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Politically motivated exploits target activists on Google

Politically motivated attackers are exploiting an unpatched flaw in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows to carry out highly targeted attacks against activists using Google, the company's security team warned. The unidentified attackers are wielding a serious vulnerability in the way Windows parses webpages containing MIME-formatted content. In January, Microsoft issued a temporary fix for the flaw, which allows attackers to steal sensitive information, spoof trusted websites or carry out other actions not authorized by the user. The company hasn't said when the MHTML bug will be patched.
Dan Goodin, 12 Mar 2011

Emergency declared at second quake-wracked Japanese nuke plant

UpdatedUpdated The Japanese government has declared an emergency at a second Japanese nuclear plant: Fukushima No. 2, seven miles away from Fukushima No. 1, which lost cooling after Friday's devastating megaquake in northeastern Japan.
Rik Myslewski, 12 Mar 2011

Japanese nuke meltdown may be underway

Update 2Update 2 The Japanese earthquake-induced nuclear emergency is growing worse by the hour.
Rik Myslewski, 12 Mar 2011
Panasonic HDC-SD900

Panasonic HDC-SD900 camcorder

ReviewReview The HDC-SD900 was the first of Panasonic’s expanded 3D camcorder range to arrive in the UK. It sits below the HDC-TM900 and HDC-HS900 (which offer 32GB memory and 220GB HDD respectively), but shares the same functionality, recording Full HD and 3D video to SD card.
Steve May, 12 Mar 2011

Ruskie Java coder lifts inaugural Facebook Hacker Cup

The sliding glass doors at the entrance of Facebook headquarters don't say Facebook. They say HACK – in big, bold, black letters, two on each door. The company goes out of its way to cultivate an extreme developer culture built around the non-pejorative definition of the word. "There's this whole definition that engineers have for themselves," Mark Zuckerberg recently told an incredulous middle-aged American newswoman. "It's very much a compliment when you call someone a hacker. To hack something means to build something very quickly. In one night, you can sit down and you can churn out a lot of code, and at the end, you have a product."
Cade Metz, 12 Mar 2011