Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hacking group LulzSec says it's calling it quits

After a whirlwind run of headline-grabbing hacking exploits that involved the likes of Sony, the CIA, the U.S. Senate, and FBI partner Infragard, hacking group LulzSec is apparently--and suddenly--calling it quits.

The group, which cropped up on many people's radar for the first time just last month, sent a tweet late today with a link to a document on Pastebin declaring that the group's run of cybermischief was coming to an end.

"It's time to say bon voyage," the statement reads. "Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind--we hope--inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere." (You can read the complete text of the statement below.)

The group also linked to a final cache of stolen information, which, according to a report in the International Business Times, includes data from AT&T and AOL, among others. Twitter user @Complex posted a link to a screenshot purportedly from the data dump, which shows what looks like a defaced U.S. Navy civilian-careers Web page (see below). LulzSec had said Thursday, after leaking what it called sensitive documents from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, that it would be "releasing more goods" on Monday.

Bell Motorola ATRIX 4G update (v37.23)

Bell Motorola Atrix 4G owners now can get an update, software version v37.23, pushed through OTA (Over the Air). It can be downloaded by going to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Update.

This update brings data speed improvements, call quality improvements (including Skype) and will also apparently reduce the amount of times your display freezes.

Check out full details of the change log are below.

Upload Data Speed: 
Increased upload speed at which data can travel on the network.
Data and Voice Connection:
Improvements to prevent interruptions to data and voice connection.
Improvements to prevent screen from freezing.
Improvements to call audio function so it is easier for the person you called to hear you. Please note this application is not pre-loaded on phone, but is available for download from Android Market.
Increased functionality by enabling Yahoo Email to be sent over a Wi-Fi connection.
Improved International Roaming Warning Message by simplifying user notification so that it only appears on the screen when you move to a new network.
Happening Widget:
Improved Happenings Widget to ensure that you receive the latest updates across the social networks you are connected to such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter
Improvements were made to incoming and outgoing call functionality to ensure a more seamless experience
Expanded Language Support for Webtop:
Accented character support within Webtop application.
Improved Support for POP/SMTP Email:
Support for SMTP outgoing servers that do not require authentication
Improved Exchange Performance:
Improved Exchange Email/Calendar/Contacts performance