Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Federal Security Agent Killed in los angeles

A federal security agent has been killed and several other people wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, officials say.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

At Palmaz Vineyards in Napa, California

At Palmaz Vineyards in Napa, California, iPad has improved the way the facility operates, from its vineyard to its tanks. Winemaker Christian Gastón Palmaz uses iPad to manage the vineyard and gather data that helps him make informed vine-tending decisions. iPad also has replaced complex industrial controls inside the winery. Palmaz uses an enterprise-level app that automates the labor-intensive, conventional fermentation process. “iPad removes the burden of data collecting and frees up our brilliant winemakers to focus on the art of winemaking,” says Palmaz.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

world largest Prime number

the world largest Prime number ---

As part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a computer program that networks PCs worldwide to collectively hunt for a special type of prime number, Cooper discovered the largest prime number yet late last month: a beast with 17,425,170 digits.

The number -- 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times minus 1, written mathematically as 257,885,161-1 -- is the first prime discovered in four years.

Though there is little mathematical value to finding a single new prime, these rare numbers are prized in their own right by some. "It's sort of like finding a diamond," Caldwell told New Scientist. "For some reason people decide they like diamonds and so they have a value. People like these large primes and so they also have a value."

Friday, 13 December 2013

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Security That You need

The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit  announced it has successfully disrupted a rampant botnet in collaboration with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and leaders in the technology industry, including A10 Networks Inc. The Sirefef botnet, also known as ZeroAccess, is responsible for infecting more than 2 million computers, specifically targeting search results on Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines, and is estimated to cost online advertisers $2.7 million each month. Today’s action is expected to significantly disrupt the botnet’s operation, increasing the cost and risk for cybercriminals to continue doing business and preventing victims’ computers from committing fraudulent schemes. 

This is Microsoft’s first botnet action since the Nov. 14 unveiling of its new Cybercrime Center — a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime — and marks the company’s eighth botnet operation in the past three years. Similar to Microsoft’s Citadel botnet case, the ZeroAccess case is part of an extensive cooperative effort with international law enforcement and industry partners to dismantle cybercriminal networks and ensure that people worldwide can use their computing devices and services with confidence. 

“This operation marks an important step in coordinated actions that are initiated by private companies and, at the same time, enable law enforcement agencies around Europe to identify and investigate the criminal organizations and networks behind these dangerous botnets that use malicious software to gain illicit profits,” said Troels Oerting, head of the EC3. “EC3 added its expertise, information communications technology infrastructure and analytic capability, as well as provided the platform for high-level cooperation between cybercrime units in five European countries and Microsoft.”

Due to its botnet architecture, ZeroAccess is one of the most robust and durable botnets in operation today and was built to be resilient to disruption efforts, relying on a peer-to-peer infrastructure that allows cybercriminals to remotely control the botnet from tens of thousands of different computers. ZeroAccess is used to commit a slew of crimes, including search hijacking, which “hijacks” people’s search results and redirects people to sites they had not intended or requested to go to in order to steal the money generated by their ad clicks. ZeroAccess also commits click fraud, which occurs when advertisers pay for clicks that are not the result of legitimate, interested human users’ clicks, but are the result of automated Web traffic and other criminal activity. Research by the University of California, San Diego shows that as of October 2013, 1.9 million computers were infected with ZeroAccess, and Microsoft determined there were more than 800,000 ZeroAccess-infected computers active on the Internet on any given day.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Andriod Cell Phone Security flaws

A tiny free app for Android devices turned them into a flashlight, but also secretly collected users’ location and device IDs to sell to mobile ad firms, the US Federal Trade Commission alleged. The app’s maker has agreed to settle compensation claims.
As many as 100 million people who installed the "Brightest Flashlight Free" app on their mobile phones and other devices were subject to the dubious practice. The FTC acted to investigate after complaints from tech-savvy users who wondered why a flashlight app would need to know a phone’s location.
Goldenshores Technologies, an Idaho-based firm behind the free app, was collecting the data to sell to third parties, including mobile advertising networks, the FTC alleges. The information included the location of the device and its unique ID. The harvesting started even before a customer had a chance to read and accept or reject the app end user agreement.
While the privacy policy of the company mentions collecting the data, it falsely claimed that it would not be used outside of the company, the FTC said. Moreover, the app had an option not to share users’ information, but doing so did not stop its collection.
“When consumers are given a real, informed choice, they can decide for themselves whether the benefit of a service is worth the information they must share to use it,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “But this flashlight app left them in the dark about how their information was going to be used.”

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Windows Phone 8 reached an important new security milestone, earning a key government accreditation called FIPS 140-2.

What is FIPS 140-2 you ask?

It’s a U.S. government security standard used to accredit the cryptographic algorithms that protect sensitive data inside products like smartphones. This is important news particularly for our U.S. and Canadian government customers, as well as other industries that value FIPS 140-2 validation.

In all, Windows Phone 8 received accreditation for nine cryptographic certificates (listed below). The accreditation was awarded by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program, a joint effort of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Communications Security Establishment Canada, the country’s national cryptologic agency.

In other news, this month we've also updated our Windows Phone 8 Security Guide to cover more security topics related to Windows Phone such as policy and EAS firewall settings. You can download a copy of the updated guide here.

Here’s the full list of accredited certificates:

Kernel Mode Cryptographic Primitives Library (CNG.SYS)
Cryptographic Primitives Library (BCRYPTPRIMITIVES.DLL)
Enhanced DSS and Diffie-Hellman Cryptographic Provider (DSSENH.DLL)
Enhanced Cryptographic Provider (RSAENH.DLL)
Boot Manager
BitLocker Windows OS Loader (WINLOAD)
Code Integrity (CI.DLL)
BitLocker Windows Resume (WINRESUME)
BitLocker Dump Filter (DUMPFVE.SYS)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons".

Monday, 2 December 2013

Star of the Fast & Furious movies died

Star of the Fast & Furious movies died today in a car crash at age 40, when he was taking a spin in his friend's Porsche GT in Los Angeles. His friend also died who was driving the car, while Paul was in the passenger seat.

You will be dearly missed for your amazing acting Mr. Brian O' Conner. Respect! —

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