Red Hat Trojan

Someone is sending out fake security alerts pretending to be the Red Hat security team. They tell you to download and update that actually tries to compromise your system. Does this mean hack attempts on Linux systems are going to increase?

Bush supporters chronically misinformed

Wow, a new study has some absolutely astonishing statistics: 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%) and 75% continue to believe that Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda. I’d put a big banner at the top of this page that said “Iraq had no WMD. Iraq did not support al Qaeda.” if I thought that any Bush supporters ever visited this page. [via rc3]

Linux reseller offers ‘internet-safe’ PC

An Australian company is marketing a Linux-based ‘internet-safe’ PC designed to be invulnerable to viruses and spyware. The OS and software run off of read-only media so it can never be permanently infected. Sounds like a pretty good idea but at 595 AUD (~440 USD) it seems a little pricey for a machine that doesn’t need a hard drive or much processor power. Product page here.

Dungeon Majesty

Dungeon Majesty is a cable-access show where 4 girls play D&D and act out some scenes in front of a green screen with super-cheesy special effects and pen-and-paper animations. It’s like a cross between Xena, MST3K, and The Gamers. There’s a very entertaining trailer online but no episodes yet. [via Boing Boing]