Archive for November, 2009
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of VirtualBox for Windows 7. (download link)
Step 2: Download .vmdk file for Google Chrome OS. (from gdgt)
Step 3: Start VirtualBox and click on “New” button. This will start a wizard that will help you create a new VM in VirtualBox.
Step 4: Name your VM “Chrome OS” and select “Linux” from Operating System dropdown menu, and “Other Linux” from Version dropdown menu.
Step 5: Assign your VM some Ram in megabytes. For this tutorial, I have allotted Chrome OS VM 512 MB of Ram.
Step 6: Now Select “use existing hard disk” option and select the .vmdk file of Chrome OS that you downloaded in Step 2.
Step 7: Click Next and finish the wizard.
Now simply click on the green colored “Start” button as seen in the screenshot above and wait for about 7 seconds for Chrome OS to boot up. You will need a valid Google ID to login into the operating system.
This is perhaps the first time hackers have used a popular and record setting game like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and online gaming network to spread a Trojan virus. Please be on guard if you are using the PC version.
Reported in this forum post on the official IW forums and our very own forums apparently hackers have found a way to go around the IW.net system and send a Trojan virus through the IW.net system to Modern Warfare 2 players. Reverse engeneering the source code for Modern Warfare 2, the hackers inserted their Trojan and used the IW.net system to spread it to players across the globe. This was brough to light after several players got notified of a breach in their security by their antivirus software. The Trojan TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen had been sent to them using Modern Warfare 2′s IW.net as the official transmitter (according to the antivirus). The Trojan itself apparently already surfaced in Call of Duty : World at War and is some sort of keylogging software hackers use to steal keycodes or potentially worse (stealing credit card information for instance).
The Trojan would exploit the port that is opened by Call of Duty when you are a listen server (when you are the host of a game) to send you the Trojan without your knowledge.
Read complete details at the source: [Tek 9]
A well deserving award;
I was very excited last week to learn that WordPress has been awarded the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. This is a landmark for us, as it is the first time we’ve won this award, and it marks a shift in the public perception of WordPress, from blog software to full-featured CMS. No small contest, the Open Source CMS Awards received over 12,000 nominations and more than 23,000 votes across five categories.
Read more at WordPress Blog
Office 2010 Beta has been made public by Microsoft as mentioned earlier. Following are the version details, hashes and file sizes for Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta for those who are interested, details are direct from MSDN.
Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta (x64) – (English)
File Name: en_office_professional_plus_2010_beta_x64_x16-19234.exe
File size: 749.87 (MB)
Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta (x86) – (English)
File Name: en_office_professional_plus_2010_beta_x86_x16-19227.exe
File size: 684.48 (MB)
An excellent read by Ars Technica
“Back in 2003, Microsoft assembled a team of engineers to rethink the lowest levels of Windows, so that the OS could be more easily slimmed down and secured to run in servers and embedded applications. That project, called ‘MinWin’, has now started to bear fruit.”
Microsoft has made it official. Public beta of Office Home and Business 2010 has been launched. Microsoft has updated their beta website with download links, so what are you waiting for, go get ‘em.