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McAfee “Antivirus” Killing Windows Xp Worldwide


McAfee “Antivirus” Killing Windows Xp Worldwide

An update in the popular Antivirus, McAfee, is causing Windows Xp to reboot continuously. So, far it has been reported that the problem is only with the McAfee corporate customers. The update, identified as DAT update 5958, identifies svhost.exe as a threat and deletes it. This results in the machine rebooting continuously.

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By Ricky
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Datacenter Overheating Takes Down Wikipedia And Sister Sites – Hour Long Outages


Datacenter Overheating Takes Down Wikipedia And Sister Sites – Hour Long Outages

Wikimedia Foundation (the organisation that runs Wikipedia) reports that due to an overheating problem in the European data centers of Wikimedia, many of the servers in their farm turned off to protect themselves. As this impacted all Wikipedia and other projects access from European users, all user traffic to Wikipedia and sister project websites were …

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By Debjit

Chuck Norris botnet attacks linux-based routers


Chuck Norris botnet attacks linux-based routers

If you have not changed the default password of your internet router or DSL modem, now might be a good time to do it. Otherwise you may get an unwanted visit from Chuck Norris. No, not the actor. We are talking about the Chuck Norris botnet. Czech researchers have discovered that the Chuck Norris botnet…

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By Ricky

Phishing attack hits Twitter


Phishing attack hits Twitter

A phishing attack, which some are calling as BZPharma Phishing Attack, has hit Twitter this weekend. The attack is designed to steal username and password of unsuspecting Twitter user. It is spread through direct message from a compromised account. Messages include – “Lol. this is me??”, “lol , this is funny.”, “ha ha, u look…

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By Ricky
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Kaspersky introduces hardware-based antivirus systems


Kaspersky introduces hardware-based antivirus systems

Kaspersky Lab has patented a hardware-based antivirus solution in the United States. The device is supposed to scan all data passed from the hard disk to the CPU and RAM, blocking any malicious code it detects. The device is said to be particularly effective at blocking rootkits or bootkits, complex threats that inject themselves into…

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By Ricky

Anti-internet censorship group attacks Australian parliament website


Anti-internet censorship group attacks Australian parliament website

The Australian Parliament website was attacked by what is believed to be a DDoS attack today. The attack comes two days after a hacking group called Anonymous threatened to attack the Australian government websites over the Australian government’s attempt to impose internet censorship.

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By Ricky

EA’s latest promotion of Dante’s Inferno – Hide ASCII arts in various websites


EA is going out a long way to promote its upcominggame Dante’s Inferno. They have even been reported to have hired “Christians” to carry out protest against the game at the recent E3. This publicity stunts, though successful, is quite controversial. Their latest promotion of the gamehowever is just brilliant – they ASCII arts and passwords in the source…

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By Ricky

Weekly Roundup [Month 2, Week 1 2010]


This week was a week of security issues. First of all there was the hack of Tata Consultancy Services’ website and there was also the revelation from Mozilla that malwares were found in Firefox add-ons. Another big news was that OpenOffice may be dropped from Ubuntu Netbook Edition. Read on to find out more.

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By Ricky

iTablet is coming soon; but not from Apple


iTablet is coming soon; but not from Apple

A UK based firm X2 Computing has announced that they will be releasing a tablet device. While releasing a tablet device is nothing newsworthy as almost everyone is releasing their own tablet devices nowadays, what is most noticeable is the name they choosed for the tablet – iTablet. Going back a few days, iTablet was…

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By Ricky

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