Valve launches Linux version of Steam with massive discount on games

Valve has launched the Linux version of its digital distribution platform Steam. To commemorate the launch, the company is offering a huge sale on more than 50 games from the Steam for Linux library. Some of the highlights of the sale include Serious Sam 3: BFE for $7.99 instead of $39.99, World of Goo for $2.49 instead … Continue reading

Apple once again blocks Java web plugin on OS X

For the second time this year, Apple has blacklisted the Java Web plugin on OS X. The block, which was revealed on an Apple discussion board, applies to the current version of the plugin after an earlier attempt to patch a critical vulnerability was found to have not fixed the issue. The plugin could still be … Continue reading

Valve quietly ports Half-Life to OSX and Linux

After a fifteen-year wait, OS X and Linux users can finally enjoy the original Half-Life on their Macs and Linux PCs. Valve has not yet officially announced the port, but Cult of Mac has confirmed that the game does download to, install and run on OS X, and is available for $9.99 (approx Rs 500) on Steam. Geek claims … Continue reading

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones   Soon, you would have the ability to carry a proper desktop operating system on your mobile phone. The firm behind the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical has announced a version of its software for smartphones. Instead of Android, now users will be able to run a very different Linux-based OS , the long-awaited … Continue reading

UbnHD2 : Ubuntu based Pentesting OS for Mobiles

UbnHD2 : Ubuntu based Pentesting OS for Mobiles Most of the crazy readers always demand for some solution to turn their Android Smartphone into a Hacking Machine. There are various solutions, like installing some penetration testing android based tools like ANTI, dSploit, FaceNiff etc and also Installing ARM version of Backtrack OS. Today I found … Continue reading

Android malware to rise in 2013, predicts ESET

Android malware to rise in 2013, predicts ESET In its latest study, ESET points out that viruses and worms spreading through flash drives along with rise in malware targeting Android OS are the main trends of malware landscape in India in 2013. In its official statement, ESET adds that as per its last year’s report, … Continue reading

Kernel Tuner for Android Review

Kernel Tuner for Android Review     Kernel Tuner is an awesome utility for those who are use Android-based HTC smartphones, especially with multi-core processors. The phone needs to be rooted though, and you need to have a custom ROM installed with a compatible kernel that allows you to underclock/overclock and undervolt/overvolt your CPU and … Continue reading

83,427 machines infected by Necurs Rootkit in November

The common thing among rootkits is that they can hide themselves from detection. Rootkit stops security applications from functioning and hence cannot be detected. It is also capable of downloading additional malware from outside. Microsoft list this as Trojan:Win32/Necurs.  Now this is how  the attackers  maintain a remote access to a machine, and this way  monitor activity, send spam or … Continue reading

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