Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Computer Repair Firm Warns of PC Hacker Scam

The customer concerned had been called the night before by a "Microsoft Engineer" with a heavy Indian accent. The "engineer" told her that she had a problem with her computer that they had detected and they were calling up to help her. She was a little sceptical but followed their instructions.

They directed her to the System Log in Event Viewer and asked her if there were any errors. Indeed there were errors in the system log (as there almost always are). She was then directed to the Teamviewer website and asked to "Join a Session". At this point she became suspicious when they asked her for the username and password that Teamviewer had just presented her.

Had she given this username and password the "engineer" on the other end would have had full remote control of her PC and could have done almost anything such as installing a virus, removing her anti-virus or stealing all of the information on the PC. Potentially they could have installed a small piece of software called a key logger and monitored everything she did on her PC such as online banking.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Tega Tablet To Debut at CeBIT Australia

Hugo Ortega is all set to launch a new tablet and it comes in the form of the Tega. The Tega tablet is all set to come out at CeBIT Australia on May 24. Among the variable specs it carries apart from the default features you would find from common tablets include a built-in HSDPA modem with the option of purchasing a Windows 7 OS. The Tega Tablet will be priced starting at $757. Here are the specs:

• 1.6GHz Intel N270 processor
• 3500mAh battery
• 1GB of RAM which is upgradable to 4GB
• 160GB hard drive upgradable to 16GB to 128GB SSD


Sunday, May 09, 2010

iPhone 4G Coming Out This July

At this point, a lot of people are eagerly awaiting the coming of the iPhone 4G. And for now, all we can rely on is the CDMA version of the iPhone 4G which is being tested by Verizon Wireless. But you don’t have to fret since by June, official specs of the much anticipated iPhone 4G will most likely be released at the WWDC conference.

And so for now, we can just imagine what the new iPhone 4G would come out with. Rumors have it that it will have awesome features that include video chat, multi-tasking and extreme downloading. This iPhone 4g could also have dual core processors and higher and powerful graphic chips that can deliver higher video resolutions and better "still" images when taking pictures.

Well these are all speculations and while we don’t want to ruin the party, just wait and see. The iPhone 4G looks promising in terms of being sleek, packed with new hardware and multi-tasking software.


Sunday, May 02, 2010

Verizon Unveils LG Fathom Windows Phone

Though unofficial, rumors are getting warm that Verizon Wireless will be releasing the LG Fathom Windows Phone. The LG Fathom will run on Windows Mobile 6.5 and will come with a touch sceen and a keyboard.

Other features of the LG Fathom include a 3.2” WVGA resistive touchscreen, support for Verizon’s voice and 3G network, and capability to connect to both GSM and HSDPA high speed data networks when roaming outside of the United States. The Fathom will also include a 3.2 megapixel camera and a microSD memory card slot.