Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Microsoft has taken its pursuit of the operators of the notorious Rustock botnet to the next level by now offering a monetary reward of $250,000 for any information about them that leads to the identification, arrest, and criminal conviction.

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The Only Good That Came out of Lulzsec- Good Publicity for CloudFlare

This debacle might result in stringent laws that would curb many freedoms people enjoy online. However, in the midst of all this fiasco, a company specializing in web caching and spam security got all the attention they ever needed.

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EA’s BioWare division was hacked, with personal information of users being taken, including names, phone numbers, and addresses.

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The joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard follows from the Sony, (probably)Lockheed Martin and the UK Census data leaks. This has resulted in what is being seen as the first LulzSec arrest.

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No one finds the LulzSec lulzworthy anymore. They are trying desperately to cover their tracks with obvious methods, like encrypting drives and using Virtual private networks to stay behind closed doors. Let us see how far this level of anonymity works for them.

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Social Networking is a fad, and I dare say growing fad because it has gone beyond it. We make friends with people on sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, we might not know most of them personally and might have never met them too.

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What they are doing is playing the reverse psychology card that will probably bring security through insecurity. People will start taking passwords seriously.

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LulzSec has dumped passwords of 62000 users on the web. Change passwords for important services like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Bank Accounts, Stock Accounts before LulzSec leaks your own passwords.

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A recent study about iPhone passcodes revealed that several users use unsecure passcodes for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This study shows that people are more than vulnerable if their mobile phone or gadget lands in the hands of intruders.

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Most Common iPhone Passcodes

Mobile devices have become the lifeline of our existence. From making simple calls, these devices have now transformed into smartphones allowing us to keep in touch with family and friends, checking our email, check our favorite websites, read news, banking online and more.

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Nissan LEAF In-Car Computer Leaks Location Information

Privacy concerns around Nissan’s new LEAF CARWINGS system, sending out GPS co-ordinates and location information while driving without owner’s permission.

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Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a system rescue disk creator that can be used for removing nasty virus and other malware infections by running an offline scan.

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Eight weeks after Mozilla rolled out Firefox 4, it has launched a beta version of its fifth edition of the Firefox Web browser on Monday. Firefox 5 is faster and fixes plenty of bugs left over from Firefox 4. It’s new features include performance and stability enhancements, a channel switcher and CSS animations standard.

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The much awaited laptop powered by Google Chrome (a cloud-based operating system) is all set for launch on June 15. The Chromrebook should always be connected to the Internet in order to make use of its functionalities. In other words, everything will be on cloud and you’ll need Internet to access all of the apps, documents, photos, movies etc. Installing softwares or updating them, taking backup of files or running anti-virus checks and all other PC related tasks will be eliminated as everything will be done over the cloud.

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The Legend of Google Chrome Sandbox is No More

As expected always, Google must release a statement on this very soon. Over the years, Google has grown extremely protective of Google Chrome and it was only time before someone hacked the sandbox.

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