This weeks links (2009-04-13)

Travel nerd?

I make lists of things I have to do before I leave. Obsessively. I start them months before I leave. I have two notes pads lying around the house so I can immediately jot down whatever comes to mind.
I write down things I’ve already achieved, just so I can cross them off. I write down things I don’t plan to do for weeks, just to remind myself when the time comes. Exchange currency; buy sleeping bag; book in travel doctor; organise insurance; inform parents of latest stupid adventure. Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. …

Confessions of a travel nerd (2009-Apr-16) [the Age : Travel Blog]

SteamPunk Magazine, Issue #5 Released!

Issue #5 Released (2009-Apr-13). From the editorial: … So it is true, then, that many things have changed since we released issue four, and Steampunk Magazine itself has not been immune from those changes. However, we would like to take the opportunity to reassure you, that we here at SPM fully intend to remain committed to putting the punk back into steampunk, while at the same time offering articles and stories to delight and entertain all. …
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Twitter Worm(s)

A Twitter XSS worm for Easter;

On a weekend normally reserved for bunnies, a worm took center stage. A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program sometimes introduced by folks with malicious intent to do some harm to a network. Please note that no passwords, phone numbers, or other sensitive information was compromised as part of these attacks.
Wily Weekend Worms (2009-Apr-12) [Twitter Blog]

A cross-site scripting worm was spreading in Twitter profiles for several hours last night. People started reporting that their profile had sent Twitter messages without their knowledge.
Twitter worm outbreak over Easter (2009-Apr-12) [F-Secure]

Twitter Worm(s) (2009-Apr-12) [SANS]
Twitter worm copycats (2009-Apr-13) [SANS]

Sun VirtualBox

Apr 8, 2009 : VirtualBox 2.2.0 released!
Sun today released VirtualBox 2.2.0 which marks another major milestone for the world’s most popular free and open source hypervisor. Among the many improvements are support for OVF appliances, 3D acceleration for Linux/Solaris guests and support for up to 16GB of RAM per virtual machine. See the ChangeLog for a list of changes since VirtualBox 2.1.

News – VirtualBox (2009-Apr-08) [VirtualBox.org]

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