Russian Inventor Patents AntiVirus Hardware Device

Hardware shield 65

A New Kind Of Security

Kaspersky Labs, a cybersecurity group based in Russia, was recently awarded the patent for a hardware antivirus device that aims to keep your computer secure by attaching directly to the disk drive, below rootkit access.

Software can always be compromised, and solution proposed by the mad geniuses at Kaspersky is to put an antivirus system deeper in your computer than your infected software can reach. Here’s the device, as explained the abstract for the patent…

Continue reading… “Russian Inventor Patents AntiVirus Hardware Device”

0

Do-All Phones Becoming More Vulnerable To Hackers

handiphonesecurity1

Mobile phones are becoming ever more like personal computersThat means they are also becoming more vulnerable to traditional computer menaces like hackers and viruses. This year, the Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Lab reported on a new malicious program that stole money by taking over Nokia phones and making small charges to the owners’ wireless accounts.

 

Continue reading… “Do-All Phones Becoming More Vulnerable To Hackers”

0

Wedding Volunteers To Marry Sex Workers To End Exploitation

Indian-Wedding hands 234
More than 1,000 followers of a multi-religious sect in northern India have pledged to marry female sex workers who want to escape exploitation.

Young Hindu, Muslim and Sikh men have been queuing up at the Dera Sacha Sauda (Abode of the Real Deal) in the town of Sirsa as “wedding volunteers”. They say they are doing so to stop the women from being exploited in brothels.

They also claim that their move is part of a campaign to stop the spread of the HIV/Aids virus.

“By helping drug users and sex workers we are trying to help remove people from the highest risk situations,” said Dr Aditya Insan, a senior DSS functionary.
0

Researchers Working To Treat Pandemic Flu By Arming The Immune System

cell_and_lymp_x220

Researchers creating a new vaccine against H1N1 hope to harness the power of the immune system’s dendritic cells, which are responsible for directing the body’s immune response.

Viruses multiply incredibly quickly once they’ve infected their victim–so fast that antiviral medications such as Tamiflu are only effective if given during the first few days of an infection. After that, the viral load is just too high for a single drug to fight off. But researchers are working on a treatment for the H1N1 virus (or swine flu) that uses a different approach. Rather than disabling the virus with a drug, they’re creating a vaccine that can activate and steer a patient’s own immune cells to attack the invader.

 

Continue reading… “Researchers Working To Treat Pandemic Flu By Arming The Immune System”

0

New H1N1 Flu Can Kill Fast According To Researchers

triage

A drawing of a pig and a biohazard sign mark the door of a lab where samples are tested for the H1N1 swine flu virus

The new H1N1 flu is “strikingly different” from seasonal influenza, killing much younger people than ordinary flu and often killing them very fast, World Health Organization officials said on Friday.   A review of studies done during the seven months the virus has been circulating shows it is usually mild, but can cause unusual and severe symptoms in an unlucky few, according to a WHO-sponsored meeting in Washington this week.

 

Continue reading… “New H1N1 Flu Can Kill Fast According To Researchers”

0

Flu Vaccines Hit A Wall – Scientists Struggle To Speed Vaccine Development

Vaccine

Making a vaccine against seasonal influenza is a constant catch-up game. Scientists must predict which of the constantly mutating virus strains will be most virulent six months in the future, the amount of time it takes to manufacture the vaccine. The system has worked well enough for the regular flu. But when new, virulent strains emerge–including the current, rapidly spreading swine flu (H1N1)–the traditional approach falls short. Even as consumers clamored for a vaccine, it took seven months and around 48,000 confirmed U.S. cases before the first H1N1 vaccines were shipped to hospitals around the country.

 

Continue reading… “Flu Vaccines Hit A Wall – Scientists Struggle To Speed Vaccine Development”

0

Medical Breakthrough: Experimental Vaccine That Prevents Infection With AIDS Virus

aworldfirstv

For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.  The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results “instilled new hope” in the field of HIV vaccine research.

 

Continue reading… “Medical Breakthrough: Experimental Vaccine That Prevents Infection With AIDS Virus”

0

Potential Way To Make AIDS Vaccine Found

hiv

The first new HIV antibodies to have been identified in more than 10 years, PG9 and PG16

The discovery of immune system particles that attack the AIDS virus may finally open a way to make a vaccine that could protect people against the deadly and incurable infection, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

 

Continue reading… “Potential Way To Make AIDS Vaccine Found”

0

Molecular Condom Could Protect Women From HIV

tube-gel-istock4502483

Polymer gel being developed that could block HIV

A polymer gel that blocks viral particles could one day provide a way for women to protect themselves against HIV infection. The gel reacts with semen to form a tight mesh that blocks the movement of virus particles. The material, which is still in early development, could eventually be combined with antiviral gels currently in clinical trials to provide a dual defense against HIV.

 

Continue reading… “Molecular Condom Could Protect Women From HIV”

0

Doctors Warn Against Throwing ‘Swine Flu Parties’

swine_flu-1423.jpg

Here swiney swiney!

Throwing “swine flu parties” in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say. Reports have emerged of people intentionally mixing with friends who have flu.

Their reasoning is that it is best to be infected before the winter when the virus could become more deadly.

But public health expert Dr Richard Jarvis said such behaviour could undermine the fight against swine flu.

He also stressed while it was a mild flu, people would still be putting their health and the health of their children at risk…

Continue reading… “Doctors Warn Against Throwing ‘Swine Flu Parties’”

0