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Oxford study links preventing PTSD to playing Tetris

Oxford study links preventing PTSD to playing Tetris

Militaries around the world that been investing heavily in research to figure out how to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that affects soldiers. A team of researchers at Oxford University have found a novel and interesting way that they claim treats post-traumatic stress. The researchers have determined that some soldiers can be treated simply by playing Tetris.

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Apple “ten years behind Microsoft” in malware readiness

Apple “ten years behind Microsoft” in malware readiness

Apple is a decade behind Microsoft in terms of Mac malware security, research firm Kaspersky has contentiously suggested, something it predicts the Cupertino firm will quickly realize in a fast-approaching storm of rogue software. "I think they are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security" company CEO Eugene Kaspersky told Computer Business Review at a security event this week, predicting a torrent of malware is incoming for OS X and that Apple will have to pull its boots up in order to handle it.

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One in five Macs likely to carry Windows malware

One in five Macs likely to carry Windows malware

A new study performed by security firm Sophos has found that one in five Macs is likely to carry some sort of Windows malware, but only one in 36 could be infected with malware specifically designed to target Mac OS X. The numbers come after Sophos collected data from around 100,000 Macs that have the Sophos anti-virus software installed.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. So, if you were too busy this week to keep informed in the world of tech, or just want a refresher on what made news, you've come to the right place. YouTube made news this week, with 600+ MGM movies being officially uploaded to the site. And also in the world of top news stories, there’s a rumor that Apple will launch an ‘iPad mini’ for $249 – $300 later this year. And in the world of LTE, AT&T adds three new 4G LTE markets.

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New Mac Trojans discovered, exploits Word

New Mac Trojans discovered, exploits Word

The pristine image of Macs was shattered recently by the Flashback Trojan that had infected 650,000 machines and now researchers have discovered two other variants of the Trojan that could potentially infect even more Mac computers. One is a variant of the Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, or simply SabPub, that also exploits a Java vulnerability, while the other attacks via Microsoft Word documents.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Good morning world, it's time for the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up, starting with a brand new Spotify Play Button to embed your favorite tunes in your own webpage - for free! Apple is working on their own Flashback malware removal to make the devil go away. Nokia is popping out another Windows Phone with the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. There's a brand new version of the ROKU out there with ROKU HD - coming to stores soon!

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Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple has released a second Java update as it attempts to block the Flashback trojan threatening Mac users. The second version, spotted by security firm Intego, is listed as "Java for OS X 2012-002" - its predecessor, pushed out earlier this week, was 2012-001 - and is only for OS X Lion 10.7 machines, rather than for Snow Leopard and Lion as before.

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