Mozilla Security Found Flaws in Google Chrome Security

Software

The open-source browser team –Mozilla Security– found security flawson its rival browser, Google Chrome. A post from the Google Chrome blog said that there’s a flaw in the V8 Javascript engine of Chrome that might allow specially-created Javascript on a web page to read unauthorized memory and bypass security checks. They released a patch to fix the flaw as the threat could lead in disclosing unauthorized data to the attackers.

The severity of the flaw is high as attackers might be able to run arbitrary code within the Google Chrome sandbox. Another fix Google Chrome had tweaked was that Google Chrome will no longer connects to HTTPS (SSL) sites whose certificates are signed hashing algorithms, particularly MD2 or MD4 since these algorithms are weak and might allow attackers spoofing an invalid site as a valid HTTPS site.

Open Book Alliance Against Google

Technology

This is another threat against Google as three Tech giants: Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon are trying to stop the search giant in creating the largest virtual library.

According to BBC News, the tree tech giants oppose a legal settlement that could make Google the main source for many online works. The Open Book Alliance is run by the Internet Archive and fears that Google is trying to monopolize the library system. The debatable issue is actually a revenue sharing deal which Google settled with authors and publishers to allow their contents to be archived on Google Books.

Let’s recall that Microsoft just recently partnered with Yahoo and closed a deal with Nokia to compete Google in the search engine market and mobile office apps, respectively.

As Google said: “The Google Books settlement is injecting more competition into the digital books space, so it’s understandable why our competitors might fight hard to prevent more competition.” Isn’t it one of the countermeasures of Google against the marketing strategies of Microsoft to put down the search giant? I think it is.

Top Philippine Universities and Colleges

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This is 4 International Colleges & Universities list of the Top Universities and Colleges in the Philippines based on the 2009 Web Popularity Ranking. 4ICU is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing world-wide accredited Universities and Colleges.

The Top 10 Philippine Universities and Colleges are:

1. University of the Philippines – Diliman
2. University of the Philippines System
3. De La Salle University
4. University of Santo Tomas
5. Centro Escolar University
6. University of the Philippines – Los Baños
7. University of the Philippines – Manila
8. Asian Institute of Management
9. University of San Carlos
10.University of the Philippines in the Visayas

The top 10 Philippine Universities and Colleges above were scraped from 4ICU.org. I looked over the ranking and extracted all Cebu-based Universities and Colleges. The Top 10 Cebu Universities and Collegesare:

1. University of San Carlos
2. University of San Jose-Recoletos
3. University of Cebu
4. Cebu Doctor’s University
5. Southwestern University
6. Cebu Normal University
7. University of Southern Philippines Foundation
8. Cebu Institute of Medicine
9. Cebu State College of Science and Technology
10. Cebu Institute of Technology

If you did not agree with the list of Top 10 Universities and Colleges in Cebu above, simply leave a comment and say something on the comment area below this post. There is a pool on the sidebar of this page in which you can vote for the BEST Cebu-Based Universities and Colleges. Please vote wisely as the result of this pool will be published at the end of the first semester this school year. This would also help other students who are still on their search for the Best Cebu Universities and Colleges!

Miss Universe 2009 Winner

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The Miss Universe 2009 Winner will be posted here after the coronation night on August 23rd. The 58th Annual Miss Universe competition will be held from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Miss Universe 2008 Winner, Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela, will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Of the 83 countries and territories which will compete for the title, who will be crowned as Miss Universe 2009 Winner? Well, just relax and we will just find out who.

For more information about the Miss Universe 2009 pageant, just visit Miss Universe Official Website.

How to Extend Windows 7 Trial Period

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“How to extend Windows 7 30-day trial period to another 30 days? Or how to extend Windows 7 trial version to full 120 days?”

Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) free download will end today. What you can get after Microsoft put down the RC download is just a 30-day trial version of Windows 7. This means that you only have 30 days to evaluate Windows 7 features and performance which actually not degraded or defaced during trial period. Thus, what you are evaluating is the same operating system features and performances which scheduled to be released on Oct. 22.

30-day trial period is actually too short. Maybe it would take for you more than 30 days of evaluating Windows 7. So what is your idea? Extending Windows 7 trial period to another month- or another two months, or even another three months! Fortunately, you can extend Windows 7 trial period using Microsoft-supplied utility – the Software License Manager (slmgr). This is a tool ships with Windows 7.

When the trial period gets perilously close to zero, you have the option of running Windows 7 for another 30 days. To do it, simply follow this instruction:

1. click on the Start Menu, All Programs, and Accessories.
2. Right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
3. On the command prompt, Type slmgr -rearm and press Enter.

Take note on the space between slmgr and a hyphen before rearm.

4. Restart Windows 7.

Congratulations!
Your Windows 7 activation grace period will then be reset to another full 30 days. You can do this “-rearm” up to three times – thus, doing this at the end of every 30-day period will end you up with 120 days of full unrestrained Windows 7. If you don’t know how to monitor the remaining trial period, you can see it on the Properties window of your system “My Computer”.

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