Doomed to get the older version of Google

“Get the latest version of browser to improve your security and get a better experience of the web”

You might have noticed some of you getting the older version of the Google tools and homepage, that’s true. That is because you are using on of the outdated version of internet browser. Google has started encouraging users to update their internet browsers on of the newer browsers. We also encourage everyone to make the free upgrade to modern browsers — they’re more secure and provide a better web experience overall.

At the weekend, many people reported in a Google forum they were seeing 2013 versions of the Google and image search homepages when using older browsers.The problem was most pronounced among those using variants of Safari 5.1 and Opera 12.

A Google engineer joined the discussion and explained that the change was not the result of a bug. “It’s working as intended,” said a Google staffer called “nealem”. She added: “We’re continually making improvements to Search, so we can only provide limited support for some outdated browsers.”


Blowfish12@2014 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R

10 open source alternatives for paid onces

Using a windows computer has become costlier than is to buy a computer

Here are some of best open source alternative that make your lives easier. The best part of most of them is free upgrades to the latest version.

1. Operating System (OS)

I always suggest home users to go with LINUX based operating system. We can find drastic improvements to the LINUX based operating system. The best part of it is free upgrade to the latest version. I would suggest users to go with Ubuntu, famous LINUX based operating system.

2. Editing Tools

I would suggest users to go with Google Docs or Open Office. Both of the tools have proved to be a best counterpart of Office 2013 or Office 2014 MAC version. I see that both the tools almost have the same feature that are on Microsoft Office. I always recommend users to try Google Doc or Open Office. Open Office is suitable for users without internet and for those who have internet can go with Google Docs. Another advantage of Google Docs is storage, you can store the edited files in the cloud as safe as you can.

3. Compression Tools

I would prefer 7zip rather than Winzip or WinRar, which is found to be the most common among windows users. The best part of 7zip is that 7zip is backward compatible. You can use it to open any older or newer version of the compressed files. The other advantage is 7zip supports opening and compression of almost all the formats available.

4. Mail

Microsoft has even given its free tool that most of us don’t know. The Windows Live setup include a Windows Mail, which is a free alternative of Outlook, that has almost all the functions on Outlook, that we use commonly. Those who have moved to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 have been using Mail tool and missing the “Archive function”, here is a small information for you. You can open the folder location  C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_XXX \LocalState\Indexed\LiveComm\XXX\XXX That folder must enclose a Mail folder. Inside the Mail folder you must have number folder 1, 2, 3, etc, the 1st folder has your windows mail’s and the rest in the other folders. You can search for older mails in that folder


Blowfish12@2014 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

Scant Brain Power Behind Massive DDoS Attack

It may be the most disturbing thing about last week’s historic denial of service attack on a Dutch anti-spam organization — the fact that the technology involved wasn’t that complicated. That’s one of the findings of security professionals studying the attack methods used on Spamhaus, along with the knowledge that the hackers used the Internet‘s own structure to extend their assaults on the group.

One of the largest denial of service attacks in the history of the Internet didn’t take rocket science to execute. The offensive was conducted over several days last week after the anti-spam group Spamhaus placed a Dutch hosting service, located in a former NATO bunker, on a blacklist reserved for spammers.

A group calling itself STOPhaus is claiming responsibility for the series of attacks which, at their height, reached bandwidths of 300 Gbps. A 10 Gbps attack will bring most websites down.

To reach those bandwidth levels, the attackers exploited the Internet’s architecture and the Domain Naming System to expand the scope of their assaults. They essentially used open servers used to resolve DNS addresses on the Internet like megaphones to amplify their attacks.

The technique was used earlier this year in a series of attacks on U.S. financial websites.

Perl Used By Swine?

Despite the magnitude of the onslaughts, security experts said they can be launched with a relatively low level of technical knowledge. “The technique isn’t particularly difficult,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. Prince’s company came to Spamhaus’s aid when the attacks threatened to overwhelm its website.

“The amount of code you’d need to write to launch this attack can almost be done in a line of Perl,” Prince told TechNewsWorld. The most difficult part of the campaign is finding open resolvers to use in your attack because it requires scanning billions of IP addresses.

“It takes a lot of reconnaissance, but not a whole lot of technology itself,” Henry Stern, a threat researcher with Cisco told TechNewsWorld. That reconnaisance may have gotten easier. A group calling itself the Open DNS Resolver Project has published a list of 27 million open or semi-open resolvers on the Net. The group’s intentions are good ones; it wants server operators to check their IP addresses at the site and restrict access to any of their servers they find on the list.


Blowfish12@2013 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

Android Powered $99 Ouya Games Console Shipped To First Supporters

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A new games console which industry experts say could disrupt the industry has begun shipping to kickstarter backers who helped the Android-based project get going last year. For the rest of us, there’s an official retail release date: June 4.

Games on the system will be a fraction of the cost of traditional console games, more comparable to those found on mobiles and tablets. However, it may struggle to muscle in on a market dominated by big players such as PlayStation and Xbox, one analyst predicted.

The Ouya was financed using crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where it attracted over $8m (£5.3m) in funding from 63,416 backers.

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The company has begun sending out consoles to the first supporters of the project – while other interested gamers can pre-order the device.

About 55 games will be available with today’s release, according to [Ouya founder Julie] Uhrman. The cube-shaped player uses a version of Android that requires developers to create applications and games just for the device. Games must be free, offer a free trial or have free add-ons, the company said. … Ouya plans to keep 30 percent of game sales, with developers getting the rest.


Blowfish12@2013 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.