Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

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AaronW writes Engineers at Stanford University have developed an ultrathin, multilayered, nanophotonic material that not only reflects heat away from buildings yet moreover directs internal heat away using a system called “photonic radiative cooling.” The coating is capable of reflecting away 97% of incoming sunlight & when combined with the photonic radiative cooling system it[…]

Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

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An anonymous reader is one of many to send word that the European Parliament has voted 384 to 174 in favor of unbundling search engines from other commercial services in order to ensure competition. “The European Parliament has voted in favor of breaking Google up, as a solution to complaints that it favors is own[…]

Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

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mrspoonsi writes Kim Dotcom, the founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, has declared himself “broke”. The entrepreneur said he had spent $10m (£6.4m) on legal costs since being arrested in New Zealand in 2012 & accused of internet piracy. Mr Dotcom had employed a local law firm to fight the US’s attempt to extradite[…]

Behind Apple’s Sapphire Screen Debacle

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Frankie70 (803801) writes Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of iPhone 6’s selling point. But the iPhone 6 was released without the sapphire screen. GT Advanced Technologies, the small company chosen to supply Apple with enormous quantities of cheap sapphire, declared bankruptcy a month later. Recent documents from[…]

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Credit For News Site Hacking

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New submitter ddtmm writes The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming responsibility for the hacking of multiple news websites, including CBC News. Some users trying to access the CBC website reported seeing a pop-up message reading: “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).” It appears the hack targeted a network used by many news[…]

Apple and Amazon Launch Black Friday Price War

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An anonymous reader writes Forbes magazine points out that tablet computers are receiving some of the biggest discounts for this year’s day-after-Thanksgiving sales. “With slowing growth in the tablet market & an increasing array of choices, some of the strongest bargains will come in that sector,” they report, noting that Target is giving away a[…]

Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

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An anonymous reader writes Last week, Riecoin – a project that doubles as decentralized virtual currency & a distributed computing system — quietly broke the record for the largest prime number sextuplet. This happened on November 17, 2014 at 19:50 GMT & the calculation took only 70 minutes using the massive distributed computing power of[…]

Edsac Goes Live, At UK’s National Museum of Computing

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Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes “Britain’s National Museum of Computing has flipped the switch on the venerable Edsac computer. The arduous task of reconstructing the 1949 behemoth, fraught with little in terms of the original hardware or documentation, was brought to fruition on Wednesday. As project lead, Andrew Herbert, is quoted as saying, “We face the[…]

Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

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A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek approximately approximately their products & the science of food. Below you’ll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View Source

Uber’s Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

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Zothecula writes Security researcher GironSec has pulled Uber’s Android app apart & discovered that it’s sending a huge amount of personal data back to base – including your call logs, what apps you’ve received installed, whether your phone is vulnerable to certain malware, whether your phone is rooted, & your SMS & MMS logs, which[…]

Google Told To Expand Right To Be Forgotten

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mpicpp writes with this news from the BBC: Google is under fresh pressure to expand the ‘right to be forgotten’ to its international .com search tool. A panel of EU data protection watchdogs said the move was necessary to prevent the law from being circumvented. Google currently de-lists results that appear in the European versions[…]

Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

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jones_supa writes Windows Media Player is going to become a more useful media player for those who want to play geeky file formats. Microsoft has earlier confirmed that Windows 10 will come with native support for Matroska Video, yet the company now talks approximately moreover adding FLAC support. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul posted a teaser screenshot[…]

Wikipedia’s "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

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HughPickens.com writes Brian Fung writes in the Washington Post that Wikipedia has been a little hesitant to weigh in on net neutrality, the idea that all Web traffic should be treated equally by Internet service providers such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable. That’s because the folks behind Wikipedia actually see a non-neutral Internet as[…]

Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

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hcs_$reboot writes Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on Saturday, 8 March 2014, while flying from Malaysia to Beijing with 239 people on board. And 8 months later, after millions of dollars invested in a gigantic search operation, there is still no sign of the aircraft. Now, Australia is developing a new model to predict where[…]

UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

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An anonymous reader writes The UK’s Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey today revealed a new scheme where undergraduates will be able to avoid student fees & student loans by working for companies for three years whilst simultaneously undertaking academic studies with participating universities, resulting in a degree at the end of their successful involvement in[…]

BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

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An anonymous reader writes This weekend both BT & Sky implemented the new changes, making it harder for their subscribers to reach these sites. Interestingly, however, BT appears to have gone above & beyond the court order, limiting access to various other sites as well. Over the past several days TorrentFreak has received reports from[…]

Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

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Lucas123 writes An industry consortium made up by leading complex disk drive manufacturers shows they expect the areal density of platters to reach 10 terabits per square inch by 2025, which is more than 10 times what it is today. At that density, complex disk drives could conceivably hold up to 100TB of data. Key[…]

Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We’ve Ever Seen

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Lasrick writes After four decades of confining Ebola outbreaks to small areas, experts acknowledged in an October 9 New England Journal of Medicine article that “we were wrong” approximately the scope of the current situation. At the present transmission rate, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa doubles every two to three weeks. Early[…]

Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

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kwelch007 writes I run a network for a company that does manufacturing primarily in a clean-room. We have many systems in place that track countless aspects of every step. However, we do not have systems in place to identify the specific user performing the step. I could do this easily, yet asking users to input[…]

#1337day Slider Revolution/Showbiz Pro Shell Upload Exploit [webapps #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

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An anonymous reader writes A malfunction in electronic voting machines in Saline County, Kansas, left over 5,000 votes uncounted. That’s roughly one-third of the votes cast. Counting those 5,207 votes didn’t alter any outcomes in this case however. “That’s a huge difference,” county Chairman Randy Duncan said when notified by the Journal of the error.[…]

Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

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Taco Cowboy points out a new study that shows it is possible to figure out the IP address of someone who pays for transactions anonymously online using bitcoins. “The Bitcoin system is not managed by a central authority, yet relies on a peer-to-peer network on the Internet. Anyone can join the network as a user[…]

BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

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mpicpp points out that BlackBerry is hoping to obtain iPhone owners to switch to Passport smartphones by promising up to $550 to trade in their phones. “The promotion, which starts Monday, promises as much as $550 to iPhone owners who trade in their handsets in favor of BlackBerry’s Passport. The actual trade-in value depends on[…]

Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

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wbr1 writes Apparently the pit pattern on a blu-ray disk is tremendous at helping trap photons, rather than reflecting them. Applying this pattern to the glass in a solar panel can boost efficiency by 22%. Researchers at Northwestern tested this system with Jackie Chan discs. From the article: “To increase the efficiency of a solar[…]

Fly With the Brooklyn Aerodrome (Video)

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A bit of housing insulation material, a battery, a motor & propellor, a radio receiver & transmitter, & servos to control the motor & a pair of ailerons, & you’re ready to fly the Brooklyn Aerodrome way. This isn’t a tiny radio-controlled paper airplane, yet a huge bruiser with a 1:1 power to weight ratio[…]

#1337day Pandora FMS SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [remote #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Android SMS Resend Vulnerability CVE-2014-8610 [remote #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Android Settings Pendingintent Leak Vulnerability CVE-2014-8609 [remote #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Android WAPPushManager SQL Injection Vulnerability CVE-2014-8507 [remote #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day xEpan 1.0.1 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Device42 DCIM Appliance Manager Traceroute Command Injection Exploit [remote #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Device42 DCIM Appliance Manager Ping Command Injection Exploit [remote #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

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An anonymous reader writes From the release page: Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, & improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation, & a variety of other devices. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View Source

#1337day Elipse E3 HTTP Denial of Service Exploit CVE: 2014-8652 [dos #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Mini-stream RM-MP3 Converter 3.1.2.1.2010.03.30 (.wax) SEH Buffer Overflow [#0day #Exploit]

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Was Microsoft Forced To Pay $136M In Back Taxes In China?

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itwbennett writes China’s state-controlled Xinhua News Agency said on Sunday that an unnamed international company was forced to pay 840 million yuan ($136 million) in back taxes, as part of a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion. The Xinhua article simply referred to it as the “M company,” describing it as a top 500 global[…]

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

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Bennett Haselton writes A judge rules that a county has to turn over the IP addresses that were used to access a county mayor’s Dropbox account, stating that there is no valid security-related reason why the IP addresses should be exempt from a public records request. I think the judge’s conclusion approximately IP addresses was[…]

WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

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Zothecula writes: Scotland’s Albatern is putting a new, modular spin on renewable energy generation. WaveNET is a scalable array of floating “Squid” generator units that harvest wave energy as their buoyant arms rise & fall with the motion of the waves. Each Squid can link up to as many as three others, effectively creating a[…]

Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

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An anonymous reader writes: A team of hackers is collaborating with military & industry groups to develop cyber security defenses for commercially available cars, in response to a growing threat from criminals & terrorists. In the U.K., hackers are now responsible for a third of car thefts in London & there are fears that while[…]

Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

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An anonymous reader writes: It’s no secret that prosecutors usually throw every charge they can at an alleged criminal, yet the case of Aaron Swartz brought to light how poorly-written computer abuse laws lend themselves to this practice. Now, another perfect example has resolved itself: a hacker with ties to Anonymous was recently threatened with[…]

Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

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itwbennett writes: In a post last week, Quartz ranked the most valuable programming skills, based on job listing data from Burning Glass & the Brookings Institution. Ruby on Rails came out on top, with an average salary of $109,460. And that may have been true in the first quarter of 2013 when the data was[…]

Pandora FMS SQL Injection Remote Code Execution

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This Metasploit module attempts to exploit multiple issues in order to gain remote code execution under Pandora FMS versions equal to & prior to 5.0 SP2. First, an attempt to authenticate using default credentials is performed. If this method fails, a SQL injection vulnerability is leveraged in order to extract the “Auto Login” password hash.[…]

xEpan 1.0.1 Cross Site Request Forgery

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xEpan version 1.0.1 suffers from a cross site request forgery vulnerability. View Source

Android WAPPushManager SQL Injection

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Android versions prior to 5.0 suffer from a remote SQL injection vulnerability in the opt module WAPPushManager. View Source

Android SMS Resend

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Android versions prior to 5.0 allow an unprivileged application the ability to resend all the SMS’s stored in the users phone. View Source

Android Settings Pendingintent Leak

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In Android versions prior to 5.0 & possibly greater than & equal to 4.0, Settings application leaks Pendingintent with a blank base intent (neither the component nor the action is explicitly set) to third party applications. Due to this, a malicious app can use this to broadcast intent with the same permissions & identity of[…]

Device42 Embedded Credentials

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Device42 DCIM Appliance Manager versions 5.10 & 6.0 have hardcoded credentials & moreover suffer from remote command injection vulnerabilities. View Source

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

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McGruber writes: Fired HP CEO & failed Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is “actively exploring a 2016 presidential run.” Fiorina has been “talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers, courting grass-roots activists in early caucus & primary states, & planning trips to Iowa & New Hampshire starting next week.” Read more of this story[…]

Canada’s Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

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Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada’s VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an absorbing new twist in a story we’ve[…]

LHC’s ‘Heart’ Starts Pumping Protons Before Restart

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astroengine writes: While on its long road to restart, yet another milestone was reached at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) over the weekend. Protons were generated by the LHC’s source & blasted through a “daisy-chain” of smaller accelerators before being intentionally smashed into a metaphorical brick wall. The particle beam didn’t reach the LHC’s famous[…]

Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

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mpicpp sends this report from the Houston Chronicle: “Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it had reached a settlement with Sony Computer Entertainment America, the U.S.-based[…]

Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

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An anonymous reader writes: I live in a relatively large college town that’s within effortless driving distance of several major metropolitan centers. In many ways, the infrastructure around here is top-notch. The major exception is the electrical grid. Lightning storm? Power outage. Heavy winds? Power outage. Lots of rain? Power outage. Some areas around town[…]

NSF Commits $16M To Build Cloud-Based and Data-Intensive Supercomputers

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aarondubrow writes: As supercomputing becomes central to the work & progress of researchers in all fields, new kinds of computing resources & more inclusive modes of interaction are required. The National Science Foundation announced $16M in awards to support two new supercomputing acquisitions for the open science community. The systems — “Bridges” at the Pittsburgh[…]

New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

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Advocatus Diaboli sends word of a new release of documents made available by Edward Snowden. The documents show British intelligence agency GCHQ had a deep partnership with telecommunications company Cable & Wireless (acquired after by Vodafone). The company allowed GCHQ to tap submarine cables around the world, & was paid millions of British pounds as[…]

ISS’s 3-D Printer Creates Its First Object In Space

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An anonymous reader writes: NASA reports that the 3-D printer now installed on the International Space Station has finally finished its first creation. After it was installed on November 17th & calibrated over the next week, ground control sent it instructions yesterday to build a faceplate for the extruder’s own casing. The process was mostly[…]

Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

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storagedude writes: With LTO media sales down by 50% in the last six years, is the end near for tape? With such a large installed base, it may not be imminent, yet the time is coming when vendors will find it increasingly difficult to justify continued investment in tape technology, writes Henry Newman at Enterprise[…]

The People Who Are Branding Vulnerabilities

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antdude points out a story at ZDNet approximately how the naming of security vulnerabilities & exploits has evolved into branding & awareness campaigns. Heartbleed set the trend early this year, having a distinct name & logo to represent a serious security problem. It seemed to work; the underlying bug received massive exposure, even in the[…]

#1337day Mozilla Firefox 3.6 mChannel Use-After-Free Vulnerability [remote #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day All-in-One WP Migration 2.0.2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day FluxBB 1.5.6 SQL Injection Exploit [webapps #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day Linux Kernel libfutex Local Root for RHEL/CentOS 7.0.1406 Exploit [remote #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day crea8social 1.3 – Stored XSS Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

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An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today unveiled some of the new search features coming to Firefox. The company says the new additions are “coming shortly to a Firefox near you” yet didn’t donate a more specific timeline. The news comes less than a week after Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to replace Google as[…]

#1337day Arris VAP2500 Authentication Bypass Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Network Camera TV-IP422WN Stack BoF [dos #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day WordPress Google Document Embedder 2.5.14 SQL Injection Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

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anavictoriasaavedra sends this quote from Wired: “Eccentric billionaires are tough to impress, so their minions must always think huge when handed vague assignments. Ross Perot’s staffers did just that in 2006, when their boss declared that he wanted to decorate his Plano, Texas, headquarters with relics from computing history. Aware that a few measly Apple[…]

Samsung Shows ‘Eye Mouse’ For People With Disabilities

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Samsung today announced a project among a group of its engineers to build an input device that allows people with limited mobility to operate a computer through eye movement alone. The EYECAN+ is a rectangular box that needs to be located roughly 60-70cm away from a user’s face. Once calibrated, it will superimpose a multifunction[…]

About 40% of World Population Online, 90% of Offliners In Developing Countries

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New submitter lx76 writes: The International Telecommunications Union does research on telecommunications in society worldwide, from cellphones to internet use. Since 2009, on a yearly basis, they’ve released their research findings in a report called the Measuring Information Society Report. This year’s report is over 200 pages long, illustrated with abundant graphs & tables (PDF).[…]

How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

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itwbennett writes: For too long, it looked like SSD capacity would always lag well behind complex disk drives, which were pushing into the 6TB & 8TB territory while SSDs were primarily 256GB to 512GB. That seems to be ending. In September, Samsung announced a 3.2TB SSD drive. And during an investor webcast last week, Intel[…]

A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

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Dan Mcculley, the interviewee in this video, works for Intel & claims they have “about 140″ projects going on inside their fabs & factories, of which the Smart Toolbox is yet one, & it’s one some technicians came up with because Intel workers lose something like $35,000 worth of tools every year. This project is[…]

NASA To Deploy Four Spacecraft To Study Magnetic Reconnection

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Zothecula writes: NASA has released a video depicting the initial deployment of an undertaking designed to study a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection. “Reconnection happens when magnetic field lines explosively realign & release massive bursts of energy, while hurling particles out at nearly the speed of light in all directions. Magnetic reconnection powers eruptions on[…]

The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

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rossgneumann writes: Terry Davis, a schizophrenic programmer, has spent 10 years building an operating system to talk to God. He’s done this work because God told him to. According to the TempleOS charter, it is “God’s official temple. Just like Solomon’s temple, this is a community focal point where offerings are made & God’s oracle[…]

#1337day phpMyRecipes 1.2.2 SQL Injection Exploit [webapps #exploits #0day #Exploit]

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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

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reifman writes Upstart social networking startup Ello burst on the scene in September with promises of a utopian, post-Facebook platform that respected user’s privacy. I was surprised to see so many public figures & media entities jump on board — mainly because of what Ello isn’t. It isn’t an open source, decentralized social networking technology.[…]

Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

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An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the world’s fastest growing eSports, yet the community has been rocked by scandal in the last week, with several top players being banned by Valve for using various hacking tools to improve their performance. With the huge Dreamhack Winter tournament taking place this weekend, the[…]

Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can’t Cure Climate Change

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_Sharp’r_ writes Two Standford PhDs, Ross Koningstein & David Fork, worked for Google on the RE<C project to figure out how to make renewables cheaper than coal & solve climate change. After four years of study they gave up, determining “Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.” As a result,[…]

Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

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concertina226 writes Kim Dotcom has spoken out approximately his long battle over copyright with the U.S. government & his regrets approximately the events that have led to his arrest ahead of his bail breach hearing on Thursday that could see him return to jail in New Zealand. “Would I have done things differently? Of course.[…]

TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Network Camera TV-IP422WN Buffer Overflow

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The TRENDnet UltraCam ActiveX Control UltraCamX.ocx suffers from a stack buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing large amount of bytes to several functions in UltraCamLib, resulting in memory corruption overwriting several registers including the SEH. An attacker can gain access to the system of the affected node & execute arbitrary code. Versions TV-IP422WN & TV-IP422W are[…]

libFLAC 1.3.0 Stack Overflow / Heap Overflow / Code Execution

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The libFLAC project, an open source library implementing reference encoders & decoders for native FLAC & Ogg FLAC audio content, suffers from multiple implementation issues. In particular, a stack overflow & a heap overflow condition, which may result in arbitrary code execution, can be triggered by passing a maliciously crafted .flac file to the libFLAC[…]

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 mChannel Use-After-Free

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6 is prone to a use-after-free vulnerability in OBJECT mChannel that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. View Source

Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

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An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from The Guardian: “Internet companies are allowing their networks to be used to plot “murder & mayhem”, David Cameron has said in response to the official inquiry into the intelligence agencies’ actions ahead of the killing of Lee Rigby. He demanded that internet companies live up to their[…]

Docker Privilege Escalation

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Docker versions prior to 1.3.2 suffer from privilege & container escalation vulnerabilities. View Source

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2417-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice 2417-1 – Nadav Amit reported that the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) mishandles noncanonical addresses when emulating instructions that alter the rip (Instruction Pointer). A guest user with access to I/O or the MMIO can use this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) of the guest. A flaw was discovered[…]

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2421-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice 2421-1 – A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel’s KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) subsystem handles the CR4 control register at VM entry on Intel processors. A local host OS user can exploit this to cause a denial of service (kill arbitrary processes, or system disruption) by leveraging /dev/kvm access. Don[…]

"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

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HughPickens.com writes Jason Kane reports at PBS that emergency treatments delivered in ambulances that offer “Advanced Life Support” for cardiac arrest may be linked to more death, comas & brain damage than those providing “Basic Life Support.” “They’re taking a lot of time in the field to perform interventions that don’t seem to be as[…]

Conglomerate Rock From Mars: (Much) More Precious Than Gold

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An anonymous reader writes It’s the oldest rock on Earth–and it’s from Mars. A 4.4-billion-year-old martian meteorite, found in a dozen pieces in the western Sahara, has ignited a frenzy among collectors & scientists; prices have reached $10,000 a gram, & museums & universities are vying for slivers of it. It is the only known[…]

Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn’t Really Exist

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Beeftopia sends this excerpt from an article at BusinessWeek: “There’s no evidence of any way, shape, or form that there’s a shortage in the conventional sense,” says Hal Salzman, a professor of planning & public policy at Rutgers University. “They may not be able to find them at the price they want. But I’m not[…]

Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

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MojoKid writes: It appears that Sony Pictures has become the victim of a massive ransomware hack, which has resulted in the company basically shutting down its IT infrastructure. According to an unnamed source, every computer in Sony’s New York Office, & every Sony Pictures office across the nation, bears an image from the hacker with[…]

Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers’ Private Chats

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itwbennett writes: Chat app maker Slack is hoping to make inroads in the enterprise with a new paid plan that will include an optional feature called Compliance Exports that will let administrators access their team’s communications, encompassing public & private messages. The tool is far-reaching, potentially including the edit history for workers’ messages as well[…]

Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

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snydeq writes: The programming world is swift proliferating with one-letter programming languages, many of which tackle specific problems in ways worthy of a cult following, writes InfoWorld’s Peter Wayner in this somewhat tongue-in-cheek roundup of the more absorbing entrants among this trend. “They’re all a bit out there, with the possible exception of C. …[…]

Here’s What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

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Nerval’s Lobster writes: If you took your cubicle, four wheels, powerful AI, & brought them all together in unholy matrimony, their offspring might look something like the self-driving future car created by design consultants IDEO. That’s not to say that every car on the road in 2030 will look like a mobile office, yet technology[…]

Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

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An anonymous reader writes: A grand jury in Missouri has decided there is no probable cause to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “A grand jury of nine whites & three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence. At least nine votes would have been[…]

How the Pentagon’s Robots Would Automate War

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rossgneumann writes: Pentagon officials are worried that the U.S. military is losing its edge compared to competitors like China, & are willing to explore almost anything to stay on top—including creating robots capable of becoming fighting machines. A 72-page document throws detailed light on the far-reaching implications of the Pentagon’s plan to monopolize imminent “transformational[…]

Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson’s

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hypnosec writes: Analogue, a theater/art group, has developed an interactive installation called “Transports,” powered by the Raspberry Pi, that lets you experience symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the illusion, a person’s mind is tricked into believing that his/her hand is the hand shown in a point-of-view video, & the motorized glove worn by the user[…]

Big IT Vendors Mostly Mum On Commercial Drone Plans

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Published on: November 24, 2014

alphadogg writes: Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very complex line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for huge enterprise IT vendors, it’s really complex to tell what they think because they’re keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush. More consumer oriented companies[…]

Regin Malware In EU Attack Linked To US and British Intelligence Agencies

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Advocatus Diaboli writes The Regin malware, whose existence was first reported by the security firm Symantec on Sunday, is among the most sophisticated ever discovered by researchers. Symantec compared Regin to Stuxnet, a state-sponsored malware program developed by the U.S. & Israel to sabotage computers at an Iranian nuclear facility. Sources familiar with internal investigations[…]

AIEngine 1.0

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AIEngine is a packet inspection engine with capabilities of learning without any human intervention. It helps network/security professionals to identify traffic & develop signatures for use them on NIDS, Firewalls, Traffic classifiers & so on. View Source

#1337day Atrax Botnet Shell Upload Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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#1337day iBanking botnet Shell Upload Vulnerability [webapps #exploits #Vulnerability #0day #Exploit]

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