iPhone5 rumor.

The iPhone 5 and the iPad mini has been the most popular tech gossip around the internet. Expected to be launched on 12th September. The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen,4 inch in size and 16:9 aspect ratio wonder what will happen to the older apps? The artworks will have to be reworked. iPhone 5 is also to be said to have a A6 Quard Core processor.And the iPhone 5 will at last get 4G LTE.

Here are some leaked images of iPhone5

Mountain Lion uptodate mishap.

Apple recently launched its newest and greatest operating system Mountain Lion. Which was a free update for the people who recently purchased  (that is purchased it after 11th June 2012) a Mac. And in order to get the free update which actually costs $19.99, the users needed to fill up the details here. Well that went smooth. But the problem started when people received the redemption code. For a vast number of users the first code gave an error while we tried to use it, it said the code was already used !

Code already used ! :(

I called up Apple Care, they said that I will have to wait minmum of 24 hrs before I get a new valid code. Even after 24 hrs i did not got any code or email from Apple. So i emailed them and in reply I got a new code. I was excited and quickly put the code in Mac App Store. But I was surprised to find that the code was for OS X Server (by the way you need Mountain Lion to install it)

 

No Mountain Lion but OS X Server !

 

I checked that it was not only me but a number of other people also got the wrong code. So I emailed again and this time luckily they sent me the right code. And I was able to download the Mountain Lion.

Downloading Mountain Lion at last ! :)

I wondered if it was because Apple is without Steve Jobs. Is it getting really hard for Apple to be “it just works” without Steve Jobs? or was it just a minor hiccup ?

After the iOS in app purchase hack , its now time for Mac App Store Hack

We have seen recently how the in app store hack of iOS devices took place. The same Russian hacker now has found a way to rip off developers of Mac App Store. The process is similar to the iOS App Store hack.

  • load and trust nbso a fake CA (certificate authority) SSL certificate,
  • load a fake SSL certificate signed by the fake trusted authority,
  • change your DNS settings so you”ll be redirected to the fake App Store.
  • install and use an app called Grim Receiper.(New Step)

 

Mac App Store Hack

 

The hack is published just before the Mountain Lion release, does it mean that the Mountain Lion release will be delayed? Apple is expected to soon push patches for this venerability.

 

Unity comes to Fedora

After the death of Gnome 2 there has not been much love showed to Gnome 3 by many users. While the new refreshed Unity that shipped with Ubuntu 12.04 was loved by many users.

Some people may say that Unity is only for Ubuntu , but open source means that anyone can use it like the way they want it to. The source code of Ubuntu’s creation Unity was always available its just that no one ported it to other Linux distributions. Luckily some people now ported it to Fedora.

 

 

If you are a Fedora user and want to try out Unity

download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Ayatana/Fedora_17/.

 

 

So will we see more Linux distributions shipped with Unity? What do you think, leave your thoughts in the comment section.

 

Source: Gnome Ayatana team

Skype message bug got fixed.

Recently Skype has been pushing updates for all the platforms Windows, Linux, Mac to fix the message leak bug. The effected Skype clients were as follows:

  • Skype 5.10 for Windows
  • Skype 5.8 for Mac
  • Skype 4.0 for Linux
  • Skype 1.2 for Windows Phone
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Although its advisable for the users to manually check for update if somehow you did not receive the update that was pushed from Skype.

NVIDIA Forum gets hacked, 390,000 username and password

Just the day after Yahoo Voice password leaks , NVIDIA Forum gets hacked, leaving the 390,000 username and password information in hackers hand, along with the email used to register and “About Me” page of the users profile.NVIDIA Forum Password Hack

Fortunately the password hashes were randomly salted by NVIDIA unlike the previous LinkedIn password hack incident. Still its advisable to change the password of ever other account that are liked with casino online the email which was used by the user to register in the NVIDIA Forum.

NVIDIA says “Three Nvidia sites were affected — Nvidia Forums, which has about 290,000 registered users; Nvidia Developers Zone, with about 100,000; and the Nvidia Research site with about 1,200.”

 

453,000 Yahoo Voice , Username and Password Leaked

It seems that the leaking of password of popular websites is be coming common day by day. After LinkdeIn, eHarmony , LastFM….now its Yahoo Voice. 453,00 user names and passwords were leaked and uploaded to publicly accessible site it plain text, by a hacking group  D33Ds Company .Reports from TrustedSec is that the information was optiaoned by SQL injection.

Yahoo Voice

D33Ds Company, says that its more of a wake up call then a threat.

“We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat.

“There have been many security holes exploited in webservers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage.”

Yahoo’s comment on the security breach,

“At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 400,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was stolen yesterday,July 11. Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised. We apologize to affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.”

 


Interestingly this leak of password shows us a pattern of password usage by people.Here are the statistics

Total entries = 442773
Total unique entries = 342478

Top 10 passwords
123456 = 1666 (0.38%)
password = 780 (0.18%)
welcome = 436 (0.1%)
ninja = 333 (0.08%)
abc123 = 250 (0.06%)
123456789 = 222 (0.05%)
12345678 = 208 (0.05%)
sunshine = 205 (0.05%)
princess = 202 (0.05%)
qwerty = 172 (0.04%)

Top 10 base words
password = 1373 (0.31%)
welcome = 534 (0.12%)
qwerty = 464 (0.1%)
monkey = 430 (0.1%)
jesus = 429 (0.1%)
love = 421 (0.1%)
money = 407 (0.09%)
freedom = 385 (0.09%)
ninja = 380 (0.09%)
writer = 367 (0.08%)

Password length (length ordered)
1 = 117 (0.03%)
2 = 70 (0.02%)
3 = 302 (0.07%)
4 = 2748 (0.62%)
5 = 5323 (1.2%)
6 = 79610 (17.98%)
7 = 65598 (14.82%)
8 = 119125 (26.9%)
9 = 65955 (14.9%)
10 = 54756 (12.37%)
11 = 21219 (4.79%)
12 = 21728 (4.91%)
13 = 2657 (0.6%)
14 = 1493 (0.34%)
15 = 837 (0.19%)
16 = 570 (0.13%)
17 = 263 (0.06%)
18 = 126 (0.03%)
19 = 89 (0.02%)
20 = 178 (0.04%)
21 = 11 (0.0%)
22 = 8 (0.0%)
23 = 3 (0.0%)
24 = 3 (0.0%)
27 = 2 (0.0%)
28 = 5 (0.0%)
29 = 3 (0.0%)
30 = 2 (0.0%)

Password length (count ordered)
8 = 119125 (26.9%)
6 = 79610 (17.98%)
9 = 65955 (14.9%)
7 = 65598 (14.82%)
10 = 54756 (12.37%)
12 = 21728 (4.91%)
11 = 21219 (4.79%)
5 = 5323 (1.2%)
4 = 2748 (0.62%)
13 = 2657 (0.6%)
14 = 1493 (0.34%)
15 = 837 (0.19%)
16 = 570 (0.13%)
3 = 302 (0.07%)
17 = 263 (0.06%)
20 = 178 (0.04%)
18 = 126 (0.03%)
1 = 117 (0.03%)
19 = 89 (0.02%)
2 = 70 (0.02%)
21 = 11 (0.0%)
22 = 8 (0.0%)
28 = 5 (0.0%)
29 = 3 (0.0%)
24 = 3 (0.0%)
23 = 3 (0.0%)
27 = 2 (0.0%)
30 = 2 (0.0%)

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0000000000111111111122222222223
0123456789012345678901234567890

One to six characters = 88164 (19.91%)
One to eight characters = 272885 (61.63%)
More than eight characters = 169888 (38.37%)

Only lowercase alpha = 146486 (33.08%)
Only uppercase alpha = 1778 (0.4%)
Only alpha = 148264 (33.49%)
Only numeric = 26077 (5.89%)

First capital last symbol = 1259 (0.28%)
First capital last number = 17464 (3.94%)

Months
january = 106 (0.02%)
february = 30 (0.01%)
march = 192 (0.04%)
april = 284 (0.06%)
may = 725 (0.16%)
june = 386 (0.09%)
july = 245 (0.06%)
august = 238 (0.05%)
september = 68 (0.02%)
october = 182 (0.04%)
november = 154 (0.03%)
december = 130 (0.03%)

Days
monday = 48 (0.01%)
tuesday = 15 (0.0%)
wednesday = 9 (0.0%)
thursday = 18 (0.0%)
friday = 47 (0.01%)
saturday = 6 (0.0%)
sunday = 30 (0.01%)

Months (Abreviated)
jan = 1007 (0.23%)
feb = 172 (0.04%)
mar = 4718 (1.07%)
apr = 472 (0.11%)
may = 725 (0.16%)
jun = 797 (0.18%)
jul = 656 (0.15%)
aug = 504 (0.11%)
sept = 184 (0.04%)
oct = 425 (0.1%)
nov = 519 (0.12%)
dec = 404 (0.09%)

Days (Abreviated)
mon = 4428 (1.0%)
tues = 16 (0.0%)
wed = 212 (0.05%)
thurs = 29 (0.01%)
fri = 479 (0.11%)
sat = 365 (0.08%)
sun = 1237 (0.28%)

Includes years
1975 = 255 (0.06%)
1976 = 266 (0.06%)
1977 = 278 (0.06%)
1978 = 332 (0.07%)
1979 = 339 (0.08%)
1980 = 353 (0.08%)
1981 = 331 (0.07%)
1982 = 359 (0.08%)
1983 = 338 (0.08%)
1984 = 392 (0.09%)
1985 = 367 (0.08%)
1986 = 361 (0.08%)
1987 = 413 (0.09%)
1988 = 360 (0.08%)
1989 = 401 (0.09%)
1990 = 304 (0.07%)
1991 = 276 (0.06%)
1992 = 251 (0.06%)
1993 = 218 (0.05%)
1994 = 202 (0.05%)
1995 = 147 (0.03%)
1996 = 171 (0.04%)
1997 = 140 (0.03%)
1998 = 155 (0.04%)
1999 = 189 (0.04%)
2000 = 617 (0.14%)
2001 = 404 (0.09%)
2002 = 404 (0.09%)
2003 = 345 (0.08%)
2004 = 424 (0.1%)
2005 = 496 (0.11%)
2006 = 572 (0.13%)
2007 = 765 (0.17%)
2008 = 1145 (0.26%)
2009 = 1052 (0.24%)
2010 = 338 (0.08%)
2011 = 92 (0.02%)
2012 = 130 (0.03%)
2013 = 50 (0.01%)
2014 = 28 (0.01%)
2015 = 24 (0.01%)
2016 = 25 (0.01%)
2017 = 26 (0.01%)
2018 = 33 (0.01%)
2019 = 84 (0.02%)
2020 = 163 (0.04%)

Years (Top 10)
2008 = 1145 (0.26%)
2009 = 1052 (0.24%)
2007 = 765 (0.17%)
2000 = 617 (0.14%)
2006 = 572 (0.13%)
2005 = 496 (0.11%)
2004 = 424 (0.1%)
1987 = 413 (0.09%)
2001 = 404 (0.09%)
2002 = 404 (0.09%)

Single digit on the end = 47383 (10.7%)
Two digits on the end = 73635 (16.63%)
Three digits on the end = 31089 (7.02%)

Last number
0 = 17549 (3.96%)
1 = 46689 (10.54%)
2 = 24621 (5.56%)
3 = 29230 (6.6%)
4 = 17689 (4.0%)
5 = 17401 (3.93%)
6 = 17882 (4.04%)
7 = 20402 (4.61%)
8 = 17845 (4.03%)
9 = 19916 (4.5%)

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0123456789

Last digit
1 = 46689 (10.54%)
3 = 29230 (6.6%)
2 = 24621 (5.56%)
7 = 20402 (4.61%)
9 = 19916 (4.5%)
6 = 17882 (4.04%)
8 = 17845 (4.03%)
4 = 17689 (4.0%)
0 = 17549 (3.96%)
5 = 17401 (3.93%)

Last 2 digits (Top 10)
23 = 12364 (2.79%)
12 = 6414 (1.45%)
11 = 5475 (1.24%)
01 = 5097 (1.15%)
00 = 4098 (0.93%)
21 = 3669 (0.83%)
08 = 3627 (0.82%)
07 = 3598 (0.81%)
22 = 3587 (0.81%)
13 = 3547 (0.8%)

Last 3 digits (Top 10)
123 = 9446 (2.13%)
456 = 2442 (0.55%)
234 = 2160 (0.49%)
007 = 1477 (0.33%)
000 = 1268 (0.29%)
008 = 1150 (0.26%)
009 = 1086 (0.25%)
111 = 1056 (0.24%)
777 = 980 (0.22%)
101 = 895 (0.2%)

Last 4 digits (Top 10)
3456 = 2150 (0.49%)
1234 = 1968 (0.44%)
2008 = 1033 (0.23%)
2009 = 927 (0.21%)
2345 = 750 (0.17%)
2007 = 674 (0.15%)
2000 = 535 (0.12%)
2006 = 502 (0.11%)
1111 = 436 (0.1%)
2005 = 436 (0.1%)

Last 5 digits (Top 10)
23456 = 2120 (0.48%)
12345 = 724 (0.16%)
56789 = 316 (0.07%)
45678 = 305 (0.07%)
11111 = 269 (0.06%)
34567 = 231 (0.05%)
54321 = 197 (0.04%)
00000 = 162 (0.04%)
99999 = 150 (0.03%)
23123 = 132 (0.03%)

Character sets
loweralphanum: 224071 (50.61%)
loweralpha: 146486 (33.08%)
numeric: 26077 (5.89%)
mixedalphanum: 23234 (5.25%)
loweralphaspecialnum: 6067 (1.37%)
mixedalpha: 5121 (1.16%)
upperalphanum: 3416 (0.77%)
mixedalphaspecialnum: 3340 (0.75%)
loweralphaspecial: 2079 (0.47%)
upperalpha: 1778 (0.4%)
mixedalphaspecial: 486 (0.11%)
upperalphaspecialnum: 222 (0.05%)
specialnum: 188 (0.04%)
upperalphaspecial: 46 (0.01%)
special: 16 (0.0%)

Character set ordering
stringdigit: 185299 (41.85%)
allstring: 153385 (34.64%)
alldigit: 26077 (5.89%)
othermask: 25115 (5.67%)
digitstring: 24960 (5.64%)
stringdigitstring: 18676 (4.22%)
digitstringdigit: 4648 (1.05%)
stringspecialdigit: 2359 (0.53%)
stringspecial: 1111 (0.25%)
stringspecialstring: 833 (0.19%)
specialstringspecial: 168 (0.04%)
specialstring: 126 (0.03%)
allspecial: 16 (0.0%)

Hashcat masks (Top 10)
?l?l?l?l?l?l: 40683 (9.19%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l: 32437 (7.33%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l: 29121 (6.58%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?d?d: 20314 (4.59%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l: 16182 (3.65%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?d?d: 12632 (2.85%)
?d?d?d?d?d?d: 12581 (2.84%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?d: 10620 (2.4%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?l: 10308 (2.33%)
?l?l?l?l?l?l?l?d?d: 10281 (2.32%)

 

For safety I would suggest that you change your Yahoo password, even though you dont use Yahoo Voice.

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Upgrade

There were lot of rumors on which models will be supported and which Macs wont be supported for the upgrade to he new OS X Mountain Lion. When Apple first pushed the update to the developers not all 64 bit Macs were supported. But now with the final release too all the 64 bit Macs are not supported.

Here are the list of Macs that are supported that can be Upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion:

 

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

 

Mac OS X Mountain Lion

 

Till now there has been no comment from Apple’s side on the why all 64bit Macs are not supported.Apple always have been bit of aggressive when it comes to hardware specification, personally I think its this practice in good in a way. As most of the computer users are not tech savy, there are many general users to, and we know that the higher the version of software the greater is the harware requirements. S o in a way if the hardware is more speced up, then minimum requirements the end user would have a better experience.

 

Source: Apple

Apple App Store’s First Malware.

Apple’s App Store is known to be very rigorusly check every app before it makes to the App Store. But the Worlds First App that contain trojan confirmed by Kaspersky made it to Apple’s App Store, it steals users phonebook and uploads it to remote server, without users permission.iOS users dont need to worry the app has been removed from the store by Apple. The name of the app is “Find and Call”.

 

The same app also made it to Google Play Store , but now Google has removed it. This kind of apps are generally made to get large number of phone numbers for massive SMS scams.

 

Kaspersky says

“… the application steals data from the device (phone book and cellphone numbers) which are uploaded to a remote server to be used for SMS spam campaigns. Each phone book entry will receive SMS spam message offering to click on the URL and download this ‘Find and Call’ application. It is worth mentioning that the ‘from’ field contains the user’s cellphone number. In other words, people will receive an SMS spam message from a trusted source.”

 

World First Malware App that made it to Apple App Store