Chinese mobiles to continue in India

The Government of India had recently issued an order according to which you could not use a Chinese made mobile phone (Chinese Mobiles) handset in India as the cellphones either did not use a valid IMEI code or worst still, did not have one at all!

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has developed a software that will provide a unique IMEI number identity to those handsets that don't have it. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has given a go-ahead to the COAI-Mobile Standard Alliance collaboration to carry out a project through which an IMEI number will be added to the handsets through a software.

To get this project kick-started, there will be around 1,600 retail outlets set up across the country. These will be introduced in a phased manner, finer details of which are currently unavailable.

Ten of such service centers that will offer to add an IMEI numbers to deficient Chinese phones have already commenced in Delhi on Monday.

International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI, is a unique 15-digit code that identifies a mobile. It is unique to each GSM handset and in most countries, a legal prerequisite for handsets to operate. There are currently over 16-million China-made mobile phones in the country.


Hackers using Swine Flue Spam to compromise your PC

Hackers allover the world are sending emails with the subject lines such as 'Madonna caught swine flu!', 'Swine flu worldwide!' and 'Swine flu in Hollywood!' The mails, infact, look quite genuine with messages such as 'Swine influenza: frequently asked questions.pdf' in the subject line.

These emails usually contain links to download attachments or to websites that contain malicious codes. According to Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), "This is as an email with attachment and being used to drop malware on computers. It takes advantage of a vulnerability in Adobe ( a software) to drop a malicious 'infostealer' Trojan on the user's computer".


Google Hiring Goats ! (for real)

Let me admit that I've always been fascinated by Google.
The thing that astonishes me the most is its fantastic rate of growth. I mean, almost a decade back nobody knew google and now suddenly it can create wars allover the world if it wishes to, with the enormous amount of personal data that it stores in its servers.

Google is famous for doing things in a way that are a li'l out of the box. Be it their casual yet productive work-atmosphere etc. etc. But their decision of hiring the goats to mow the grass at its headquarters in CA is something which appears to be a rumour or an exaggeration when you first hear it. But damn, that's true.

They even have an eligibility criteria for hiring the goats that's also damn hilarious..

So what's your wish? Getting rebirth as a goat, eh? [:)]