Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Firefox 7.0 is out, but wait …

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Cool Firefox 7.0 is available (see release notes)

But wait, where is the Java support ?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites

Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser.

The vulnerability resides in versions 1.0 and earlier of TLS, or transport layer security, the successor to the secure sockets layer technology that serves as the internet's foundation of trust. Although versions 1.1 and 1.2 of TLS aren't susceptible, they remain almost entirely unsupported in browsers and websites alike, making encrypted transactions on PayPal, GMail, and just about every other website vulnerable to eavesdropping by hackers who are able to control the connection between the end user and the website he's visiting.

Source  : www.theregister.co.uk

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment

We wanted to do a quick post on compatibility with respect to virtualization technologies. We know there were some initial challenges and we've seen the community support process kick in and many people are unblocked as "how to" posts have gone up in various places. As this is a developer preview we expect to see other classes of issues related to app or device compatibility—the full breadth of our testing was not done (or intended to be done) for the Preview. Obviously this one was found early and we could have done a bit better. Sue Bohn, David Hicks, Cornel Lupu of our ACDC team (App Compat, Device Compat) authored this quick post. -- Steven Sinofsky

Functional:

  • Hyper-V in Windows 8 Developer Preview
  • Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • VMware Workstation 8.0 for Windows
  • VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows

Non-functional:

  • Microsoft Virtual PC (all versions)
  • Microsoft Virtual Server (all versions)
  • Windows 7 XP Mode
  • VMWare Workstation 7.x or older

Source : Building Windows 8

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Hyper-V to be in Windows 8 client, Microsoft acknowledges officially

In building Windows 8 we worked to enable Hyper-V, the machine virtualization technology that has been part of the last 2 releases of Windows Server, to function on the client OS as well.

Really cool ! I can’t wait to install Windows 8 on my Thinkpad.

Sources :

Why complex passwords may be less secure than you think

I'll be rethinking passwords in this blog, and what you can do to make authenticating with passwords more secure.

Technically, adding a single non-letter character to an English word would indeed prevent a dictionary attack. Yes, a bad one!

"I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."

Very good article : www.eventlogblog.com

Friday, September 02, 2011

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

What we've really been waiting for is this, the 2012 Jetta GLI. Packing VW's ubiquitous turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a six-speed manual or optional DSG and an independent rear suspension, the GLI is here to assuage enthusiasts' fears that VW has lost the plot in its relentless pursuit of global market dominance.

Read the complete “Jette GLI First Drive Review ” on autoblog.com