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Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 06:05

Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability

A Router is often the last contact device in a network, that connects the entire network to external networks and the Internet. If the router is somehow compromised, it is easy to compromise all the devices – computers, printers, scanners and even smartphones – connected to it. The Misfortune Cookie  has made around 12 million routers vulnerable, in 189 countries, since 2005 and patching it is difficult process, as there are many manufactures involved. This article explains what is the misfortune cookie syndrome and then compiles a list of affected router brands. Further, the Checkpoint researchers say that the vulnerability is present on millions of devices all over the world – from different manufacturers and from different brands. The Misfortune Cookie allows any intruder to take over any network easily by using the vulnerability. It also says that exploits are already available in the deep Internet and people are actively using them for their own gains. To date over 12 million devices have been detected as carrying this vulnerability! In simple words, since it the vulnerability is based on a HTTP cookie and brings misfortune to the device owner, it is named Misfortune cookie in lines of fortune cookies. To be more technical, Misfortune cookie is because of a fault in HTTP cookie management mechanism in the router/gateway software. This allows criminals to determine the vulnerability of connection request by sending different cookies to the gateway or the router. In most networks, the router is the gateway and hence the Checkpoint employs the word “gateway”. The Misfortune cookie has affected many routers or other type of gateways that contain a certain type of software. This software, Rompager from AllegroSoft, is used by different manufacturers in building routers and hence the vulnerable devices are spread all over the world...More than likely you want to know more, I suggest visiting windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Google Dynamic Remarketing PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 December 2014 05:52

Google Dynamic Remarketing:

Have you not experienced the Amazon syndrome on your computer? Not only the online store can give you recommendations based on what you have been looking around on the web, it also gives you ads for the exact product you have been looking for – using Google Search. Normal PPC ads are displayed based on search terms used by users to reach a website. For example, if the user types “Best Tablets Under $200″, the website will contain ads related to tablets and electronics. If the user typed “how to troubleshoot Windows”, most probably, the ad could be a book related to troubleshooting Windows or a Registry Cleaner and likes. When it comes to Google Dynamic Remarketing, it is not based on search terms used to reach the website. It depends on the Doubleclick cookie residing on your computer that contains what products you were searching on Google ad partner sites and mobile apps. Thus, it remembers what the user was looking for and employs ads about that product. For example, if you were looking for a 5.1 speakers on any website, online store, YouTube or Google Plus page or even on a mobile app, the website displays speaker ads on different websites instead of using the normal PPC techniques. Though Google allows you to opt out of targeted advertising on different browsers and devices, it is hard to escape remarketing. There will be Double-Click cookies on your computer and ad networks will make use of that cookie to show relevant ads about products you have been searching for, on the Internet. You can visit the Google ad settings page to set your options. You can also save your opt-out preference permanently, with this browser plugin from Google and opt out of the DoubleClick cookie. It is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome web browsers...For more turn you attention to windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Could Enjoy The Same Success As Windows 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 05:55

Windows 10 Could Enjoy The Same Success As Windows 7

The comparisons are already in! Industry sources have chimed on this before, comparing just how Windows 10 could be as successful as Windows 7, currently the most used OS in the world. But now analysts are also in on the same feeling. Microsoft’s modern operating system is still a work in progress as the time of this writing, but the whole world, it seems, is excited about this new version of Windows — thanks in no small part to how it tries to fix many of the annoyances users recorded in the original modern Windows 8. The more interesting bit is that companies are also showing interest in Windows 10, lending credence to the theory that the new OS might perform really well on the market once it launches next year. This is what Pacific Crest and Microsoft analyst Brendan Barnicle wrote in his note to investors, claiming that the new operating system could enjoy the same success as Windows 7, which, right now, still finds itself installed on well over half the desktop computers around the globe. So basically, the disappointing sales performance of Windows 8 could well be a thing of the past, by the time Windows 10 sees daylight, and this could only mean great things for the ecosystem. Not just desktop, of course, but tablets and smartphones too. Now only if we can get a confirmation regarding what Microsoft intends to call its next mobile OS! For more developments on this upcoming operating system from Microsoft visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:12

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition

December 9th, 2014 – Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of the Train Simulator series and Dovetail Games Fishing, today gave flight sim fans a lift for the holiday season with the announcement that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will launch on December 18 at a spectacular introductory price. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition delivers an authentically accurate aerial experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for all things flight.  Pilots can climb into the cockpits of over twenty aircraft, from commercial and fighter jets to single-engine private planes and helicopters. More than 80 missions will test players in a variety of ways, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races and more. The game features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support and over 24,000 airports, delivering a beautiful, connected world and vast horizon begging to be explored...Learn more on our forum.

 

 
New Windows 10 Builds To Be Released Every 30 Days PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 December 2014 06:33

New Windows 10 Builds To Be Released Every 30 Days

Things have been rather steady on the Windows 10 front. The Windows Insider program took a little time to settle, but Microsoft has a good thing going with the slow and fast ring. Other than names, of course. But those that want quicker access to preview builds of the upcoming operating system can sign up for the fast ring, while the optimized and relatively more stable versions are reserved for the slow ring. However, a little change may be in the air. It appears that Redmond is planning a new rollout schedule. The company could switch to a monthly release schedule after the introduction of Windows 10 Consumer Preview early next year — with sources claiming that a single update build could be launched every 30 days. Sounds like a plan! The rest of the time, Microsoft would focus on fixing bugs and implementing performance updates, meaning these monthly builds will become more stable and reliable, and come with fewer issues. Truth be told, some of these preview builds have had a lot of issue. And the company has been patching them with new updates every few days. As of right now, build 9888 is out in the open, after being leaked. But this particular version crashes a lot, and is not what you would call stable. So those of you brave enough to try this, will have to do so at your own risk. Things, could, however change come 2015...Follow all future Windows 10 releases on our forum.

 

 
Optics and Memristor based iteration of Linux PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:13

Optics and Memristor based iteration of Linux

Currently, in every textbook, you would find the transistor as the fundamental power behind the modern processor. In other words, the basic unit of compute. HP means to change all that and reboot history by making us reevaluate this basic unit of computing and replace it by something much more efficient and advanced; a memristor. Funny enough, HP did not event the memristor, in fact it actually predates the transistor. A circuit theorist called Leon Chua first came up with this component. Its not really possible to generalize this component into one definition but if I were to attempt to do so, it’s the equivalent of non volatile RAM in transistors. A transistor which actually remembers its previous state – that is to stay the historic flow of electricity. In physical terms that would mean remembering the resistance, ohm for ohm. Basically, its applications would change to being non linear and would result in a very very  interesting architecture design. Creating microcode for this kind of processor would be no less than a herculean feat. As most of you would probably know, the Machine would be powered by an evolutionary concept (keyword: concept) operating system called Carbon. I am not sure whether the end product will have any correlation to the current Linux, but it will definitely be an open source standard, so that’s good news for everyone. An emulation based Linux development kit, called Linux ++, will be released sometime in 2015. Of course that is assuming HP meets the schedule, which is in no way a certainty considering that they have been talking about this for the past few years. Another interesting point to note is that ‘the machine’ will use optics-based circuitry, ditching copper wiring for optical transistors and wiring. Ofcourse it is a very long way from the drawing board to a stock keeping unit. I am not sure whether HP can actually deliver in the given time period...For more turn to windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Potentially Unwanted Programs PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:24

Potentially Unwanted Programs

Potentially Unwanted Programs, also called in short as PUPs, and how you can detect them, stop them from installing and remove them, if third-party software install them on to your computer. This form of grayware or non-malware may affect your privacy, as well as potentially compromise your Windows computers security. It is clear by the name – unwanted programs – that they are software or apps you don’t want on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet or other devices. Then how do they get into on your computers? We’ll discuss the different tricks some software use, to install these unwanted programs on to your computers. Potentially unwanted programs are programs that come bundled mostly with freeware and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your devices. This especially happens when you are installing a freeware. The software installation package tricks you into accepting the installation of third-party programs that you do not really want. And not only with freeware, some paid software also install third party programs that you don’t want! The potentially unwanted programs which come in the form of browser add-ons and toolbars are readily identifiable. Others like programs that run in the background are not easily identifiable. You may have to check out your Windows Task Manager to find out the PUPs. Though they may seem innocent, the PUPs are often spyware. That is, they may contain keyloggers, dialers and similar software built into them. In such cases, your anti-virus system, if good enough, should give you an alarm as and when you are installing them, knowingly or unknowingly. That is the time when you have to stop the installation and prevent these potentially unwanted programs from being installed. Even if the PUPs are clean, they take up the precious system resources and slow down your computers...Find out a lot more by visiting windows8newsino forum.

 

 
AOMEI OneKey Recovery PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 December 2014 02:52

AOMEI OneKey Recovery

As a Windows user, you have come across a situation, where your PC may have faced a Boot failure or displayed an Operating system not found error. If the computer just fails to boot, and if you do not have a system backup image, then there’s a high possibility that you may lose your data. This is where a tool like AOMEI OneKey Recovery can help you. AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a free software that can help you to create a factory recovery partition, make system backups, restore backups in case your system crashes, and use it to restore your computer to its factory default or a previously backed up state. The program is extremely user friendly, and hence easy to use. The interface is simple, with no unnecessary buttons or settings. Just like the program itself, the installation is also hassle-free. This 18 MB software gets downloaded as well as installed within no time. The creators of OneKey Recovery freeware have taken care to avoid pushing third-party offers. That is good, and we hope it remains this way. Once the installation is complete, it will place a shortcut on your desktop, which directly opens the main page of the program. It takes very few steps to create a factory recovery partition, as well as to restore your computer to it – around 2-3 clicks. For most of the systems, users just need to press ‘A’ when their machine starts booting into Windows PE environment in order to launch Onekey Recovery freeware...Learn more and follow the download link posted on windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Epic Games waiting for Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2014 05:34

Epic Games waiting for Windows 10

There are only a handful of games on the Windows Phone Store that really push the boundaries of graphics on mobile devices, compared to the competition that is. Whether the reason behind that is a lack of developer interest or the lack of tools and API’s to make that happen we’re not sure. Epic Games, the developers behind Unreal Engine have recently stated that brining the graphics engine to Windows Phone still hasn’t been a priority to them compared to competing mobile operating systems. The company made the same comments earlier this year when asked about bringing the engine to Windows Phone and Windows RT devices. Sweeney’s comments indicate that the company is waiting for Microsoft’s to fully unveil its upcoming Windows 10 operating system that will unify Windows and Windows Phone, making development of software a lot easier across different platforms before they bring Unreal Engine 4 to Windows-based phones. Windows 10, and Windows 10 for phones are still a long way out from hitting the market, so it will be a while until we get to enjoy games developed with the engine. Epics latest iteration of Unreal Engine supports full scene real-time HDR reflections, temporal anti-aliasing, GPU particle simulations and collision with dynamic lighting per particle and much, much more that will truly bring games to life on mobile platforms. It also support Microsoft’s DirectX 12 set of graphics API’s so it should feel right at home when it eventually launches on Windows 10 for phones...Tune into windows8newsinfo forum for more.

 

 
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