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Gmail users wake up to find all emails gone

Some users have woken up today to find that all their Gmail emails have been wiped. So far only 0.8% of the user base has been affected, however that is little consolation to those who have lost thousands of emails. Users have already been running to the Google Help Forums …

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Breakup Notifier gets shut down by Facebook

Facebook have decided to shut down Breakup Notifier, a popular relationship tracker which is used to monitor the relationship status of chosen friends. The application sent users an email notification whenever one of their friends changed relationship status, meaning that interested parties could make advances whenever someone they liked was …

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Windows 7 SP1 official released

Microsoft have released the first official service pack for Windows 7 today. This update includes all previously released security, performance and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 includes new improvements for certain features and services in Windows 7 such as improved relability when hooking up HDMI audio devices, printing using …

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WinAmp forums attacked, hacked and personal info leaked

AOL have suffered a rather embarassing security breach as the Winamp forums were attacked and email addresses and password details were stolen. Winamp forums general manager Geno Yoham sent an email to all registered members of the community warning that his team had ‘quickly detected and blocked’ an attack on …

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Illegal download of Crysis 2, version revealed

The hottest story this morning, is the news that Crysis 2 has been leaked and is presently cascading its viral way across the world’s newsgroups and torrent sites. KitGuru has been inundated with information. Here’s our latest update. When Doom 3 was going to launch, all those Martian moons ago, …

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Microsoft release IE9 Release Candidate

Microsoft have launched the release candidate (RC) of Internet Explorer 9 which features improved privacy features. The release candidate will be the last pre release version for testing, before last minute bug fixes and final release. Microsoft have said that IE9 is available in 40 languages and they are saying …

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Windows 7 to get first service pack on Feb 22nd

Microsoft have announced that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be released on February 22nd. This will be a 1.2 gigabyte download featuring all of the minor point releases since the operating system launched in July 2009. We all love service packs, they help to gather all the updates into …

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Kaspersky security violated by old hack

Despite the fact that Kaspersky has been dealing with threats for more than 13 years, KitGuru spies have smuggled footage to HQ which proves categorically that its security was completely exposed by one of the oldest hacks we know. KitGuru dons night vision goggles to explain. Kaspersky is arguably the …

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Warning against counterfeit software on Apple store

The Macintosh App Store has a problem with Counterfeit software, according to developer Wolfire. The company added a game called Lugaru HD last month, and this was quickly followed by a title called ‘Lugaru’, a pirated version uploaded by another developer and charging only a tenth of the price. The …

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100,000 US PSP users sued in last year

Collated publically available information on US cases against P2P filesharers shows that 100,000 US peer to peer users have been sued in the last year. The findings also highlight that the adult entertainment business is high on the prosecution list. Out of the 99,924 people sued, the vast majority are …

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The new Sony PSP – iPad on steroids

Sony have been in the spotlight since they announced the hardware configuration of the upcoming Sony PSP. The new Sony product will be using an ARM processor however it is significantly more powerful than anything else on the market right now. They are using the Cortex A9 core which is …

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page gets hacked

It was bound to happen, especially after the release of the recent movie, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s page was hacked on Tuesday. This is certainly a good indication that the security in place still needs to be improved. The message that the hackers left read “Let the hacking begin: …

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Hacker selling government websites

Security group Imperva accidentally came across a hacker’s offer in an underground forum in the black market of a US Army’s Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) website. Imperva said the hacker claims websites control that includes military, universities and government websites. The hacker is charging between $33 and $499 depending on …

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