Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Latest trend in malicious hacking

THEME: Security

Riding on top of the worldwide appeal of youtube videos, the "Storm Botnet" hacking group bombarded the net with spam email promising funny videos. But when you click on the link, it takes you to their web server that tries to infest your PC with their viruses converting it into a zombie machine that can do whatever the hackers want.

Watch out people. Avoid clicking on links that promise funny videos from people you don't know. The good news is that gmail, and possibly other web based email servers catch these emails as spam. The bad news is, they slip through to batelco's mailboxes.

Here are more details.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Ripped off by Batelco

THEME: Technology

I always knew that I'm not getting from batelco what I pay for. But seeing the bandwidth test results on this interesting website, speedtest.net, is excruciatingly painful.

I get 85 % of what I pay for. What about you?