Isn't anything safe from hackers? Now they've apparently found a way to hack into systems through a media stream, threatening users with denial of service attacks that can bring down servers and desktops alike. The vulnerability was reported yesterday by VoIPshield Laboratories, a security tools maker in Canada. The flaws were found in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator and Windows Live Messenger, which Microsoft said could impact as many as 250 million people. The flaws also affect [url=http://www.voipshield.com/research.php]many other applications[/url] and systems that use the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_Transport_Protocol]Real-time Transport Protocol[/url] (RTP), including those from Avaya, Cisco and Nortel, according to …

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It has always been something of a running joke here in England, where you have to buy a license from the government in order to watch TV (I kid you not, it helps fund the good old BBC), that blind people get a 50 percent reduction on the annual £135 ($271) fee. Some might say that not being able to see the programming content of British television is a good thing, others that you can already listen to radio for free so why bother paying for the privilege? However, in a similar way that subtitles and closed captioning have allowed …

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The software giant Adobe has made another move to expand its reaches by unveiling a new media player program called "Adobe Media Player". And no, Adobe hasn't just created *another* video format for streaming, they're using an existing technology that they already own to handle the video: Macromedia Flash. The software's supposed to have similar capabilities to Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Apple's QuickTime software, allowing users to stream live video over the internet, using beefed-up Flash that's higher quality than you're used to seeing. The player also has some "normal" features that you would expect from a media player. …

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