Tuesday, March 31, 2009

0 :: Beware of the Conficker Virus ::

I'm not sure if you've heard of this yet, but according to the "inannet" this April Fool's virus is a doozy.

By John D. Sutter
CNN
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(CNN) -- A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool's Day.

This piece of computer code tells the worm to activate on April 1, 2009, researchers at CA found.

This piece of computer code tells the worm to activate on April 1, 2009, researchers at CA found.

The anti-worm researchers have banded together in a group they call the Conficker Cabal. Members are searching for the malicious software program's author and for ways to do damage control if he or she can't be stopped.

They're motivated in part by a $250,000 bounty from Microsoft and also by what seems to be a sort of ##*$ Tracy ethic.

"We love catching bad guys," said Alvin Estevez, CEO of Enigma Software Group, which is one of many companies trying to crack Conficker. "We're like former hackers who like to catch other hackers. To us, we get almost a feather in our cap to be able to knock out that worm. We slap each other five when we're killing those infections."

The malicious program already is thought to have infected between 5 million and 10 million computers.

Those infections haven't spawned many symptoms, but on April 1 a master computer is scheduled to gain control of these zombie machines, said Don DeBolt, director of threat research for CA, a New York-based IT and software company.

What happens on April Fool's Day is anyone's guess.

The program could delete all of the files on a person's computer, use zombie PCs -- those controlled by a master -- to overwhelm and shut down Web sites or monitor a person's keyboard strokes to collect private information like passwords or bank account information, experts said.

More likely, though, said DeBolt, the virus may try to get computer users to buy fake software or spend money on other phony products.

Experts said computer hackers largely have moved away from showboating and causing random trouble. They now usually try to make money off their viral programs.

DeBolt said Conficker C imbeds itself deep in the computer where it is difficult to track. The program, for instance, stops Windows from conducting automatic updates that could prevent the malware from causing damage.

The program's code is also written to evolve over time and its author appears to be making updates to thwart some of the Conficker Cabal's attempts to neuter the worm.

"It is very much a cat and mouse game," DeBolt said.

It's unclear who wrote the program, but members of the Cabal are looking for clues.

First, they know that some recent malware programs have come from Eastern European countries outside the jurisdiction of the European Union, said Patrick Morganelli, senior vice president of technology for Enigma Software.

Worm program authors often hide in those countries to stay out of sight from law enforcement, he said.

In a way, the Conficker Cabal is also looking for the program author's fingerprints. DeBolt said security researchers are looking through old malware programs to see if their programming styles are similar to that of Conficker C.

The prospects for catching the program's author are not good, Morganelli said.

"Unless they open their mouth, they'll never be found," he said.

So, the most effective counter-assault simply may be damage control.

One quick way to see if your computer has been infected is to see if you have gotten automatic updates from Windows in March. If so, your computer likely is fine, DeBolt said.

Microsoft released a statement saying the company "is actively working with the industry to mitigate the spread of the worm."

Users who haven't gotten the latest Windows updates should go to http://safety.live.com if they fear they're infected, the company's statement says.

DeBolt said people who use other antivirus software should check to make sure they've received the latest updates, which also could have been disabled by Conficker C.

The first version of Conficker -- strain A -- was released in late 2008.

That version used 250 Web addresses -- generated daily by the system -- as the means of communication between the master computer and its zombies.

The end goal of the first line was to sell computer users fake antivirus software, said Morganelli.

Computer security experts largely patched that problem by working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to disable or buy the problematic URLs, he said.

That process-of-elimination approach isn't likely to be effective with Conficker strain C, Morganelli said. The new version will generate 50,000 URLs per day instead of just 250 when it becomes active, DeBolt said.

The first iteration of Conficker is thought to have grown out of a free function for security programs created by Dr. Ronald Rivest, a computer science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Any technology can be used for good or evil, and this is just an example of that," Rivest said.

Many viruses have taken pieces of benevolent programs and used them for ill. But overall the "open source" environment online promotes computer security far more than it enables hackers, DeBolt said.

"I don't blame the open-source community at all" for virus attacks, he said.

CA said it recently found a piece of code in Conficker C that says the worm will become active on April 1. Previous versions of the malicious software launched on specific dates noted in the program code, so the April Fool's Day launch date is not likely to be a trick, DeBolt said.

"The best minds in the industry are working on this to protect customers," he said. "We're trying to reduce the impact of the April 1 date as best we can. But we know ... this malware will continue to evolve."
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/24/conficker.computer.worm/index.html

In a nutshell, here's what you need...

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool:

http://mscom-dlcecn.vo.ll...indows-kb890830-v2.6.exe

F-Secure removal utility

ftp://193.110.109.53/anti-virus/tools/beta/f-downadup.zip

McAfee's removal tool

http://67.97.80.71/vil/co...ger/Stinger_Coficker.exe

And no genius, turning off your computer WON'T help.

Monday, March 30, 2009

0 I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING!!



Placement ends any day now, and I can't come with any new material!

Maybe I'm thinking too hard.

Friday, March 27, 2009

2 This Spring...

You gon' catch me in nothin' but...


http://opticalelementsja.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/800px-raybanwayfarer.jpg

Rayban...On the Noggin


10.Deep Spring Collection...On my Back

Russell.jpg picture by GiveTheDrummaSomeDotCom
&
CousteauNKhakis.jpg picture by GiveTheDrummaSomeDotCom
(Khakis included)

Clae Spring Collection ...On my a** and feet.

3 New Layout?

Well not really, just a somewhat different color scheme. Kept the PINK, deaded the GRAY and threw in some BLUE, AND REDORANGE. Spring it up a lil. I'll see if I really like it once I re-open up the site in 2-3 hours.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

0 I've Been Hittin The Books...

...as of late. Which explains the current rate of my blogging (or lack thereof). But to my regular readers (yes, the both of you)...

I'll be back on my sh*t shortly.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1 :: Got My Nikon D60 today ::

Some no0b shots I took today...

<3

My favorite Shih Tzu... Paco
*Naptime*

Some Macro shots




J. Wells Up Close by you.
*Pause*

Tassle by you.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BIG SISTER...

I'm late but its been a long day..

Have B-day :)


Friday, March 20, 2009

0 :: Kamehameha Contest?? ::


Yo, I'm cryin right now! My dude was on a mission.

But uh...
Final Flash > Kamehameha

EDIT:
Oh Hell Naw, These are grown ass people now...


Thursday, March 19, 2009

1 :: Record Companies Are Flockin!!! ::



A special message from the CEO of Record Company Records that I'm "relaying" to my boy NOATES.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2 :: Can I Live? ::

Some people REALLY need to find their own sh*t and stick to it...

Whether it be a hobby, interest, life goal, whatever, do you and don't try to intrude and dilute my situation.

I don't need any...



"Can I live?" (c) - Jay-Z

Monday, March 16, 2009

1 88 Keys feat. KanYe West | Stay Up (Video)



Off of the "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" Mixtape...2 years ago.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

6 :: What A Trillion Dollars Looks Like ::

All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...

A billion dollars...

A hundred billion dollars...

Eight hundred billion dollars...

One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.

$100

A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.

$10,000

Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.

$1,000,000 (one million dollars)

While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...

$100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars)

And $1 BILLION dollars... now we're really getting somewhere...

$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)

Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros.

You ready for this?

It's pretty surprising.

Go ahead...

Scroll down...

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars...

$1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars)

(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about.

Damn. Notice how big (||) the person is in the last picture.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3 :: How To Roast Someone: 101 ::

Lesson 1: Choppa from Making The Band



The video's funny but the comments are RETARDED!
N***A said he had a ONE PIECE suit!!
  1. "Old Carl Thomas I'll never be the same again suit"
  2. "you ol millie vanillie shoulder pads suit wearin #%$ %%$#+"
  3. "Old Kirk Franklin "Thats the reason why I sing" suit"
  4. Old Joe Clark Lean On Me suit
  5. ol substitute teacher suit wearin #%$ %%$#+
  6. Ol Larry from Threes Company Regal Beagle suit
  7. Old "In Living Color" Shawn Wayans DJ SW1 suit
  8. OL BLADE BROWN FROM CLASS ACT SUIT WEARING #%$ %%$#+
  9. Ol' Deion Sanders "Must Be The Money" video shoot suit wearing looking boy
  10. Ol 91' Bobby Jones BET Gospel suit
  11. Bobby Brown "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" movie suit
  12. Ole Sonny & Rico Miami Vice rejected cast member suit having %*@ $+!$@.
  13. kid and play house party 2 suit
  14. Pete Rock & Cl Smooth "They Reminisce Over You" suit
  15. Old Ralph Tresvant "You need a man with sensitivity " suit
  16. Ol Hanging with Mr. Cooper suit
  17. OL AARON HALL I MISS YOU SUIT WEARIN
  18. OLE "JOHNNY GILL MY MY MY YOU SURE LOOK GOOD TONIGHT" SUIT
  19. OL ROY JONES YA MUST HAVE FORGOT!! SUIT WEARIN +@* NIGGUH
  20. Ole Montell Jordan this is how we do it suit having +@*
  21. That Ole Curious Case Of Bejamin button Up Suit Look Terrible
  22. THAT $$@@$ GOT ON AN OL CARL WINSLOW FROM FAMILY MATTERS SUIT LOL
  23. Old Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack" video suit
  24. "Old Donnie Simpson Video Soul suit"
  25. OLE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, "I JUST MADE PEANUT BUTTER" SUIT !#$%*
  26. 1989 NBA Draft Pervis Ellison looking suit.
  27. ole comin to america "MY SON WORKS?" suit rockin nucca
  28. "ol queen latifah from 1991 suit havin' %@! %@@#+'
  29. ALL DAT MONEY AND DIS %@@#+ GOT 2 FISH... LMAO
  30. Ol Robert Townsend from the Parent Hood suit
  31. ole pruneface from dick tracy suit wearin @$^
  32. Old Frankie Lymon "Why do fools fall in love" detox suit
  33. OLE MICHAEL JORDAN i BELIEVE i CAN FLY OFF OF SPACEJAM SUIT WEARIN %@$ #%*+@...
  34. Ol Michael Buffer "LETS GET READY TO RUUUUUMMMBBBLLLLEEE!!!!! Suit wearin $!! #%*+@
  35. Thats the Suit that Coach P.J. Carlesimo was wearing when Latrell Sprewell Choked the @$$@ out of him
  36. "THIS IS THE NATION OF DEMONATION" OL FARAAAQ FROM WWF SUIT WEARIN $!! #%*+@ Bernie mac off of dont be a menace " I hate yo blk skin" suit wearin *%! %%@!!...
  37. Old R Kelly & Public Announcement "You Got that Vibe" suit
  38. wilt chamerlain 100pt press conference suit lookin boy.
  39. U Romero in Sugar Hill suit wearing +*@$#.As a matter of fact, you Patrick ewing in the 85 draft suit wearing +*@$#.
  40. ole i just bought this suit after using cash4gold lookin #@% !*@#@
  41. dr. dre been there done that ballroom dancing @$^
MOAR!!?!
  1. ole "8th grade basketball coach runin up n down the sidelines at the christmas tournament" suit rockin *## nucca
  2. This +%%%# Chopper got on the Doug and Skeeter "Think Big (one little voice)" suit n $#*+.
  3. Ol penny from goodtimes "no momma no" burnt with the iron social worker suit
  4. Ol welcome to the magic hour I'm mmmaggiccc jjohnssonnn looking suit
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WSHH & NT comments >_______



2 :: So It's Official... ::


On the way...

Monday, March 9, 2009

0 :: Just Got Some Good News ::

l_f2dabe4d6f235dba8eb02b6810b86672.png picture by HalfAmazin89

...is gonna have some SH*T this year.

2 Serius Jones | Life Is Serius (The Movie)


Serius Jones presents Life is Serius[The Movie] from IrunsNY on Vimeo.

I know this kinda random, but I want a HD camera for the EXACT same purpose. This is kinda dope tho, I like how they did everything.

I wonder what camera he used?

1 :: I'm Coppin "Love Vs. Money" Tomorrow... ::

...off this track alone.




Sunday, March 8, 2009

0 :: So I Just Took The Color Quiz... ::

HaLF's Existing Situation

    Sensitive; needs esthetic surroundings, or an equally sensitive and understanding partner with whom to share a warm intimacy.

HaLF's Stress Sources

    Unfulfilled expectations have led to uncertainly and an apprehensive watchfulness. Badly needs to feel secure and protected against further disappointment, being passed over, or losing standing and prestige. Doubtful that things will be any better in the future, but inclined nevertheless to make exaggerated demands or reject compromise.

HaLF's Restrained Characteristics

    Trying to calm down and unwind after a period of over-agitation which has left him listless and devoid of energy. In need of peace and quiet; becomes irritable if this is denied him.

    Willing to become emotionally involved and able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity, but tries to avoid conflict.


HaLF's Desired Objective

    Wants to prove to himself and others that nothing can affect him, that he is superior to any form of weakness. As a result, he acts with harshness or severity and adopts an autocratic and self-willed attitude.

HaLF's Actual Problem

    Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety. Desires recognition and position, but is worried about his prospects. Reacts to this by protecting at any criticism and resisting any attempt to influence him. Tries to assert himself by meticulous control of detail in an effort to strengthen his position.

HaLF's Actual Problem #2

Afraid that he may be prevented from achieving the things he wants and therefore demands that others should recognize his right to them.


Take it here.

0 KanYe West | Welcome To Heartbreak (OG Beat Video)



YESSS!!!

3 :: "AND DO HIM..."



"...and do him"


Saturday, March 7, 2009

0 Swag Surfing | Tutorial (Videos)




Waits for some bamma to tell me I'm late.

0 :: Just Sold My Protools... ::

...Which means Canon Rebel XSi here I come :)


Friday, March 6, 2009

2 Yo...

This N***a is bugged out.

(pg. 3-5)

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0 AJ V (Patent White/Dark Army)







Taking on a new approach, the Air Jordan V ditches the usual leather offerings in favor of an all-patent upper in white in an usual combination which combines brown and yellow. While the tongue features brown neoprene and a yellow Jumpman, the clear bits of the outsole also reveal hits of camo. Release info is still unavailable.
-Via NiceKicks

I approve.

2 O.J. Da Juice Man | Washing Powder (Video)


"Ay!"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1 :: A Sureshot Way to Piss Me Off... ::

Tag me into one of these...



...then have people I don't know inflate my "Notifications" box from commenting. It was cool at first but this shit is annoying.

0 :: KanYe x Louis Vuitton Sneaker Release in June 2009 ::

kanye west louis vuitton june sneakers 1 Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneakers for June 2009





New leaks of Kanye West’s upcoming collection with Louis Vuitton are seen here as the previously shown styles are seen in new colorways. The Velcro’d up mid is seen with ankle and mid-foot straps with tassel’d laces. The Velcro-joints also share the thick cushioned heel. Available starting June of 2009.
-Via Hypebeast

Doesn't really matter how I feel about these cause I can't really afford them anyways, huh?