Monday, 24 December 2012

Windows 8 Can be Hacked: watch here

With a host of companies launching Windows 8-based devices, Microsoft's latest operating system is getting increasingly popular. It’s just a matter of time before cyber criminals will take advantage of Windows 8 popularity.

Here are the two samples that are packaged as key generator apps for Windows 8, which are available on http://{BLOCKED}en2eqqh2.cloudfront.net. Key generators are used to generate serial numbers and are typically used for bootleg copies of paid software. Trend Micro found the apps that are malicious. The company has detected these malicious apps as ADW_SOLIMBA and JOKE_ARCHSMS respectively.





Rajat Sahu, product marketing manager, India and SAARC, Trend Micro, said, “The people behind these malware are hoping to ride on Windows 8′s popularity and users' eagerness to try out the software. For security purposes, users must avoid visiting or downloading from untrusted sources. Better yet, users should instead purchase the legitimate program.”

When executed, ADW_SOLIMBA displays a fake message informing users to click ‘OK’ to download Windows 8 via the Web browser. On the other hand, JOKE_ARCHSMS purports as a Windows 8 activator. Similar to ADW_SOLIMBA, JOKE_ARCHSMS also displays images to trick users into thinking that they can activate Windows once they have sent an SMS to a certain number. In addition, it also connects to the following URLs for click fraud:
*http://{BLOCKED}rchant.net/api/open.php?aid=2102499&v
*http://{BLOCKED}rchant.net/50qjpr21e2bd/2102499/

When translated, the first window reads as:

Select the installation path:
To start the installation “Windows 8 Activator 2011″ click “Install”

For the second window:

Installation successful
To generate a personal code, go free activation!
(Protection from automatic activation)
Country:
operator:
SMS with text:
on number:
Enter your activation code:

So far, using new programs, software, or apps as a social engineering lure has been an effective vehicle for attacks. Remember the malicious Instagram apps that surfaced just as news of Facebook’s acquisition of the app broke out? Similarly, malicious versions of Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Space were also uncovered in time for these apps’ release.

Cybercriminals and other bad guys on the Internet know what users want and they’ll use it to their advantage. Users can never be too careful about what to download and from what sites. These samples may not be the only malicious key generators tools available on the Internet.

JOKE_ARCHSMS has been renamed to TROJ_ARCHSMS.B while ADW_SOLIMBA has been renamed toTROJ_DLOADR.AAD.

Facebook Poke App: Now Poke Your friends on IPhone

Facebook on Friday announced the launch of the Poke app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. As regular Facebook users might remember Poke is a popular feature on the site which lets people, well, ‘poke’ each other. In the app, Facebook lets users send pokes, video, pictures and text messages to their friends.

The catch is that the message can last for only one second to a maximum of 10 seconds. but, you can choose the amount of time it lasts. Also it seems that the message can be only 120 characters long.  When you’re sending a message you will see the amount of time on the top centre of your message. Click on it to choose how much time you want the message to last.

And is Facebook going to be storing these messages? Well not really.  According to TechCrunch post, Pokes are encrypted, and Facebook deletes the encryption keys two days after they’re read so they’re unreadable. Key backups are destroyed within 90 days, making a poke completely inaccessible. 




Oh and Facebook has taken precautions against people sending messages that are too naughty or just plain disturbing. Users can click on the gear icon on the top left hand side of the app and click on report/block if they get a message they don’t like something they receive.
Facebook hopes to challenge apps like SnapChat which also allow iOS users to send video and text messages for under ten seconds.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

3G roaming will be Cancelled

Vodafone, Idea, Tata Telecommunications and Aircel have been sent show cause notices by the Department of Telecom (DoT), asking them to stop providing third-generation (3G) mobile data services through roaming pacts outside their licensed zones as the pacts are 'illegal'.

3G Roaming Not Allowed.


The concerned companies have 60 days to respond to why their licenses should not be cancelled or a penalty be imposed on them.

The notice sent to the telcos threatens a penalty of Rs. 50 crore per circle in case they fail to adhere to DoT's directives.

The government sold 3G airwaves in an auction in 2010 that attracted much higher bids than expected, and no single company managed to get spectrum for all of the country's 22 zones.

The government passed an order, asking telecom companies to stop offering 3G services beyond their licensed circles or zones under mutual roaming agreements. Several telecom companies -- including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel and Tata Teleservices -- had filed petitions in the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), challenging the December 23, 2011, directive of DoT to scrap their intra-circle roaming pacts within 24 hours.

The issue became more complicated after a two-member bench comprising TDSAT Chairman Justice S B Sinha and Member P K Rastogi differed in their findings.

While Justice Sinha allowed operators' plea against the government's directive to stop intra-circle 3G roaming, saying it was violating natural justice, Justice Rastogi dismissed the petition saying they cannot provide roaming services.

The Chairman was of the view that DoT had not followed the procedure and operators were not given enough time to share their views, but Rastogi dismissed the appeal saying they can't provide 3G services by having mere 2G licences.

The spilt verdict left DoT in a difficult position and it sought legal opinion on the likely implementation of the split verdict.

Sources told NDTV earlier that DoT may also seek the help of the Attorney General of India for drafting a separate notice for recovery of amount earned by telecom operators through the roaming pact.

Lenova IdeaPad Yoga at just Rs 61,790

Taking the tablet and notebook to newer levels, PC maker Lenovo has launched IdeaPad Yoga.



The IdeaPad Yoga is a convertible that switches between an ultrabook and a tablet. Lenovo has launched two models of IdeaPad Yoga—an 11 inch model and a 13 inch model.

The 13 inch convertible is priced at Rs 84,290 while the 11 inch convertible comes at a price tag of Rs 61,790.


Key Specs IdeaPad Yoga-13 inch

Runs Windows 8

13.3-inch 1600x900 multi-touch display

3rd generation Intel Core processors

4GB RAM upgradable to 8GB

Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000

128GB SSD storage, webcam, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth, HDMI, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port and a 2-in-1 card reader

8 hours of battery life on single charge

Weighs 1.54 kg

IdeaPad Yoga-11 inch

Windows RT device

11.6-inch 1366x768 multi-touch display

Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor alongside NVIDIA ULP GeForce

2GB RAM

2 USB 2.0 ports, webcam, HDMI, card-reader, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth, and 64GB SSD storage

Eight hours of battery life and promises an additional two hours of battery life

Weighs 1.25 kg

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Super Strechable Conduction wires For Smart Phones

Scientists from North Carolina State University started with a thin tube made of an extremely elastic polymer and then filled the tube with a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium, which is an efficient conductor of electricity.
Scientists from North Carolina State University started with a thin tube made of an extremely elastic polymer and then filled the tube with a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium, which is an efficient conductor of electricity.
WASHINGTON: New conduction wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length and used in headphones and phone chargers have been developed.

Scientists from North Carolina State University started with a thin tube made of an extremely elastic polymer and then filled the tube with a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium, which is an efficient conductor of electricity.

"Previous efforts to create stretchable wires focus on embedding metals or other electrical conductors in elastic polymers, but that creates a trade-off," said Dr Michael Dickey, assistant professor and co-author of the study.

"Increasing the amount of metal improves the conductivity of the composite, but diminishes its elasticity," Dickey said.

"Our approach keeps the materials separate, so you have maximum conductivity without impairing elasticity. In short, our wires are orders of magnitude more stretchable than the most conductive wires, and at least an order of magnitude more conductive than the most stretchable wires currently in the literature," said Dickey in a statement.

While the manufacturing of the new wires is relatively straightforward, Dickey notes that one challenge needs to be addressed before the wires can be considered for popular products: how to minimise leakage of the metal if the wires are severed.

The study was published in Advanced Functional Materials.

Nokia And RIM settles their Patent dispute Finally

Helsinki: Nokia Corp. and Canadian smartphone rival Research In Motion have agreed on a new patent licensing pact which will end all existing litigation between the two struggling companies, the Finnish firm said Friday.


The agreement includes a "one-time payment and on-going payments, all from RIM to Nokia," Nokia said, but did not disclose "confidential" terms.

Last month, Nokia sued the Blackberry maker for breach of contract in Britain, the United States and Canada over cellular patents they agreed in 2003. RIM claimed the license - which covered patents on "standards-essential" technologies for mobile devices- should also have covered patents for non-essential parts, but the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ruled against RIM's claims.

Major manufacturers of phones and wireless equipment are increasingly turning to patent litigation as they jockey for an edge to expand their share of the rapidly growing smartphone market.
Nokia is among leading patent holders in the wireless industry. It has already received a $565 million royalty payment from Apple Inc. to settle long-standing patent disputes and filed claims in the United States and Germany alleging that products from HTC Corp. and Viewsonic Corp. infringe a number of its patents.

The company says it has invested $60 billion during the last 20 years in research and development and has one of the wireless industry's largest IPR portfolios claiming some 10,000 patent families.

Google launching Motorola X Phone and Tablets

Google is working with recently acquired Motorola on a handset codenamed " X-phone", aimed at grabbing market share from Apple and Samsung Electronics, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.








Google acquired Motorola in May for $12.5 billion to bolster its patent portfolio as its Android mobile operating system competes with rivals such as Apple and Samsung.

The Journal quoted the people saying that Motorola is working on two fronts: devices that will be sold by carrier partner Verizon Wireless, and on the X phone.

Motorola plans to enhance the X Phone with its recent acquisition of Viewdle, an imaging and gesture-recognition software developer. The new handset is due out sometime next year, the business daily said, citing a person familiar with the plans.

Motorola is also expected to work on an "X" tablet after the phone. Google chief executive Larry Page is said to have promised a significant marketing budget for the unit, the newspaper said quoting the persons.

Google was not immediately reachable for comments outside regular US business hours.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Samsung Galaxy 3G Camera its Innovative

Samsung Galaxy camera is not only a 3G camera but also something that will amaze you with its interface to click on any image, you will find it interesting to click any photo using this camera.
Interesting things are afoot in the consumer electronics industry. The phones as we know them have changed. The computers as we know them are changing due to tablets. Everything is getting smart and gaining ability to connect to the web. There are smart televisions. Smart microwaves. Smart fridges. Even smart thermostats.


Galaxy Camera is a no-compromise hybrid device. It can shoot pictures just like any other camera and it can allow you browse internet and check your mail just like any other smartphone.

But does it make sense? Do you need it?

Build quality and hardware
Design is not a forte of Samsung's Android devices. Galaxy Camera, however, bucks the trend. We feel it is the best-designed Android device Samsung has made so far. The all-white body and the black lens look great. The camera has a minimalist design and has just three buttons - the shutter release buttons, power button and flash release button. The back of the device sports a huge- by the standard of cameras - 4.8-inch touchscreen. Like other cameras, this one has no navigation or settings buttons and photographers are expected to use the onscreen navigation to make changes.
The build quality of the camera is great. It feels rock solid and the area under the right hand grip has a layer of thick textured rubber that helps in holding the camera steady while taking shots.

Despite its point and shoot credentials, Galaxy Camera is not very pocketable. It is surprisingly heavy and big for a small compact camera. Yes, you can put it in a jeans pocket but the fit is awkward. Pockets in jackets or suits are better suited to Galaxy Camera.

In terms of camera specifications, the device has a typical configuration. It is neither special nor lacks anything. It has a 16 megapixel lens with a focal length of 4.1mm-86.1mm with an effective (35mm) focal length of 23mm-483mm, giving the device an optical zoom of 21X. At its lowest focal length the camera has the aperture of F2.8. It has 8GB internal storage that can be expanded through a micro SD card of up to 64GB. It has a pop-up flash and an ISO range of 100 to 3200.

But where Galaxy Camera leaves other shooters in dust is in its smart capabilities. The device is powered by a quad-core processor running at 1.4GHz speed. It has 1GB RAM and a variant of Mali 400 graphics chip. The camera runs on Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean operating system and it almost all functions that an Android smartphone does. We say almost because you can't call or message someone over cellular network using Galaxy Camera. Though you can keep in touch with your friends using GTalk, Nimbuzz, Whatsapp or Facebook through this device.

Shoot and share
During our use we shot hundreds of images and tens of videos with the device and found the results to be satisfactory in most instances. Galaxy Camera uses a very simple interface and people who do not want to delve too deep in settings can also get some good images out of this device. There are just three modes - auto, smart auto where a user can select the kind of scene he wants, and the expert, which allows users to change aperture, shutter speed and ISO speed. Given the fact that the camera has no physical buttons to change settings on the fly, it is a device more suitable to people who like to shoot images on auto modes.

Thankfully, the performance in auto mode is fantastic. Under the favourable conditions - read good lighting - the camera produces images that are rich in colour, sharp and detailed. In terms of image quality it is easily up their among the best point and shoot cameras. The images do get a little soft at the extreme end of the telephoto lens (at 21X) but it is something all point and shoot cameras suffer from. On the other hand, the macro mode on the camera is fantastic, capturing the subject in great detail while giving a pleasantly shallow depth of field.

The presence of 21X zoom also makes the camera a very good shooter for portraits as the high zoom allow shooters to click pictures with shallow depth of field.

In low light conditions, the image quality takes a some beating, especially if you see them on a big computer screen. They lose details and have noise reduction that is too strong. Image quality is comparable to most point and shoot cameras but similarly priced mirror-less or hybrid cameras such as Nex-5 have better low-light performance.
Galaxy Camera can shoot FullHD videos at 30 frames per second. The quality of videos is very good and focus is continuous. Movement due to hand shake is managed well. But if you move too fast or zoom in and out too quickly while shooting videos, the camera tends to lose focus for a second or two.

The area where Galaxy Camera really comes into its own is what you can do with it other than capturing the images. Anyone who has used an Android phone with a data connection will find using Galaxy Camera incredibly simply and familiar. Just the way it is possible on a smartphone, you can share images from Galaxy Camera to your friends. You can edit images on the camera, you can apply special effects, you can geo-tag them with the help of GPS and you can upload them to Picasa, Dropbox or any other comparable cloud-storage service automatically.

Finally, if required, you can use Galaxy Camera to write emails to your boss while holidaying in Goa, call up your friends using Skype, or navigate your way through a small town in Kerala using Google Maps or book a ticket for your next vacation through a web browser and play Angry Birds.

There is just one downside to all this added functionality - battery life. When used purely as a camera, the device can shoot around 170 images and a few video clips before running out of battery charge. But if you put a 3G SIM into it, the battery life takes a massive dip. The devices can shoot around 100 to 120 images when used with 3G. Samsung is aware of the poor battery life of Galaxy Camera and is selling the device an additional battery in India.

Should you buy it?
Galaxy Camera is a unique device. And fun to use. It shoots very good images and decent videos. It has a very good zoom of 21X. It can be used as a functional smartphone. It is a smart camera that delivers on its promises.

But before you rush out to buy it, here is what we suggest. If you want a good, functional point and shoot camera and don't care about sharing images with friends and family members as soon as you have shot them, get a basic camera. It will cost half of what Galaxy Camera sells for. If you are after fantastic image quality, get a DSLR or a good mirror less camera.

But if you want to have fun with images, Galaxy Camera should be on your shortlist. It does things that cameras are not supposed to do and does them well. Shoot, share and go crazy with the filters and Android apps - that is the premise of Galaxy Camera. As an added bonus you also get access to smartphone functions. If you can make use of the added functionality that Galaxy Camera offers, it is a superb deal even at an MRP of Rs 29,900.

Pros: Good image quality, users can share images on the web with 3G connection, superb integration with Android, availability of Android apps, can be used to browse web, check emails etc

Cons: No RAW support, lacks easy access to settings for manual control, bigger and heavy compared to average point-and-shoot camera, poor battery life 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Saina wins bronze for India In LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal earned India its third medal at the London Games, clinching a bronze under fortuitous circumstances as her opponent and world number two Xin Wang of China conceded the third-place play off match due to a knee injury after winning the first game.

The fourth seeded Indian had saved four game points in a dramatic fightback and was 18-20 when left-handed Xin twisted her knee while going for an acrobatic smash from the baseline and took on-court treatment for the injury.

However, she was back on the court after wrapping her left knee in bandage and immediately attacked Saina's serve to win the point and the game to be 1-0 up.

But after winning the first point in the second game, Xin could not continue and was wincing in pain before shaking hands with Saina to concede the match and the bronze medal to the 22-year-old Indian ace.
Saina thus became the first Indian badminton player to win a medal at the Olympic Games. She had reached the quarterfinals in Beijing Games four years ago and lost in the semifinals yesterday to gain a chance to play for the bronze today at the Wembley Arena.

This was the second day running that India have won a medal, following pistol shooter Vijay Kumar's silver medal yesterday.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

TOP 3 MUST HAVE APPS FOR GALAXY NOTE

Wow!!!!

It was a great day browsing each and every app on GALAXY NOTE and finally i found some of the best applications that must be present in every GALAXY NOTE. On the basis of there performance and as the need of daily life i have categorized these app as best one among those in the Android market. Here they are:

1) LOGICAL PUZZLE 

Category: Games > Strategy 
Logical Puzzle

This is what the app say:
 
Test your mind and have fun by solving the different puzzle problems. Have fun and
share it with your friends, it is free with no ads.

Updated:
v2.0 contains new level and more interesting questions. 
 
After checking the puzzle in each level I found that if you are able to do the Easy level then you are good at skills, 
and if you are able to solve the logical level you are genius or next to Einstein. 
The problems given in the app is so enlightening that after solving the Easy and Difficult levels I myself felt that the
name given to app is up to mark and the questions are really logical. And with the SPen integration it also gives you
opportunity to use your Pen on Screen.
If you do not believe then its better that you solve the puzzle by yourself. Because of all these reasons this app is
among top downloaded app for Windows Phone market also.
 
AND ITS A CHALLENGE THAT IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SOLVE ALL THE PUZZLE BY YOURSELF. THEN YOU 
ARE A GENIUS
EVEN TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND YOU CAN TAKE THERE HELP.
 
2) UNKNOWN TRICKS 
 
Category:  Education/E-book
Unknown Tricks
Link: http://www.samsungapps.com/topApps/topAppsDetail.as?productId=G00008385787&listYN=Y 
 
This is what the app say:

This application is providing you all kinds of strange and unknown tricks about the
famous Facebook, Microsoft, Google and also some of the maths tricks which will help
you in your daily life.

This app has more then 15000 downloads in windows phone market and now it is 
available for you, so download it!!!
 
This app is already known to many as it is having more than 15k downloads for windows market. Similarly when I 
checked what is that this app is providing to users I found that this app is giving valuable information about great 
companies Like Microsoft Google and even Facebook.
The tricks provided by this app are really unknown to many in the world, but it has really amazing and strange tricks.
All that a user needs is provided in this app. So after seeing this I felt like it must be there in every Galaxy Note.  
And with the SPen integration it also gives you opportunity to use Pen given with Galaxy Note.. 
 

3)  NORTON MOBILE SECURITY

Category: Utilities
NORTON MOBILE SECURITY
Link: http://www.samsungapps.com/topApps/topAppsDetail.as?productId=G00002369822&listYN=Y


This is what the app say:
 
Norton™ Mobile Security protects your mobile device against loss, theft and malware. 
Norton lends its anti-malware and security expertise to mobile. Your life and your important 
stuff is on your phone. Keep it safe with Norton™ Mobile Security for Android.
 
As you all know about Norton Antivirus its the best Anti virus at present so I have kept this on 3rd position but it is remarkably
better than any other antivirus on android market at present. 


Friday, 23 March 2012

Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Defend Against Yahoo

Facebook has just bought some troll repellant in the form of 750 patents for networking, software, and other technologies from IBM according to Bloomberg. If Yahoo relies any of those technologies, Facebook could use the patents to counteract Yahoo’s patent infringement lawsuit against it.

The purchase means Facebook may be in less danger for now, but it doesn’t stop Yahoo from trolling other companies with its vague social networking and advertising patents.

Facebook was in danger of having to either settle with Yahoo or license the old tech giant’s patents to avoid uncertainty heading into its own IPO. It could have tried to invalidate Yahoo’s patents in court, but that case could have spilled over its IPO date and scared away investors.

Since Facebook is a young company, it doesn’t have as robust a patent portfolio as other big successful tech companies. It only had 56 issued and 503 filed patents in the US. With its IPO looming and an expected $100 billion valuation, Facebook was both vulnerable and a lucrative target. Yahoo’s opportunist lawsuit came at the worst possible time.

The IBM patent purchase will boost Facebook’s patent count over 800 in the US. By fighting fire with fire, it may be able to avoid a costly settlement or a plummeting post-IPO stock price. Instead it could come to a cross-licensing agreement with Yahoo or sue the old web portal in response if negotiations break down.
The bundle of patents from IBM could also help Facebook ward off other lawsuits. The company was targeted by 22 patent suits last year, and I’ve heard that Facebook paid to settle some of them. Meanwhile the sale will hardly dent IBM’s patent war chest, which grew by 6,180 last year alone. Patent sales are important business for the hardware company. IBM sold 1,000 to Google back in 2010.

Much of the tech industry railed against Yahoo for going on the offensive, and they’d probably prefer some sort of patent disarmament. Instead we’ve got a patent arms race and mutually assured destruction. Facebook likely shelled out big bucks for its new arsenal. Poorer startups may not have that option, and they could become Yahoo’s next targets.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Teachers warned against 'Facebook friendships' with students

An analysis of disciplinary cases found that more than one in 10 school teachers accused of misconduct last year had used social networking sites and email to forge inappropriate relationships with their pupils.


Facebook, Twitter, online chatrooms and emails were used to befriend children in 43 of the cases brought to the regulator, the General Teaching Council for England in 2011.

Eighteen teachers were given prohibition orders and struck off, while 14 were suspended. In all, the GTC heard 336 cases of "unacceptable professional conduct" last year.

The cases before the professional watchdog represent the tip of the iceberg in terms of inappropriate use of social networking, as the GTC only handles cases where a teacher has been sacked or resigned in circumstances where dismissal was possible.

Transcripts of Facebook messages and Internet chatlogs were used as evidence against the teachers, many of whom had told pupils to keep quiet about the communication.

Seven of the 43 cases in which the Internet was a feature involved emails alone, rather than social media. In three cases, although the teachers were disciplined, the particular allegation about social networking was not proved.
Policies regarding social networking sites differ widely among schools themselves. Some ban teachers from having accounts entirely, while others allow staff to be Facebook 'friends' with pupils.

"I work in a lot of schools all over the country and I see very different approaches to this type of thing - from schools who have actually told teachers that they cannot have a Facebook account, to others who haven't even given it a thought. Similarly, you find schools where staff are friends with pupils on Facebook," the Guardian quoted Karl Hopwood, an Internet safety consultant and former GTC head, as saying.

"My advice to schools is to always have a very clear and robust 'acceptable use' policy which is a living breathing document, not some 25-page tome on the staffroom shelf gathering dust. I think that they also have to have very clear distinctions between public and private," he said.

Facebook too has published advice for teachers on how to curate different profiles for different audiences. It advises teachers on how to use friend lists to sort friends into different groups, and then decide which list to share content with.

"Often the use of social media by teachers can be positive and make a valuable contribution to a teacher's practice, to pupils or to the school," said GTC registrar Paul Heathcote

"Each GTC case is based on its own merits, and only if the use of social media by a teacher is relevant and serious enough to potentially affect a teacher's registration is it likely to progress to a hearing," he said.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Anonymous hacks FTC's OnGuardOnline.gov site,to Oppose Piracy Bill

It was great to see that Anonymous Hackers are also against SOPA bills and they hacked the US Government site to oppose the bill,read the article till end you will be amazed by what Anonymous promises....



Part of its continued protest against online piracy bills, ACTA/PIPA/SOPA, hacker groups Anonymous and AntiSec Ops took down a U.S. government anti-scam website, OnGuardOnline.gov, on Tuesday.

The FTC said yesterday it has taken the site offline, and will keep it that way until they can secure it. The OnGuardOnline.gov website contains information from various U.S. government agencies, such as military and law enforcement.

Anonymous hackers recently took out the DOJ, FBI, Universal Music Group, MPAA, RIAA, and U.S. Copyright office websites, calling it their single biggest strike till date.

Announcing the deed on pastebin, along with links to file dumps, Anonymous hackers said:

If SOPA/PIPA/ACTA passes we will wage a relentless war against the corporate internet, destroying dozens upon dozens of government and company websites. As you are reading this we are amassing our allied armies of darkness, preparing boatloads of stolen booty for our next raid. We are sitting on hundreds of rooted servers getting ready to drop all your mysql dumps and mail spools. Your passwords? Your precious bank accounts? Even your online dating details?! You ain't even trying to step to this.

"So Guys please do comment on what you feel about this action by Anonymous."

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Anonymous threatens to take down Facebook on January 28


I dont know what the hell are these Anonymous Hackers trying to prove,they are in news from past some weeks continuously for doing some notorious things. And now I found that these Notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous has announced its plans to launch an attack on social network Facebook on January 28th.

The hacking group released a YouTube video with a distorted voice announcing its plans.


"An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people and the government of the United States," said the YouTube video's narrator.

According to CBS News, the announcement was made using the YouTube account AnonymousVoice777.
The group's latest threat to take down Facebook isn't the first. Last year, the hacking group vowed to "kill" Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, which was November 5.

So far, nothing has happened.
According to the report, the hackers are calling for people to help them with the Facebook take-down on Saturday, stating that they wouldn't get in trouble for participating.

Let us see what happens on January 28th, guys what do you think Anonymous would be able to take down Facebook ????

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Bye Bye ANDROID!! Windows 8 Tablet's Coming


Microsoft is all set with windows 8 tablet for a good competition with Android Tablets in the market. 
Microsoft documentation has revealed the hardware certification requirements of Windows 8 tablets, to ensure a consistent quality of experience across devices from different manufacturers. However, documentation also reveals a Secure Boot requirement for ARM-based Windows 8 devices, which limits the user from loading other ARM-compatible operating systems on board.

Hardware requirements for Windows 8 tablets include support for five-point multi-touch and DirectX 10.1, and the presence of five hardware buttons (power, rotation lock, volume up and down, and a Windows Start key), a 1366x768 pixel display, an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer and a 720p HD video capable camera. Devices with 1024x768 pixel displays are also accepted, however, will not feature OS support for side-by-side app viewing.

According to Within Windows, the blog that reported the findings, no processor or memory requirements were given by Microsoft – however, the Windows 8 Developer Preview’s minimum hardware requirements could be an indication, requiring a 1GHz processor and 1GB to 2GB of RAM for 32-bit and 64-bit systems respectively.

"So will windows 8 Tablet able to get good response from market  and can it replace Android from market ?" 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Wi-Fi users in India more vulnerable to virus attack


Wi-Fi Attacked

Now a days we have seen several attacks by the Anonymous hacker on several websites and daily their is certain news related to hackers, we must be aware that in India Wi-Fi is most vulnerable to such attacks.


Password Hack


Even Indian computer security analysis firm warns India for such attacks. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the virus attacks through Wi-Fi could lead to crashing and even hacking of the secure networks. The firm has discovered that the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) has a design error, which increases risks of virus attacks and may allow attackers to take unauthorised control of the affected system. The error can also help attackers crack and stealthily enter into an encrypted and password protected system.

“The virus is streaming in the Indian Internet networks with a high severity. The combat mechanisms are being deployed,” a computer security analyst with a government agency said. “An unauthenticated, remote attacker within range of the wireless access point could use the PIN (password) to gain unauthorised access to the device to retrieve the password for the wireless network or change the configuration of the device. Failed attempts to exploit the vulnerability could lead to a denial of service condition,” the CERT-In said in its alert to Wi-Fi users.


The agency also pointed out its reports that revealed several WPS devices do not feature any kind of lockout policy for such attack attempts. Users in India mostly use the WPS method to set up a wireless router for home network. The WPS procedure requires a PIN that can be used during the setup phase. Issuing an advisory to the Wi-Fi users, analysts of CERT-In said that users should disable the external registrar feature of the WPS to protect their device from virus attacks.

"So we all must be aware of it and try to make our Wi-Fi connection more secure.Lets see weather we can make our connections secure or we will also come in some news for being hacked by Anonymous hackers or for some virus attack."

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Google+ vs Facebook


Its all about King of Social Network Vs King of Search Engine.




I have seen that Google + is just gaining the users day by day but I dont find any one using it exactly as we use Facebook.Facebook is now a social market where we advertise and also share all kind of news.While talking about Google+ i myself has around a 100 friends in my circle but very often use Google+ for sharing news and other purpose.

But still Paul Allen, a web analyst, has predicted Google+ will have more than 400 million users by the end of the 2012. In contrast, Facebook currently has more than 800 million registered users.The news obviously has to be taken with a pinch of salt, and the fact that there are several conflicting estimates of the current size of Google+, make it all the more so.The Global Web Index recently announced Google+ had more than 150 million active users, while Paul Allen’s most recent estimate holds it to be 62 million users. We last heard of Allen back when Google+ was in invitation-only stages, when he estimated the social networking site had already garnered 10 million registered users. Allen’s estimates are based less on real numbers of registered users, than on statistical derivations.
According to Allen’s figures, 625,000 members are signing in everyday, a number that will only increase as the year goes by, taking into to account that approximately 700,000 Android devices are being activated every day.

Following the current rate, Google+ will hit 100 million users by February 25th, 200 million users by August 3rd, and finally, 293 million users by the end of the year.
Elaborating on his method, Paul Allen said:
"Based on the accelerated growth I'm seeing and all the dials and levers Google can still utilize, and the developer ecosystem that will be developed, I predict that 2012 is going to be a breakout year for Google+ and that it will end next year with more than 400 million users."


“So guys what do you all think that Google+ must have to do to increase its active users, and, can it break the record of Facebook for being the heighest users”


Or 


“Facebook will remain the King of Social Network”
“Please comment”

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Indian Hackers Obtain Norton Antivirus Source Code, Symantec Investigates

Today I was surfing through the net and I found a news which I would like to share with you all.

A group of Indian hackers claim to have obtained the source code for Symantec’s Norton Antivirus.


Symantec is currently investigating and for more details please go to : 


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Obtain-Norton-Antivirus-Source-Code-Symantec-Investigates-244803.shtml

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Aakash 2 a.k.a UbiSlate 7 best selling tablet now


Wow!!! what a great response to Aakash Tablet...the tablet is sold out till Feb and preorder for March has been started.. But why because its the cheapest tablet in the World.??

The answer may be yes or no... but it is having good features enough for what it costs.


It was really great to hear that the UbiSlate 7, the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet, is sold out for the month of January and February. DataWind is presently taking pre-orders for the month of March only. The pre-bookings for the UbiSlate 7 were opened last month along with online release of the Aakash tablet. The Aakash tablet, also touted as the world's cheapest tablet PC, was sold out in less than a week after it was launched online.

The UbiSlate 7 a.k.a Aakash 2 is said to be an upgraded version of the original Aakash tablet. The UbiSlate 7 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and is powered by a better Cortex A8 – 700 MHz processor. The tablet has a 3200 mAh battery. For connectivity, the UbiSlate 7 supports Wi-Fi and GPRS. Also, it has SIM and phone functionality. The UbiSlate 7 has been priced at Rs. 2,999. For more details about the UbiSlate 7 read, Skip Aakash and buy the Aakash 2 tablet for Rs. 500 more.So we can say that Aakash tablet can act as a e-book for us as it is cheap and also act as other tablet.

Government is trying to decrease its prices further. Separately, DataWind has reportedly sold 14 lakh units of the Aakash tablet just two weeks after it was put up for sale online. DataWind is also planning to set up three new factories in Cochin, Hyderabad and Noida to cater what it calls as 'unexpected' demand. The online shopping site NCarry.com has also exhausted its stock of 30,000 units of the Aakash tablet. DataWind is likely to start delivery of the Aakash tablet in mid-January.
So let us see how long it can attract the students as well as others.

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