Trying to find a connect
who we are, where we belongs to
suddenly a thought comes 
its not we its us

Its a great day,
full of surprises
some gets smile,
some thumbs down
why its so unfair
one in  pub ,
other in tub.

Conspiracy of sure hands,
heart's dreams tucked
tidily into a charmed box of hope
its Valentine budding again
marked with rose petals sentiments
scented with thoughts of you
Happy valentines day.

P.S : Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends.


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A praise for peace recognizes,
A struggle for happiness has started
and the time for a change has arrived

Each town raises  its voice
and beloved sons joins it
to disappear the blues,
and let god sets a stage 
for democracy to establish.

Sunshine is coming down,
communities has gathered
in a struggle for peace 
a relay to dismantle the old autocracy
and revive a new era 
of peace and harmony 
for the people,by the people,
 to the people.

P.S : This is for the crisis and struggle going on in Tunisia,Egypt, Lebanon,
       Jordan and Yemen freedom from autocracy. People will get this very 
       soon my wish.


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Google's $20,000 Bounty on Chrome Hack

The 5th annual hacking Contest Pwn2Own is due to kick start in Vancouver
(Canada) on March 9th , it will be a 3days affair ( 9th,10th,11th) and google is looking foward to make it more intresting by offering  $20,000  to anyone who can succesfully hack Google chrome.
This move from Google is $5,000 higher than its counterpart.

Security researchers will be looking into exploits against windows 7 or MAC OS latest version and targets will be  Microsoft Internet explorer,Mozilla's Firefox ,Apple's Safari and Google's chrome.
Though there will be 2 technologies as usual which will be under security exploit by security researchers i.e web browsers and mobile devices.
Mobile devices which will be looked upon are Dell Venue Pro, Apple's iphone4, Blackberry Torch 9800 and Nexus S.
The first sucessful Security researchers for hacking IE, Firefox and Safari will receive $15,000 and the laptop running the browser.
Portnoy from TippingPoint Digital said:
"We've upped the ante this time around and the total cash pool allotted for prizes has risen to a whopping $125,000," said Aaron Portnoy, the manager of HP TippingPoint's security research team.
Google is only one of four vendors to put money in the prize kitty. "Kudos to the Google security team for taking the initiative to approach us on this,".
However, the rules are slightly different for Chrome. On day 1, Google will offer $20,000 and the laptop if a contestant can pop the browser and escape the sandbox using vulnerabilities purely present in Google-written code. If competitors are unsuccessful, on day 2 and 3  ZDI(Zero Day Initiative) will offer $10,000 USD for a sandbox escape in non-Google code and Google will offer $10,000 USD for the Chrome bug.

Charlie Miller, the only researcher to have won Pwn2Own prizes three years in a row, wouldn't commit last week to trying again, but on Wednesday he noticed the $20,000 for Chrome.

"Pwn2own now offering 20k for attack on Chrome," said Miller on Twitter. "Must be hard, glad Mac OS X doesn't sandbox their browser."
Miller is a Mac hacking authority - he co-authored The Mac Hacker's Handbook with Dino Dai Zovi, a 2007 Pwn2Own winner -- and has exploited Safari each of the last three years.


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Clash of the Titans : Google vs Bing

Earlier today search engine war certainly just took an interesting turn when search engine giant Google sparked an Internet out burst accusing Bing of stealing their search results. From the Google point, Microsoft was caught red handed in stealing both titles and descriptions of their various search results.

According to Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow in charge of ranking algorithms, Bing is simply cheating.
“I’ve spent my career in pursuit of a good search engine. I’ve got no problem with a competitor developing an innovative algorithm. But copying is not innovation, in my book.”

The spell correction that Google uses in its engine was used to first spot the possible monitoring by Bing. Results given by Google after correcting a misspelling were being given by Bing without correcting the spelling. After analyzing data and realizing that something fishy may be afoot, Google devised a plan to uncover what was really going on. This operation would mark the first time Google has tampered with its own search results, and it shows how important this was to them.  Google made a honeypot search result that would pop up if a user typed in a totally illogical word. For example, if you typed in a string like “abcdxsios”, Google would return a page discussing the historical relevance of unicorns. After a while, Bing search results would show the unicorn page as a result for the illogical string.

Microsoft was defensive about the whole case, claiming that the Bing toolbar tracks users click data, providing the information back to Bing, providing the identical search results. Angered by the claims against Bing, Microsoft formally responded to Google by saying they "do not copy Google's results."

After the buzz spread, Harry Shum, VP of search development for Bing, came out and basically accused Google of profiting from search spam results, according to The pretty bold claim accuses Google of playing both sides of the spam game; by allowing spam sites to make their money by running Google Ads, in which Google does take a share of the profits.

Shum claims that 70% of spam sites use Google Ads to help fund themselves:

"I'd say you are really sidestepping the big problems, the origin of the spam, why they appeared in the first place. There must be an economic incentive to create his kind of content. Why? 70% of those pages show Google Ads....You can't just say because you don't report to VP of ad sales you have no problem".

Google then replied saying it does scan websites, regardless if they use Google Ads or not, periodically, removing any websites that contain spam from their search results and advertising program.

P.S : Looks like a war finally has begun , lets hope it give rise to competitive and innovative search algorithm.


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