ICANN, the group that oversees domain names, turned down a proposal that would allow governments to veto controversial suffixes. Governments can still choose to file objections to names without paying a fee. The Bush administration previously struck down a proposal for the .XXX extension. In other news, the Mac OSX operating system used to be able to fly under hackers’ radar when it came to making malicious viruses. Now, a Remote Access Trojan virus can be installed on Macs that gives hackers access to your machine. The back door virus most commonly infects computers that downloaded pirated software. And finally, the Motorola Xoom was just released and its already been hacked wide open. Some have overclocked the processors to 1.5Ghz and say that the hardware was designed to easily be taken apart. Don’t be too quick to mod your Xoom—doing so will make you ineligible for the 4G upgrade.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 1, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).