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Thursday, April 10

The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

Sunday, April 6

Google Now, now on your desktop !

From now on you can get the Google Now experience on your PC as well. Google Now is Google's response to Apple Siri - the voice assistant  and was earlier limited to Android & iOS devices only.
Users can experience the same on their Desktops and Laptops running Windows/OSX as well through Google Chrome.Google Now on Chrome shows a subset of the Now cards on our mobile device, and uses device's location.