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05/24/13 08:57 Google plans to beef up its SSL encryption keys (www.pcworld.com)
"We will begin switching to the new 2048-bit certificates on August 1st, to ensure adequate time for a careful rollout before the end of the year,"
05/24/13 07:50 Google Abandons Open Standards for Instant Messaging (www.eff.org)
05/24/13 07:50 FiOS customer discovers the limits of “unlimited” dat (arstechnica.com)
Average 50TB a month—30,000 percent higher than average—and Verizon will call.
05/24/13 07:44 Sears Is Turning Shuttered Stores Into Data Centers (tech.slashdot.org)
05/24/13 07:42 Android Malware Intercepts Text Messages, Forwards To Criminals (it.slashdot.org)
meaning they must be deliberately installed onto an Android device by a careless user
05/24/13 07:40 “Should we just play Chopsticks?” (abcnews.go.com)
05/24/13 07:39 Meet the 23-Ton X-Wing, the World's Largest Lego Model (idle.slashdot.org)
05/24/13 07:38 Twitter's New Money-Making Plan: Lead Generation (yro.slashdot.org)
creating a new kind of card that encourages you to give your contact information directly to people who want to sell you things
05/10/13 13:52 How the Onion Got Hacked (theonion.github.io)
05/10/13 08:08 YouTube Adds Paid Channel Subscriptions (www.wired.com)
Prices start at $.99 per month, paid via Google Wallet. Users get a 14-day free trial to channels, which are also discounted if you subscribe by the yea
05/10/13 08:08 International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux (www.extremetech.com)
the “dozens of laptops” will make the change to Debian 6. These laptops will join many other systems aboard the ISS that already run various flavors of Linux, such as RedHat and Scientific Linux.
05/10/13 08:00 Backlash begins against Adobe's subscription-only plan (www.computerworld.com)
And those thousands of customers were unhappy at Adobe for pushing them toward subscriptions. Very unhappy.
05/10/13 07:58 Half-Life 2 is now playable on Linux and gets official Oculus Rift support (www.geek.com)
The update happened late last night, but is by no means final
05/10/13 07:54 Next Tues fixes 33 Microsoft bugs (www.theregister.co.uk)
In all, next week's bucket of upgrades will address 33 bugs in a range of Redmond software. The flaws have been grouped into 10 sets of holes: two marked critical and eight important.
05/10/13 07:53 Global network of hackers steal $45m from ATMs (news.yahoo.com)
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, who called the theft "a massive 21st-century bank heist," announced the case Thursday in New York.
05/10/13 07:52 Google to make 2-factor authentication compulsory (www.itpro.co.uk)
Google said the firm is making aggressive changes to its login system, as he detailed in a five year plan.
05/09/13 08:40 WD Explains Its Windows-Only Software-Based SSHD Tech (hardware.slashdot.org)
making the SSHD look more like a highly integrated dual-drive solution than a single, standalone device
05/09/13 08:39 New Zealand Set To Prohibit Software Patents (tech.slashdot.org)
05/09/13 08:37 Spamhaus DDoS suspect extradited, faces Dutch court (www.zdnet.com)
The 35 year old suspect has been handed over to Dutch police by Spanish authorities, while the investigation into the attacks continues.
05/09/13 08:36 Name.com forces customers to reset passwords following security breach (www.computerworld.com)
Account passwords and credit card information were encrypted, the company claims
05/09/13 08:36 Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical IE8 zero-day exploit (www.zdnet.com)
Users running Internet Explorer 8 — an estimated 23 percent of all IE users — should update their systems with an out-of-band emergency patch to prevent a zero-day flaw.
05/08/13 15:33 Gotta love Facebook (arstechnica.com)
05/08/13 10:37 Hackers gain access to all .edu domains (www.h-online.com)
in which it claims to have briefly taken control of the university's domain, redirected email traffic, and obtained administrator access to all .edu domain
05/08/13 07:24 MICROSOFT SELLS 100 MILLION WINDOWS 8 LICENSES (www.digitaltrends.com)
In fact, Windows 8 is now on-pace with equaling Windows 7′s record as Microsoft’s fastest selling operating system
05/08/13 07:23 the Google Brain (www.wired.com)
There’s a theory that human intelligence stems from a single algorithm.
05/08/13 07:21 ‘New’ Demonoid D2.vu Quickly Shutdown For Hosting Malware (torrentfreak.com)
In July 2012 the popular semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a huge DDoS and hacker attack.
05/08/13 07:21 Spotify's nightmare realized (www.theverge.com)
Chrome extension allows MP3 download of any song
05/08/13 07:15 "Honeywords" plan to snare password thieves (www.h-online.com)
Of course the idea only works as long as the server where the hashes are stored doesn't also store information on which of the hashes is the actual user password.
05/08/13 07:13 Nginx 1.4.1 and 1.5.0 Released to Fix Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability (news.softpedia.com)
Nginx 1.4.1 and 1.5.0 have been released to address a security hole that could have been exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
05/08/13 07:12 Kim Dotcom's Mega working on encrypted email (www.itnews.com.au)
“You are all naked on the internet. I like to help you put some pants on.”
05/08/13 07:08 Google Glass gets software update (www.zdnet.com)
Google has pushed out a significant over the air update, called XE5, for its networked specs.
05/07/13 07:37 "WE'RE NOT GOING TO OFFER 1366 X 768. WE'VE KILLED THAT." (www.theverge.com)
Sony's new VAIO Fit lineup refines its entry-level laptops
05/07/13 07:34 Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back (www.theregister.co.uk)
But not the start menu.
05/07/13 07:33 Google Australia's office hacked by researchers (www.techradar.com)
Researchers from security firm Cylance found that the Building Control System for Google's Wharf 7 offices in Sydney were vulnerable for attack following a search on Shodan.
05/07/13 07:32 Malwarebytes launches a scan-and-backup service with a secure cloud (www.zdnet.com)
05/07/13 07:31 Malicious Flash Player Updates Hosted on Dropbox (news.softpedia.com)
05/06/13 19:29 Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only (slashdot.org)
anyone who wants an up-to-date version of Photoshop won't be able to buy it – they will have to pay $50 per month
05/06/13 19:27 BitTorrent Sees Sync Users Share Over 1PB of Data (hardware.slashdot.org)
05/06/13 11:24 Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years (www.technologyreview.com)
05/06/13 10:43 DHS Says OpUSA Will Mostly Consist of Nuisance-Level Attacks (news.softpedia.com)
05/06/13 10:41 Busting World’s Biggest Movie Pirates Made Piracy Worse (torrentfreak.com)
The group used a total of 15 video sources between September 2009 and September 2010, and a further 39 between then and the group’s demise in September 2011.
05/06/13 10:40 McAfee buys Finland firewall firm Stonesoft (phys.org)
05/06/13 10:30 ALLEGED SPYEYE DEVELOPER EXTRADITED TO U.S. (threatpost.com)
and Bendelladj is facing more than 30 counts related to the botnet and bank fraud
05/06/13 08:17 The First Fully 3D-Printed Gun Has Been Successfully Test-Fired (yro.slashdot.org)
05/06/13 07:52 Amazon leaks evidence of first smaller, cheaper Windows 8 tablet (www.infoworld.com)
Acer Iconia, an 8.1-inch tablet
05/06/13 07:50 Care needed when combining Exim and Dovecot (www.h-online.com)
. Setting the use_shell parameter in the Exim configuration – as suggested in documents such as the Dovecot wiki – creates a security hole
05/05/13 21:21 E! Twitter Account Hacked (variety.com)
Network sent an official tweet at 5:39 p.m. ET explaining the problem
05/05/13 21:20 Samsung Aims To Block Root Exploits And Tighten Up Security (www.androidpolice.com)
This feature helps prevent processes (like malware, exploits, or su) from changing a normal user to root (or system, etc.) user by using SETUID
05/05/13 21:19 Microsoft confirms exploit in Internet Explorer 8 (www.neowin.net)
People still using IE8 can simply upgrade to a more recent version of the browser to avoid this exploit.
05/05/13 21:19 Google bares Chrome's Trojan strategy with native-style packaged apps (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
Chrome OS's souped-up Web apps, is part of its strategy to turn any Internet-capable device into a Chromebook wannabe loyal to the company's ecosystem
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