VMWare has released a security patch for their virtual machine software. The company said the following in their website
VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View address a vulnerability in the VMCI.SYS driver which could result in a privilege escalation on Windows-based hosts and on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.
To quote further from VMSA-2013-0002:
VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View online casino contain a vulnerability in the handling of control code in VMCI.SYS. A local malicious user may exploit this vulnerability to manipulate the memory allocation through the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) code. This could result in a privilege escalation on Windows-based hosts and on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.
To know more and download the patch, click on the source link.
Apparently there is an on going hacking spree by Government funded hacking groups, in Myanmar, on the journalist email accounts as per Gmail”s warning. Recently Gmail showed a message when journalist loggin on their Gmail account. (pic below)
I would say I am very impressed by this action Google, while some of big organisations play with users data, and dont care much about security and privacy of the user, Google on other hand warned about a possible hack on the users account even casino online thought it was done by Government.
To read more click the source link. And do leave your comments on what do you think about State funded hacking, what”s your view on Government looking into your data without an warrant ?
Rockstar Games will soon launch Max Payne 3 and GTA for Mac, on Steam.
AJ Collins at RockstarNexus reports that Max Payne 3 for Mac, to be release on Steam, is currently testing.
A recent update to Steam’s game database has revealed Rockstar is in the testing stages of an OSX port of Max Payne 3 using TransGaming’s Cider technology. The tech has been used in the past to bring other Rockstar titles to OSX such as the Grand Theft Auto III trilogy. While the port has not yet been officially announced, the evidence is pretty solid.
Hacked Emails includes the AOL account of his daughter Dorothy Bush Koch; family friends Willard Hemingway and Jim Nantz; former First Lady Barbara Bush”s brother; and George H W Bush”s sister-in-law.
The hacker also intercepted photos that George online casino W. Bush e-mailed two months ago to his sister showing paintings that he was working on, including self-portraits of him showering and in a bathtub.
To read more about the incident, click the source link.
A U.S. mathematician used a giant network of computers to find a new prime number–17,425,170 digits long.
The largest prime number that has been discovered was 17,425,170 digits long. The new prime number crushes the previous one discovered in 2008, which was a paltry 12,978,189 digits online casino long. Number 2 raised to the 57,885,161 power minus 1 — was discovered by University of Central Missouri mathematician Curtis Cooper as part of a giant network of volunteer computers devoted to finding the prime number.The total computing power to find it was 360,000 processors operating at 150 trillion calculations per second.
If you have been a power user of Apple products you know that Apple has a KB article or KnowledgeBase for all its products and features,etc on a site http://support.apple.com/kb/. Recently there has been a new addition to the KnowledgeBase, its Jailbreaking. No if you are thinking that you will find article on how to Jailbreak you are wrong. The KB article says what negative issue you will have if you Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Recently Kaspersky has found an Android malware that not only infects the phone but also infects Windows computers when the user connects the infected Android phone to a computer. The two apps named SuperCleaner and DroidCleaner which says that it cleans uup and frees memory and helps the phone to run faster actually is a malware.
When the user runs the application it shows the list of processes running and restarts them, but here is when the malicious activity starts.
It downloads three files to the Android phone
So when 68 del 23 marzo 2010, “Disciplina dei giochi di abilita nonche dei giochi di sorte a quota fissa e dei giochi di carte organizzati in forma diversa dal torneo con partecipazione a distanza”. the user connects the phone to the computer the svchosts.exe automatically tries to execute. The file is actually Backdoor.MSIL.Ssucl.a. That records audio from the microphone and uploads it to the cyber criminal”s server after encrypting them.
And on the phone it causes a lot of malicious activities too, like
Sending SMS messages
Gathering information about the device
Opening arbitrary links in a browser
Uploading the SD card’s entire contents
Uploading an arbitrary file (or folder) to the master’s server
Uploading all SMS messages
Deleting all SMS messages
Uploading all the contacts/photos/coordinates from the device to the master”s server.
If you are a web developer or designer like me, you know the horror of making a beautiful modern website that works on Internet Explorer. Well apparently people at Microsoft felt the problem too. They have came up with a new service Modern.IE which helps you to check compatibility issue with the code of your website even if you dont have that specific version of IE it works even if you want to test on different version of Windows OS. You can do this even if you dont use Windows.