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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

With The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters this week, it's high time you read up on the making of the film and it's future as spoken by the stars themselves, today's interview being with none other than Dennis Leary. Playing the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy's father, Leary lets it be known that he's not letting go of the series as easily as the classic plot-line surrounding his character would suggest. Note that this interview is especially littered with swearwords and spoilers galore, so if you're rather young or don't want to know what happens to Leary's character in the movie specifically, watch out - otherwise dip in on this rather candid talk with the actor.

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Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Malware has increasingly become a problem for Mac OS X, most recently having been affected by the Flashback trojan which infected over half a million systems. Apple were slow to respond to the threat, and although two Flashback removal tools were offered for users to download, the number of machines still infected remains high. Apple has reportedly asked Kaspersky Labs to advise the company on OS X security issues.

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Apple security flaw stores passwords in plain text

Apple security flaw stores passwords in plain text

If there’s one challenge that Apple seems to be having trouble getting to grips with lately, it’s security for Mac OS X. Recently the operating system was plagued by the Flashback malware, affecting hundreds of thousands of users, and now an update to Lion has left login passwords exposed in plain text files. The issue comes via a Lion software update back in February.

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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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