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  Singapore ISP SingTel experiences nation wide service down

On 3 Dec, 2016, many people from Singapore found that they were disconnected from the world the moment they waked up. Their Internet Service Provider(ISP) SingTel, the largest ISP in the country, experienced a nation wide service down incident. The incident started at 8:21 am according to SingTel and all Internet service subscribers across the country are affected. The incident lasted for over 15 hours(The time this post is being written) and there is still no timeline for when the service will ...

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  Linus Torvalds apologizes for Linux 4.8 kernel bug

On Oct 2, Linus Torvalds proudly announced the release of Linux 4.8. But just days after the release, a bug was found in the kernel and Linus came out and apologized for this bug. I'm really sorry I applied that last series from Andrew just before doing the 4.8 release, because they cause problems, and now it is in 4.8 (and that buggy crap is marked for stable too). In particular, I just got this kernel BUG at ./include/linux/swap.h:276 and the end result was a dea...

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  When a CA becomes untrustable

Information security has become a vital part of people's life, especially for those people who spend much time online. Tons of data are being transmitted over the internet every second. These data include user ids, passwords, credit card information etc and some of them are sensitive information which needs secure way to transmit. Hence different protocols have been developed including SSL/TLS to encrypt data transmitted over the internet. The core of these security protocols is the certifi...

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  iPhone 7 may come with following new features

There are all kinds of news that iPhone 7 will be released in the coming September. Now the news seems to be convincing. On 26 August, a Sina Weibo(China's Twitter) user @POPPUR posted an weibo which says that China Telecom, one of the largest telecom vendors in China, has opened the pre-order of iPhone 7. Along with this, a few new features of iPhone 7 are also released. On the photo uploaded, there are a few new features of iPhone 7 displayed. They are : Waterproof No headphone jack Wireless...

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  Xiaomi band with screen is around the corner

On May 10, the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi will hold a new product release conference to reveal its Xiaomi MAX, a new model of Xiaomi phone. Along with this phone, there will be other product releases as well, one of them will probably be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. In April, Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, seemed leak the look and design of a new wrist band while he was attending a company's year end party. This new wrist band should be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. The new band ...

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  Oracle released an urgent Java patch

On March 23, Oracle just released an urgent Java patch which is out of its normal update schedule. The security vulnerability is related to the Java SE running in web browsers on desktops. The CVE ID for this issue is CVE-2016-0636. With the unpatched Java, attackers can remotely exploit the target system without username and credentials. Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the user's system. When the user access pages containing malicious code...

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  Baidu is in a deadly crisis

In past few days, there was some news about Baidu(China's Google) which put this search engine giant in China in a devastating position. The news is about that the owners of a Tieba(Similar to Google Group) were replaced by a sponsored organization without notifying the original owners. This irritated the original owners of the Tieba and also the public. People are complaining that Baidu is doing something ridiculous and evil. The name of the Tieba group which was sold by Ba...

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  Microsoft will drop support of IE8, IE9 and IE10

Microsoft will push the last set of security updates for IE8, IE9 and IE10 next Tuesday(January 12). Thereafter that Microsoft will drop support of these three versions of IE. These are some other old products given up by Microsoft since Windows 7.  IE11 will be the only Internet Explorer supported and Edge will be another star advocated by Microsoft. The good news is you will not get annoying notification from Microsoft anymore to ask you to upgrade your IE. But the bad news users&nb...

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