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2 most recent swine flu deaths were Oahu men – Honolulu Advertiser

July 31st, 2009 No comments

The two most recent Hawai’i deaths related to H1N1, or swine flu, were men with underlying medical conditions that contributed to their demise, the state Department of Health said yesterday. The men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, died last …

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A prudent strategy for fighting flu – St. Petersburg Times

July 31st, 2009 No comments

The fast-spreading swine flu virus will seriously test the nation’s public health system when children return to school and the cold season returns this fall. So a federal panel of public health experts made the right call in recommending that those …

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A prudent strategy for fighting flu – St. Petersburg Times

July 31st, 2009 No comments

The fast-spreading swine flu virus will seriously test the nation’s public health system when children return to school and the cold season returns this fall. So a federal panel of public health experts made the right call in recommending that those …

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U.S. swine flu deaths surpass 350, CDC says – Detroit Free Press

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Health officials say their count of U.S. swine flu deaths has risen to 353 and swine-flu associated hospitalizations have grown to more than 5,500. The cumulative number of deaths rose from the 302 reported last Friday. Last week, health officials …

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2 most recent swine flu deaths were Oahu men – Honolulu Advertiser

July 31st, 2009 No comments

The two most recent Hawai’i deaths related to H1N1, or swine flu, were men with underlying medical conditions that contributed to their demise, the state Department of Health said yesterday. The men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, died last …

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A prudent strategy for fighting flu – St. Petersburg Times

July 31st, 2009 No comments

The fast-spreading swine flu virus will seriously test the nation’s public health system when children return to school and the cold season returns this fall. So a federal panel of public health experts made the right call in recommending that those …

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High school teams cautious over swine flu as camps open – Atlanta Journal Constitution

July 31st, 2009 No comments
High school teams cautious over swine flu as camps open
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“But we’re not making a big deal about the swine flu publicly because we don’t want to alarm the parents.” However, it’s not like coaches are keeping

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Apple Releases Firmware 3.0.1

July 31st, 2009 No comments

AppleToday, Apple released firmware 3.0.1. The firmware was released in order to fix the SMS bug that leaves all iPhones vulnerable to attack. Like with all firmware upgrades, you will want to hold off on upgrading if you currently have a jailbroke iPhone or iPod Touch. The Dev-Team hasn’t released any info about a new jailbreak but, we will keep our eyes open for any info from them. Below is info from Apple about the new firmware.

Apple’s Info about 3.0.1 Upgrade

Summary
This document describes the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1.

For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. To learn more about Apple Product Security, see the Apple Product Security website.

For information about the Apple Product Security PGP Key, see “How to use the Apple Product Security PGP Key.

Where possible, CVE IDs are used to reference the vulnerabilities for further information.

To learn about other Security Updates, see “Apple Security Updates.

Products Affected
iPhone, Product Security

iPhone OS 3.0.1
*CoreTelephony
CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2204

Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through iPhone OS 3.0

Impact: Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue exists in the decoding of SMS messages. Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved error handling. Credit to Charlie Miller of Independent Security Evaluators, and Collin Mulliner of Technical University Berlin for reporting this issue.

See original document HERE.

Quote from Apple Rep.
“We appreciate the information provided to us about SMS vulnerabilities which affect several mobile phone platforms. This morning, less than 24 hours after a demonstration of this exploit, we’ve issued a free software update that eliminates the vulnerability from the iPhone. Contrary to what’s been reported, no one has been able to take control of the iPhone to gain access to personal information using this exploit.”

BLUESKY

July 31st, 2009 No comments

BLUESKY OVER WALL STREET Blue skies smilin’ at me Nothin’ but blue skies do I see Bluebirds singin’ a song Nothin’ but bluebirds all day long Irving Berlin lyrics It seems the global financial crisis is turning the corner into better times ahead. Well here’s hoping. My latest Apophysis Escher-esq pi

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You May Have Noticed That…

July 31st, 2009 No comments

…in the absence of anything interesting to say, I have changed my theme and everything. I quite like the new one, actually. I have not lacked interesting things to say because I am boring (well, not only because of that, anyway) but because I have been very sick for the last week. Not to be left o

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