Saturday, 13 August 2011

Anonymous attack on Facebook is a definite maybe

A PLANNED attack on Facebook by members of Anonymous isn't a hoax, but it's not clear how serious the threat is either.
A YouTube video labelled as a message from Anonymous urged hackers to help "kill" the social networking website on November 5 for supposedly abusing the privacy of users.
"If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy," it said.
However another message from Anonymous on Twitter denounced the video soon after it began making headlines.
Confused? Don't worry — as it turns out, so are members of Anonymous.
An Anonymous spokesman told AFP even heads of the group were uncertain how seriously to take the threat, since the loosely-knit collective doesn't have a organised structure and members mask their identities.
"I found groups of people who say we absolutely are and have a trick up our sleeves," said the spokesman.
"I found others that say it isn't us and that this is stupid."
The video accused Facebook of holding onto the data people post in accounts and of even sharing some of it with law enforcement agencies.
"Join the cause and kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy," it urged.
The video has been viewed more than a million times since being posted three weeks ago.
A cadre within Anonymous was evidently trying to rally cyber warriors in a Facebook attack, but the plan did not have the backing of the majority of the group, according to the spokesman.
A message on an "Anonops" account on Twitter acknowledged some members of the group were organizing a Facebook attack, but that didn't mean the sentiment was unanimous.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Anonymous hacks Syrian defence ministry

THE infamous online activist group "Anonymous" have hacked the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defence.
The website's content was replaced by an Anonymous logo embedded in the Syrian flag, along with a message attacking the regime of Bashar Al-Assad, and a series of scrolling links to various videos demonstrating injustice, violence and civil unrest in the country.
On June 4, Anonymous uploaded a video to YouTube, promising to hack the websites of Syrian embassies around the world.

The online attacks follow the deaths of 55 protesters who were killed by Government security forces.
Uprisings in Syria are ongoing as protesters call for the resignation of President Bashar-al-Assad, equal rights for ethnic and religious groups, and an end to extra-judicial violence as well as broader political freedoms.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

iPhone 5 leak!

WITH Apple due to launch their new iPhone sometime next month, expect "leaked" details of the device to hit the internet any day now.
Hey, what do you know? Here's a blog that’s spoken to someone who claims to have seen someone using an iPhone 5 on a train in San Francisco.
Even better, here's another blog that has the real drawings of an iPhone 5 case.
But what does it all mean? jumps on the rickety bandwagon with a wrap of all the crazy rumours about what will make your annual Apple donation a more magical, revolutionary experience.
We've seen it!
Last week, ran pictures of what they say is a good shot be someone using an iPhone on a train in San Francisco.
It was thinner, wider and "almost EVO-like", the tipster said.
Supporting evidence
THE guy was "hunched over" the device.
IT was in San Francisco.
THE tipster already has an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and said the mystery device was "like nothing he's ever seen".
We've seen the case!
The tipster told the new phone was "like nothing he's ever seen" and would fit perfectly into casing drawings posted online recently.
The case pics came from, which in turn claimed it was a design drawing leaked to it from a Chinese manufacturer.
Supporting evidence
"LUCKILY for us, the image shows an iPhone5", claims
SOON after receiving the drawing, the website was leaked another one from a different manufacturer, only red.

An alleged leaked design document for an iPhone 5 case. Picture:
It will have an ovaloid button!
Moving on, the leaky case drawing showed a rounded rectangular spot where the original circular button used to be.
They're calling it "ovaloid", which sounds exactly like the kind of desperate "non-conformist" twaddle Apple likes to perpetrate.
Supporting evidence
STEVE Jobs has always wanted the iPhone to be buttonless.
SADLY, he was beaten to it by Nokia's N9.
The side buttons have moved and will be touch sensitive!
Running further with the non-button Jobsian angle, says changes to the placement of side buttons on the drawings could point to them being made touch sensitive.
They say the side buttons have swapped sides and the volume button has been shifted down a bit.
It won’t have any buttons! reports that the iOS 5 beta release includes a control panel that replaces physical buttons. says "the home button is doing double duty as a gesture area", but says that's unlikely, as you can't get any more than a finger in there.
You can hear through the screen!
Back in April, reported that their Apple sources told them "interesting things" were being done with bonded glass technology.
They say that could mean the earpiece and sensors are behind the glass, which allows for the bigger screen size "seen" on the iPhone 5.
The back will be made of curved glass!
Apple is rumoured to have recently bought "glass-cutting machines", leading to hypothesise that it might be making the iPhone 5's back out of curved glass.
The back will be made of aluminium!
However, most onlookers say the back will be metal, with Apple hoping to avoid any antenna woes such as those that plagued the iPhone 4 with its side antenna.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!!

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Buy a hard drive, get a bonus virus!

Buy a cheap hard drive, get a free virus - ALDI pulls infected '4-in-1' from shelves

ALDI external hard drives available for sale as part of its "special buys" purchases have been found to contain a computer virus.
The Fission External 4-in-1 hard drive, DVD, USB and card reader device was withdrawn from sale this morning.
The hard drive is supplied to ALDI by a company called Smart IT Australia, described on its website as a global company which sells electronics products to 10 countries.
The company also supplies support for ALDI electronics products branded under the Tevion label.
ALDI is recommending consumers who have already purchased the hard drive and connected it to their personal computers to use Kaspersky antivirus software or similar to scan computers and USB storage devices to detect and remove the virus if present.
ALDI has also told customers that free antivirus checkers can be downloaded at
"A full re-format will remove the virus from the 4-in-1 Hard Drive," a statement from ALDI advises.
"Customers who have purchased the product can return it to the store where they bought it to receive a full refund."

What do you think about this. Should people be able to sue them?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Fake Apple store?

Hey all.

So I was just checking the news and I was reading about a fake Apple store in Chine getting shutdown for not having a busienss licence and that they were using the Apple trademark without their permission. It doesn't supprise me that this has happned in China where most counterfeit market.
I feel sorry for the people who were sucked in to buying theis fake products. Do you think that the owner of this "Apple Store" should have to pay back the money that he has made from selling the fake prodcuts?

The investigation into the fake stores was launched after an American blogger posted photos of a near-flawless copy of an Apple outlet showing employees wearing the company's trademark blue T-shirts

Monday, 25 July 2011

Music and Youtube

Hey bloggers.

Was just thinking.. what if YouTube banned music/music videos on their site.. How would this affect you? I know I would find another site as I use YouTube for most of my music.
Its amazing how often we use YouTube to share music.. never herd before...

Time travel impossible?!?

Hey all.
So im reading on under technology that some Hong Kong physicists say that they have proven that a single photon obeys Einstein's theory and that nothing can travel faster then the speed of light. For more information feel free to visit:

Limited edition XBox 360 pictures were released not so long ago... Tell me what you think about it.

Here is the picture

So tell me XBox/starwars fans, what do you think about this design? Will you be buying it? I won't be, thats for sure. I think it is ugly and that Microsoft should just stick to the original design.
"It seems the Australian goverment has raised the price for the NBN rollout... What a supprise.. I wouldn't be supprised if it would cost around $80 for a connection fee!
A basic $60 plan for speeds only a fraction of the broadband's capacity will see customers of Internode get just over half the internet capacity per month the Federal Government had modelled for $53-$58."

Anyway thats it for this blog.. Ill be back after work!