China Mobile Gives Millions in Air Time to Quake Zone

China Mobile has given away 262 million yuan worth of air time to residents of the areas affected by the devastating May 12 earthquake and to rescue and relief workers.

The free communication service was extended to 3.33 million China Mobile users from May 12 to 31.

The donated services included domestic roaming charges, domestic long-distance charges, monthly rentals, text and multimedia message charges for users who entered or left the cities of Chengdu, Mianyang, Deyang and Guangyuan and the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture.

Free roaming services valued at 104 million yuan were extended to 1.05 million people from outside Sichuan, where the quake was centered, while 2.28 million users from around Sichuan were exempted from paying 158 million yuan in charges.


What's New: New Trojan In MP3 Files

Security vendor McAfee announced a dramatic increase in peer-to-peer network traffic in fake MP3 files that look like music files but in reality install adware programs, Mirar and NetNucleus, on the victim's computer. McAfee says that while Mirar says it features no popup ads, the latter program displays them. Users are prompted to download a media player when opening the fake MP3 files. McAfee has detected these files on 360,000 PCs in the past few days.