Records are tumbling as AMD folks shows their professional skills to break number of world records related to CPUs. At the deserts of Las Vegas, few individuals from AMD have taken their new 45nm processor to its limit with the help of liquid Helium to break few processor related world records.
Hackers are looking to employee ?
As it seems, some one or some group of hackers have gain access to Monster.com word wide data base and may have stolen some data out of it.
As is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, Monster is the target of illegal attempts to access and extract information from its database. We recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data. The information accessed does not include resumes. Monster does not generally collect – and the accessed information does not include – sensitive data such as social security numbers or personal financial data.
One of the most widely used global job / employment web service, Monster.com has just published a security bulletin in their web site informing users about the incident !!
It is possible that some user data, including User ID, Password, email address, phone numbers and contact addresses are compromised and the company may ask its users to change their password at next login.
In order to help assure the security of your information, you may soon be required to change your password upon logging onto the site.
I am a monster user, what do I do ?
If you are a mosnter user, please follow the instruction given on their web site to change your password. Also, do not use the same password as the one which you have used at monster in any other online services which you use, including email / Credit Card account / online banking. If you have used the same password else where, then do change those passwords also.
It seems, this month Google is sending early adsense payouts, that too via private (BlueDart) priority courier service.
Till last month, Google used to send cheque to Indian Adsense users via local government postal service. Where as in US or in other states the optional private courier service was available however for which an user was in need to pay extra charge.
And you thought MAC wont get an infection ?
Intego, a leading security application developer for OS X platform just issued a major security bulletin warning all apple users about a potential threat.
Intego has discovered a new Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, which is currently circulating in copies of Apple’s iWork 09 found on BitTorrent trackers and other sites containing links to pirated software. The version of iWork 09, Apple’s productivity suite, are complete and functional, but the installer contains an additional package called iWorkServices.pkg.
According to their report, at-least 20,000 copy of this software has been distributed over P2P (Bit-Torrent) networks, all of those users are now possibly running a compromised MAC (OS X). Once infected with this malware, which is designed to install additional malware (Virus / Spyware / Adwares) the clean up process becomes very painful.
It seems the worlds largest domain registrar Godaddy, has just started to accept domain registration request for Indian ccTLDs. It is been a while since the demand of .IN and related ccTLDs have gone up, and gone up dramatically as the availability of the primary .com / .net domains are becoming a major issue.
One can always hope to see .IN prices are coming down as we see the entry of a major player in the Indian ccTLD market.
So far, it seem Godaddy is listing, .IN / .co.in / .org.in /.net.in / .firm.in / ind.in / .gen.in.. For prices, please do visit Godaddy.com
For those who didn’t get the point in above paragraphs,
What is Godaddy ?
Godaddy is the largest company in web / internet which registers domain name (like yourname.com).
What is a TLD ?
TLD -> Top lavel domain is an extension, like .com / .net / .org <- Read more
What is a ccTLD ?
When a domain extention becomes country specific, for example .IN (India) / .us (United States) then it is called a ccTLD.
With the beta of Windows 7 coming in the market, security software manufacturers are also releasing their Windows 7 specific AntiVirus or Internet security software.
Microsoft is actively working with additional security software vendors on the availability of the security software solutions for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RTM.
Download Windows 7 Beta -> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
Alarming news for all Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 / ES.2 / DiamondMax 22, hard drive users as a company statement confirms the potential flaw in the firmware of their brand new Barracuda 7200.11 / ES.2 / DiamondMax 22 drives.
In last few weeks there were lots of web reports from around the world suggesting that the new 7200.11 drives are failing at a alarming rate, which is now confirmed in the company web bulletin released yesterday.
Which seagate drives are faulty and effected in this firmware problem ?
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SATA DiamondMax 22
Seagate DiamondMax 22
What is wrong with these drives ?
The first batch of Nehalem platform based processors are now in retail market. Few major changes since the launch of Core 2 range CPUs back in 2006.
- Introduction Socket LGA 1366 by replacing the LGA 775, which is running since 2004 with support for wide range of processors, including Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Dual Core / Core 2 Duo / Quad / Extreme.
- Only supports DDR3.
- Support for Triple channel DDR-III (1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 FSB)
- Support for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Though it was phased out with Core2 range however Intel has brought it back with its 45nm Core i7 CPU).
As of now, there is only one chip-set which supports the LGA 1366 Core i7 processors, that is Intel x58 Express chipset.
Which motherboard / Mainboard supports Intel Core i7 processors (i7-920 / i7-940 / i7-965) ?
What are their prices ?
At-least 10,000 times, since 2000, in last 8 years I have google-d / MSN-ed / Yahoo-ed / Altavisat-ed and all other search engine-ed to find the right answer or tips and tricks or tweaks for the question as how do I make my Internet connection faster ?
No matter what type of connection I use, Dial up, EDGE, ADSL, broadband, cable or any such, I always feel to be slower than usual !!!
While searching, I have learned few very important lesson and hard facts which I would like to share with my readers. Some of the facts are not that satisfactory for our mind but what to do, facts are like that.. Most of the time they are hard to believe !!
First and most important is to understanding our own limits
Many of us tends to overlook or simply forget the difference between Kilo Bytes and Kilo Bits. many of us wants to view Windows or our download manager reporting download speeds of 200 kbps+ with a connection in which ISP have promised to offer 256 kbps.
Matter of fact, all of our ISPs advertise their bandwidth in Kilobits per seconds, which is 8 times higher than Kilobytes per second, in which Windows or any other download manager would calculate the file transfer rate.
Meaning, in case of a 256 kbps connection, we are suppose to get 32 kilo bytes per second of download speed.