Japanese ATMs Do Away With Cards; Implements Biometric Scanners

Biometric scanners are becoming prevalent in our everyday lives. With current implementations such as facial recognition and the all time favourite fingerprint scan, it’s a small wonder biometric scans are now to be used at ATMs in Japan. Starting September of this year, Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will be putting in these new ATMs, developed […]

Why I hate Windows Vista

This is the year where the switch to Windows 7 will gain momentum. Not least because of existing Vista users who are so sick and tired of their bulky and inferior OS. Despised and loathed by many, Vista will be dying an uncelebrated death this year. I’ve decided not to pen my own words for […]

Malaysia’s Internet Filtering and Censoring

Guess what, Malaysia made it on to the front page of Slashdot! The story however, is a bit less pleasant. Recently the Malaysian Government have announced they are planning to implement and enforce a set of Internet filtering schemes that many are saying is similar to China’s failed Green Dam Internet filtering initiative. Are we […]

PeerBlock covers your P2P and downloading tracks

In the United States, many organizations don’t take too kindly to your downloading of copyrighted materials without paying the copyright holders some cash. Hence organizations like the RIAA and MPAA have taken many illegal downloaders to court to sue them for infringing copyright. One of the ways that these organizations establish a case against you […]

KON-BOOT bypasses Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux passwords

KON-BOOT is a project started by a user who obviously have an infatuation for a character on the Bleach anime. Despite the silly sounding name, this bootable CD ISO/Floppy allows you to hack the kernel of Windows and Linux operating systems on-the-fly. The result? Complete takeover of any machine just by being able to have […]

Encrypted Bit Torrent is future of file sharing

The founders of Pirate Bay, one of the largest public bit torrent piracy website, is now in court fighting a legal battle over whether they have committed any wrongdoing by directing users to illegal content, even though none of the content actually reside on Pirate Bay’s servers. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has […]

Fake Paypal email and Paypal website

Look at this screen shot of the Paypal website… or more precisely a fake Paypal website. How clever is the thief? The website looks exactly the same as the authentic Paypal website except the URL. In this case the URL is so much longer and has a folder called “paypal.com” in it. Luckily Firefox is […]