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Last Updated on 20 Nov. 2014, Total: 187 Blog Posts

  1. Microsoft latest staff giveaway

    Microsoft announces a massive giveaway to its 94,000 employees! According to v3.co.uk each Microsoft employee would get a Surface RT tablet, a Windows Phone 8 and a Windows 8 computer, which would cost Microsoft some $100 million. It is a noble gesture by Microsoft which would not only help keeping its employees happy but it would also raise the number... Read More

  2. GoDaddy.com outage was not caused by DDoS attacks

    The global hosting service provider GoDaddy.com says that a series of internal network events has corrupted its router data tables and caused the intermittent service outages of last Monday. Go Daddy also denies claims made by hackers on Twitter that the outage was due to DDoS attacks against their services. Read the full press release here - http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/release-view.aspx?news_item_id=410... Read More

  3. Oracle releases patch for vulnerabilities in Java 7

    Oracle has issued an out-of-cycle patch for vulnerabilities in Java 7 that have been widely exploited to spread malware. This Security Alert addresses security issues CVE-2012-4681 (US-CERT Alert TA12-240A and Vulnerability Note VU#636312) and two other vulnerabilities affecting Java running in web browsers on desktops. These vulnerabilities are not applicable to Java running on servers or standalone Java desktop applications... Read More

  4. Amazon’s AWS re:Invent event

    Attend Amazon's AWS re: Invent this November, the No.1 event for the AWS Cloud community. It is the event of the cloud computing developers, hottest start-ups, and visionary technology leaders. The event includes topics that will make you a Cloud expert in: monitoring cloud resources, optimizing performance, managing security, and cutting costs. Plus you can meet with Amazon's AWS engineers... Read More

  5. Mitt Romney's private Hotmail account hacked!

    Authorities are investigating whether Mitt Romney's private email account was hacked, his presidential campaign stated. It was reported that an unnamed hacker had broken into the Republican private Hotmail account by guessing the answer to a security question about Mr. Romney's favorite pet. Read the full story here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9312904/Mitt-Romneys-private-email-account-hacked.html... Read More

  6. Cisco’s reply about Connect Cloud policies

    Cisco apologizes for the inconvenience caused after a new software platform for its Linksys Wi-Fi routers was released. It also explains the objectives of the platform and clarifies its Connect Cloud policies and terms of service after several days of complaints received by its customers. In a blog post, Brett Wingo states "We also wanted to clear up any confusion... Read More

  7. Compromised Yahoo accounts on Android!

    A post by Terry Zink on MSDN blogs outlines how Android devices are being used to send spam. According to Terry, the spammers has control of a botnet that lives on Android devices and which is capable of logging to the user's Yahoo Mail account and send spam. Read the full blog post here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tzink/archive/2012/07/03/spam-from-an-android-botnet.aspx... Read More

  8. Are you the Tech Expert in your country?

    Join Microsoft's summer competition and become the next Technical Expert. Learn for free and gain as many points as possible while completing a number of courses. The participant with the highest number of points gained within the selected tracks will be the winner of the month! The process to participate is very simply - Register on Microsoft Virtual Academy, learn... Read More

  9. Microsoft’s Surface

    Microsoft announces its first tablet computer called the Surface. The first two versions that Microsoft will release run on different processors. The Surface for Windows RT runs on an ARM processor. It is less powerful than the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which uses an Intel processor. The RT is also thinner and weighs less than the Pro. Both tablets... Read More

  10. The First Trillion Objects stored in Amazon S3

    Late last week the number of objects stored in Amazon S3 reached one trillion (1,000,000,000,000 or 1012). That's 142 objects for every person on Planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second it would take you 31,710 years to count them all. Read more here - http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/06/amazon-s3-the-first-trillion-objects.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmazonWebServicesBlog+%28Amazon+Web+Services+Blog%29... Read More

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