Month: November 2010

Apple forces PhotoFast to abandon 256GB upgrade kit for MacBook Airs

Remember that peppy aftermarket 256GB SSD upgrade from PhotoFast that easily smoked (on paper anyway) the SSD found in Apple’s latest MacBook Air? It’s been halted upon Apple’s request before it ever went on sale, similarly to those HyperMac batteries before it. 9to5Mac first reported the news based on a source close to the company …

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Microsoft to launch streaming internet TV subscription service

Microsoft appears to be preparing themselves to step into the streaming media field alongside Apple, Netflix, Hulu, and other competing providers who have joined their ranks over the past year. According to two anonymous sources quoted by Reuters in a report published on Monday, Microsoft is holding talks with media conglomerates in an attempt to …

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Link to a YouTube Comment

If you happen to find a YouTube comment that’s really interesting and you want to share it with other people, mouse over the comment, click on the “Share” button and copy the link. Each YouTube comment has a permalink, but it’s not easy to notice that the comment is displayed below the video in a …

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Pirate Bay ruling sparks DDoS attacks against IFPI

The Anonymous group takes revenge after legal decision against Pirate Bay founders v3.co.uk: An online collective known as Anonymous has carried out a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) after the trade body welcomed the new court ruling against the founders of The Pirate Bay. The Swedish appeals …

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Iran: Computer Malware Sabotaged Uranium Centrifuges

A security man stands next to an anti-aircraft gun as he scans Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kilometers [186 miles] south of Tehran, Iran, in April 2007. Wired: In what appears to be the first confirmation that the Stuxnet malware hit Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that malicious …

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Windows Vista & Windows 7 Kernel Bug Can Bypass UAC

Now this is not the first time Windows UAC has hit the news for being flawed, back in February 2009 it was discovered that Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control and after that in November 2009 it was demonstrated that Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against …

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WikiLeaks Hit By Another DDoS Attack

Controversial whistleblower website WikiLeaks was hit by another massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack earlier this morning. On Sunday, the site was taken down for several hours via a sustained DDoS attack, just hours before the release of thousands of secret U.S. documents. Responsibility for Sunday’s attack was claimed by a single hacker, the …

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