GIGABYTE Aurora 570 black tower ATX case

Gigabyte entered the PC chassis market with the beautiful and very successful 3D Aurora . Loaded with cool features and unique design elements, the Aurora was an impressive first-effort from a company better known as a motherboard manufacturer. Up for review this time out, we have the second generation Aurora chassis that Gigabyte has dubbed the 570. Gigabyte designers seem to subscribe to the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as the basic design was left intact. The 570 has a few cosmetic changes to give it a slightly more aggressive stance and a bit more user convenience. Let’s take a look at the new 570 and see what’s new and what’s not.


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When building a computer system, one of the most difficult decisions for most people is which case to put all the goodies into. With many hundreds of choices and more coming on the market weekly, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. While most enthusiasts would put good cooling performance at the top of their list of desirable features, price will enter the equation at some point. So wouldn’t it be nice if there were a chassis that had great cooling and a budget price, too? Well, with their 188A mid-tower case, Xclio may make case selection a bit easier for the builder on a budget. Let’s see how much performance, features and aesthetic appeal they’ve managed to pack into the 188A.


Just one day after discovering Google’s Firefox toolbar could be exploited in an attack, a similar flaw has been discovered in Google Desktop.

Just one day after a security researcher showed how Google Inc.’s Firefox toolbar could be exploited in an online attack, a similar flaw has been discovered in the Google Desktop.

On Thursday, Google hacker Robert Hansen posted proof of concept details showing how attackers could use Google Desktop to launch software that had already been installed on the victim’s computer.

The attack is hard to pull off and could not necessarily be used to install unauthorized software on the victim’s PC, but it does illustrate the kind of security issues that arise with Web-based applications, said Hansen, the CEO of Web security consultancy, and a contributor to the Web site.

“When you have third parties writing code that interacts with your browser, it inherently breaks the browser security model,” he said.

To exploit Hansen’s Google Desktop vulnerability, an attacker would first have to launch a successful “man-in-the-middle” attack, somehow placing himself between the victim and Google’s servers. This could by done by tricking the victim into logging onto a malicious wireless network, Hansen said.

Once this was done, the hacker could launch Hansen’s attack by changing the Web pages being delivered to the victim’s PC. By returning Web pages that have been doctored with new JavaScript code, the victim could be tricked into clicking onto a malicious link, Hansen said. “When they actually click that mouse button, they’re not clicking on the Web page, they’re clicking on a link to Google Desktop that actually runs code, ” he said.

The steps Hansen took to pull off the attack are complex because of the security features that Google has built into its software, he added. “What I’ve done is combine a lot of different attacks that Google desperately tries to prevent.”

On Wednesday researcher Christopher Soghoian showed how a man-in-the-middle attack could be used to install malicious software on computers that used a variety of popular Firefox add-ons, including the toolbars from Google, Yahoo Inc., and AOL LLC.

Hansen has posted a video showing how this attack could be used to launch Windows HyperTerminal. But it could be used to launch virtually any application that has already been installed on the PC, he said.

This is not the first bug in Google Desktop. In February, engineers at Watchfire Corp. showed how a flaw in the program’s Advanced Search Feature could be used to gain access to data or even run unauthorized software on a victim’s computer.

Two days after the Watchfire bug was disclosed, Hansen himself showed how attackers could steal information from Google Desktop users using what is called an anti-DNS (Domain Name System) pinning attack.

Google was not immediately available to comment for this story.