The FBI along with the Department of Justice has been able to obtain a restraining order against Coreflood botnet. Even though the order is temporary in nature it would allow the agencies to respond to infected PCs.
The authorities have also managed to attain warrants that would allow them to seize five command-and-control (C&C) servers--located in Arizona, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, and California.
Once the seizure is done then they would also have access to the domain name that is being used by botnet.
As many as 17 security bulletins have been released by Microsoft as part of its April Patch Tuesday update. Out of these some 9 have been tagged as 'critical' while the rest have been said to be just 'Important'.
But a serious look at these bulletins and one can understand that it is all about dealing with the execution of codes as 15 out of the 19 are talking about the same. What is even better to notice is that it comes at a time when Microsoft is coming up with its biggest Patch Tuesday for 2011.
Cisco Systems has finally decided that it will be going to shut down its Flip video camera unit. This is part of its major retreat from the consumer electronics segment and comes two years after it paid $590 million for the same.
The California-based company has also decided that it will be laying off 550 workers as part of its restructuring strategy. But it is not sure whether the Boston unit will be closed or some other part. If that is the case then, employment of 2,000 employees are under threat who are working in that area.
This is the second time in a period of just one month when Adobe has issued a warning saying that its Flash Player has been attacked by a bug. This bug is implanting malicious code inside a Microsoft Office document and making it difficult for the player to perform.
On Monday, the security advisory was issued where it was said that the attackers were fully using the vulnerabilities of the application by embedding the attacks in the files. These word documents when sent through mails again attack the other computer where they are opened.
On May 3, Amazon is going to launch its New Kindle and is sure that the customers are going to love it. All they believe is for the fact that Amazon is giving all the reasons for the customers to pick up Kindle. And one of the major one is that they are reducing $25 from the price.
This amount of money is going to be fulfilled by providing extra ads on the screens of the model. Kindle, which is a portable e-book reader, was launched in 2007 and at that time the introductory price was $399.
Even though Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has been facing quite a number of problems in the first few months, the company continues to push the platform, in most cases harder than what it did earlier. But then, there is no hope left for the company as it is the best possible hope for it to get a market in the smartphone arena.
Google's Android and Apple's iPhone have already eaten into the same market and Microsoft needs to do something out of the way to be able to displace them. Then there are Research In Motion's BlackBerry franchise and the Palm devices.
Electronics giant, Sony has entered into a settlement with a computer hacker who was behind unlocking of the PlayStation3 console. Post the settlement a long standing legal conflict between both the parties has been brought to an end.
The whole issue started after George Hotz posted on the Internet critical information that could have been used for disabling the security system of the console. The lawsuit was then filed by the US operations of Sony.
In 2007, George had shown how he could unlock the iPhone of Apple and Sony's PlayStation 3 console.
Google continues with its acquisition spree and the latest one in its list is a Canadian firm which is into the business of technology. The name of the startup is Pushlife and it is the third of its kind that has been bought up by Google. And for the same, it has spent close to $25 million.
In the wake of a management shake-up, the Larry Page era has officially started.
Only a few days following his return as Google Inc.'s chief executive, Larry Page has been fast in setting in the tone for the manner in which he will run the Internet search giant along with a huge reorganization of his management team.
Page is now making an attempt to restore the sense of urgency and innovation that had been the main reason for Google's earlier successes, according to analysts.
There is something new in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion this time. It is now offering people the option of multi-screen sharing which is a move ahead from VNC remote screen viewer. In all, one can say that it is almost similar to that of Microsoft's Terminal Services.
But it does come with a difference and that is that Apple has used a Fast Users Switching so that it is able to enable the system to support multiple users who are logged on to the environment which is graphical in nature. Before the service was added, each user had to first log out and then enters into another field.
Experts are finding faults with the last attempt, or so what it seems, from the search engine to infuse itself into the social networking elements. The success rate of this attempt is being highly questioned. This is so because the experts have found that the response of the company is being threatened by Facebook and Microsoft's search engines on a regular and harsh basis.
Even as iPad2 continues to be a complete sell out, Apple is facing another problem. It is so because it facing a crisis as far as maintaining stocks for its 16GB Wi-Fi iPads. These are being sold online, at a discounted rate and are the first-generation of iPad.
The levels are so low that Apple was forced to stop the sale of Apple Online Store's Wi-Fi version of the original iPads. As of now, all of the last year's 3G iPad models are in the clearance section of Apple. They are being priced in between $529, $629 and $729 for iPads carrying 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively.
Ubisoft, the French game making company has come up with We Dare. This game is full of stuff that is more fantasy related. That is the reason why PEGI, game rating authority in Europe has asked the company to remove its so- called 'misleading' WeDare spot from the Internet.
The report first came out in Eurogamer, where it was reported that PEGI had told the company that after a lot of study and investigation, the committee has concluded that WeDare ads do not accurately reflect the nature and the content of the product. In a way it is misleading the users.
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