Latest Articles: Computers-Hacking
Firefox 2.0 now available for download
Post Date: 2006-10-23 19:39:24 by A K A Stone
The official release date for Firefox v2.0 is scheduled for tomorrow, but the browser is already available on the Open Source Lab download server. Based on the User Agent details given by the browser, the official v2.0 release uses the same engine as the v2.0 RC3 (Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0). It is possible, although unlikely, that the installation packages could be updated before the official release. No change log has been provided for the v2.0 yet. It is possible that no changes at all have been made since RC3. In any case you can download the now released final version of Firefox v2.0 from http://Filepedia.com. Firefox 2.0 is available at: ...
Recording engineer develops everlasting glass CD
Post Date: 2006-10-22 12:51:10 by A K A Stone
A Japanese recording engineer has developed the world's first glass CD guaranteed not to warp, distort and of a beautiful design, according to its maker. Music critics who have tried out the CD said that it's outstanding and virtually like listening to a live performance. But high quality music to last forever comes at a price -- 98,700 yen apiece to be exact -- as glass CDs have to be made by hand. "I wanted to make a CD that could be passed on to grandchildren," the glass CD's inventor, Suenori Fukui, said. Fukui, 60, noticed that glass was a great receptor of sound and decided to try and create a CD from the material. He spent a decade developing the glass CD together with ...
Creative ditches Zen FM recording
Post Date: 2006-10-18 10:49:56 by A K A Stone
Creative is reported to have succumbed to recording industry pressure by releasing a Firmware update for a couple of its players which disables the FM recording feature. The firmware modification affects the company's Zen MicroPhoto and Zen Vision:M players. In the release notes, Creative gives no reasoning for the changes, simply noting, "this firmware removes your player's FM recording feature." In the past, the music industry has argued that recording audio from the radio harms music sales. More recently, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) dealt a lawsuit to XM Satellite Radio, alleging XM was guilty of "massive wholesale infringement" which was ...
Eighty percent of new malware defeats antivirus
Post Date: 2006-07-27 02:49:01 by A K A Stone
The most popular antivirus applications on the market are rendered useless by around 80 percent of new malware, according to AusCERT. At a security breakfast hosted by e-mail security firm Messagelabs in Sydney on Wednesday, the general manager of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), Graham Ingram, told the audience that popular desktop antivirus applications "don't work". "At the point we see it as a CERT, which is very early on -- the most popular brands of antivirus on the market
have an 80 percent miss rate. That is not a detection rate that is a miss rate. "So if you are running these pieces of software, eight out of 10 pieces of ...
FireFox v2.0 beta 1 released
Post Date: 2006-07-13 08:32:40 by A K A Stone
Mozilla Foundation has released the much-anticipated new version of FireFox web browser. The new version, FireFox v2.0 beta 1 is the first public beta of the "next generation" FireFox browser and provides massive amounts of changes over the 1.x version. The most visible new features for end users include: * Inline spell checking for text areas * Microsummaries provide a way to create bookmarks that display information pulled from the site they refer to, updated automatically. * Tabbed browsing enhancements include adding close buttons to each tab, adjustments to how Firefox decides which tab to bring you to when you close the current tab, and simplified preferences for tabs. * ...
Torrent Portal is a BitTorrent metafile index tracking:
Post Date: 2006-06-27 21:53:49 by A K A Stone
Download bitcomet and download to your hearts content. Movies, documentries, software, music, tv shows, its all there. Enjoy
Yahoo harnesses users’ collective knowledge
Post Date: 2006-05-17 07:36:56 by A K A Stone
Yahoo Search logoYahoo will on Wednesday set out plans to harness the collective knowledge and interests of its 400m regular users to develop the next generation of search technology and narrow the gap with internet juggernaut Google. The vision, to be outlined at the companys analyst day in San Francisco, comes as Googles growing lead in search and its steady encroachment in e-commerce and other forms of internet activity have touched off a scramble among rivals. Terry Semel, Yahoos chairman, revealed last week that the company had discussed merging at least part of its search business with Microsoft, though those talks were abandoned. But in an effort to leap ahead ...
Starforce enforces DRM by instant reboot (without warning)
Post Date: 2006-03-20 20:01:57 by A K A Stone
Despite all the problems DRM has been causing lately, it seems like companies involved in copy protection just keep trying to create more dangerous copy protections. Originally, they were more of a nuisance causing compatibility issues, installing wanted software, etc. Next came Sony Rootkits which used cloaking to hide its DRM processes and files, but with the side affect of being able to cloak spyware & viruses, thus causing a serious security risk. More recently, the Settec Alpha-DVD protection has been reported to cause DVD writers to malfunction. Now, Futuremark has uncovered a very dangerous anti-piracy system Starforce is now using. This copy protection system installs a driver ...
Post Date: 2006-03-09 11:53:25 by black ops
This is the FBI im goin to shut yall down
VEIL technology and it's role in US analog hole legislation
Post Date: 2006-02-23 08:38:29 by A K A Stone
heystoopid used our news submit to tell us about one persons investigation attempt of technology named in an upcoming US legislation concerning the analog hole. The Sensenbrenner - Conyers analog hole bill to be specific. This bill would require almost all analog video devices to implement two DRM schemes called Copy Generation Management System Analogue or CGMS-A and Video Encoded Invisible Light or VEIL. CGMS-A is a copy protection mechanism that around here we might more easily recognize as the Broadcast Flag and we have been reading about it for some time already. However, VEIL technology is relatively new and maybe you have not heard of it yet. Admittedly, this is an interesting ...
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