Ubuntu 13.04 will be available on Thursday

Raring Ringtail, also known as Ubuntu 13.04. The latest version of the popular Linux distro is set for general availability tomorrow, which follows a beta release and a controversial amount of secrecy. Raring Ringtail is characterized as “the fastest and most visually polished Ubuntu experience to date,” with a particular emphasis on a smaller memory footprint and greater […]

Google outage affects customers worldwide

Gmail, Drive and the central administrative control panel for Google Apps suffered widespread disruptions.Access to several of Google’s most popular web services, including Gmail, Drive and the main administrative console was disrupted for around two hours Wednesday morning. The first to go down, according to Google’s Apps Status Dashboard, was the Admin control panel, which also […]

Nexus7 in India via Google Play Store

Google Nexus7 is now available in India for buying from Google Play. Tech Specs SCREEN 7″ 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) Back-lit IPS display Scratch-resistant Corning® glass CAMERA 1.2MP front-facing camera SIZE 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm WEIGHT 340g WIRELESS WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth NFC (Android Beam) MEMORY 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity […]

Worst Computer data breaches till now

The Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks disclosed data breaches, has recorded 131 for the first three months of 2013, with 874,667 personal records related to medical, Social Security numbers, payment card and other information exposed. Cbr Systems, a blood-bank operator in California that stores what’s known as cord blood from newborn infants for healthcare […]

PostgreSQL database fixes “persistent denial-of-service” bug

Maintainers of the PostgreSQL open-source database have patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to corrupt files and in some cases, execute malicious code on underlying servers. The bug, categorized as CVE-2013-1899, opened users to “persistent denial-of-service” attacks, in which unauthenticated hackers could corrupt files in a way that caused the database server to crash and refuse […]

A critical defect in BIND 9 allows an attacker to cause excessive memory consumption in named or other programs linked to libdns.

A flaw in a library used by BIND 9.7, 9.8, and 9.9, when compiled on Unix and related operating systems, allows an attacker to deliberately cause excessive memory consumption by the named process, potentially resulting in exhaustion of memory resources on the affected server.  This condition can crash BIND 9 and will likely severely affect operation of other programs […]