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Hacker selling access to government websites for under $500

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 4:16 pm

When you make the laws and rules that govern data security and safety online, you expect that the rule makers will follow them. That isn't always the case though. Hackers are always trying to find their way though the security around websites in the private and government sectors for all sorts of nefarious uses. Apparently, one hacker has succeeded in getting around the security on some government websites and is selling the access to the highest bidder.

 

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According to Imperva it found an auction online from a hacker that claims to be selling access to the US Army CECOM website for under $500. The same hacker also offers access to other civilian, government and military websites for prices running from $33 to $499. The use for the access is apparently to steal user data stored on the servers.

 

A thousand records will cost the buyer $20 each for some sites. The data can then be used to break into other accounts. Indications are that information on 300,000 people has been stolen from the sites. The exact method used to hack the sites is unknown, but Imperva suspects the hacker used SQL injection.

Radeon HD 6990 Antilles spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 10:11 am

AMD's Matt Skynner has teased the world with the upcoming dual-GPU based Radeon HD6990. The HD6990 codenamed "Antilles" will feature two 40nm "Cayman" GPU's.

 

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Although this one will be a different style of card compared to the HD5970 in the way that it uses a cylindrical blower (like the ones used in air-conditioners) to draw air from the rear portion of the cooler, circulate the air through the complex vapour-chamber enhanced heatsink inside.

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Killzone 3 gets open beta next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 9:51 am

Killzone 3 gets its beta started on February 2nd. Within the next month we have betas of Crysis 2 and now Killzone 3, on 360 and PS3 respectively. Come February 2, North American PlayStation 3 owners are able to try out the multiplayer portion of Killzone 3.

 

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The demo includes one map called "Frozen Dam" but includes four different modes of play. The beta winds up on February 14th just in time for Valentines Day.

Download of the Day: SUPER v2011 build 44

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 8:22 am

Our Download of the Day today is SUPER v2011 build 44.

 

SUPER is an easy-to-use Multimedia Encoder and Player, requiring only one simple click.

 

If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER is all you need.

 

SUPER supports any Multimedia file format. SUPER plays files that cannot be played with WMP or even other libavcodec-based players like MPC and VLC. SUPER also plays and saves Internet Media Streams of different protocols (mms://, rtsp://, and http://).

 

SUPER is the fastest and simplest tool to encode full-length movies to any other format without any time or function limitation. It does NOT require any additional external codecs. They're all built in!

 

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Deal of the Day: Lenovo Video Docking System for Only $52 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 7:34 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Lenovo Video Docking System for Only $52 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: Thanks to stackable ecoupon, you get 60% off this $129 video docking system to make it just $52. Even shipping is free! You get a DVI-I output, 4 additional USB 2.0 plugs, 10/100 Mbps ethernet, mic and headphone plugs for your speakers, all in a compact body. At $52, it's the lowest we've ever seen it. Use ecoupon: USPC11J36576 (expires 1/24/11 or while supplies last)

 

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Scream 4 trailer - asks you what's your favorite scary movie?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 6:54 am

Back in 1996 when the original Scream came out, I was young, just 13. I remember my parents borrowing the VHS (ha!!) from the local video store and telling us it was a horror. I didn't think much at the time, but that movie defined my childhood. It was a smash hit everywhere and was a great new entry in the horror genre. I can nearly talk every line from the movie from watching it that much as a teenager... and now? The sequel to the original trilogy! JOY!

 

 

The trailer doesn't show off too much, but goes into how there is now an entire new spin on horror since the first tongue-in-cheek stuff from the original trilogy about the "rules" of horror. The rules have changed and so has Scream - cannot wait for this one!!

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Weekly Giveaway: Win a BitFenix Colossus Window black case

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 6:38 am

We have teamed up with BitFenix this week to giveaway one new Colossus Window black case. BitFenix is excited about the launch of their USA Online Store where you can buy their products directly - that's why you are getting a chance to win one of their products here.

 

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You've got some amazing hardware, so why not show it off? Introducing Colossus Window, a brand new option for users who want to let the world see the hardware they're running. Users can choose between three color options, including Black/Red, Black/Green, or White/Blue to perfectly match their computing environment.

 

Featuring a newly-designed windowed side panel, and two color-matched 230mm LED fans and the same modern and elegant styling, Colossus Window is a fresh twist to the ultimate enthusiast PC chassis.

 

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

AMD ships 1.3 million Fusion APU's, also 35 million DirectX 11 GPU's

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 6:19 am

AMD has posted their quarterly results showing $1.65 billion in revenue, $375 million in net income. It doesn't sound impressive, but the numbers their pushing with products is getting there.

 

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1.3 million Fusion APU's shipped to AMD partners (since November), Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series GPU's have passed the 35 million units shipped mark. Not bad, not bad at all.

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 23, 2011 10:51 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 23rd, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard @ Hardware Heaven

- How to Buy a Motherboard @ TechReviewSource

- Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 and GA-PH67A-UD3: Two Inexpensive LGA1155 Mainboards for New Processors @ XBit Labs

- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard @ Madshrimps

- Gigabyte GA 890GPA-UD3H Rev. 2.1 Motherboard @ TecCentral

 

Memory

 

- Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Legit Reviews

- Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133MHz RAM @ tbreak

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Skype toolbar causing headaches for Firefox users

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 5:22 am

Skype and Firefox haven't really been on the same page lately. The Skype toolbar that was developed for Mozilla's popular browser has been causing a ton of problems for users with a reported 40,000 browser crashes in the last week alone. This has caused Mozilla to put a blok on the Skype toolbar while they figure out what the problem is.

 

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The toolbar mostly allows easier Skype usage by identifying phone numbers on web pages and pushing them straight to Skype for easier call making. This is being referred to as a "soft block," which means Firefox is disabling the toolbar by default unless you go it and turn it back on; putting you at risk of the headaches a ton of other users are having. Just one more reason to avoid toolbars altogether.

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