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  1. 1. CHIP INSIDER: FREE GAMING SUPPLEMENT MARCH 2012 • Volume 9 • Issue 4 • Rs 150 Security Tips from the Pros: 03 12 The world’s foremost experts share their personal experiences Facebook vs Google Plus: Is Google’s contender strong www.chip.in enough to take on the leader? Prepare for IIT-JEE: What you need to know to crack India’s toughest exam Secret World of Hackers| All-in-one PCs and Media Players | Multi-boot your Android Phone The Secret WoRld of HACKERS Members of this unseen but active community use their high-tech skills to make serious money—and it’s perfectly legal too. Tested COMPARISON TESTS Samsung Galaxy Tab 620 7 stylish and convenient 11 high-definition Motorola RAZR XT910 All-in-One PCs USB/Network TV Rs 150 Samsung Galaxy Y Media Players Nokia Lumia 710 Dell Vostro V131 HP Pavilion dv6-6116tx Toshiba Portégé R830-X3435 Olympus XZ1 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 CHIP_COVER_MAR_2012.indd 1 2/23/2012 5:02:49 PM
  2. 2. EDITORIAL Further concerns ver the past few months, technology news coverage has been dominated by O the interrelated themes of security, privacy, legalities, censorship, and copyright. The Internet has so far been a wonderful agent of freedom and open communication, and has transformed nearly every aspect of human life over the past twenty or so years. Even in the early 1990s it must have been difficult to envision how easy and cheap it would be to talk to anyone anywhere in the world, or do business without ever having seen clients face-to-face. It’s hard to even remember consulting the Encyclopedia Britannica for research projects—and in fact the very idea of a set of thirty or more printed volumes that could only be refreshed once a decade or so (that too at the cost of buying a whole new set) is astonishing and humbling, in retrospect. Of course this hasn’t worked out for everyone. Regimes which have flourished by limiting people’s communications and exposure to outside influences find their very foundations challenged. Businesses which once thrived but are struggling today would rather kill the new medium than adapt and embrace its potential. Individuals and groups who are used to imposing their views and moral standards on others are angry that people are starting to see worlds beyond those narrow confines. Law and order enforcement agencies which once had tight grips over their domains are scared that they just aren’t clever or quick enough to deal with today’s threat landscape. And so the Internet in its current bohemian form is under a massive threat. Governments, businesses, individuals and organizations around the world have decided they just don’t like they way people can do anything they like online. Laws in various countries, most notably the United States and Great Britain are restricting freedoms and invading people’s privacy under the noble-sounding pretexts of ending piracy, catching terrorists and eliminating child pornography. The Indian government wants to be able to prevent “sensitive” material from ever reaching the Web. Emboldened by these examples, more countries will start pushing for their own Internet controls, eventually destroying the very pillars that hold up what we take for granted today. A new proposal at the United Nations level would create a single, global body to control the policies and infrastructure of the Internet, in the process destroying the way a decentralized, non-political group of technologists have kept it running so far. A political body overseeing the Internet would immediately set up censorship and monitoring facilities. The freedom of speech could be challenged severely, with material deemed unfavorable to any party simply eliminated from the Web and its authors tracked down and punished. Without any way of knowing whose subjective standards would be used to formulate Internet policies, it’s likely that everyone would be able to block whatever they want, and circumventing any country’s blockades would become a far more serious offense. Lawmakers who already pander to commercial interests could be misled or otherwise convinced to make policy decisions that help them make money at the cost of personal freedoms. Worst of all, the engineers who truly understand where the Internet came from, and who shape all its new standards and practices, would be replaced by bureaucrats. We take the Internet and its various services and benefits for granted, but nothing about it is constant or unshakable. Only awareness and continual mass global campaigning will help keep its promise and spirit alive. Jamshed Avari editor@chip.in intelligent computing chip 03/2012 30030312_Editorial.indd 3 2/24/2012 2:03:59 AM
  3. 3. Contents 76 Cover story The Secret World of Hackers NEWSWIRE test center Featured 12 In the News... 32 Product Spotlight 76 The Secret World of Hackers A look at whats making news in the world of Samsungs latest attempt at stealing Apples They make computers safer, profit from attacks, technology. tablet crown. and are even employed by governments. 18 The Buzz List 34 Hardware Tested 80 Security Tips From Experts The people, products and innovations that have The latest PC hardware, mobile phones, digital An exclusive glimpse behind the curtains of IT got the tech world talking. cameras and more, tested and rated. security. 24 Lending Made Easy 48 Versatile Beauties 84 Facebook vs Google+ A unique service that lets anyone in the world We bring together seven all-in-one PCs to find Google is trying to shake up social networking. loan money to Indians at low interest rates. out which is the best. Does Facebook have reason to worry? 26 Techshare 2010 54 Movie Time! 88 IIT JEE: Test of Caliber A unqiue conference that sheds light on the Twelve Full HD media players go head to head Come April, lakhs of students will appear for needs of the differently abled. in this round-up what is possibly the toughest entrance exam. 27 Power Walk 62 Software Spotlight 92 The Contaminated Internet An innovative piece of tech that charges your A straightforward and easy-to-use data backup CHIP identifies the countries that host the phone while you walk. solution. largest numbers of Botnet control servers. 28 CP+ 2012 64 Software Tested Highlights from the international camera and Everything from recovery tools and system photo imaging show in Japan. utilities to video and image editors. 4 03/2012 intelligent computing chip0040312_Contents.indd 4 2/24/2012 2:27:45 AM
  4. 4. Rs 150 ARY 2012 FEBRU FREE GAMING SUPPLEMENT 12 11 01 02 12 12 www www www THAT .chip S8 R HACKS .chip s .chip WINDOW ormance test BROWSEC me, IE and ds .in F per First perf .in .in Chro OUT O Tweak for super spee TECHSHAPE R RUN SWORDS rity x Firefox s RE PAS E 2 R RE OF CPUts NO MOR enient secu THE FUTUental shif E ONLINE could be 1POWE conv New con TROUBL k page Fundamut to NEVE options Faceboo law Your L are abo e the ntors breaking WIL take plac 2011 2 ng inve IGNITE AGE: 20 st you fine ST STOR solid- WIN! India’s SUPERFA can today’s ed? Gadget ING How far es be push RS 1 E-LEARN efits of virt ual Shopping HLAK state driv WORTH OF The ben ties a day ? ACTIVISM st universi twice GADGETS for 2012 ONLINE and the wor phone eks! your for we The best Web the rging ples on | 5 Andro ut cha ure will last exam | | ted abo fut at Frustra teries of the FEST IIT TECH lar talent on show id Tab NFC he bat h T TVs tacu lMARCH 2012 SU CRIBE NOW! SUBSCRIBE NOW UBSC W! Turn to page 42 34 TEST CENTER HARDWARE The latest hardware reviewed 62 TEST CENTER SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT SmartBackup POWER tools for everyday life TOOLS DVD 8.5 GB of essential 102 HANDS-ON MULTI-BOOT ANDROID Boot up to five ROMs on your phone HANDS ON REGULARS DVD HIGHLIGHTS98 Dr CHIP 03 Editorial, 06 Colophon, 08 Letters, RED HOT APPLICATIONS Our in-house expert helps you with your Ashampoo APPS Pack hardware and software woes. 12 In the News..., 18 The Buzz List, Anti-Malware; Burning Studio 11; Core Tuner 2 Cover Studio 2; Gadge It; GetBack Photo; Home 20 New Products Launched, 72 PC Configs, Designer; Photo Commander 9 and more...102 Multi-boot: Android OS 94 Web Watch, 98 Dr CHIP, 108 Tips & Here is how you can boot up to five ROMs on an Android phone by simply rebooting. Tricks, 116 Market Watch, 128 Contests, FULL SOFTWARE Quick Media Converter; Kigo Video Converter; 125 Personal Tech SUPER 2011; FormatFactory; HandBrake 0.9.5;106 Stream Audio to Androud Miro Video Converter; Daniusoft Video Converter; Stream music from a PC and convert your Chick Video Converter and more... Android phone into a wireless speaker. FULL GAMES108 Tips N Tricks Apocalypse Motor Racers; Ultra Nitro Racers; Some cool Windows and application tips you Extreme Jungle Racers; Ultra Monster Truck; may not be aware of. Communism Muscle Cars and more... GAME DEMOS Airline Tycoon 2; Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim; Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin and more... GAME TRAILERS TERA The Exiled Realm of Arborea: Kumas; WipEout 2048: Cinematic; Vessel; Repulse and more... INTELLIGENT COMPUTING CHIP 03/2012 5
  5. 5. COLOPHON Founder & Editor, Network18 Group CEO, Network18 Raghav Bahl B. Sai Kumar president & Editorial director, TV18 CEO - Publishing, Infomedia18 Senthil Chengalvarayan Sandeep Khosla Managing Editor EVP - HUMAN RESOURCES Hatim Kantawalla Sanjeev Kumar Singh hatim.kantawalla@network18online.com advertising sales DEPUTY Editor SENIOR Vice President - Sales Jamshed Avari Siddhartha Chatterjee jamshed.avari@chip.in National Sales Head Deputy Editor - Technical Badri Narayan (badri.narayan@infomedia18.in) Anand Tuliani anand.tuliani@chip.in Sales support head Sagar Salunkhe (sagars@infomedia18.in) COPY DESK Mumbai: Amit Dhotre (amit.dhotre@infomedia18.in) Sameer Desai Elvin Easo (elvin.easo@infomedia18.in) AssISTANT Head - Test Center Bangalore: Milan Abraham (milan.abraham@infomedia18.in) Francis D’Sa Hyderabad: Rocky Joseph (rocky.joseph@infomedia18.in New Delhi: Vivek Ojha (vivek.ojha@infomedia18.in) Senior Features Writer Chennai: Madhivaanan (madhivaanan@infomedia18.in) Priyanka Tilve marketing MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR head - marketing Sachin Haldankar Amit Seth TEST CENTER COORDINATOR senior manager - marketing Gautami Chalke Nikhil Sharma Senior Art Director Newsstand and Subscriptions Ashwin R Boricha Head (copy sales) ASSistant ART DIRECTOR Sunil Nair Jagdish Limbachiya DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER Senior DESIGNER Manoj Palsay Hemali Limbachiya West: Mumbai: Soorendra Desai, Sanjay Bhujle, Yeshwant Gotpagar, Dinesh Devadiga; DESIGNER Pune: Sachin Kamble, Nitin Agre; Ahmedabad: Pranav Dave; Nagpur: Abhijeet Roy. Harshad Gujare North: Delhi: Ashish Chakravorty, Kamal Bisht, Sanjay Sharma, Kamakhya Pandey; Lucknow: Amit Singh. ILLUSTRATORs East: Kolkatta: Debraj Sur. Sachin Pandit, Chaitanya Surpur South: Chennai: Kripanand S, Balaji G; Bangalore: Devaraju Gowda; Tech2.0 Team Hyderabad: G.S. Mahesh, Ratnaprasad Choppara; Cochin: A.K.Shihabuddin. Shayne Rana, Rossi Fernandes, Roydon Cerejo, Avinash Bali, corporate (subscriptionS) Padmini Harchandrai, Aaron Almeida, Karan Shah, assistant general manager Anuradha Shetty, Rajesh Dsouza Rajiv Mani Head - Internet assistant general manager Tushar Burman Sanjay Elisha Chief Photographer senior manager (suBscriptions) Mexy Xavier Sheetal Kotawdekar Photographers coordinators Neha Mithbawkar, Joshua Navalkar Sarita Quadros, Chaitali Parkar, Kamlesh Mathkar, Vaibhav Ghavale, Meena Katta Image Processing logistics team Sanjay Shelar, Ravi Salian, Ravikumar Potdar Percy Palkhiwala, Anant Shirke PRINTING SERVICES Executive Vice President Circulation Services: If Intelligent Computing CHIP is not available at your Ananth R. Iyer news stand, or for other news stand queries, write to manoj.palsay@infomedia18.in Assistant GenERAL Manager - PPC Subscription SERVICES: For subscription queries, write to Shekhar Khot customercare@infomedia18.in or call +91 22 30034631-34 or toll free 1800 200 1021 Production team PERMISSIONS: For permissions to copy or reuse material from Intelligent Surekha Karmarkar, Dnyaneshwar Goythale Computing CHIP, write to editor@chip.in CHIP INTERNATIONAL: Editorial Consultant International - Thomas Pyczak, Poccistrabe 11, 80336 Munchen CHIP is also published in the following countries: China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine Copyright 2004 INTELLIGENT COMPUTING CHIP is an internationally protected trademark owned by CHIP Communications GmbH Views and opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of Infomedia18 Ltd., its publisher and/or editors. We at Infomedia18 do our best to verify the information published but do not take any responsibility for the absolute accuracy of the information. Infomedia18 does not accept the responsibility for any investment or other decision taken by readers on the basis of information provided herein. Infomedia18 Ltd. does not take responsibility for returning unsolicited material sent without due postal stamps for return postage. No part of this magazine can be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. Infomedia18 Ltd. reserves the right to use the information published herein in any manner whatsoever. Published by Lakshmi Narasimhan and printed by Mohan Gajria on behalf of Infomedia18 Ltd. Editor: Lakshmi Narasimhan Printed at Infomedia18 Ltd., Plot No. 3, Sector No. 7, Off Sion-Panvel Road, Nerul, Navi Mumbai 706 & published at Infomedia18 Ltd., ‘A’ Wing, Ruby House, J.K. Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 28. For all international subscription enquiries, contact the Subscription Department, Intelligent Computing CHIP Infomedia18 Ltd. is the All editorial queries must be directed to the Editor, Intelligent Computing CHIP, Infomedia18 Ltd, Special Interest Publications Division, publishing arm of Network18. ‘A’ Wing, Ruby House, JK Sawant Marg, Dadar West, Mumbai 28 Tel: (91 22) 30034631-35; Fax: (91 22) 30034499, Email: editor@chip.in 6 03/2012 intelligent computing chip0060312_Colophon.indd 6 2/24/2012 9:47:32 AM
  6. 6. letters star lettseinr INBOX Next months Star Letter wins th w ner This mon a cool gets accessories set accessories set (worth Rs 5,000) Life-changing Dear CHIP “Matter is anything which occupies space and has weight”. The ‘matter’ (CHIP mags) occupy half of my wardrobe and do have a good deal of weight! I’ve been with CHIP for six years, not missing a single issue. Not just because I love technology, but because it is a constant source of inspiration to me. I read other magazines as well, but CHIP is the only one that hasn’t stopped improving. I had a problem last month and wrote to Dr CHIP about it (I mailed other mags but got no replies from them). Though it didn’t get published, I was touched to receive a personal reply from Francis D’Sa. I was not expecting this. It brought me closer to you. CHIP proves to be what it claims to be— at the heart of technology! You guys touch the readers’ hearts with such gestures. About last month’s issue, I just LOVED the cover story. Your game posters adorn the walls of my room (I would love one of NFS MW). I still use the December 2007 DVD (Lifesaver Kit) whenever I reinstall my OS as it has ALL the necessary software on one disc. The laptop I’m using to type this email (Acer 5738G) was bought after going through your reviews. Finally, CHIP landed me a job indirectly last month! I had an interview in which I was asked to review the company’s product. I gave them a professional review, thanks to the reviews you publish from which I learnt. The day I get my first salary, a subscription to CHIP will be my first investment for sure. Thank you for making me fall in love with tech! Keep up the good work. – Navajyoti Bhattacharyya Dear Navajyoti, Wow! Thats a lot of appreciation! The whole team is delighted to hear how CHIP has become a part of Sachin Pandit your life and has even helped you to get a job. Heres wishing you all the best for your future. – Team CHIP Laptop features Hi Utsav, Software and security Hi CHIP, Thanks for the compliments! The Hello CHIP, I am Utsav from Ahmedabad. You model you have purchased does have Thanks for the information that you guys make technology so much a replaceable battery. Simply pop it share in your magazine. CHIP covers better. You are doing a good job in out using the clasps on the bottom all the issues, be it politics, gadgets, making tomorrow brighter. CHIP of the laptop. The RAM modules security, reviews, or tips and tricks. helps me find out more about the appear to be behind a small cover, Insider is pretty good too. The DVD hidden advantages of technology which you can unscrew yourself, but has good software and I never miss and taught me to use licensed the hard drive is not accessible and the Tech Toyz show. The trailers of software. I purchased a Dell will require the entire body to be new games help me know which Inspiron N5110 laptop for my study opened, which will void your games are going to be launched purposes. I have a few questions. warranty. You can easily dual boot even if I don’t see them in stores. Can the laptop battery, hard disk the laptop. Search the Web or the Your DVD has trial version software, and RAM modules be replaced? Is it CHIP archives for detailed but if someone uses, say, a security safe to dual boot a laptop? I read instructions. As for your last tool and it corrects the security of the instructions on how to operate question, the SIM card slot might not the computer, then after the trial the laptop in the Dell startup guide be present in all variants of that period is over or if it is uninstalled, contact info that came with it. In that I laptop model, and might not be will the settings stay as is or will the Please send your discovered that my laptop can available in all countries. If it is security of the computer be rolled letters to: accept a SIM card but what is this supported, you can insert a SIM card back? Back in my school days, our editor@chip.in for? I dont know how I can use that to take advantage of 3G data access computers teacher told us that with "LETTERS" in module. via your cellular service provider. pirated software will be different the subject line – Utsav rana - Team CHIP from original software (some 8 03/2012 intelligent computing chip0080312_Letters.indd 8 2/23/2012 6:25:16 PM
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  8. 8. letters Statement about ownership and other particulars about Intelligent sms us features will not be there). Computing CHIP, as required to be published in the first issue every year after the last day of February. Since we like knowing what’s Will there be graphical 1. Place of Publication: Ruby House, ‘A’ Wing, JK Sawant Marg, on your mind and what you glitches in pirated games? Dadar (West), Mumbai-400028. 2. Periodicity of Publication: Monthly think about our magazine, 3. Printer’s Name: Mr. Mohan Gajria we bring you another way Also, some people say that Nationality: Indian Address: Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, ‘A’ Wing, JK Sawant Marg, to get in touch. Do you have AMD processors are good for Dadar (West), Mumbai-400028. something to say about a test 4. Publisher’s name: Mr. Lakshmi Narasimhan gaming and Intels are not. Is Nationality: Indian or review? Liked a feature Address: Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, ‘A’ Wing, JK Sawant Marg, story? Was the workshop this true? Dadar (West), Mumbai-400028. 5. Editor’s Name: Mr. Lakshmi Narasimhan useful? SMS us your feedback! Thanks, Nationality: Indian Address: Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, ‘A’ Wing, JK Sawant Marg, – Robin Dadar (West), Mumbai-400028. For general comments, create 6. Names and addresses of Individuals who Intelligent Computing CHIP the following message: & partners or shareholder holding more than 1% of total capital: Infomedia 18 Limited (formerly known as Infomedia India Limited), ICCO <Your comments here> Dear Robin Ruby House, ‘A’ Wing, JK Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai-400028 is the owner of Intelligent Computing CHIP. Example: ICCO The cover story Details of the shareholders of Infomedia 18 Limited who are holding was very useful To answer your first question, more than 1% of the paid up equity share capital of the company as on 20-02-2012: settings that are corrected a. Network18 Media & Investments Limited To rate a story, product will not be undone, for 503,504 & 507, 5th floor, Mercantile House, 15 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110001. review, etc look out for the b. ACACIA CONSERVATION FUND LP story tag at the base of each example enabling Windows Citibank N A, Custody Services 3rd Flr, Trent House, G Block, Plot No. 60, BKC, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051. article and type: built-in warnings if they are c. PRAMOD PREMCHAND SHAH ICCO <Story tag> <Rating> KALPANA PRAMOD SHAH turned off, but virus scanners and is the most unique one and it Agra Building, 1st Floor, 121/4 M.G.Road, Mumbai, Maharshatra, Example: ICCO PWS 5 India - 400023. firewalls will not provide the same provides better information d. ACACIA INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS, LP Citibank N A, Custody Services 3rd Flr, Trent House, G Block, The “Story tag” is mentioned kind of security once they are in a much better way. Plot No. 60, Bkc, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051. at the base of every story in e. SPS CAPITAL & MONEY MANAGEMENT SERVICES PVT LTD the magazine and the “Rating” expired. You can use any of the free I am a student in the 11th 66,Tamarind Lane, 4/5,Haji Kasam Bldg, 1st Floor,Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra India - 400023. is on a scale of 1 to 5. utilities provided on the DVD if you class at Delhi Public School f. SANJIV DHIRESHBHAI SHAH 201-203,Sapphire Complex, Nr Cargo Motors,C.G.Road, prefer not to pay for the full versions Kalinga (DPSK) and I am Ahmedabad Gujarat India - 380006. Finally, send your messages to g. THE ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED The Oriental Insurance Company Limit Oriental House, P B 7037, 51818. Cheers! after a trial expires. Again, the currently researching glass A-25/27, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi - 110002. h. ACCURATE FINSTOCK PVT. LTD. behavior of pirated programs will fibers which can connect to 9th Floor , Shikhar, Adani House Nr. Mithakhali Six Road, Please keep comments to Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009. vary. Some will have certain features any digital circuit and help in 160 characters per message! I, Lakshmi Narasimhan, hereby declare that all particulars given above Include your email address disabled while others, even if 3X faster transmission of are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. to help us reply or check out cracked, will offer additional data. This will free users from Dated: 20th February 2012 the SMS Feedback thread at Lakshmi Narasimhan "features" in the form of viruses and carrying a large number of www.chip.in/forums Signature of the publisher spyware. All sorts of glitches are cables. I would love to get possible if the pirated CD is of a low ideas/suggestions from other market price of the Xperia Play is Rs quality and gets scratched due to the readers and the CHIP team. 21,599 and I dont know the cost of flimsy packaging. And no, there is no – OJASHWIN MISHRA the PS Vita. I cant afford both. definitive rule that Intel CPUs are -MANISH unsuitable for gaming. In fact, our Dear Ojashwin, Dear Manish, CPU performance charts are Were happy that you liked the The Xperia Play is simply a phone currently dominated by Intel, though February cover story. Your research with Playstation branding and AMD also has some fine choices at sounds fascinating and wed be dedicated gaming controls. It is certain price points. happy to hear how it progresses. essentially just an Android phone - Team CHIP - Team CHIP which will play Android games, along with a limited selection of old PSOne Fiber for the future Game decisions games. I’d recommend even a PSP Hello CHIP, Hi CHIP! over the Xperia Play. The Vita (Rs I recently subscribed to your I am a daily reader of CHIP and love 19,990 for the Wi-Fi version), on the magazine and i was amazed that it the reviews of different phones and other hand, is a powerhouse, and if could quench all my thirst for tech tablets. I was recently going to you want hardcore, HD quality news and reports. The article on purchase the Xperia Play as I am a games like Uncharted and FIFA, power saving batteries was amazing dedicated gamer, but I heard the you’ll only get them on the Vita. I’d and i couldnt stop myself from news of Sonys new PS Vita console. definitely recommend it over any reading it at least 10-15 times. I Where should I invest my money smartphone. have read many magazines but this and which is the better deal? The - Sameer Desai Write to us! 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  10. 10. Newswire NEWS SNIPPETS DANGER PREDICTION IN THE NEWS... No major new COMPILED By JAMSHED AVARI threats from botnets or Trojans, but users need to Privacy stay vigilant about scams and phishing Controversy over apps that "steal" contact info schemes that are always around. SPAM BOTNETs worldwide A massive controversy erupted online after delete its entire cache of stored information, Singapore-based software developer Arun and release an update which now explicitly GRUM 29.27% CUTWAIL 1 5.93% Thampi discovered that the social journal app requires users to opt in to contact sharing. LETHIC 16.46% GHEG 5.10% Path had uploaded his entire address book to Other apps such as Twitter and Instagram DONBOT 12.72% CUTWAIL 4 4.60% its own servers, including all contacts phone have also quietly introduced such updates FESTI 7.82% OTHER 2.84% numbers and email addresses. The creators to avoid being caught in the backlash. Apple The three botnets Grum, Lethic and Donbot of Path, responded that this was a standard itself will enforce a confirmation prompt with are responsible for almost 75 percent of the practice, and several other apps have been its next iOS update, much like the prompt for world’s spam Source: Kaspersky doing the same thing for years. Still, Thampis allowing apps to read users GPS coordinates. blog post spread virally around the Internet Nonetheless, two US congressmen have ANDROID MALWARE to rise and in a matter of days, the torrent of bad demanded that Apple disclose information publicity forced Path to issue an apology, about what apps do with users data. ANDROID - MALWARE 1,30,000 1,29,000 SOURCE : TREND MICRO Security 38,000 Travelling to China? Leave your laptop at home 65,000 11,000 3,000 MONTH 0 12/11 02/12 04/12 06/12 08/12 10/12 12/12 American Government officials and private economics make it a huge danger. Laptops businesspeople travelling to China are taking that make it back from China are often In the absence of security at the app download stage, the instances of Android more and more precautions against hacking infected with malware that spreads across a malware will rise from 1,000 to nearly and digital espionage, according to a report companys network as soon as they connect 130,000 this year. in The New York Times. While many people to it upon return. The malware then sneaks simply leaving their electronics behind, into other computers, printers and networked Figure of the month others have separate devices for travelling appliances in order to avoid detection and $13.9b or follow elaborate routines for blanking out allow remote attackers to gain access to the hard drives before leaving and sanitizing corporate secrets. Top government officials them once again upon return. Travellers have are said to be fully aware that every single also learnt to take the batteries out of their laptop taken into China by officials in various phones to protect themselves from spyware government had returned without some in SMS revenue was lost by mobile that might clandestinely start recording their sort of deliberate and persistent malware service providers around the world in meetings and conversations. infection. It is also illegal to carry encrypted 2011, due to the growth of social apps. China isnt the only offender, but its storage devices into China without prior Source: Ovum (via BBC) growing importance in world politics and government approval. 12 03/2012 intelligent computing chip SMS us!  Story code: NSN to 518180120312_News Snippets.indd 12 2/23/2012 10:50:34 PM
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  12. 12. Newswire NEWS SNIPPETS Censorship Censorship Legal issues Net access in Iran Twitter to block Forced hard drive decryption ruling blocked again Tweets by country sets legal precedent Communications services in Twitter now has the ability A US judge has ruled that compelling a suspect Iran have been blacked out to block individual tweets by to provide law enforcement officers with ahead of an election in early country, though it has clearly access to the contents of an encrypted March, this time affecting specified that this cannot hard drive does not violate his or her all encrypted Internet traffic be applied proactively, as constitutional rights. The ruling could that relies on SSL. The secure the Indian government has become a precedent for future cases. The protocol is widely used demanded. The company right to refuse to incriminate oneself was to help prevent attackers hasnt used its new capability held to be not applicable in the case of a Colorado real estate from spoofing websites or yet or divulged the policies broker currently under trial for fraud. The protection was held intercepting communications. it will follow when using it in to apply to the contents of a persons mind, not their physical Several social networking the future, but has indicated property, which could also be made to exist in unencrypted and email websites use SSL, in a blog post that a legal form. The defendant must turn over unencrypted copies of the as do international VPN takedown request will be hard drives contents, thereby sidestepping the issue of forcing and webfilter circumvention required, and that users her to hand over the actual key. Additionally, the mere facts that services. The government has whose tweets are blocked she owns the laptop and knows the decryption key will not be in the past cracked down on will be notified. Twitter is still used to tie her to the crimes; evidence to support that will still students using social media blocked in several countries, need to be recovered from the computer. In this case, police also channels to organize protests, most notably China, and has have a recorded phone call in which the defendant acknowledges and is understood to be using been cited as a major enabler that information on the laptop could incriminate her. sophisticated Deep Packet of protests and civilian Civil rights watchers including the Electronic Frontier Inspection tools to identify communication during periods Foundation are disappointed with the ruling, and have promised political dissenters. of unrest in the Middle East. to continue to monitor the issue. Hardware Hardware Privacy SSDs could reach Google to sell UK to store all communication their limit in 2024 HUD glasses? records: phone, SMS, social media University Google is reportedly at work The UKs Telegraph reports that all of California on a wearable heads-up landline and mobile phone service researchers display that would show providers are to be ordered to retain have found information and alerts to logs for at least a year and hand these that the users in realtime, via a tiny records over to law enforcement agents latency and translucent screen embedded on demand and in realtime, under a new error rates into a pair of glasses. The anti-terrorism security scheme proposed which are display device would be based by the government. The records would inherent to Flash memory on Android and would use have to log SMS exchanges and also every website visited, in production will render solid- a cellular data connection addition to phone calls. The records would not include the actual state drives unviable by the in addition to GPS and content of communications, but would consist of identifying time production shrinks to 6.5 orientation sensors. Googles details of the parties involved. The plan is certain to spark wide nanometers—a development various services would of debate about the demise of civil liberties and the rise of a police expected no later than course tie in, giving users state. Furthermore, Internet service providers would also be 2024. Manufacturers will live updates of things such as ordered to monitor websites visited, messages sent via social no longer be able to shrink tourist attractions in sight or media channels or VoIP, and even online games for the purpose their production processes to friends entering the vicinity. of identifying suspected terrorism-related messages passed create cheaper and denser This information could even be between users. No information is yet available about how such SSDs. Solutions might lie in displayed as a layer over their records will be stored, and how the databases will be protected optimized controller chips or actual positions, using a small from attacks and who will be allowed to access them. Such in new types of solid-state camera. Prototypes could be databases would undoubtedly be ripe targets for online criminals. storage that are currently out by the end of 2012, priced The chances of such a plan being implemented successfully are under development. on par with premium phones. unknown, as its scale is unlike anything ever attempted before. 14 03/2012 intelligent computing chip0120312_News Snippets.indd 14 2/23/2012 10:50:53 PM
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  14. 14. Newswire NEWS SNIPPETS Security Security Security Fake Android stores supplying Verisign was new security malware to unsuspecting users hacked in 2010 risks detected and patched Googles approach of allowing Details of a 2010 attack anyone to set up an app store on Verisign, the company for Android has resulted in responsible for managing much a number of fakes, including of the Internets underlying malicious ones containing infrastructure and policies, modified versions of commonly have only just surfaced, thanks downloaded apps, or ones to a legally required financial which spoof popular names to filing. The exact nature of the trick users into downloading hack has not been disclosed, malware. A new threat, known presumably to avoid panic, as server-side polymorphism, but the company does not is now being used to alter believe its root DNS servers, the installation packages which handle traffic for .com Windows media player of harmless files that have and .net web addresses, were A vulnerability in the handling of MIDI been requested by a user affected. Such a breach would files allows websites, especially those which embed music that plays in order to avoid detection allow attackers to seamlessly automatically, can cause malicious by security software. These redirect traffic intended for code to be executed on a PC. apps are often bloated by several megabytes and simply any major website. Till 2010, Solution: Microsoft issued a patch in display "Installer" instead of an actual app name, which Verisign was a major authority January, before publicizing this hole. might not look suspicious to people. The apps of course for signed SSL certificates, Users with updated antimalware request permissions to use Internet connections, send SMS which banks and other software would have been safe messages, and read private data. websites use for security. anyway. Internet explorer Security SECURITY Vulnerabiltiies in the way that IE 6,7,8 and 9 handle information in the clipboard and handles data in memory. Scam site uses Bollywood songs Symantec source The vulnerability has been rated as critical. to steal Facebook credentials code stolen Solution: A patch is available, and users with automatic updates enabled should be protected already. Java Attackers broke into Fourteen vulnerabilities have been Symantecs own computer discovered, including ones that would systems in January, stole allow attackers to run their own code. proprietary source code, and SOLUTION: Oracle has released Java 5 attempted to extort US$ update 34, Java 6 update 31 and Java 50,000 before releasing it 7 update 3 to patch these issues. A crude website claiming to offer free Hindi movie songs to the public. Symantec now (and a "dislike" button, for good measure) instead steals the believes that customers of its Gatekeeper Facebook login names and passwords of unsuspecting users. PCAnywhere product are at Apples brand new security system is Symantec reports that the site, which calls itself risk, as attackers could inspect still only applicable to the early "Facebook-profile-song", is hosted on a free online service the source code for previously preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. and also describes itself as the "best song website in unknown vulnerabilities. Law However experts at Sophos are India". Visitors see a variety of customized artist pages, a enforcement officials used criticizing it for providing a false sense of security by scanning screenshot of a purported music player that will be added a Symantec corporate email downloaded files but not removable to their Facebook pages, and a video from the recent movie ID to communicate with media at all, and focusing only on Bodyguard. To downplay suspicions, the page redirects the attackers, but the fake executables rather than PDFs and visitors to a legitimate music-related app once it has stolen negotiations broke down other file types. their Facebook credentials. Those visitors can then expect before the culprits could be Solution: Things could change before their personal information to be harvested, and spam traced. PCAnywhere is used by Mountain Lion releases to the public. originating from their accounts all over their friends walls. several businesses. 16 03/2012 intelligent computing chip0120312_News Snippets.indd 16 2/23/2012 10:51:11 PM
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