Anonymous lure inocents in DDoS attacks though Twitter

Hacktivist group Anonymous is letting you join their attack just by clicking at their tweets. Users may unwittingly know that they are allowing Anonymous to do this to them.

Senior technology consultant of Sophos, Graham Cluley, reported the new “tactical attack technique”. This was used to attack the US justice department website a week ago.

These links posted in Twitter and other sites pointed to a page on the pastehtml.com website. When you visit the webpage it executes JavaScript that uses the visitors computer to flood a website chosen by Anonymous.

To avoid being a victim of this new technique, users have to disable JavaScript on their computers.

Anonymous wanted people to support their cause by installing a program called LOIC or Low Orbit Canon. If you have installed the program, you’d b able to join a DDoS attack. The new technique tricks people into becoming participants. VP of products at network security vendor Radware Carl Herberger said, “This can of course be used on Facebook and Twitter and other sites to lure unsuspecting users.”

This latest method escalates the hactivist war and adds a new effective technique to Anonymous tricks.

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Predictions for CES 2012

Editors from Tecca.com gives us a sneak peak as to what tech companies have in store for us in the annual event.

Rumors have been circulating that Microsoft will unveil its upgraded Xbox console. Rumor has it that the company will shed their spotlight to their newest console, the Xbox 720. This is the final year that Microsoft will participate in the annual event so expect a big “ka-boom” as they bid the CES farewell.

The Xbox 720 is said to have an AMD processor, Blu-ray drive, Windows 8 capability and a much better Kinect integration compared to its predecessor.

Another thing that we should be excited about is the television sets that will be paraded in the event. With the dawn of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, TV makers are going to join the bandwagon to incorporate these to their own sets.

Companies who offer such features in their TV sets will likely upgrade their devices to keep ahead of the competition. Possible Facebook and Twitter integration may be in the offing.

The next generation Windows Phone OS or the Phone Tango will likely make a splash in this year convention. The update enable Windows capable phones to support LTE. Some say that both HTC and Nokia models are now LTE Windows Phone Handsets.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is the first of its kind and was announced for T-Mobile a few days ago.

For Android fans, expect to see a few more smartphones carrying the latest Ice Cream Sandwich. Eric Schmidt of Google already said to an Italian paper that it plans to release a Nexus tablet running ICS mid this year.

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