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Thursday, September 09, 2010


New Zero-Day Attack Riddles Adobe Reader

Adobe software is everywhere. It's even more ubiquitous than Windows, and perhaps even more vulnerable to hacker schemes. The latest threat, which comes disguised as a golf lesson, consists of code that "can do almost whatever it wants," said ESET's Randy Abrams. "It can download malicious bots; it can load keystroke-tracking software, or any number of things."




The dangerous code is being unleashed via PDF files that users are enticed to open by a phishing email offering courses from David Leadbetter, a world-renowned golf instructor. When the PDF file is opened, it downloads a hidden program that attacks the user's system.

"This code can do almost whatever it wants," said Randy Abrams, director of technical education with ESET. "It can download malicious bots; it can load keystroke-tracking software, or any number of things."


Wednesday, September 08, 2010


One bodacious hole . . .

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Golfer Starts Fire by chipping

IRVINE – After over seven hours of fighting the fire, a blaze probably sparked when a golfer chipped a rock with his club near Shady Canyon in Irvine was completely contained by 7:30 p.m., Orange County Fire Authority Captain Greg McKeown said.

Almost 200 firefighters battled the 12-acre blaze near the Shady Canyon Golf Course on Saturday, officials said.

The fire was reported at 12:07 p.m. as a hillside fire near the golf course. It burned through dense, heavy brush.

McKeown said two crews would remain throughout the night to prevent spot fires from flaring up. Another hand crew will return Sunday to mop up, he said.

At no point were the nearby multimillion-dollar homes in the gated Shady Canyon Golf Course at risk, McKeown said.

McKeown said the fire likely was sparked when a golfer – who knocked his golf ball into the grass that borders the fairway – struck a rock with his club trying to get the ball out of the rough.

Two other fires near Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway that broke out at 12:30 p.m. were also extinguished.





1)   HEY! That’s a 2 shot penalty, idnt’t?

2)   I tho’t my chipping was bad, but geez . . .

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