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1  General / General / Support / Re: We have hit 100,000 Visitors on: August 21, 2012, 01:07:29 pm
Since our site has launched in 2007 we have had over 100,000 unique visitors.
Its a milestone and if you are reading this you are the .001%
Thanks.  Wink
Mike Darksat

Congratulations pal.  Smiley
2  General / General / Support / Re: The Pirate bay Suing media Companies on: August 20, 2009, 02:31:01 pm
Very interesting info., maybe this will change things on court.
3  Hardware, Software and Security / Software / Re: antivirus release: bitdefender 2010 on: August 20, 2009, 02:28:02 pm
Thanks for notification.  Smiley
4  Your Web / News / Twitter, Facebook & YouTube attack targeted anti-Russian blogger Cyxymu?! on: August 08, 2009, 01:20:27 am
As Twitter struggled to return to normal Wednesday evening, a trickle of details suggested that the outage that left 30 million users unable to use the micro-blogging service for several hours - at least in part - may have been the result of a spam campaign that targeted a single user who vocally supports the Republic of Georgia.

According to Bill Woodcock, research director at the non-profit Packet Clearing House, the torrent of traffic that brought the site to its knees wasn't the result of a traditional DDoS, or distributed denial of service attack, but rather people who clicked on a link in spam messages that referenced a well-known blogger called Cyxymu.

As spam goes, the emails looked benign enough. One of them carried the subject "Visit my blog" and contained the words "thanks for looking at my blog" in the body. They contained respective links to Cyxymu's accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and YouTube, all of which also reported receiving abnormal amounts of traffic on Thursday.

"This was not like a botnet-style DDoS," Woodcock told The Register. "This was a joejob where people were just clicking on links in email and the people clicking on the links were not malefactors. They were just the sort of idiots that click on links in email without knowing what they are."

Joejobs are spam messages that are designed not to push Viagra but to induce someone to click on a link in the hopes of harming the site being linked to.

Twitter has so far said little on its blog and status page except that it spent much of the day fighting against a denial of service attack and that as late as 4:45 pm California time, latency problems were still causing some users to receive error pages. Company representatives didn't respond to emails seeking comment.

The theory was backed by this article from CNET News, which quoted Facebook's chief security officer saying the attacks targeting multiple websites all contained traffic linking to accounts held by Cyxymu.

"It was a simultaneous attack across a number of properties targeting him to keep his voice from being heard," Facebook's Max Kelly told reporter Elinor Mills. "We're actively investigating the source of the attacks and we hope to be able to find out the individuals involved in the back end and to take action against them if we can."

Kelly made no reference to spam messages, so it remained unclear if the emails were the only cause of the mass requests to Cyxymu's profiles or if there were other causes as well.

Cyxymu has long been viewed as an antagonist by some Russian supporters, who take issue with the blogger's coverage of recent military conflicts in Georgia.

(The Register)
5  Hardware, Software and Security / IT Security Forum / Java Runtime Environment (download) on: August 06, 2009, 02:38:30 pm

Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.

Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed in this environment.

Download: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
6  Your Web / Business & E-Commerce / Moneybookers on: August 01, 2009, 04:51:46 am
Since PayPal doesn't have possibility to receive money in my Country this is my Favorite Payment processor:


Moneybookers enables any business or consumer with an email address to securely and cost-effectively send and receive payments online in real-time!

Use Moneybookers to:

    * Send money via email from your credit/debit card or bank account
    * Make online purchases
    * Collect money via email

Moneybookers delivers a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms. As a truly global payment solution, we welcome customers from all over the World.

Moneybookers is a leading international online payment system and electronic money issuer authorised under UK and EU law and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK.

Except to they support much more Country than PayPal they also have better (very low) fees:


If you already use this service, I would like to hear your opinions?!

7  Your Web / News / Re: Hackers Could Control iPhone With SMS Message on: August 01, 2009, 04:13:08 am
Apple releases iPhone firmware 3.0.1  Wink

"Apple has responded to the security alert reported yesterday about the iPhone being vulnerable by SMS, where a hacker could lock up your iPhone, rending it useless, or even take control over it remotely."

More at: http://SCforum.info/index.php/topic,3064.0.html

This is very quick response.

8  Your Web / Web Hosting / Re: Free Hosting Services. on: July 31, 2009, 02:39:02 pm
I'll recommend 110MB FREE Hosting.


I was use them for years. 
9  General / General / Support / Re: Defeating keyloggers on: July 31, 2009, 07:49:50 am
Thanks Darksat, very useful Tip.  Smiley
10  General / General / Support / Re: Sneak Peak at firefox 4 on: July 31, 2009, 07:47:37 am
it looks like the guys at Mozilla just can’t stop thinking forward.
here’s this week’s sneak peek – Firefox 4!!


Very nice.

I can't wait to test this version.  Cool
11  Hardware, Software and Security / Software / Re: Which is worse, vista or Millenium on: July 30, 2009, 01:39:12 pm
I vote for Milenium. I was pick-up my first Virus with them...  Tongue
12  Hardware, Software and Security / Software / Re: Google Chrome on: July 30, 2009, 01:36:59 pm
In my experience Chrome is even faster than Opera.

But because of very useful Add-ons I'm on Firefox.  Wink
13  Multimedia & Design / Multimedia / Flash / Re: Making flash load fast on: July 30, 2009, 01:29:06 pm
Thanks for tips Darksat.  Smiley
14  Your Web / News / Re: Hackers Could Control iPhone With SMS Message on: July 30, 2009, 01:27:15 pm
Very scary...

Rather choose Google Android.
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