Archive for April, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO: The Internet domain name “revolution” was on hold Friday due to a flaw that let some aspiring applicants peek at unauthorized information at the registration website.
It remained unclear when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) would resume taking applications from those interested in running new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) online.
ICANN cancelled a Monday event at which details of who applied for which new domains were to be revealed after a system problem delayed the close of the application window. The original domain name application deadline of Thursday was extended to April 20.
“We have learned of a possible glitch in the TLD application system software that has allowed a limited number of users to view some other users’ file names and user names in certain scenarios,” ICANN chief operating officer Akram Atallah said in an online message posted on April 12.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we took the system offline to protect applicant data… We are examining how this issue occurred and considering appropriate steps forward.”
In January, ICANN began taking applications from those interested in operating Internet domains that replace endings such as .com or .org with nearly any acceptable words, including company, organization or city names.
Outgoing ICANN president Rod Beckstrom has championed the change as a “new domain name system revolution.”
The new system will allow Internet names such as .Apple or .IMF or .Paris.
ICANN says the huge expansion of the Internet, with two billion users around the world, half of them in Asia, requires the new names.
“When the application system reopens, users will be able to review their applications, including those already submitted, to assure themselves that their information remains as they intended,” Atallah said Thursday in an update.
“We expect that demands on the system will be high when it reopens, and we are enhancing system performance as part of our preparations for the reopening.”
More than 25 global bodies have expressed concern about the possible “misleading registration and use” of their names.
They fear it could cause confusion about their Internet presence and force them to spend huge amounts on “defensive registration” to stop cybersquatters, who buy up names and try to sell them at an inflated price, and fraudsters.
Registration costs $185,000 with a $25,000 annual fee after that.
ICANN insists, however, that safeguards are in place to protect names of established companies and groups.
WASHINGTON: Software giant Microsoft has said it has fixed a bug within its Hotmail email service, which had allowed hackers to easily reset passwords and take control of users’ accounts.
A security news site had reported that some hackers were offering to hack Hotmail accounts for 20 dollars.
Computer security researchers discovered the vulnerability in early April and told Microsoft about it.
The bug revolved around the way Hotmail handles the data that must pass back and forth when a user wants to reset their password, The BBC reports.
According to the report, as knowledge of the bug spread, YouTube videos highlighting how to perform the hack, also started to surface.
Microsoft has issued a statement saying the loophole has now been closed and that Hotmail account holders need take no further action.
Monster Kill 0.2 released. Download: http://is.gd/monsterkill
HackingTag Security would be releasing Monster kIll 0.2. The game consists of 6 levels and more than 6 types of monsters.
Read some info below:
Monster Kill 0.1 is a FPS game by HackingTag Security.
F9: Take a Screenshot
X and Z: Staffle
Go to Next Level
While playing you will see a green shade on the floor you have to cross it and you will be in next.
HackingTag Security will be releasing the new version Monster Kill next week.
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co said on Thursday it would mass-produce its faster, energy-saving quad-core mobile microprocessor to power the third generation of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone, due to be unveiled next week.
Samsung said it is sampling the chips to major handset makers as it seeks to expand its customer base from Apple Inc to its handset rivals such as Nokia, HTC and Motorola.
The South Korean firm is the world’s top manufacturer of mobile application processors (AP), enjoying booming sales of Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as its own Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
The Exynos 4 Quad, based on British chip designer ARM Holdings’ Cortex A9 technology, enables more tasks in a shorter period of time, for example, a task such as streaming video can run on one core while the other cores update applications in the background, connecting to the web and scanning virus-check simultaneously.
Samsung plans to unveil its upgraded Galaxy S III smartphone next week in London, banking on a heavy marketing campaign heading into the summer Olympics in the city.