Punjab University’s Website Gets Hacked

A group of students named “The Student Alliance” has defaced Punjab University’s official website, with an aim to stop the devolution of HEC.
Hackers have posted a bold-styled message on hacked pages to “Save HEC”.

It further reads:

    Save HEC to save national integrity.

    The defacement is done for a good cause. That is to spread awareness; take some time out to read/ understand the consequences of the dissolution.


We have determined that hackers have not damaged any data available on the website, however, it is certain that every index file is replaced with this defaced index file, which means that server wide URLs are defaced.

It merits mentioning here that Punjab University’s website is one of the most visited academia website in the country.


Website is back online now!

Facebook exposed in Google smear campaign


Mark Zuckerberg has faced criticism over Facebook's own privacy policies
Mark Zuckerberg has faced criticism over Facebook's own privacy policies
It has been revealed that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against rival Google.
The social network has admitted that it hired a PR firm to plant anti-Google stories related to user privacy.
The details came to light when one blogger approached by PR
 firm Burson-Marsteller published the e-mail exchange.
Burson had been touting stories on behalf of an unnamed client about the Google service Social Circle.
Blogger Chris Soghain did not want to pursue the story and later released the e-mails he had exchanged with Burson.
When the e-mails were published there was a mass of rumours about who the client could be, with Microsoft and Apple in the frame.
Surfer dudes
It was down to US-based news website, the Daily Beast to uncover that the client was in fact Facebook.
Facebook has confirmed that it used Burson-Marsteller to expose things which Google was doing that "raised privacy concerns", but denied that it had authorised a smear campaign.
"Instead, we wanted third parties to verify that people did not approve of the collection and use of information from their accounts on Facebook and other services for inclusion in Google Social Circles -- just as Facebook did not approve of use or collection for this purpose," the company said.
Burson told Mr Soghain, among others, that "the American people must be made aware of the now immediate intrusions into their deeply personal lives Google is cataloguing and broadcasting every minute of every day - without their permission."
A Facebook spokesman later told the Daily Beast that it resented Google's attempts to use Facebook data in its own social networking service.
It is a very public play-out of two net giants who have become bitter rivals as they fail to agree on ways to share data.
Both have faced scrutiny over their privacy policies.
Tactics like this are never a good idea, said managing director of Spreckley PR, Richard Merrin.
"I am just trying to imagine the conversation that took place between someone at Facebook and the PR agency in question. I always advise clients that the one thing they must not do is attack the competition," he said.
"This alleged PR smear campaign is the latest highly public example of what many in the industry believe to be the biggest grudge match going in corporate America," he added.
While the revelations will be highly damaging for Burson-Marseller, they will do little for Facebook's image either.
"Let's not forget we are talking about two companies that have spent billions in positioning themselves as 'nice, cuddly, sandal-wearing, Californian surfer dudes.' This has in fact resulted in blowing that carefully constructed image out of the water," said Mr Merrin.
Both Facebook and Google declined to comment further on the story
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The drilling bell tone of yore has been replaced with more modern polyphonic ringtones, although these include a reproduction of the original "ring ring" for those who want to retain some of the old-skool feel. There's also rotating lights and sound effects during dialing.

How to Setup a Laptop for Wireless Network

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Wireless networks make use of a wireless connection that acts as a bridge to communicate and transmit data to other computers and printers. Wireless networks give the laptop more mobility. This allows the user to connect to a wireless network and share files and connect to the Internet.

Materials Needed:
- Laptop
- Wireless Network Card
- USB Wireless Card
Step 1
Make sure that the laptop is Wireless Fidelity or “Wi-fi” ready. Check if the laptop has a built-in wireless network adapter. If the laptop has an integrated wireless network adapter, proceed to step 5, if not, proceed to step 2.
Step 2
If the laptop does not have a Wireless Network card or Universal Serial Bus “USB” wireless adapter, obtain a wireless network card or USB Wireless Network adapter suitable to the laptop. Make sure that the wireless adapter is compatible with the router that is going to be used on the laptop. (These days, most wireless networks make use of 802.11g or 802.11b protocols.)
Step 3
Install the wireless network card or USB adapter on the laptop. If a driver is needed, install the driver on the laptop. This driver is normally bundled with the wireless network adapter that has been purchased for the laptop.
Step 4
After installing the Wireless Network card, reboot the laptop for the changes and the driver to take effect and start functioning.
Step 5
Click on the “Wireless Network Connection” icon on the system tray. The system tray is located on the lower right side of the desktop screen.
Step 6
Right-click on the icon on the system tray icon and select the “View Available Wireless Networks” option then left click.
Step 7
Click on the “Refresh Network List” to view the wireless network within the range of your laptop. (Use this button if there is no wireless network list in your location.)
Step 8
Select the wireless network that appears within range of your laptop.
Step 9
Click on the available network connection that is within the laptop’s range and click connect. Remember the SSID and WEP key in the router when the broadcast is secured. If the broadcast is unsecured, it will automatically connect to the Wireless Network. There is no need to type the SSID and WEP key.
Step 10
Now, your laptop is ready to access Internet connection and can communicate to other peripherals connected to the Wireless Network.

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