Orbit Downloader hacked, turns users into DDoS bots

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Denial of service attack capabilities have been found in popular media program Orbit Downloader. The Windows program integrated into web browsers and was downloaded more than 1.5 million times from website Softpedia and 18,000 times last month alone from rival Softonic. It was still available for download on these sites. But Eset ...

Microsoft: Upgrade from Windows XP or risk infinite “zero-days”

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Microsoft is intensifying its efforts asking users to scrap Windows XP, the 12-year-old operating system for which the software giant is ending support next April. Tim Rains, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, authored a blog post last week reminding customers of the perils that could await them should they continue running XP, which ...

Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer Officially Out of Beta

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Adblock Plus, the #1 most popular browser extension for blocking annoying online advertisements, today confirmed that Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer (IE) is officially out of beta and available for download worldwide. Adblock Plus for IE is an add-on for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser which adds functions that Internet Explorer’s built-in tracking protection ...

The Pirate Bay releases censorship-thwarting browser

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The operators of The Pirate Bay, one of the most (in)famous piracy sites on the Internet, have decided to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary by releasing a web browser that allows users to access TPB or other sites censored in their country. "PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client ...

Use Splunk to show your active netstat connections, geographically

Friday, July 5th, 2013

I was geeking out a bit tonight thinking about a friend's situation and thought that I could probably do something useful in Splunk that might be helpful to others.  Sure enough, a few minutes later and I am viewing all my active netstat connections geographically as they are established:   Once the ...