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Is Amazon Cloud a breeding ground for hack attacks?

Earlier in the week, we reported that Sony were compromised by hackers renting servers from Amazon. This hacker used Amazon’s Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) service to attack Sony’s online entertainment systems last month. The intruder set up a fake name to use the account, and managed to get away with …

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Sony begin rebooting of Playstation Network

Sony have been working on bringing back the PlayStation Network, and yesterday they started a limited restoration, with further restoration in the plans for today. Sony have said they would begin bringing their PlayStation Network back online in the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and America regions. The network …

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PC World to open mega gaming hardware stores?

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of the leading suppliers of cool hardware, like YOYOTech, Cryo, Kustom PC, Overclockers or Scan – then your world is a wonderful place and you can pop in to see the object(s) of your desire. For many enthusiasts, however, purchasing hardware involves …

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Playstation hack came from Amazon EC2

Bloomberg news have reported that the hackers who breached the Sony Playstation Network security used Amazon’s web services cloud to launch the attack. According to the story, the hacker(s) rented a server from Amazon’s EC2 service and breached the network from there, mentioning an unnamed person with knowledge of the …

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Sony send letter to partners about hack, it gets leaked too

Sony sent out a letter to all their major publishing partners regarding the recent network intrusion and downtime. The letter has leaked. Rob Dyer, Sony’s senior vice president of publisher relations has outlined the timeline of events in the letter leading up to the present day and the steps taken …

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Amazon say ‘stay tuned’ for upcoming iPad tablet rival

Apple have yet to face any serious competition in the tablet market, but they may be facing a problem soon, when Amazon release their new competing product. Amazon have had great success in the e-reader market, with their latest Kindle becoming the biggest selling product ever, for the online store …

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Samsung to showcase new 2560×1600 10 inch panel

Samsung are getting ready to show the world their stunning new 10.1 inch LCD screen which has a staggering resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, normally reserved for 30 inch panels. Samsung have been hard at work with their partner Nouvoyance to unveil the new WQXGA display next week at the SID …

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Facebook caught paying for Google smear campaign

Google and Facebook have had a long history of intense rivalry, however latest news shows that even billion dollar companies will get down and dirty to try and damage their competitor. Facebook have hired a well known public relations firm to try and get stories planted criticizing Google’s privacy policies. …

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Apple put support behind hooker application

We were alerted today to a new application that is due for release on Apple’s App Store. It looks as if Apple are approving its use which is unusual as it offers guys the opportunity to ‘liase’ with woman for money. Sugarsugar.com have announced that their upcoming ‘dating application’ is …

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ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review

Intel’s Sandybridge has been dominating the headlines in 2011 with a heady combination of performance and competitive pricing. The H67 chipset enabled on-CPU graphics and Intel’s new Quick sync transcoding engine and the P67 chipset delivered great overclocking capabilities with the new K series processors. The Z68 is set to …

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UK desktop market shrunk 38%

Although the regular consumer might not be aware of the way that the PC market shifts and changes, data experts IDC are fully aware of all the major movements in the market. So what are their latest findings?  KitGuru dons a lab coat, glasses and clipboard to investigate. Research house …

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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Facebook deny Symantec ‘security risk’ report

Symantec recently wrote a report on FaceBook security issues, highlighting that millions of people had personal data at risk. Yesterday Facebook made a statement arguing with the points that Symantec published. Facebook spokeswoman Malorie Lucich sent out an email to ComputerWorld which read “We appreciate Symantec raising this issue and …

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Google address partner lackluster Android update freqency

Yesterday at the Google I/O, the search engine giant addressed the slow update problems that plague a portion of their user base. If you buy a Google Android smartphone today, there is a good chance it will be several revisions behind the latest version. There is even a good possibility …

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Google Chromebook – is this the future?

Apple have been changing the tech industry in the last year. It has been shown in analysis that the iPad is killing netbook, and even some notebook sales. Google have stepped into the mix, with their new computer platform. They hope to change elements of the PC age, adopting ideas …

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WebGL exploit opening browser users to serious attacks

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is advising users of Firefox and Opera users to disable WebGL. An exploit means that machines can be remotely controlled by malicious users. The webstandard WebGL has a weakness which opens the browsers to serious attacks, including the remote execution of malicious code, according …

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US Lawsuit targets 23,000 Bitorrent users

Over 23,000 people are facing legal action after downloading the 2010 Sylvester Stallone movie ‘The Expendables’. This is the largest Bittorrent file sharing lawsuit in U.S. history. Legal action in the U.S. is targeting more than 140,000 BitTorrent downloaders, many of which involve cases for porn and B-Rated movies. Film …

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Facebook Flaw leaked details of millions of users

Millions of users on Facebook will not be pleased to hear that advertisers and other third party organisations had the potential to get unauthorised access to many Facebook user accounts and profile information, due to a software flaw. This information comes from one of the most respected anti virus and …

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Microsoft won’t be dropping Skype support for Apple

With Microsoft’s recent purchase of Skype, rumors were flying that they might be ditching support for rival platforms. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put the theory to death by saying “We will continue to invest in Skype on non-Microsoft client platforms.” Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion which many feel is …

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Asus Z68 board tips up at YOYOTech

While most of the talk about Intel’s new Z68 chipset seems to have centred on Gigabyte initially and Asrock later, the first board seen in the wild looks to be on the shelves in London. KitGuru picks up a hammer, eyes the Z68 offer and decides if the piggybank gets …

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