Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 February 2013

NCell Paisa Double For Prepaid and Pro Classic customers

Ncell has introduced yet another offer, the Paisa Double for all the prepaid and pro classic customers which will be available for next eight weeks.

With the Ncell's Paisa Double offer, you will be able to double the said amount. Ncell says that it is a new offer that acknowledges the loyalty of Ncell customers by providing them various amounts to double.

Once you have enough main balance, you can activate the offer by dialing 1212. In order to utilize the scheme, you have to follow the steps as below:

  • Dial 1212 and listen to find out what amount you can double. Then press 1 to get the double of the said amount. Alternatively, you can also dial *1212# and press 1.
  • After you press 1, the said amount will be deducted from your main balance and the double of it will be added as your Paisa Double balance.

While the offer sounds great, it is only applicable within Ncell network. You can use the Paisa Double balance to make calls, send SMS and MMS within Ncell network and even to access internet. You can subscribe Ncell Paisa Double offer only once and it will be auto-renewed every week until you deactivate or till the offer ends.

Dial *101# to know your remaining Paisa Double balance. If you wish to deactivate the service, type R and send it to 1212 through SMS. However, you can again activate if you wish within the offer period.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Java 0-day In The Wild - Disable Java Plugin NOW

Security researchers have discovered yet another critical Java 0-day exploit being used by majority of the browser exploit packs such as Blackhole and Cool. Users are urged to DISABLE the Java plugin RIGHT NOW.

French researcher Kaffeine discovered that the java 0-day has been spotted to be making big hits daily, in a blog post. This particular exploit has proven to be very serious threat for the users. The folks at AlienVault Lab have also reproduced the exploit and it seems to work over all the java versions across all platforms which is a very serious threat.

As for now, the users are highly urged to disable their JAVA plugins right now so that they do not get hit by these 0-days.

So what are you waiting for?

Important links:

How To Disable Java Plugin

Kaffeine's blog post

Alien Vault Labs Post


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

GitHub Snippet Sharing Gist Gets Revamped

GitHub team has today announced the new Gist, their online snippet sharing tool. Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others offering syntax support for several languages, configuration file formats and document formats.

The great thing about Gist is that all gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable as a git repository. Whether it's a simple snippet or a full app, Gist is a great way to get your point across.

The new Gist is re-written completely from scratch using better libraries and following appropriate style guide.

Read rest of the story at GitHub


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Inj3ct0r Team Hacked ExploitHub, Stole Private Exploits Worth $242333

Inj3ct0r team, which provides the ultimate database of exploits and vulnerabilities and serves as a great resource for vulnerability researchers and security professionals, has hacked, the site similar to inj3ct0r and stolen several private exploits worth $242333.

In the post from inj3ct0r team, they have provided the details for motivation of hack and the process of hack. At the time of writing this, seems to be down.

The post gives the process to accomplish the hack as below: I am very much surprised when he learned of Magento eCommerce Software and search /install/ 1) We scan server and site 2) We reinstall Magento CMS <= We reinstall Magento CMS 3) Upload shell and phpinfo 4) Back all files and database. 5) Upload piece of the database 6) Increased privileges


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" RC Released

After 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies such as MATE, Cinnamon and MDM, Linux Mint 14 codenamed "Nadia" RC is available for download.

For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" is based upon the Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal".

The download links (torrents and direct both) are available at this blog post.

Useful Links

Download Nadia
Nadia release notes
Whats New in Nadia


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Steam Beta For Linux Released, Use Steam Beta Right Now

Finally the steam beta was released today and is ready for beta testing by the selected 1000 beta testers who were chosen through the Steam For Linux Beta Survey. This post also provides the steps for using steam beta for other users who were not selected.

Don't worry if you were not lucky enough to get a Beta account in Steam for linux survey. Some of the Reddit users have found a way around this and non-beta account holder can use steam for linux beta.

The post from Valve Software writes:

The Valve Linux team is proud to announce the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.

The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Ubuntu. Additionally, the Steam for Linux Beta client includes Big Picture, the mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and controller, also currently in beta.

Below are the steps you should follow in order to use steam beta in your linux. First, type the following commands in the terminal:

samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ sudo apt-get install libopenal1
samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ wget && sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

The steam installer will then download and update the data for steam client. Once the update is finished, launch the steam from Unity dash and then login to your steam account (or create one). Close your steam client and then type the followin in terminal or just update your shortcut with following shortcut:

steam steam://open/games

Enjoy steam in your linux :)


Monday, 5 November 2012

ImageShack and Symantec Hacked And Dumped

2012 has been a year of leaks and hacks and continues to be so. Hackers hacked into ImageShack and Symantec servers and have leaked several critical information regarding the servers and employees.

Hackers have disclosed in an e-zine that the security practices of these major companies have been a joke: In case of ImageShack, all MySQL instances as root, really old (2008) kernels, hardcode database passwords, enable register_globals, etc.

The e-zine says:

ImageShack has been completely owned, from the ground up. We have had root and physical control of every server and router they own.

Likewise, they have dumped the database of Symantec, one of the leading AV companies which includes the critical information of the researchers at Symantec.





Wednesday, 31 October 2012

CodeWeavers Announces Free CrossOver Giveaway

CodeWeavers, the developer of CrossOver has decided to run a 24-hour free giveaway for their famous wine-based product, CrossOver.

CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and PC games on your Linux computer. It's easy, affordable, and best of all, there's no Windows license required. Your Windows applications and games integrate seamlessly on your computer; just click and run. CrossOver is capable of running a wide range of Windows software and games.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, beginning at 00:00 Central Time (-5 GMT), anyone visiting CodeWeavers’ Flock The Vote promotional web site ( will be able to download a free, fully functional copy of either CrossOver Mac or CrossOver Linux. Each copy comes complete with 12 months of support and product upgrades. Upon registering your name and e-mail address along with your version (CrossOver Mac or CrossOver Linux), you will get an e-mail with the instructions for download. The offer will continue for 24 hours, from 00:00 to 23:59, Oct. 31, 2012. Flock The Vote is an initiative to get more Americans to vote in the upcoming 2012 Presidential elections.

Get Free Copy Of CrossOver

Update: direct download links:

32 bit Debian/Ubuntu

64 bit Debian/Ubuntu

32/64 bit Red Hat (Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva)

Installer for all other linux distros

Mac and Others

Sandy survivors, you can still get the offer from HERE.