Category Archives: Security

Vmware : vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide – Official Release

This is the official release of the vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide, v1.0.   The format of this guide has changed from previous versions. The guide is being released as a Excel spreadsheet only.   The guideline metadata from earlier guides has been greatly expanded and standardized.   CLI commands for assessment and remediation of […]

News :New cyberweapon discovered; Iranian computers hit

New cyberweapon discovered; Iranian computers hit A massive data-slurping cyberweapon is circulating in the Middle East, a Russian Internet security firm reported Monday, saying that computers in Iran appear to have been particularly affected. The virus, dubbed “Flame,” is unprecedented both in terms of its size and complexity, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab ZAO reported, saying it […]

News :cyber ‘superweapon‘ virus uncovered: Kaspersky Lab

A top Russian anti-virus software firm said it had uncovered a new computer virus with unprecedented destructive potential which is being used as a “cyberweapon” against several countries. Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s biggest producers of anti-virus software, said its experts discovered the virus — known as Flame — during an investigation prompted by […]

How -to : Installing Proxy server on CentOs 6.x

Step : 1 Install and configure Squid   [[email protected] ~]# yum -y install squid [[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/squid/squid.conf acl CONNECT method CONNECT # line 31: add ( define new ACL ) acl lan src http_access allow localhost # line 59: add ( allow defined ACL above ) http_access allow lan # line 64: change […]

News :TCS, Infy, Wipro to use NAC-Tech test for hiring

TCS, Infy, Wipro to use NAC-Tech test for hiring In a move to filter the ‘quality’ of engineering graduates hired,   software majorsTCS , Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, Cognizant andHCL have agreed to use the NAC-Tech test or the Nasscom assessment for competence in technology test. According to ET Now, this test will serve as a […]

News : Torrent ban may result in better file-sharing sites

How old is file sharing? The internet started as a network that enables its users to share data. All the early versions of the internet provided a mechanism by which users could share files without any centralised server. For instance,  ARPANET, the world’s first packet switching network (the most dominant form of data transfer today), […]

News : Google wants to serve you ads based on the background noise of your phone calls

Just when you think that we’re pretty tech savvy, companies like Google and Nokia file outlandish “forward-thinking” patents that make you feel like we’re all in a Star Trek episode. In the case of Google’s latest patent, it makes us feel like we’re in a police state. The patent discusses the technology to analyze the […]

News: Apple, Facebook slammed for stealing personal info

A small group of US smartphone owners has filed a lawsuit demanding that Facebook, Twitter and other makers of smartphone “apps” pay dearly for mining people’s contact lists. The suit filed in federal court in Austin, Texas on Monday listed Apple among the defendants, arguing that mini-programs are not allowed on the company’s coveted iPads, […]