snowraver1 writes: A leading cyber-crime expert says foreign hackers who launched a massive attack on Canadian government computers last fall also broke into the data systems of prominent Bay Street law firms and other companies to get insider information on an attempted $38-billion corporate takeover. Daniel Tobok, whose international cyber-sleuthing company was called in by a number of the firms hit by the attacks, says the hacking spree from computers in China were all connected to last year's ultimately unsuccessful takeover bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. The cyber-forensics guru with prominent clients around the world calls the assault on Canadian companies and the government "one of the biggest attacks we have ever seen." Link to Original Source
snowraver1 writes: On April 15, 2010 Microsoft will discontinue Xbox LIVE service for original Xbox consoles and games, including Xbox 1 games playable on Xbox 360. The first step in this process will be to turn off auto-renewals for those members who only use Xbox LIVE on a v1 Xbox. According to Microsoft, this change will allow them to continue evolving the LIVE service with new features and experiences that fully harness the power of Xbox 360 and the Xbox LIVE community. Link to Original Source
"Gamers need only to go an official Microsoft page and enter their serial number and console ID to see if they quality[sic]; it appears that only Core or Arcade units can take advantage of this promotion. This is Microsoft's answer to their promise of a "storage solution" in order to allow all gamers to take advantage of the new UI and Avatar functionality launching on November 19. That update will require 128MB of storage space, which would leave precious little space on the Arcade's included 256MB stick. Link to Original Source
snowraver1 writes: A Canadian MP argues that Canada can embrace WIPO treaties without passing full-blown DRM anticircumvention rules, and that the Sony BMG rootkit shows that consumers sometimes need to be protected from DRM. Link to Original Source
Snowraver1 writes: Occationally after downloading files from the Internet I'll notice that the file downloaded is a.rar file within a.rar file. The first "layer" of raring is not password protected, but the.rar file that gets extracted from the first archive is password protected. What I'm left with is a password protected.rar file and anger. My question to everyone here is: What is the best way to crack a password protected.rar file? I have seen some crappy shareware brute force type programs, but I was thinking something more like RainbowCrack. Is there a way to extract the password hash value from the.rar archive and use RainbowCrack to crack it?