Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Battle Begins!

As stories of Mac computers being overrun by malware pour in, PC users begin to chuckle. Apple's Macintosh is now subject to the same torment that the PC has been undergoing for years.
Apple has announced that it will be sending out some patches later this week to try and resolve the problem. This attack will be very ugly since most machines are largely unprotected. Any Mac user who survives the barrage of attacks will most likely be a PC user!
Also, there are a bunch of websites that are injecting new code into the already malware infected machines with trojans.
Here is a little overview of a Apple Support document : To avoid the malware, Apple advises users to either manually or force quit their browsers if an notification about any malware pops up. In the case that the browser automatically downloaded and launched the malware installer, Apple recommends that you go to the Downloads folder and delete the installer. Apple then provides detailed, multi-step instructions to remove the malware if it was already installed.
Mac users will probably not be able to deal with this themselves since they have been trained from birth not to have to deal with these kinds of problems. It's use who use PC's who can go in, tweak, find, erase, and fiddle with things. The Mac is a easy-to-use appliance with users who are exactly the same. They won't be able to solve the problem themselves unless they have a IT guy living in their house.

I'm really surprised this hasn't happened sooner, but nonetheless I'm still happy its happening. Hopefully this will wipe the smug smirk off of every Mac using hipsters face!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2nd Breach

Sony on Tuesday reported another security breach, saying 8,500 user accounts had been compromised.
The company said that Sony Music Entertainment Greece learned about the data breach late Sunday. It affected artist websites where fans can sign up for newsletters.
The sites were taken down immediately, the company said.
The compromised records contained email addresses, phone numbers, user names and passwords. On April 20, Sony shut down its PlayStation services after a security breach exposed personal details of 77 million users.
The PlayStation Network -- which allows users to play games with friends around the world and download movies and games over the Internet -- went offline after officials learned days before that a hacker stole personal information from its 77 million users.
Sony officials did not disclose the breach until April 22.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rag Heads on Twitter!

The Taliban has recently started tweeting on Twitter! Then on May 12th they began tweeting in English. They have been tweeting about their accomplishments in the Middle East, which have been extremely exaggerated. They claim to have killed a total of 81 soldiers, a spy plane, 23 vehicles, and 5 U.S. tanks. New sources and the Military find these claims to be absurd. The U.S. is watching this account to understand who the Taliban considers enemies. The Taliban's feed is mostly links to their website "Islamic Emigrate of Afghanistan". Their followers have jumped from 1000 to 3000 within days of posting in English. The feed can be found here. The Taliban follows 4 other feeds. Kavkaz Center, Feed Twit, Nunnasia, and Alsomood. 

You can check out an article on the full situation at!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Two and a Half Men

We all have been covering Charlie Sheen pretty closely, but recently he has seemed to sputter from the spotlight. This morning I was greeted with Charlie Sheen headlines. Apparently, Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie on Two and a Half Men. I find this very interesting. Ashton Kutcher is one of my favorite actors. I'm somewhat excited to see how the show goes from here with this new star.
Charlie though isn't as happy with the news. Stating that the shows ratings will suffer from the cast change, and warned that the set is cold and loveless. I'm sure the show will do good for a couple weeks, but who knows what will happen in the near future. Who do you think would be better for the show guys? Kutcher or Sheen!?

I'm just gonna leave this epic video down here, somewhat related! =P

Friday, May 13, 2011

Luigi, No!

I think they might have found the actual criminals behind the shutdown of the PlayStation Network!

Back up

Should have backed up my post, since the downtime I lost my most recent blog post about Rebecca Black! Will update again here later today! Puh-ace

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Here is another great article by John C. Dvorak from He talks about Microsoft's history of buyouts. Be sure to check it out!

Annual I/O Conference

At the annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday in San Francisco, Google announced its new cloud based music and movie service. Music Beta has the capabilities to store up to 20,000 songs per customer in the cloud. Users will be able to access their music through their android smart phones and tablets. The service will remain free as long as it is in beta, but to use the new service you must have a invitation.

Google is offering a feature called "Instant Mix" which can create a playlist of up to 25 songs which go perfect together. Its something like Apple's "Genius". Also thousands of movie will  be available for rent starting at $1.99. Downloadable movies will come with a 30-day rental period. Movies can be streamed to a computer or any android device. Movies are also available for download, so you can watch your movies when WiFi connectivity is unavailable. YouTube has also made a similar announcement, stating that it will also release a movie rental based service.

Google's newest OS was also announced, called Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be available for both android phones and tablets. Which will be new since currently both platforms use two different OS' called Gingerbread and Honeycomb. It is scheduled to debut later this year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Money Money Money

Well, the internet phone service provider Skype is now under ownership by Microsoft. Who agreed to buy the company in 8.5 Billion dollars in cash. Yes, I said Eight point Five! Billion!! In cash! The company will still be ran by the current employees but now has new ownership.

Check out a full article on the matter at

Monday, May 9, 2011


We all have heard about the attack against the PlayStation Network, but who is to blame. I have read a few articles accusing Anon. I don't have a link but I read a link posted from Anon on Check out this article by John C. Dvorak, one of my favorites over at

Sony Attacked, You're Next!

A little too early?

Kuma Games is introducing a First-Person shooter where you can kill Osama bin Laden. I wouldn't mind shooting him a couple of times myself, but who else thinks America is gloating?