Saturday, September 06, 2008

Instant Torrents

Instant-Torrents is service that allows people to download, find, and share torrents on a private network. Users can download torrents via the site, and direct downloads are available when others have downloaded the torrent before.

Not many torrents as of now - however, you can check out this new developing site

Instant Torrents

Malicious Facebook Application

Researchers have built a facebook program which would dupe a large number of users into downloading a appplication which could cripple a web site

The researchers developed "Photo of the Day," which showed a new National Geographic photo daily. In the background , when the application is clicked everytime , it sends a 600 K-byte HTTP request for images to a victim's Web site.

The Facebot could also be programmed for other nefarious activities. An attacker could create an application that uses JavaScript and HTTP requests to check hosts had certain ports open. Other means of attack include an application that delivers a malicious link in order to infect a Web site with malware.

Bill Gates - Jerry Seinfeld - Ad - Video

Friday, August 08, 2008

2008 Olympics LIVE Stream

Monday, June 16, 2008

Num key restarts/kills Gnome session

If you have upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04, and are facing this annoying issue where you press a num key and it restarts/kills your gnome session - you will have to do the following steps to get rid of the issue

In Gnome Menu -

1) System
2) Preferences
3) Keyboard (Tab: Mouse Keys)
4) Uncheck (Allow to control pointer using the keyboard).

Via Ubuntu Bugs

Monday, May 19, 2008

Shops track customers via mobile phone

Here is an interesting item developed by a company called "Path Intelligence" where shops could track customer movements based on their mobile phone signals

More here

Friday, February 22, 2008

Click fraud is high and keeps rising

  • The overall industry average click fraud rate rose to 16.6 percent for Q4 2007. That's up from the 14.2 percent click fraud rate for the same quarter in 2006 and 16.2 percent for Q3 2007.
  • The average click fraud rate of PPC advertisements appearing on search engine content networks, including Google AdSense and the Yahoo Publisher Network, was 28.3 percent in Q4 2007. That’s up from the 19.2 percent average click fraud rate for the same quarter in 2006 and 28.1 percent for Q3 2007.
  • The 2007 industry average click fraud rate grew by 15 percent over the industry average click fraud rate for 2006.
  • Q4 2007 click fraud traffic from botnets was 15 percent higher than click fraud traffic from botnets in Q3 2007.
  • In Q4 2007, the greatest percentage of click fraud originating from countries outside North America came from India (4.3 percent) Germany (3.9 percent) and South Korea (3.7 percent).
Via ClickForensics and Techcrunch

Friday, February 01, 2008

Yahoo's new boss ...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Kontera pays with PayPal

Indeed. Kontera does pay via Paypal since end of December 2007

To activate your payment through PayPal - mail with your request to

Sling Hi-Def Slingbox

The Slingbox Pro HD attaches to your TV and sends high-definition, 1080i format video to PCs or TVs around your house or around the world.

HD-DVD gets knocked out

Toshiba's HD DVD got a big blow before the International CES event when Warner Bros Entertainment announced that they would exclusively support Sony backed Blu-ray