Monthly Archives: May 2014

YouTube Releases the Google Video Quality Report

‘The Google Video Quality Report is available to people in the U.S. and Canada, where it launched in January. It compares your streaming video quality to three standards

Google launches right-to-be-forgotten application form

The company has been inundated with take-down requests after Europe’s top court supported the controversial right to be forgotten in a landmark ruling.

DuckDuckGo Compared to Google, Bing, Yandex

 An additional side effect of DuckDuckGo’s lack of user tracking, be it positive or negative, is that all users across the globe will see the same search results for a given query.

Samsung’s new 1TB SSD is based on latest 3D technology

and the drive is based on Samsung’s second generation V-NAND technology, in which storage chips are stacked vertically

‘Using TrueCrypt Is Not Secure’

That page includes instructions for helping Windows users transition drives protected by TrueCrypt over to BitlLocker, the proprietary disk encryption program that ships with every Windows version since Vista.

iPhones, iPads Hacked And Held For Ransom In Australia

Those affected discovered a message on the screen reading “Device hacked by Oleg Pliss” and a demand of between $50 and $100 to unlock it.

Registry hack enables continued updates for Windows XP

The security updates that could be installed are intended for Windows Embedded and Windows Server 2003 customers and do not fully protect Windows XP customers. Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP.

Apple patches Safari

Apple has released a pair of software updates for its Safari web browser following the discovery of multiple vulnerabilities that could leave users at risk of remote attacks.

New Internet Explorer 8 0-day

The specific flaw exists within the handling of CMarkup objects. The allocation initially happens within CMarkup::CreateInitialMarkup.   Nothing in the wild yet.

iCloud Hacked?

This is still in the rumor category.  “iCloud security has reportedly been compromised by a pair of hackers who have been able to unlock as many as 30,000 stolen iPhones just in the last few days. “