Items tagged with germs

Cold and flu season isn't over yet. For those of you who want to avoid germs at all costs, Cleankeys recently introduced a keyboard that can easily be cleaned from germs. Whereas a traditional keyboard has lots of nooks and crannies that can harbor all sorts of bacteria and germs, the Cleankeys keyboard eliminates all of these hiding spots. This flat keyboard is 100% touch sensitive, so all you'll have to do is wipe the keyboard down with a disinfecting cloth and you'll get rid of most of the germs. The average keyboard has 3,295 germs per square inch. By wiping a standard keyboard with a disinfecting cloth, you'll kill only about 5% of the bacteria. By wiping the Cleankeys keyboard with a disinfecting... Read more...
It's likely that the recently announced security flaw in Apple's QuickTime media player will be expoited by hackers in just a matter of days. The vulnerability is caused by an error in the way Apple QuickTime handles Java. It can be exploited if a user visits a malicious Web site, running a Java-enabled browser. Researchers said that includes Microsoft's Internet Explorer, along with Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari browser. The bug also affects Windows Vista through Internet Explorer 7. Dmitri Alperovitch, principal research scientist at Secure Computing, said the bug also could be exploited through e-mail, either through links to malicious Web sites or by using HTML... Read more...