AMD Blog Hacked, Database leaked on Internet

TheHackerNews: A team of Hackers called, “r00tBeer Security Team” today hack into official blog of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) which is a American multinational semiconductor company. AMD is the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture and also one of the largest suppliers of graphics processing units. Hacker deface the blog page (http://blogs.amd.com/wp-content/r00tbeer.html) [Dead Link – Screenshot blow] and also leak the complete user database of blog on his twitter account....

August 20, 2012 · 1 min · 136 words · Omid Farhang

Closer look at W32/Ramnit.C

Thomas Wegele, Virus Researcher from Avira wrote: In this month’s ITW malware set from the Wildlist organization two new variants of W32/Ramnit appeared. W32/Ramnit is a Worm spreading via infected executable files and infected HTML Files. It is a quite widespread malware – which is why we decided to dig deeper into it. Upon execution the malware creates a new file in the directory where it was started. This file is named “mgr....

November 28, 2010 · 3 min · 429 words · Omid Farhang

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 TDP is 244W, includes 128 TMU, Benchmarks Leaked

Chinese website eNet has filled in some missing information – notably TDP and TMU count. The TDP of GeForce GTX 580 is at 244W, slightly lower than the GeForce GTX 480. The texture fillrate had been viewed by many as one of the bottlenecks for GF100, and eNet reports that GF110 effectively doubles the TMU count to 128 TMUs. Apart from this substantial improvement in TMU, the GF110 is a “full revision” and fixed version of GF100....

November 3, 2010 · 2 min · 373 words · Omid Farhang

Radeon HD 6870, 6850 break cover

The time for rumors and speculations is drawing to a close—as far as AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 are concerned, at least. These two next-generation graphics cards are churning away in Damage Labs as we speak, and for the first time, we can bring you official, genuine pictures of them. Here’s the 6870… …and its little brother, the Radeon HD 6850: and More pictures: 6850: 6870:

October 19, 2010 · 1 min · 68 words · Omid Farhang

Intel quietly lowers prices on Core i3-550, others

Intel regularly tweaks its price list with nary a word to the masses, but the Tech Report caught chipzilla red-handed this time. The site reports that Intel has lowered prices on four desktop and two mobile processors. Looking at the latest price sheet (PDF), Intel cut 15% off its 3.2GHz i3-550, putting it at $117. That’s identical to the 3.06GHz i3-540 and only $4 more than the 2.93GHz i3-530 — the company’s cheapest i3 desktop offering....

October 18, 2010 · 1 min · 193 words · Omid Farhang

Report: DOJ, FTC scuffle over scrutinizing Apple on antitrust

On a day when investors began celebrating Apple’s report of having already sold its one millionth iPad, news from this morning’s New York Post — which was the first with the story of the Sirius + XM merger — has thrown a cold towel on investors’ sentiments. The Post cites a single anonymous source as saying that essentially the only thing stopping a government inquiry into whether Section 3.3.1 of Apple’s Developers’ Agreement violates antitrust law, is a dispute over which government department gets first crack: the Federal Trade Commission, or the Dept....

May 3, 2010 · 4 min · 805 words · Omid Farhang

Windows 7 SP1 leaks, available now

In March, the Windows team announced the upcoming release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, but did not set a date of availability. At the time, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said, “For Windows 7, SP1 includes only minor updates, among which are previous updates that are already delivered through Windows Update. SP1 for Windows 7 will, however, deliver an updated Remote Desktop client that takes advantage of RemoteFX introduced in the server-side with SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2....

April 7, 2010 · 1 min · 143 words · Omid Farhang

Adobe to launch Creative Suite 5 April 12

A spokesperson for Adobe told us that on the morning of April 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the company will hold a global online launch event for all of the components of its Creative Suite 5. Among the most anticipated new components — or as Adobe tends to present them in its periodic table, “elements” — is a vastly improved HD video rendering engine called Mercury. Unlike other manufacturers, Adobe tends to retain the cool names for its products and platforms even after public release....

April 3, 2010 · 2 min · 269 words · Omid Farhang

Windows XP Mode now accessible to more PCs

Microsoft is announcing an update to Windows XP Mode today that will make it a more accessible to PCs in small and midsize businesses who want to migrate to Windows 7 Professional but have applications that still require Windows XP. Windows XP Mode will no longer require hardware virtualization technology to run. This change makes it extremely easy for businesses to use Windows XP Mode to address any application incompatibility roadblocks they might have in migrating to Windows 7....

March 19, 2010 · 1 min · 212 words · Omid Farhang

Sun VirtualBox Update [3.1.4.57640]

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. Some of the features of VirtualBox are: Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely....

February 13, 2010 · 4 min · 756 words · Omid Farhang