December 30, 2010

Biggest Internet Threat In 2011: Virus Stuxnet

Stuxnet is a Windows-specific computer worm  first discovered in July 2010 by VirusBlokAda, a security firm based in Belarus.
While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, it is the first discovered worm that spies on and reprograms industrial systems,and the first to include a programmable logic controller (PLC) rootkit. It was specifically written to attack Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used to control and monitor industrial processes. Stuxnet includes the capability to reprogram the PLCs and hide its changes.


The complexity of the software is very unusual for malware, and consists of attacks against three different systems:
The Windows operating system,
An industrial software application that runs on Windows, and
A Siemens programmable logic controller (PLC).
The attack requires in-depth knowledge of industrial processes and an interest in attacking industrial infrastructure.


These capabilities would have required a team of people to program, as well as check that the malware would not crash the PLCs. Eric Byres, who has years of experience maintaining and troubleshooting Siemens systems, told Wired that writing the code would have taken many man-months, if not years.


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http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2010-071400-3123-99

Lookout Mobile security firm warns of new Android Trojan Read more

A new Trojan affecting Android devices has recently emerged in China. Dubbed “Geinimi” based on its first known incarnation, this Trojan can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and send it to remote servers. The most sophisticated Android malware we’ve seen to date, Geinimi is also the first Android malware in the wild that displays botnet-like capabilities. Once the malware is installed on a user’s phone, it has the potential to receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control the phone.




Courtesy:http://blog.mylookout.com/2010/12/geinimi_trojan/


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December 27, 2010

HTML5 Canvas Hack Night - The Future of Graphics on the Web

Social Networking: Past, Present & Future

social technology, telecommunications networks, and an evolution in human collaboration

Make Your Facebook ID Secure

How to Make Your Facebook ID secure.

If you are one of those persons who use Facebook a lot then this is surely for you.

December 9, 2010

Blogging with windows.

AddingWindows Live Writer to Windows

If you don’t already have Windows Writer installed on your computer, you need to add it. First, how-
ever, click Start ➪ All Programs ➪ Windows Live and make sure you don’t see Windows Live Writer
in the menu. If you do see it, Writer is already installed and you can skip to the next section to start
learning how to use it.
To add Writer, open Internet Explorer and browse to home.live.com. Log in with your Windows
Live account. (If you don’t already have one, you can easily sign up for one right from the login page.)
Then, in the Windows Live Web site, click More ➪ Downloads. In the Blogging section, click Writer
to open the download page.
Click the Download button, and when the File Download dialog box appears, click Run. If User
Account Control displays a security warning, click Yes to allow the Windows Live Setup program to
run. In the Windows Live installer, click the button beside Writer. You can also choose
to download other Windows Live add-ons at this time, or run the installer again later to add other
add-ons. If the installer shows that Writer is already installed, as shown in Figure 17-3, you don’t
need to install it again. You can certainly add any other Windows Live programs that are not yet
installed, however.

Setting Up Your Blog Account

After you have installed Writer or ascertained that you already have it, you need to configure at least
one blog account. The following section explains how.
Adding a blog account
Writer automatically should run a configuration wizard the first time you start the program. If you
need to start the wizard yourself, choose Blogs ➪ Add Blog Account to start the Windows Live Writer
Wizard.
If you already have a blog, in the first page of the wizard choose the type of service where it is hosted:
1) Windows Live Spaces: Choose this option if your blog is already set up on Windows Live.
2) SharePoint blog: Choose this option if your blog is set up on a Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server (MOSS) site.
3)Other blog service: Choose this option if your blog is hosted by a different site.
If you don’t have a blog already, you can use the wizard to set up one at Windows Live. That’s the
option I focus on in this section. If you already have a blog site, all you need to do is enter the blog
site URL in the wizard and provide login credentials when prompted

December 4, 2010

Exploring Visual Studio 2010

Exploring Visual Studio 2010

What are new changes in Visual studio 2010
• WPF Powered UI
• Pin your project
• Zooming
• Multi screen development
• Improved multi targeting
• Quicker add reference
• Highlight references
• Improved Intellisense
• Improved toolbox
• Faster searching: Navigate to
• Box selection / entry
• More code generation
• Consume first
• SSMS inside VS2010
• Call Hierarchy
Pin a project in recent projects on start page
• Zooming in the text editor
• CRTL + Scroller
• Adjust size manually in code file
Multi screen development
• Easier to dock windows
• Put your windows wherever you want
• Everything is floatable
• Even outside of Visual Studio
Improved multi targeting
• Previous frameworks back to .NET 2.0
• Filtered project list based on target framework
• Filtered toolbox based on target framework
• VS2008: Generate methods
• VS2010: Generate more (classes, structs,interfaces,enums, methods)