#004 Certification Weekly 4-08-10 by CED Solutions produced by Chris Pope from The Tech Jives Network

4/08/10 “Certification Testing Knowledge R Us!” This episode Mia was “ONA BOAT!!” and couldn’t make it so we asked Justin Laura who happens to be a Certified Testing Administrator to join up and speak about the whole Testing format involving Vue, Prometric, Certiport and more!

AiR-#014 – Apptastic iGame Review – 4/8/10 www.ApptasticReviewers.com with TechJives.net, Produced by: Chris Pope

AiR-04-08-10 Interview with Colin Billings from Stitcher as well as Josh Johnson on the iPad and the new 4.0 OS coming out!

Lawsuit Says McAfee Plays Loose With Customer Data

By David Kravets – April 8, 2010 2:19 pm

McAfee, a household name for computer virus-protection, is facing accusations it dupes customers into purchasing third-party services, and hands over consumer banking information to enable those transactions.

A proposed federal class action in San Francisco claims that, once McAfee customers purchase McAfee software online, a pop-up appears even before the McAfee download begins.

“The pop-up, mimicking the look of the other pages on the McAfee site, thanks the customer for purchasing McAfee software, and prompts McAfee’s customers to click a red button to ‘Try it Now,’” the lawsuit alleges. “The pop-up contains no obvious visual cues or conspicuous text indicating that it is an advertisement for another product, or that clicking on ‘Try it Now’ will lead not to the delivery of the McAfee product but rather to the purchase of a completely different product” (.pdf).

The unfair-business practices lawsuit comes as McAfee and rival Symantec are accused in a New York federal court of automatically renewing antivirus software subscriptions absent customer consent.

Read the full article at Wired.com/threatlevel

FCC pushes forward with broadband agenda

April 8, 2010 2:42 PM PDT – by Marguerite Reardon

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with its National Broadband Plan despite an appeals court decision earlier this week that called into question the agency’s authority over regulating the Internet.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday issued a statement that said the court’s decision “does not change our broadband policy goals, or the ultimate authority of the FCC to act to achieve those goals.  The court did not question the FCC’s goals; it merely invalidated one technical, legal mechanism for broadband policy chosen by prior commissions.”

The agency plans to start addressing items from its plan as soon as its next open meeting on April 21. The first two items to be considered are reforms to the Universal Service Fund as well as an examination of competition in the cable set-top box market.

Read Marquerite Reardon’s full article at cnet.news

MS Patch Tuesday heads-up: 25 holes in Windows, Office

April 8th, 2010, Posted by Ryan Naraine @ 10:40 am

Microsoft plans to release 11 security bulletins on Tuesday April 13, 2010 to fix 25 documented vulnerabilities that expose Windows users to remote code execution attacks.

Five of the 11 bulletins will be rated “critical,” Microsoft’s highest severity rating. The flaws affect all versions of Windows, including the company’s newest Windows 7 operating system.

The vulnerabilities will address security holes in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange, according to Jerry Bryant, a group manager in Redmond’s security response center.

The full article can be found at ZDNet.com