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Chinese Town Closes Internet Cafes Ahead of Exams

Teenagers tempted by computer games when they should be studying for the national college entrance exam this month won’t have anywhere to escape to in central China, where Internet cafes have closed. Only about 25 percent of students get into university and the vast majority of those who don’t make the cut go straight into the work force. […]

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Chinese Cyber Attack on India Government Offices Too?

Mr M K Narayanan told The Times that his office and other government departments were targeted on December 15. A ‘Trojan’ virus was embedded in an e-mail PDF attachment. The virus was detected and officials were told not to log on until it was eliminated. This was not the first instance of an attempt to hack into India’s computers. People seem to be fairly sure it was the Chinese. China has denied any role in the hacking attacks. […]

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Internet Explorer Flaw Exploited for Cyber Attack on Google

McAfee said that, the recent cyber attacks on Google and 20 other businesses in the US exploited a previously unknown flaw in Internet Explorer browser.All recent versions of Internet Explorer for the Windows operating system, including Windows 7, are vulnerable. Using Internet Explorer in “protected mode” with security settings at “high” would limit the impact of the vulnerability. […]

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Google may Shutdown, Issue Over Cyber Threat and Internet Freedom

In a recent blog post titled A new approach to China, Google announced that, Google may shut down their Chinese search engine and close down their operations in China. This decision was taken in the wake of the recent cyber attacks on Google and a few other organizations, to get information from Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. The attacks were originated from China. In mid-December Google faced highly sophisticated and targeted cyber attacks on their corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. […]