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Kill Lung Cancer!

neotropixThere is an old saying “Fight fire with fire.” Well that may be the new way to fight lung cancer!
According to Medgadget:

At Argonne National Laboratory scientists have deciphered the structure of a virus that seems to selectively infect small-cell lung cancer cells.

One of the many huge upsides is that “the virus demonstrates cancer-killing specificity 10,000 times higher than seen in traditional chemotherapeutics, with no overt toxicity.”

Sometimes those old sayings are good for more than just the inside of your fortune cookie.

Via Medgadget

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WPA Hacked, Now Protect Yourself

wpa-hackedAs reported earlier, the WPA router can be hacked in just a few minutes. But that does not mean you are doomed. Lifehacker has  posted a practical way to protect yourself.

The key: Just log into your router, switch off Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as an encryption mode, and use Advanced Encryption System (AES) only. TKIP is the only protocol that the hack applies to, so switching to AES-only will ensure that your Wi-Fi network is safe again. It’s quick and easy, so do yourself a favor and make the adjustment now so you don’t run into any problems in the future.

Here are some other things you could try;

1)  Have a MAC level filtering at your router.

2)  Change the default settings of your router’s Web-based administration

3)  Turn off broadcasting of your SSID.

4)  Setup WPA-AES that uses a radius server to generate dynamic keys for you.

Then again you could just share!

AT&T Acquires Centennial Communications

11-7-08-att-cent-hearts1AT&T is dropping $944 million on Centennial Communications in an effort to improve coverage in the Midwest and Southeast United States. Centennial is a fairly small regional wireless provider, but if the deals passes all the legal mumbo jumbo it will add about 1.1 million subscribers to AT&T. AT&T issued a release yesterday outlining the deal.

This all comes shortly after Verizon, AT&T bought All-Tel.

Guess the battle rages on!

Via EngadetsNYT