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New Virus Raids Your Bank Account – But You Probably Won’t Notice

The best way to protect yourself from an online financial scam is to diligently check your bank accounts. At least, until now. Israeli-based Security firm Trusteer has found an elaborate new computer virus that not only helps fraudsters steal money from bank accounts — it also covers its tracks.

Think of a crime plot involving a spy who plans to break into a high-security building and begins by swapping out security camera video so guards don’t notice anything is amiss. Known as a surveillance camera hack, the technique has been used in dozens of movies.

A new version of the widely prevalent SpyEye Trojan horse works much the same way, only it swaps out banking Web pages rather than video, preventing account holders from noticing that their money is gone.

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File sharing is an official religion in Sweden

After two failed attempts, where the Church was asked to formalize its way of praying or meditation, the authorities finally recognized the organization as an official religion. The Church’s founder is ecstatic about this news, and hopes that it will motivate more people to come forward as ‘Kopimists’.

“I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones,” Isak tells TorrentFreak. “There’s still a legal stigma around copying for many. A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.”

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Blessed are the poor in bandwidth,
for theirs is the kingdom of FiOS.

Blessed are they who share porn,
for they shall be comforted by RealDoll™.

Blessed are the MegaUpload users,
for they shall inherit premium accounts.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for torrents,
for they shall be seeded.

Blessed are the PPV streamers,
for they shall obtain live MMA fights.

Blessed are the YouTube users,
for they shall see copyrighted content.

Blessed are the USENET faithful,
for they shall be called children of l33t.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of file sharing,
for theirs is an entry into wikipedia.

Legend in the Making: Apple’s 1983 Version of the iPhone

The iconic phone from Apple seems to be everywhere these days, but what most people don’t realize is that the company had the idea for a multi-use, touch-screen phone long before the original iPhone ever hit shelves. The year was 1983, and a creative Apple designer named Hartmut Esslinger decided to smoosh together a phone and a touch screen to invent the forefather of the iphone.