expo53d writes: A nasty bit of malware making the rounds on Facebook has reportedly made off with the usernames and passwords of more than 45,000 users. Most of those affected by the worm --called Ramnit-- are from France and the United Kingdom, according to a bulletin issued by security researchers at Securlet. It is capable of infecting Windows executables, Microsoft Office, and HTML files, according to McAfee.
expo53d writes: Yahoo, the struggling consumer media company, announced on Wednesday that its new chief executive would be Scott Thompson, the president of PayPal, the online payment service. In a conference call on Wednesday morning, Roy J. Bostock, the chairman of Yahoo’s board, said that at PayPal Mr. Thompson had proved he could take a company with solid assets and build the business. That is the central challenge at Yahoo, Mr. Bostock said, noting that the company has a wealth of strong media and advertising assets, and an online audience of more than 700 million visitors a month.
expo53d writes: "An effort by GoDaddy customers to boycott the domain registrar over its support for Hollywood-backed copyright legislation has sparked allegations of foul play. NameCheap, whose chief executive last week likened SOPA to "detonating a nuclear bomb" on the Internet, said today that GoDaddy has intentionally thrown up technical barriers to prevent its customers from leaving. GoDady lost over 70,000 domains last week." Not something surprising from a company that supports SOPA (and acts like it does not to the media).
expo53d writes: Sony has sold its nearly 50% stake in joint venture with Samsung Electronics to the South Korean company for $940m, as the Japanese company struggles to cut its losses at its TV business. Analysts predict fade out in $100bn flat screen market
expo53d writes: Hats off to all those who transferred their domains off GoDady. CNET reports that yesterday 21,054 domains where pulled off Domaincontrol.com, a subsidiary of GoDady. While this maybe a coincidence, it is likely to be caused by GoDady's controversial support for SOPA. It seems that GoDady's attempts at remedying the problem were of no use.
expo53d writes: A fresh contender for your blow-out 2012 Olympic gaming rig: AMD's first 28nm GPU, the Radeon HD 7970. It's scheduled to arrive on January 9th, priced at $549 — nearly $200 more than its direct ancestor, the 6970. Then again, this newcomer packs some supremely athletic specs, including a 925MHz engine clock that can be readily OC'd to 1.1GHz, 2,048 stream processors and an uncommonly muscular 384-bit memory bus serving 3GB of GDDR5. At the same time, AMD hopes to make the card more practical than the dual-processor 6990 by bringing the card's power consumption down to less than 300W under load and a mere 3W in 'long idle' mode, and promising quieter cooling thanks to improved airflow and a bigger fan.
expo53d writes: Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, announced on this Google+ page that Android now has 700,000 unique activations per day. This is an increase from the previous 500,000 activations per day. Discuss.