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Nvidia Counter-sues Intel

Last month, Intel had filed a suit against Nvidia for aggressively claiming the right to produce chipsets to work on Intel’s next-generation processors – Nehalem aka Core i7 chips. DigiTimes reported that Nvidia has filed a countersuit against Intel for contract breach in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware. Things between both(…)

Get back your original Facebook

Facebook has had enough of the whining and all the synonyms attached to the word whining — as a result of which, the developers of the popular social networking website have decided to give the users just what they want. And what do the users want?   You might want to ask that question to(…)

Number of Conficker.c-Infected PCs Much Bigger than Thought

There are several estimations on the number of computers the Conficker.c worm infected since it was unleashed into the World Wide Web, but the number of infected machines might be way bigger than previously thought.    According to Internet infrastructure provider OpenDNS, more than 500,000 of its users were infected by the malware worm. The(…)

Google and Twitter in Advanced ‘Product-Related Discussions’

  Amid rumors of talks between Web search giant Google and micro blogging site Twitter for a possible purchase of the latter, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone reportedly acknowledged that the two companies are in talks, but underlined the fact that Twitter plans to remain an independent company.    In a blog post titled “Sometimes We(…)

MIT Researchers Develop Virus Batteries

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology managed to turn the concept of a battery that runs with the use of a virus into reality. The findings of the project are detailed online in the April 2 issue of the journal Science.   The project finally accomplished its goal after five years of research and(…)

Linux Servers Take Bigger Hit

An industry analyst forecast has Linux shipments slipping a bit more percentage-wise than Microsoft’s Windows Server, but Microsoft is feeling the pain of the economy, too, said an analyst who worked on the report. The IDC quarterly forecast of worldwide x86 server OS shipments for the year 2009, released last month, has Linux declining year(…)

India ranks 115th in net connection speeds, says report

Giving a clear indication of poor broadband penetration in the country, India has been ranked 115th among 223 countries in terms of average internet connection speeds. This State of the Internet report is in the latest quarterly study by Akamai Technologies, the US-based internet content distribution giant. India, says the report, has an average internet(…)

A Search is Launched for Confickers First Victim

Where did the Conficker worm come from? Researchers at the University of Michigan are trying to find out, using a vast network of Internet sensors to track down the so-called “patient zero” of an outbreak that has infected more than 10 million computers to date. The university uses so-called darknet sensors that were set up(…)

Fears of a Conficker Meltdown Greatly Exaggerated on April 1

Worries that the notorious Conficker worm will somehow rise up and devastate the Internet on April 1 are misplaced, security experts said Friday. Conficker is thought to have infected more than 10 million PCs worldwide, and researchers estimate that several million of these machines remain infected. If the criminals who created the network wanted to,(…)

How to Stop Conficker from spreading by using Group Policy

This procedure does not remove the Conficker malware from the system. This procedure only stops the spread of the malware. You should use an antivirus product to remove the Conficker malware from the system. Or, follow the steps in the “Manual steps to remove the Conficker.b variant” section of this Knowledge Base article to manually(…)

Conficker Worm: Help Protect Windows from Conficker.doc

This information provided IT Pro customers the information they need to help protect their systems from the Conficker Worm, or to recover systems that have been infected. If you are a consumer, please visit Protect Yourself from the Conficker Computer Worm. About Conficker On October 23, 2008, Microsoft released a critical security update, MS08-067, to(…)

DHS Releases Conficker/Downadup Computer Worm Detection Tool

Release Date: March 30, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the release of a DHS-developed detection tool that can be used by the federal government, commercial vendors, state and local governments, and critical infrastructure owners and operators to scan their networks(…)