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Medical server hacked to host CoD: Black Ops game

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 4:02 pm

When it comes to standards and accountability for the storage of data by businesses, some of the most important and most controlled of all data is medical information. I bet some boxers were ruined at a radiology practice in New Hampshire called Seacoast Radiology this week when the admin of the server for the company found that it had been hacked.


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The server in question held medical records on 230,000 patients seen by the practice. The admin of the server noticed the hack when it was discovered that bandwidth for the server was down. On investigation, the admin found that the hackers were using the server's bandwidth to host multiple player games of Black Ops.


The practice immediately called in an investigation team that somehow linked the hackers back to Scandinavia. The clinic and admins of the server have no idea how long the hackers had been inside the server and they note that the security breach that allowed the hackers to gain access has been plugged and the appropriate authorities have been notified of the breach.

Download of the Day: Sandboxie 3.52

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 9:40 am

Our Download of the Day today is Sandboxie 3.52.


Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware?


Spent too many hours removing unsolicited software?


Worried about clicking unfamiliar Web links?


Introducing Sandboxie: Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.


Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox


• Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

• Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.

• Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.

• Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.


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Deal of the Day: Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - IdeaCentre K320 Desktop Computer with Core i5, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and More for $649 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 8:48 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - IdeaCentre K320 Desktop Computer with Core i5, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and More for $649 with FREE Shipping.


Offer: Thanks to a stackable ecoupon, this K320 desktop computer drops to just $649 after a total combined savings of $400!! Use ecoupon: USPK32O0107 (expires 1/17/11 or after only 100 redemptions).


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Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 7:05 am

The latest happenings from around the web - January 14th, 2010




- Dell XPS 17 @ TechReviewSource

- Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 @ Digitaltrends




- Intel D525MW Mini-ITX Motherboard @ MissingRemote

- ASRock P67 Pro3 Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard @ Vortez UK

- ECS H67H2-M Black Deluxe and H67H2-I Mini-ITX Motherboards @ Hardware Heaven




- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition 1536 MB @ Techpowerup

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YouTube mobile gets 200 million views per day

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 3:07 am

200 million views per day! Wowsa. YouTube is now exceeding 200 million views per day on mobile, this is triple the traffic for 2010 versus 2009.


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Obviously with the bandwidth use, Google's costs are increasing - this is where advertising comes in. Tens of thousands of YouTube partner videos will now have pre-roll ads appear on the YouTube 2.0 app for Android.

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Apple TV gets it jailbreak on via Seas0nPass

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 1:20 am

Got an AppleTV? Want to get your jailbreak-thang on? Here's your Seas0nPass. Seas0nPass is the Apple TV jailbreak app which allows a quick and easy jailbreak on most systems, this allows a user to install extra apps including XBox Media Center, Boxee and Plex.


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Right now the jailbreak doesn't offer much - think of non-jailbreak as a brick wall, jailbreak as a door through that brick wall and right now the room is empty and dark. Soon the room will be filled with love, lollipops and the above programs.

Sony says the PSP2 "is as powerful as the PlayStation 3"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:50 am

Sony have put their balls on the line here, by claiming that the PSP2 is a high-end portable equivalent of the PS3. The games on the PSP2 are set to be a large step away from the current handheld games on Android and Apple devices.


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Sony have come out and said to licensees that the PSP2 "is as powerful as the PlayStation 3." This is a bold statement and if Sony do make dreams come true, it's going to shake the handheld gaming upside down.

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Minecraft passes the 1 million mark in sales

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:08 am

Minecraft is something I've personally never gotten into but it's good to see an indie game reach an amazing 1 million in sales! Especially if you consider the game is still in beta status and people purchased it even in alpha form.



In it's alpha stage the developers were charging €10 for a copy where the price has increased to €15 for the beta. The final game will cost €20. For Minecraft to have reached 1 million in sales before the final release, it's an amazing achievement, especially when it has relatively basic graphics and it isn't another FPS.

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Victorinox crams 256GB SSD into Swiss Army knife

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 13, 2011 8:08 pm

Back when I was a kid you could do things at school that you get you arrested and expelled today. Take for instance in kindergarten I once took my Swiss Army knife for show and tell. The teacher let me carry it all day and only asked after show and tell that I let her keep it until after school. Today carrying a knife to school would bring the swat team to class. One thing my knife lacked that modern Swiss army knives like the new Victorinox Secure SSD has is data storage.


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Back in the early 80, we didn't know what an SSD was. My mom's office still had a big punch card machine they used. The cool knife has a knife blade naturally, a knife with scissors, a nail file/screwdriver and more. This is what MacGyver needed to smuggle files out of secure locations.


The SSD takes up most of the space in the knife and looks more like a normal flash drive than the SSDs I think of. It has 256GB of storage space and you can get it in smaller 64GB and 128GB flavors too. The drive even has an e-Paper display that lets you label the drive. Pricing for the line is unannounced; the 256GB version will not be cheap.

Hack uses Kinect and Wii controls to play Call of Duty on PC

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Geeks are great believers in taking hardware that was designed for one purpose and using it for as many other cool things as possible. Take the Microsoft Kinect. The motion control system has been hacked for all sorts of uses since it launched and none of the other uses are things that Microsoft would have envisioned.


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Microsoft has hinted that it would bring support for Kinect to the PC but for now that support is up to hackers like Demize2010 on YouTube. This dude took a Kinect and the remote and nunchuk from his Wii and hacked them all together to allow the movement, aim, and shooting in CoD on the PC with the Wii controls. The Kinect was then used to access other commands using gestures.


You can see from the video after the jump that when he wants to lean to look around a corner, he just leans in real life. Other things are activated by motion as well. This is a really cool hack that uses a couple of things that would be cool on their own, matched up they rock even more.

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