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Research team creates undetectable malware PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 August 2014 02:50

undetectable malware

Most cyber attacks from your typical home hacker, come by way of techniques used 10 years ago or more like phishing scams, poor password management, and things of that nature. But now it seems as though a research team from Germany has developed an all new strain of malware. The team from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany has developed a new kind of malware that is able to tuck itself secretly beside legitimate software downloads. The malware isn't in the the trusted software, but rather bound to it, enabling it to bypass many of the security measures in place for this kind of malicious software. Since the original application is not modified in anyway, not only does it allow the malware to sneak through, but it can also be a much larger file than usual, allowing for a much deeper feature set. The researchers explain, "upon starting the infected application the binder is started. It parses its own file for additional embedded executable files, reconstructs and executes them, optionally invisible for the user."  Visit windows8newsinfo forum to learn more.

 

 
Chrome extensions could be malicious PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 August 2014 02:42

Chrome extensions could be malicious

An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google’s Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users. The study, due to be presented Thursday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, forecasts growing security problems around extensions as cybercriminals tap into the rich data contained in Web browsers for profit. They found 130 outright malicious extensions and 4,712 suspicious ones, engaged in a variety of affiliate fraud, credential theft, advertising fraud and social network abuse. “By installing an extension, you will not see any malicious behavior,” said Alexandros Kapravelos, a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Santa Barbara, in a phone interview. “You need to visit specific pages to trigger the malicious behavior.” The researchers developed a system called Hulk, which closely watches how browser extensions behave when interacting with websites...Learn more on our forum.

 

 
iBall launches 10.1-inch Slide PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:40

 iBall 10.1-inch Slide

iBall has expanded its portfolio of Android tablets in the country with the launch of the iBall 3G 1026-Q18 slate for Rs 12,999. The company had released the iBall 3G Q7271-IPS20 tablet earlier this month for Rs 9,699, which offered Android 4.4 KitKat and a 7-inch HD display. The new Slide 3G 1026-Q18 flaunts a 10.1-inch HD display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage on board, which is further expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. Camera wise, it offers a 5MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 2MP front snapper for video calls. The slate offers voice-calling  and features dual-SIM slots. The rest of the connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth tethering, USB OTG, USB tethering and micro-USB. The battery capacity on board is 4,600mAh, but there’s no word on the talk time and standby time...Keep up to date with this launch by visiting our forum.

 

 
NO - IE for Android or IOS PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:32

NO - IE for Android or IOS

They are not in the plans for Microsoft. The demand for both versions is rather high, and even though Redmond has developed for iOS and Android, Internet Explorer is not on the cards. The software titan wants to keep its flagship web browser exclusive to the Windows platform — that is, Windows and Windows Phone. Even the recently released (and discontinued) Nokia X2 Android powered handset came with an alternate browser. Anyway, the IE team disclosed this in an AMA session on Reddit, explaining that everyone is busy working to make Internet Explorer better on Windows. Obviously, porting Internet Explorer to iOS and Android (and doing a good job of it) could help Microsoft negate the negative perception that affects some of its software these days. But then again, the company believes that there is a lot of merit in keeping a few goodies exclusive to users of its platforms, Windows and Windows Phone....Find out what the company has to say on this on our forum.

 

 
Levitating Om/One Speaker PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 August 2014 18:37

Levitating Om/One Speaker

The speaker itself was originally posted with an $100,000 goal, but the concept has attracted over three times the required funding, bringing in a staggering $336,088 from just 1435 backers at the time of writing. The speaker system brings the sound by using electromagnets to make a ball shaped speaker levitate above its cradle using electromagnets, with creator Om Audio claiming that the rechargeable device should have a battery life of around 15 hours. Pairing two of the devices together is also enabled, meaning with a pair of these amazing speakers, you can generate true stereo sound with the Om/One’s high quality speaker. The product also includes a microphone, according to the designer, and can be used as a stylish speaker phone as well as a music player. Not only is it a fantastic oddity and amazing to look at, but the speaker offers impressive options for users, with three colors to choose from, black, white, and, the coolest of all, disco ball...For more and to see a video clip turn your attention to our forum.

 

 
WWT Digital Dome project brings planetariums to Chinese schools PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 04:05

WWT Digital Dome

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. WorldWide Telescope, created with Microsoft’s high-performance Visual Experience Engine, enables seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blending terabytes of images, data and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a media-rich, immersive experience. The WorldWide Telescope experience scales from a web browser all the way to multi-channel full dome in some of the world’s most advanced planetariums. About 10 months ago, China’s first planetarium driven by the WorldWide Telescope (WWT) was launched at the Shixinlu primary school which enabled students not only to see and study the stars and the universe in an immersive planetarium setting...Turn your browser to windows8newsinfo forum for the latest. 

 
Linux Trojan PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:21

Linux Trojan

You may have heard about game titles being ported from one operating system to another, but how often do you read about a malware changing routes? That’s exactly what’s happening with a Linux Trojan that has found shelter inside the Windows operating system. Earlier this year, a set of malware designed for DDoS attacks were spotted on Linux operating system. One such malware that goes by the name "Trojan.DnsAmp.1" is now after your Windows running machines. What’s even more fascinating is the file name it poses as. "It is installed into the system under the guise of the Windows service Test My Test Server 1.0 whose executable file is saved in the system folder under the name vmware-vmx.exe", the security firm announces. The file first finds shelter on a Windows running machine, and then launches signals to let the attacker know its whereabouts. The malware then waits for the further commands -- upon hearing, it initiates the DDoS attack....Want more, I am sure you can find it at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Internet Explorer 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:20

Internet Explorer 12

Well, more speed never killed anybody, so why not? Internet Explorer 12 is the upcoming version of Microsoft’s flagship web browser, currently on track for release with Windows 9. And now some more information about this brand new build of IE has been revealed. The Internet Explorer team got together in an AMA session on Reddit and promised to deliver a faster, more streamlined browsing experience with Internet Explorer 12 — at least, as compared to the existing builds of the web browser. A team member further confirmed that they are also looking at some accessibility changes for the next version of Internet Explorer. And although no specifics have been provided, the development team is also planning a substantial amount of bug fixes. Speed improvements are fine, but the big question is whether IE12 can become faster than two of its closest rivals, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome?  Follow the development in Internet Explorer 12 at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Issues in Windows 8.1 August Update PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:33

issues in Windows 8.1 August Update

Earlier this week, Microsoft released an upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update, dubbed as August Update. However, it seems that the installation files available through Microsoft’s website aren’t completely ironed out. After several complaints from users, the company has acknowledged issues in the August Update, and is now advising users to uninstall some of the modules from the computer. Additionally, Microsoft is currently investigating it and, for the time being, has pulled the download links. The company has acknowledged a few issues, such as inaccurate rendering of fonts, inability to recognize fonts residing in a location other than the default fonts directory, as well as a system crash that is leaving users with a 0x50 Stop error message. For system crash issues, the company has asked users to delete specific update files (the procedure is a bit long, and can be found at the via link below)...Learn what to uninstall and how to accomplish uninstalling at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
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