoft Office XP SP3/2003 SP3 and Office 2007 SP2; Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3 and 2010 32-bit and SP1 32-bit editions; Office 2003 Web components SP3; Microsoft Works 9 and Microsoft Works 6ñ9 File Converter; currently supported SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 products; Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 SP1; and Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 SP4, 2007 SP2, 2009 and 2009 R2.
Read more at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-apr.
Puppy Linux has two new updated releases targeted for older hardware. Versions 5.3 of Wary and Racy editions are now available. Bug fixes, language customizations and a few application upgrades are parts of the new features.
The file size for Wary is 137MB, while the Racy file size is only 113MB.
Read more about the new releases at http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02784.
The all-time MLB.TV 2012 channel is now available in the Roku Channel Store. The new channel features upgraded user interface, a favorite teams setting, toggleable game score setting, archived games and more.
A free game can be seen prior to buying a subscription if one has a free MLB.com membership.
Learn more at http://blog.roku.com/blog/2012/04/04/mlb-tv-2012-with-free-games-now-available-on-roku/. Roku owners can sign up for MLB.TV Premium at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?product=roku&vbID=RokuDevice.
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