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Showing posts from September 22, 2010

Twitter hit by ‘mouseover bug' (hackers attack)

Twitter came under attack on Tuesday as hackers exploited a security flaw to wreak havoc on the microblogging service.Computer security firms said thousands of users, or more, were affected by the “mouseover bug” bug, which automatically sent out or “re-tweeted” messages from a user's account simply by rolling over an infected link with the computer mouse.The San Francisco-based Twitter said on its status blog that it had patched the security problem at 6:50 am California time (1350 GMT).But not before thousands of users saw bizarre strings of computer code in their incoming message feed and inadvertently passed them on to other users in their list of followers.Those hit by the bug included Sarah Brown, wife of the former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who has over 1.1 million followers on Twitter, and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, who has 97,000 followers.“My Twitter went haywire — absolutely no clue why it sent that message or even what it is... paging the tec…

Ozone layer 'no longer disappearing’

UN scientists have confirmed that the ozone layer is no longer disappearing and could be back to full strength by the middle of this century.The phasing out of nearly 100 substances once used in products like refrigerators and aerosols has stopped the ozone layer being depleted further, although it is not yet increasing, according to a new United Nations report released last week. And it claimed that efforts to protect the ozone layer have averted millions of cases of skin cancer worldwide.The ozone layer outside the Polar Regions is projected to recover to pre-1980 levels by 2048, although the annual springtime ozone hole over the Antarctic is not expected to recover until 2073, reports the Daily Mail.Ozone in the stratosphere is important because it absorbs some of the Sun’s dangerous ultraviolet radiation.The report was written and reviewed by 300 scientists and launched on the UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The report has been published jointly by UN…

It's magic! Samsung PX2370

This LED monitor from Samsung is the first to support 100 per cent RGB. At just 16.5 mm thin, it comes with features such as Magic Lux and Magic Angle. While Magic Lux corrects brightness by adjusting the intensity of illumination, thereby reducing strain on the eyes, Magic Angle offers the same picture quality from any viewing angle. The monitor is eco-friendly as well, with 40 per cent more energy efficiency compared to LCD monitors. It comes with a Magic Eco function which allows users to choose between 100, 75 and 50 per cent power consumption modes.