Thursday, September 30, 2010

“Bom Sabado” Worm Hits Google’s Orkut

In a week marked by Twitter and Facebook service fails, Google just
became the third huge web service to experience turbulence, with
primarily Brazilian social network Orkut being hit hard today by the
"Bom Sabado"
javascript worm, which infected user streams with a scrap with the
text "Bom Sabado" and then automatically signed up those users for

As Orkut currently has over 52 million active users worldwide and over
34 billion pageviews each month it's no surprise that "Bom Sabado"
("Good Saturday") is currently trending on Google.

While neither Google or Orkut has responded to our inquiries on the
extent of the virus or whether it is still happening, we're hearing
that the Orkut security team is trying to resolve the issue, and the
best way currently to avoid the bug is to avoid Orkut entirely
according to power user ghafoortabish who explains how to avoid the

1. DO NOT visit any profile on Orkut till this script is blocked (
More preciously DO NOT use Orkut till this is blocked, as you can get
affected by Flash scrpas posted on your SB too! )

2. Clear your cookies and cache right away and change your password
and security question :

3. Let your friends know about this script and make them aware of the
situation. ( It's just an effort to minimize the damage ).

Thanks: C Mohan

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Dell: founder, CEO, and chairman of Dell Inc.
BornFebruary 23, 1965 (age 45)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
EducationAttended University of Texas, Austin, 1983–1984
OccupationCEO and founder, Dell Inc.
Net worthUS$13.5 billion (2010)[1]
SpouseSusan Dell

Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965) is an American business magnate and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of US$13.5 billion in 2010.[2]



    [edit]Early life and education

    The son of an orthodontist[3] and a stockbroker, Dell attended Herod Elementary School inHouston, Texas.[4] In a bid to enter business early, he applied to take a high school equivalency exam at age eight. In his early teens, he invested his earnings from part-time jobs in stocks and precious metals.[5]

    Dell purchased his first calculator at age seven and encountered his first teletype machine in junior high, which he programmed after school. At age 15, after playing with computers at Radio Shack, he got his first computer, an Apple II, which he promptly disassembled to see how it worked.[6] Dell attended Memorial High School in Houston, selling subscriptions to theHouston Post in the summer. While making cold calls, Dell observed that newlyweds and people moving into new homes were most likely to buy a subscription. He targeted this demographic group by collecting names from marriage and mortgage applications. Dell earned $18,000 that year, exceeding the annual income of his history and economics teacher.[7]


    While a pre-med student at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell started an informal business upgrading computers in room 2713 of theDobie Center residential building. He then applied for a vendor license to bid on contracts for the State of Texas, winning bids by not having the overhead of a computer store.[8][9][10]

    In January 1984, Dell banked on his conviction that the potential cost savings of a manufacturer selling PCs directly had enormous advantages over the conventional indirect retail channel. In January 1984, Dell registered his company as "PC's Limited". Operating out of a condominium, the business sold between $50,000 and $80,000 in upgraded PCs, kits, and add-on components. In May, Dell incorporated the company as "Dell Computer Corporation" and relocated it to a business center in North Austin. The company employed a few order takers, a few more people to fulfill them, and, as Dell recalled, a manufacturing staff "consisting of three guys with screwdrivers sitting at six-foot tables." The venture's capitalization cost was $1,000.[11][12]

    In 1992 at the age of 27, Dell became the youngest CEO to have his company ranked in Fortune magazine’s list of the top 500 corporations.[13] In 1996, Dell started selling computers over the Web, the same year his company launched its first servers. Dell Inc. soon reported about $1 million in sales per day from[14] In the first quarter of 2001, Dell Inc. reached a world market share of 12.8 percent, passing Compaq to become the world's largest PC maker. The metric marked the first time the rankings had shifted over the previous seven years. The company's combined shipments of desktops, notebooks and servers grew 34.3 percent worldwide and 30.7 percent in the United States at a time when competitor's sales were shrinking.[15]

    In 1998, Dell founded MSD Capital L.P. to exclusively manage his and his family's investments. Investment activities include publicly-traded securities, private equity activities, and real estate. The firm employs 80 people and has offices in New York, Santa Monica and London. Dell is not involved in day-to-day operations.[16]

    At a speech before the Detroit Economic Club in November, 1999, Dell defined the "3 C's" of e-commerce (content, commerce, and community) while articulating his strategy for offering a superior customer experience online.[17]

    On March 4, 2004, Dell stepped down as CEO of Dell Inc. but stayed as chairman of the board, while Kevin B. Rollins, then president andCOO, became president and CEO. On January 31, 2007, Dell returned as CEO at the request of the board, succeeding Rollins.[18]

    Accolades for Dell include: "Entrepreneur of the Year" (at age 24) from Inc. magazine[19]; "Top CEO in American Business" from Worthmagazine; "CEO of the Year" from Financial World, Industry Week and Chief Executive magazines. Dell serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the executive committee of the International Business Council, the U.S. Business Council, and the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. He previously served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.[20]

    In July 2010 Dell agreed to pay a $4 million penalty to settle SEC charges[21] of disclosure and accounting fraud in relation to undisclosed payments from Intel Corporation. Dell Corporation and two other company executives also paid to settle all the charges.


    Dell's 1999 book, Direct from Dell: Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry, is an account of his early life, his company's founding, growth and missteps, as well as lessons learned. The book was written in collaboration with Catherine Fredman.[22]

    [edit]Wealth and personal life

    As of 2010, Forbes estimates Dell's net worth at $13.5 billion.[23]

    Dell resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Susan, and their four children.[24][25]


    In 1999, Michael and Susan Dell established the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which focuses on children’s causes. By 2010, the foundation had committed more than $530 million to assist nonprofit organizations serving urban communities in the United States and India.[26] The foundation has also provided $65 million in grants to three health-related organizations associated with the University of Texas: the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, and the Dell Children’s Medical Center, as well as funding for a new computer science building on the University of Texas campus.[27][28]

    In 2002, Dell received an honorary doctorate in economic Science from the University of Limerick in honor of his investment in Ireland and the local community and for his support for educational initiatives.[29]

    [edit]Political contributions

    In 2005, Susan and Michael Dell were among 53 entities that each contributed $250,000 (the maximum legal donation) to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.[30]

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Bom Sabado

    Bom Sabado Virus hits ORKUT. Bom Sabado (means 'Good Saturday' in
    Portuguese) is an orkut virus. I am requesting users that Do NOT Open
    your ORKUT account till the bug is fixed. I will give you an all clear
    message on my twitter account.

    Bom Sabado is a cookie stealing virus. Those who are affected by this
    virus try to change their password as soon as possible and also clean
    your browser cookies. Orkut officials havn't given out any details of
    the scrap virus. Its safe to keep away from opening your orkut until
    orkut official give out the status of the attack. If anyone reads this
    scrap even in their profile, their cookies are also stolen and so they
    are also posting scrap automatically to their friend list as scrap
    bomb !!!

    How it works ?

    When any one open page that is infected by this worm. A JavaScript
    will run automatically. Your browser will be hanged for some minutes
    on seconds. That script will automatically join you his communities.
    here you can see links of these communities.

    After joining communities it will send scrap to your friends with text
    "Bom Sabado!" with a iFrame code which load that JavaScript again for
    your friends and they will join communities and send links to their

    With scrap Bom Sabado! it loads a small iFrame code. It loads
    JavaScript from

    The Code was...


    Follow these steps:

    1. Immediately change your password and security question{ including
    secondary email and mobile number if they also got changed.) This will
    solve the problem.

    2. Find out whether some communities has been joined automatically. if
    yeah, do remove them.

    3. If your account has been completely hacked, see here: Orkut account
    hacked / How to get back hacked Account / Orkut Account taken over by

    Advanced Solution:-

    Open your Host file with notepad

    Windows 95/98/Me --> c:windowshosts

    Windows NT/2000/XP Pro --> c:winntsystem32driversetchosts

    Windows XP Home --> c:windowssystem32driversetchosts

    Windows 7 –-> C:windowssystem32driversetchosts

    Add this code at the end

    All Clear: The site was hosted on Hostgator. It is now
    down due to complaint. So the script wont work anyomre. So... Happy
    Orkuting again !

    Muhtar Kent-CEO of CoCa-CoLa

    Muhtar Kent

    Muhtar Kent
     (born in 1952), is a Turkish American businessman, who is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Coca-Cola Company. He was appointed to assume the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company in 2008.
    Muhtar Kent

    Muhtar Kent at the World Economic Forum
    BornMuhtar A. Kent
    New York CityU.S.A.
    EducationCass Business School of City University, London
    OccupationChairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company


      [edit]Early life

      Muhtar Kent was born 1952 in New York City, New YorkUSA where his father, Necdet Kent, was the Turkish consul-general (the elder Kent has been called "the Turkish Schindler" for having risked his life to save Jews during World War II). After completing high school at Tarsus American College in MersinTurkey in 1971, Muhtar Kent went to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Hull; he graduated in 1978 from the Department of Economics. Subsequently, Kent enrolled in the graduate program in administrative sciences at the City University, London and earned a master's degree in business administration from the Cass Business School of that university.
      Muhtar Kent returned then to Turkey for active military duty. Following his military service, he returned with a thousand dollars in his pocket to the United States, where he lived with his uncle in New York city.

      [edit]Professional career

      Muhtar Kent found a job at The Coca-Cola Company through a newspaper ad. He toured the country in trucks to sell Coca-Cola, and thereby learned its distributionmarketing and logistics systems.
      In 1985, he was promoted to the general manager position of Coca-Cola Turkey and Central Asia, and transferred the headquarters of the company from Izmir to Istanbul. Three years later, he was appointed vice president of Coca-Cola International, responsible for 23 countries in a region from the Alps to the Himalayas. Living in ViennaAustria, he served at this post until 1995.
      From 1989 to 1995, he served as president of the Company’s East Central Europe Division during which he was responsible for 23 countries.
      Promoted further, Muhtar Kent became in 1995 managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil-Europe. In two years, he increased the turnover of the company about 50%, which covered bottling operations in 12 European countries.
      In 1999, he left the Coca-Cola Company after 20 years of service. Returning to Turkey, Muhtar Kent assumed the post of top executive ofEfes Beverage Group at Anadolu Group, the largest local shareholder of the Coca-Cola franchise in Turkey and one of Europe's largest international beverage businesses. He extended the company's territory from the Adriatic to China.
      In May 2005, he rejoined Coca-Cola after almost 6 years and was appointed president and chief operating officer of the company’s North AsiaEurasia and Middle East Group, a position reporting directly to chairman and chief executive officer Neville Isdell. Muhtar Kent's rise continued and he was promoted in January 2006, the newly-created position of president of International Operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for all operations outside of North America, and all group presidents outside of North America reported to him.
      His successful career took him finally to the summit of the Coca-Cola Company, which named him chairman and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2008.[1]
      He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.


      While CEO of Coca-Cola in 2008, Muhtar Kent's earnings totalled $19,628,585, which included a base salary of $1,100,000, a cash bonus of $4,500,000, stocks granted of $2,999,975, and options granted of $10,280,428.[2]

      [edit]Personal life

      He is married to Defne Kent, daughter of an internationally renowned Turkish jurist Prof. İlhan Lütem. The couple has two children, Selin and Cem, both live in New York City. Muhtar Kent is, by his mother Sevim, a descendant of the Madra family from the Turkish town of Ayvalık, which is located on the Aegean coast. He is a member of Galatasaray Sports Club.[3]


      In November 2005, the New York based American Sephardi Federation and The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation honored his father Necdet Kent with a posthumous recognition for saving the life of Jews during his duty as the Turkish deputy consul-general in Marseille,France in World War II. Muhtar Kent received the award for his father, who died in 2002.[4] Muhtar Kent discussed his father's efforts on theCharlie Rose show on June 9, 2009

      Sunil Mittal-CEO of Bharti group

      Sunil Mittal

      Sunil Bharti Mittal

      Sunil Bharti Mittal at the World Economic Forumin Davos, 2007
      Born23 October 1957 (age 52)
      ResidenceSouth Delhi, India
      Alma materPunjab University[1]
      OccupationChairman & MD of
      Bharti Enterprises
      Net worthUS$7.8 billion (2010)[2]
      Sunil Bharti Mittal (born 23 October 1957) is an Indian telecom mogulphilanthropist and the founder, chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises. The US$7.2 billion turnover company runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service. He is the son of Sat Paul (former MP) and Lalita.[1]
      In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honor.[4]


      [edit]Early life

      Sunil Mittal, was born in LudhianaPunjab, India. His father, Sat Paul Mittal had been the Member of Parliament (M.P) from Ludhiana.He attended Scindia School at Gwalior and He graduated in 1979 from Punjab University, Chandigarh, with a Bachelor of Arts and Science.[5]His father died of cardiac arrest in 1992.[1]

      [edit]Bharti group

      Mittal built the Bharti group along with his brothers Rakesh and Rajan,[1] becoming India's largest mobile phone operator in just ten years. The UK-based telecommunications company,Vodafone and Singapore's SingTel both own stakes in the recently renamed flagship companyBharti Airtel. The group also has partnerships with Axa for insurance and with the Rothschild family. Airtel now serves over 110 million Indian customers — becoming the largest telecom operator in India.
      Sunil Bharti Mittal (left) with James J. Schiro and Angela Merkel

      [edit]Entrepreneurial ventures

      A first generation entrepreneur, Mittal started his first business in April 1976[6] at the age of 18, with a capital investment of Rs 20,000 (U$500) borrowed from his father. His first business was to make crankshafts for local bicycle manufacturers.[7]
      In 1980 he sold his bicycle parts and yarn factories and moved to Mumbai.[7]
      In 1981, he purchased importing licences from exporting companies in Punjab.[6] He then imported thousands of Suzuki Motors's portable electric-power generators from Japan. The importing of generators was suddenly banned by the then Indian Government and just two licences to manufacture generators in India were issued to two companies.
      In 1984, he started assembling push-button phones in India[6] replacing the old fashioned, bulky rotary phones that were in use in the country then. Bharti Telecom Limited (BTL) was incorporated and entered into a technical tie up with Siemens AG of Germany for manufacture of electronic push button phones. By the early 1990s, Mittal was making fax machines, cordless phones and other telecom gear. Mittal says, "In 1983, the government imposed a ban on the import of gensets. I was out of business overnight. Everything I was doing came to a screeching halt. I was in trouble. The question then was: what should I do next? Then, opportunity came calling. While in Taiwan, I noticed the popularity of the push-button phone -- something which India hadn't seen then. We were still using those rotary dials with no speed dials or redials. I sensed my chance and embraced the telecom business. I started marketing telephones, answering/fax machines under the brand name Beetel and the company picked up really fast."[1]
      In 1992, he successfully bid for one of the four mobile phone network licences auctioned in India.[1] One of the conditions for the Delhi cellular license was that the bidder have some experience as a telecom operator. So, Mittal clinched a deal with the French telecom group Vivendi.
      He was one of the first Indian entrepreneurs to identify the mobile telecom business as a major growth area. His plans were finally approved by the Government in 1994[6] and he launched services in Delhi in 1995, when Bharti Cellular Limited (BCL) was formed to offer cellular services under the brand name AirTel. Within a few years Bharti became the first telecom company to cross the 2-million mobile subscriber mark. Bharti also brought down the STD/ISD cellular rates in India under brand name 'Indiaone'.[6] IndiaOne was India’s first private national as well as the international long-distance service provider, and, thus, became a major factor in Bharti's success by providing services cheaply.
      In November 2006, he struck a joint venture deal with Wal-Mart, the US retail giant, to start a number of retail stores across India.
      In July 2006, he attracted many key executives from Reliance ADAG, NIS Sparta and created Bharti Comtel.
      In May 2008, it emerged that Sunil Bharti Mittal was exploring the possibility of buying the MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company with coverage in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle EastThe Financial Times reported that Bharti was considering offering US$45 billion for a 100% stake in MTN, which would be the largest overseas acquisition ever by an Indian firm. However, both sides emphasize the tentative nature of the talks, while The Economist magazine noted, "If anything, Bharti would be marrying up," as MTN has more subscribers, higher revenues and broader geographic coverage.[8] However, the talks fell apart as MTN group tried to reverse the negotiations by making Bharti almost a subsidiary of the new company.[3]
      In May 2009, Bharti Airtel again confirmed that he was in talks with MTN and companies agreed to discuss the potential transaction exclusively by 31 July 2009. Bharti Airtel said in a statement "Bharti Airtel Ltd is pleased to announce that it has renewed its effort for a significant partnership with MTN Group".
      Talks eventually ended without agreement, some sources stating that this was due to opposition from the South African government.[9]

      [edit]Personal life

      Mittal resides in Delhi. He is married and has three children. He is superstitious about the number 23, as he was born on the 23rd and also got married on the 23rd day of the month.[10] He also stops eating meat before any big venture.[10]


      He is opening a football academy in Haryana or Goa to help India send a team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[5]
      Mittal has also been working towards educating India through the Bharti Foundation. The foundation has established over 200 schools and libraries in India, as well as providing scholarships for college students. For his work with the foundation Barron's named Mittal number 16 on its 2009 list of the world's top 25 philanthropists.[11]