Hackers Roll Call

The following list of Security Researchers are “White Hat” ethical hackers whose discoveries and inventions shake things up as they try to stay one step ahead of their underground “Black Hat” brothers… It’s not unusual to hear someone say “Rsnake found out…” and Hansen’s manic inventiveness includes the “Slowloris” low-bandwidth denial-of-service tool, which ended up… Continue Reading …

Windows 7 SP1 Beta Now Available For Testers

The first beta service pack for windows 7 has been released to technical beta testers. Windows 7 SP1 Build 7601.16562.100603-1800 is 1.22GB in size, includes new virtualization tools to help Windows Server 2008 R2 users prepare for cloud computing, RemoteFX which provides rich 3-D graphical experience for remote users, hotfix patches and a series of… Continue Reading …

Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx OFFICIAL RELEASE!

After six months of development, the Linux alternative to Microsoft Windows Operating System has been released (into the wild!). The stealthy cat has emerged from the jungle and is ready to leap onto users’ desktops. The new version (Ubuntu 10.04 codenamed Lucid Lynx) of the popular Linux distribution delivers a visual refresh, updated software, and… Continue Reading …

iPad E-mail malware attack

Scammers are distributing emails designed to trick iPad owners into downloading software that they think is an iTunes update, but which turns out to be malware that opens a back door on the computer, researchers warned on Monday.

How Social Networks Are Using Your Data

Companies collect all sorts of data to build a database of you from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, website forums, blogs and other websites. How do they use all this info on you? For example, did you know that your Facebook friends could influence what kind of credit you get from a… Continue Reading …