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 Sunday, 22-January-2012  03:37:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you've got a DreamHost account, you probably need to change your passwords due to a security issue. Last night we detected some unauthorized activity within one of our databases. While we don’t have evidence that customer passwords were taken at this time, we’re forcing a change out of caution. People are reporting the web panel down so they can't change passwords, though.

File-sharing site Megaupload has been shut down by US officials, and some of the founders arrested in New Zealand. The US Justice Department said that Megaupload's two co-founders Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and Mathias Ortmann were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand along with two other employees of the business at the request of US officials. It added that three other defendants were still at large. The response from Anonymous has been to attack the websites of the FBI, the Department of Justice and various music industry companies. More here and here, discussion here.

Intel had a (PDF) record financial year last year. "2011 was an exceptional year for Intel," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "With outstanding execution the company performed superbly, growing revenue by more than $10 billion and eclipsing all annual revenue and earnings records. With a tremendous product and technology pipeline for 2012, we’re excited about the global growth opportunities presented by Ultrabook systems, the data center, security and the introduction of Intel-powered smartphones and tablets."

They're even offering overclocker insurance on their CPUs. Overclocking a CPU does bring performance increases, but it also brings extra heat which can damage the chip if you're not careful. That's why Intel is now offering a Performance Tuning Protection Plan for five of its CPUs, which bolts on additional coverage for overclocked processors on top of their standard 3-year warranty. You can buy the insurance any time within a year from purchase, and the policy lasts three years. So, burn your chip out from overclocking, and it's replaced free of charge. Discussion here.

From BlueRaven: Nils posted murderbox MkII on www.million-dollar-pc.com at the start of last December, but I missed it until now. So did other people it would appear, the thread has generated some interest. Simply stunning workmanship and the first use of chromed metal tubing that I've seen, along with all the usual detail the Charles Harwood, Nils Papke & Co are capable of. :-)

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