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  • iOS 'Power' Bug Disguised As Text Could Also Crash iPads, Macs, And Apple Watches

    05/29/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 05/29/2015 | Rex Macadangdang
    The bug that causes an iPhone to collapse when it accepts a text message with a specific string of characters also affects other Apple products, such as iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches. A glitch within the central system common to all of Apple's iOS products that manages text messages causes the crash. When introduced with non-Latin special characters in a particular sequence, which includes Marathi, Arabic, and Chinese, the CoreText system chokes, pushing it to break down and terminate the whole operating system.Apple had informed several media outlets that the company is aware of the iMessage glitch and expect...
  • Apple Now Offers a Quick Fix for the iOS Messages Bug that Crashes iPhones

    05/29/2015 3:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 05/29/2015
    Apple instructs users on how to recover from a crash Softpedia was among the first to report a couple of days ago that a newly discovered iOS bug in the Messages app will crash or reboot any iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch device that receives a specially crafted text message.We have also told our users how to prevent their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch devices from getting crashed by the nasty Messages bug in the iOS 8 or later mobile operating system from Apple.On May 27, WSJ reported immediately after talking with Apple representatives that the Cupertino company is aware...
  • Adware makers turn their sights on OS X

    05/29/2015 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Betanews ^ | May 29, 2015 | By Ian Barker
    Hot on the heels of news that OS X topped the vulnerabilities charts in April comes Dr. Web's virus activity review for May which shows increasing quantities of adware and unwanted applications targeting the Apple operating system. The company reports several programs aimed at OS X that either install adware, install other applications or inject JavaScript code into webpages. Adware.Mac.InstallCore.1 cannot only install unwanted programs on the user's computer but also change the browser home page and the search engine used by default. The program incorporates debugging functions too -- once launched, it scans the system for the presence of...
  • Be Part of the First Mission to Pluto with the Free Interactive ‘Pluto Safari’ App

    05/29/2015 9:08:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on May 29, 2015 | Nancy Atkinson
    Check out the free Pluto Safari app now available from the developers that brought us the award winning astronomy app ‘SkySafari 4.’ It is available in both iOS and Android. The fully interactive Pluto Safari provides a countdown in time and distance for when New Horizons will reach Pluto on July 14, 2015. It will also give you the latest position of New Horizons and Pluto, providing 3-D views of the Solar System and the Pluto system, as well as 3-D models of the spacecraft. By using the Time Controls, you can run through the mission, backwards or forwards, to...
  • In Unix, what do some obscurely named commands stand for?

    05/29/2015 6:07:16 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    Indiana University Knowledge Base ^ | 12/31/2087 | author not cited
    In Unix, what do some obscurely named commands stand for? A list of some of the more obscurely named Unix commands follows: awkAho, Weinberger, and Kernighan The awk scripting language was named by its authors, Al Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan. For more, see What is awk, and how do I use it?grepGlobal regular expression print The grep command comes from the command used by the ed program (a simple and venerable Unix text editor) to print all lines matching a certain pattern: g/re/p For more, see What is grep, and how do I use it?fgrepFixed grep The...
  • Five Reasons to Use Linux

    05/29/2015 4:40:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 24 replies
    FOSSForce ^ | 28 May 2015 | Christine Hall
    I might be wrong, but I get the impression that my Windows friends — which would be most of the people I see on a daily basis — think of Linux as this incredibly geeky system from another planet. I think most of them don’t understand why I use it and why I don’t just stay in the known world — which to them would be Windows. Paradoxically, however, they do get why some folks use Macs.Quite simply, most of us use desktop Linux because it’s superior to all other brands, including Windows and OS X — even including Unix...
  • Five Reasons to Use Linux

    05/29/2015 3:37:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    FOSS Force ^ | 5/28/15 | Christine Hall
    I might be wrong, but I get the impression that my Windows friends — which would be most of the people I see on a daily basis — think of Linux as this incredibly geeky system from another planet. I think most of them don’t understand why I use it and why I don’t just stay in the known world — which to them would be Windows. Paradoxically, however, they do get why some folks use Macs.Quite simply, most of us use desktop Linux because it’s superior to all other brands, including Windows and OS X — even including Unix...
  • Appeals court scolds Apple monitor, but does not remove him

    05/28/2015 10:37:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | MAY 28, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT | by Jeff John Roberts
    Apple is outraged about the conduct of Michael Bromwich, who was assigned to investigate its antitrust practices. On Thursday, the iPhone maker got some vindication. A New York appeals court had harsh words for the lawyer assigned to monitor Apple’s compliance with an antitrust program, which was imposed on the company in the wake of a price-fixing conspiracy between Apple AAPL -0.14% and five book publishers. In a ruling published on Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the conduct of the monitor, Michael Bromwich, gave “pause” and was “the opposite of best practice” but nonetheless refused to...
  • oogle Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device

    05/28/2015 7:55:05 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    New Yoirk Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | CONOR DOUGHERTY
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has seen the future, and it is littered with cardboard boxes. At its Google I/O developer conference here on Thursday, the search giant announced several programs that aim to put its virtual reality viewer, called Cardboard, at the center of a growing online world in which people can use their smartphone and YouTube to watch videos rendered in 3-D.
  • VANITY QUESTION - Need Recommendation for Bluetooth Hands Free for Using iPhone in Car

    05/28/2015 6:51:28 PM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    Self | 5/28/15 | Scouter
    I need some advice. I want to get "hands free" use of my iPhone in my 2003 Honda Accord. It's a 32 GB iPhone 4, NOT 4s. The car has a "cigarette lighter" power source, but DOES NOT HAVE Aux In. I'd like to hear the phone over the car's speakers (AM/FM/CD) with NO Aux In. I don't care about playing music from my iPhone. If it comes with whatever I buy, that's fine, but I really only care about using the phone hands free. I would strongly prefer a solution that does not require anyone to install anything, beyond...
  • Following Apple partnership, IBM now offering employees Macs for the first time

    05/28/2015 11:23:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | May 28, 2015 | JORDAN KAHN
    Apple CEO Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty After inking a deal with Apple to push iOS devices and enterprise apps to its customers, IBM today started offering all employees Macs for the first time. We’ve seen the official IBM notice, and several IBM employees on Twitter are praising the decision after years of PC hell: John Collins (@johncollins2014) May 28, 2015 Benefits of #IBM #Apple partnership. Employees can now choose between MAC or PC. #betterwaytowork In a memo to employees, IBM notes that starting today all employees (not just some select developers like in the past) can...
  • Intelligent Robots: The coming jobs massacre and a more violent world

    05/28/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/27/2015 | John Lloyd
    The elephants in the room lumber about, undisturbed by politicians or people of vision. The hard issues of the economy are well known. Politicians, bureaucracies, CEOs and trade union leaders have dealt the the issues of productivity, unemployment, competition from east and west, the collapse of industries through the decades of the 20th, and now the 21st, centuries. Yet these are harder now. Intelligent systems, robotic manufacturing, driverless vehicles, online services, all carve deep into established trades. In the post-war decades, every time a new technology came along, the feared bonfire of jobs didn’t happen — or only briefly and...
  • MS Office 2013

    05/28/2015 6:54:07 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 36 replies
    my troubled mind | now | me
    My old computer died; my new computer came without any extras (I thought I would install them from my backups). Problem is, my Office 2013 came with my old computer and I bought the product key to activate it. So now I have the product key and no Office to activate. Where can I go to download it? Funny replies like "put it in the trash and go to the Apple store for a real computer" will get an appreciative chuckle, but not much more :)
  • Apple design head Jony Ive has DOUBLE the patents of Thomas Edison

    05/27/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 27, 2015, 11:03 AM | DRAKE BAER
    Thomas Edison is usually thought of as the greatest inventor ever, bringing the automatic telegraph, the phonograph, and alkaline battery into the world. His Menlo Park, New Jersey, lab was so productive that he promised "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." All together, he had 2,332 patents to his name. But according to Stephen Fry at the Telegraph, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive has been way more prolific than Edison. You — and your friends and family — live their lives surrounded by things his inventive hands have touched. The...
  • MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

    05/27/2015 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MAcWorld.com ^ | May 27, 2015 5:26 AM | Jeremy Kirk
    A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices. MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised. Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put $2 million into a fund to reimburse customers but admit no fault, which is customary in class-action settlements....
  • Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the time

    05/27/2015 4:52:27 PM PDT · by sopwith · 65 replies
    the guardian ^ | ‘Amazon’s Kindle shackles the user against sharing or even freely giving away or lending the book, | Richard Stallman
    In 1983, when I started the free software movement, malware was so rare that each case was shocking and scandalous. Now it’s normal. To be sure, I am not talking about viruses. Malware is the name for a program designed to mistreat its users. Viruses typically are malicious, but software products and software preinstalled in products can also be malicious – and often are, when not free/libre. In 1983, the software field had become dominated by proprietary (ie nonfree) programs, and users were forbidden to change or redistribute them. I developed the GNU operating system, which is often called Linux,...
  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

    05/27/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Visser
    Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpourings of support and, yes, a little bit of hate. The Westboro Baptist Church already stumbled over an attempted diss of the Irish referendum, mistakenly chastising the Ivory Coast instead. But when they tried to take on J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author had nothing but ire for the hate-mongers ..."I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged."...
  • Certain Text Message Can Cause iPhone to Crash

    05/27/2015 1:24:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    A nasty computer bug in Apple’s iOS allows anyone who sends an iPhone a certain text message — with specific Latin and Arabic characters — to shut it down. The worst part? You don’t even need to open the text message. Your device just needs to receive it. That means anyone can pull off this prank — and anyone whose mobile number is known by someone else is susceptible
  • My Library Has Changed the Title of Coulter's Book to "Offensive" (Update @# 51)

    05/27/2015 10:06:45 AM PDT · by lordpumblechook · 67 replies
    If you search the Loudoun County Public Library website for Ann's book, "!Adios, America!" you come up with NOTHING. No combination of those words will bring you to her book. Search by author brings you to her book, UNDER THE TITLE "OFFENSIVE" Curious, yes?
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • To steal a SSN (It's easier than you think!)

    05/27/2015 5:39:48 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 37 replies
    LinkedIn Timothy Martens ^ | May 20, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    What would you say if I told you I could get your Social Security Number if you gave me your name and birth date? And sometimes I don't even need your birth day. How easy is it? How many people know your name and birth date? I imagine quite a few. And if you have your birth date available on Facebook, LinkedIn or any number of other services online which ask for and publicly display your birth date then A LOT more people have your birth date. The second half of the equation is finding an online service which you...
  • Facebook Trending Biased?

    05/26/2015 9:53:44 PM PDT · by jarwulf · 9 replies
    Facebook
    Anybody ever noticed how the Facebook Trending bar virtually never has an antileftwing story? Whenever there is a political story its always some attack on conservatives or Republican foible. I don't think I've every seen a Democrat on a headline except rarely as praise like 'obama fistbumps' or something to that effect. Its on by default and there is no way to remove it either. Mighty curious as to how the 'algorithms' work. Seems to be some roundabout way to shift people who otherwise don't get news any other way. Am I mistaken? Go ahead and see if you can...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • Debunked: Your SSD won't lose data if left unplugged after all

    05/25/2015 8:25:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gordon Mah Ung
    If you’re in a panic because the Internet told you that your shiny new SSD may lose data in “just a few days” when stored in a hot room, take a chill pill—it’s apparently all a huge misunderstanding, according to the man who wrote the original presentation all the fear is based on. In a conversation with Kent Smith of Seagate and Alvin Cox, the Seagate engineer who wrote the presentation that set the Internet abuzz, PCWorld was told we’re all just reading it wrong. “People have misunderstood the data that they’re looking at,” Smith said. Cox agreed saying there’s...
  • Pope Francis admits to having not watched TV since 1990 and never using the internet after making…

    05/25/2015 5:16:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:55 EST, 25 May 2015 | Hannah Roberts
    Pope Francis has claimed that he hasn’t watched TV since 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary. The Pope said that he didn’t even watch the matches of his football team San Lorenzo de Almagro back in Buenos Aires, but got a Swiss Guard to update him regularly on match results and league table positions. In an interview with an Argentinian newspaper, he said there was no particular reason for his vow—he simply decided: “It’s not for me.” […] The Pope said that he doesn’t surf the internet either, and reads only one newspaper for ten minutes in...
  • Pac-Man’s 35th anniversary – Memories and a New Mobile Game

    05/24/2015 4:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    TechnoBuffalo ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | RON DUWELL
    This past week marked the 35th anniversary of gaming’s first international superstar, Pac-Man. The arcade cabinet hit the Japanese gaming scene on May 22, 1980, and it dominated the American market later that year in October. True, Americans had Pong by that point in history, and Japan was overrun by Space Invaders. However, Pac-Man was the first mascot both countries could share, leading to an incredible entertainment alliance which led to 35 years of excellence. Everything from Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy to Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid, all because some pizza faced weirdo chomped down on blue ghosts....
  • Wag, On-Demand Dog Walking App, Launches in San Francisco

    05/24/2015 1:12:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | Ian Cull
    It seems like there's an on-demand app for everything these days. What about dog walking? There’s now an app for that. A Los Angeles based company recently launched its Wag app in San Francisco. Through Wag, you can request a dog walker within 30 minutes and even schedule regular walks. The app is free to download, but a walk will cost $20 for 30 minutes and $30 for an hour. The walker can pick up and drop off your dog up from your home. Wag says it runs background checks on every employee, and insures them.
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 71 replies
    Reddit user Soggybrick said he finds it quite funny when he hears his girlfriend Samantha talking in her sleep. So funny, in fact, that he's decided to share some of her most notable lines on the Web. "She just talks sometimes while I'm on the computer late at night," he told ABC News. "So I take notes of them whenever they're absurd or hilarious." Soggybrick, who's actually a man named James living in New Zealand, wrote down and published some of his favorite lines on Reddit, which include the following: I want the little clay things that are spread all...
  • Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast

    05/22/2015 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    ITV Reports ^ | May 22, 2015
    Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast. The victim's iPhone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun The victim's mobile phone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun. Credit: Cheshire Police The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called. Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester...
  • @POTUS, Obama's Twitter Debut, Faces Racist Backlash

    05/22/2015 11:41:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | May 22, 2015 | Halimah Abdullah
    It didn't take long for President Barack Obama's joyous inaugural post about joining the Twitterverse to attract vitriolic, profane, lewd and racist posts filled with slurs and threats. One post is a Vine of an animated version of the president engaged in a lewd act. Another asked the president to participate in a graphic sexual act. Other posts directed racist slurs at the president. One person altered a version of the president's famous "Hope" campaign poster to depict the president hanging from a rope. The post read: "We need 'ROPE' FOR CHANGE we still hang from treason don't we?" The...
  • Netgear and ZyXEL Confirm NetUSB Flaw

    05/21/2015 10:39:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 21, 2015 9:42 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    ... Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB. ZyXEL will begin issuing firmware updates in June, while Netgear plans to start releasing patches in the third quarter of the year. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2015-3036, is located in a Linux kernel module called NetUSB that's commonly used in routers and other embedded devices. The module is developed by a Taiwan-based company called KCodes Technology and allows routers to share USB devices with other computers via the Internet Protocol (IP)....
  • Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking - LINK ONLY

    05/21/2015 7:46:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | May 21, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    An estimated 630 million phones fail to purge contacts, e-mails, images, and more. LINK ONLY DUE TO COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS: Ars Technica — Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking
  • Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

    05/21/2015 5:43:35 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 21. 2015 | By Martin Rees
    An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees
  • New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

    05/21/2015 2:59:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3. In Windows 10, neither desktop nor Universal (UAP) apps will be able to show a dialog prompting the user to change default file associations. Instead, users get a prompt when they next open a document of a type handled by a newly installed app. The prompt defaults...
  • 'Glorious Leader!': Kim Jong Un to Star in His Own Video Game

    05/21/2015 8:26:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | May 15, 2015 | LOU DUBOIS
    f you've always dreamed of being a dictator, get ready to check that one off the list. Atlanta-based gaming and entertainment studio Moneyhorse Games has created a retro style side-scrolling video game that will soon be released for PC's and mobile devices, starring none other than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
  • Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick

    05/21/2015 6:30:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 05/20/15
    From using cell phones and computers to watching movies online, wireless technology has made life easier. But now, some say there is a serious downside. As CBS2’s Maurice Dubois explained, there are those who claim that exposure to wi-fi is making people sick, and some people don’t even know it. “Brain fog. That’s my worst problem. A brain fog,” Suzanne Hoyt said. Hoyt said that nothing prepared her for the rush of symptoms that she suddenly developed. “Headaches, perspiration, pain in my jaws and my heart. It’s like physical expansion of the heart,” she said. Hoyt said it all started...
  • Apple releases Watch OS 1.0.1

    05/21/2015 1:53:39 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 20, 2015
    Apple has just released Watch OS 1.0.1 which includes performance improvements and bug fixes including the following: Improved performance for: • Siri • Measuring stand activity • Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts • Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts • Accessibility • Third party appsDisplay support for new Emoji charactersAdditional language support for: • Brazilian Portuguese • Danish • Dutch • Swedish • Russian • Thai • TurkishFor information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222To Update, launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. In My Watch > General, go to Software Update.Make sure your Apple Watch is: • In range...
  • Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

    05/20/2015 9:48:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 13 replies
    ITworld.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lucian Constantin
    Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them. The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB, which lets devices connected over USB to a computer be shared with other machines on a local network or the Internet via IP (Internet Protocol). The shared devices can be printers, webcams, thumb drives, external hard disks and more. NetUSB is implemented in Linux-based embedded systems, such as routers, as a kernel driver. The driver is developed by Taiwan-based KCodes Technology. Once enabled, it opens a server that listens on TCP...
  • Walmart anti Union video leaked to the internet (9:03)

    05/20/2015 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Mirror Ninja ^ | 5/20/2015 | Mirror Ninja
    Video Link Here
  • Adblock Plus launches Adblock Browser: Firefox for Android with built-in ad blocking

    05/20/2015 8:39:29 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    VB - VentureBeat ^ | May 20, 2015 1:00 AM | Emil Protalinski
    ... Adblock Plus already has a Firefox for Android add-on, though it requires installing two apps and setting them up. The company also has an Android app that blocks in-app ads, but it only works on Wi-Fi connections and has to be sideloaded and hooked up to a proxy. In other words, Adblock Plus isn’t easy to use on mobile. Adblock Browser is supposed to change that. “This is the first time we’ve really gone with a solution that is completely ours,” communications manager Ben Williams told VentureBeat. Adblock Browser wasn’t exactly written from the ground up. The team used...
  • LogJam leaves browsers vulnerable to MiTM attack

    05/20/2015 8:25:10 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | May 21, 2015 5:53 AM (AUS) | Doug Drinkwater
    ... Researchers have discovered a new security flaw that could affect tens of thousands of HTTPS websites, mail servers and other services by allowing attackers to downgrade the Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections to 512-bit export-grade cryptography to crack that connection and read any data being transmitted. Dubbed LogJam, researchers from Microsoft, John Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and the Inria Nancy-Grand Est research in France, discovered the flaw some months ago, and have subsequently informed browser makers about the issue, who are currently patching. The research team has published a technical paper (pdf) and built a...
  • Safari (Apple browser) URL-spoofing vuln reveals how fanbois can be led astray

    05/20/2015 8:05:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexander J Martin
    A recently published exploit for the Safari browser demonstrates a URL spoofing mechanism which might convince users they are visiting a legitimate website, when they are actually visiting another site which may be phishing their details. Deusen researchers have disclosed a vulnerability which may be exploited by hackers to hijack user accounts on a range of websites, from social media to banking. The proof-of-concept invites users to visit what appears to be the Daily Mail website – however, a script will execute the loading of another URL before the page users are directed to can be displayed. Tested using Safari...
  • Tabloid news website Ratter lays off entire editorial staff

    05/20/2015 2:44:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Greta Kaul
    Ratter, a fledgling media company that sought to turn local tabloid-style reporting into viral national news, laid off its entire editorial staff Wednesday. The startup, which hired staffers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles since its launch last November, let go “every single byline that was on that site,” founder A.J. Daulerio said. But “It’s not shutting down,” according to Daulerio. Despite its small size — before the lay-offs Ratter only had four full-time writers — the company had garnered media attention. That’s mainly because of the pedigree of its founder, A.J. Daulerio, a Gawker Media veteran best known...
  • Shedding new light on 175-year-old principle: New class of swelling magnets ... energize the world

    05/20/2015 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Temple University
    A new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been discovered by researchers at Temple University and the University of Maryland. The researchers, Harsh Deep Chopra, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Temple, and Manfred Wuttig, professor of materials science and engineering at Maryland, published their findings, "Non-Joulian Magnetostriction," in the May 21st issue of the journal, Nature. This transformative breakthrough has the potential to not only displace existing technologies but create altogether new applications due to the unusual combination of magnetic...
  • Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

    05/20/2015 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/20/15
    University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed, according to new research. Scientists say players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain called the caudate nucleus, which leads to loss of grey matter in the hippocampus. Previous studies have shown reduced volume in the hippocampus, which controls memory, learning and emotion, is associated with neurological and...
  • If you type the N-word into a Google maps search, you get the White House

    05/20/2015 7:57:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    A Google Maps user edited the site’s search function allowing terms including “n***** king” and “n***a house” to show results for the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," a Google spokesperson said to the Washington Post Tuesday. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly." However, as of Wednesday morning, the search and results still come back. Because of pranks like this Google has suspended user edits to Google Maps for now.
  • Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

    05/19/2015 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Gregg Keizer
    Mac laggards signal difficulty of matching PC upgrade results with mobile's homogenization Although Apple has done a better job of moving its Mac users along with each new operating system than has rival Microsoft, the Cupertino, Calif. company has been unable to eradicate fragmentation as it accelerated upgrades to an annual cadence. According to data from analytics firm Net Applications, three OS X editions that were three years or older retained five or more percentage points of user share last month. Those three editions -- 2009's Snow Leopard, 2011's Lion and 2012's Mountain Lion -- powered 20% of all...
  • Trojanized, info-stealing PuTTY version lurking online (SSH Secure Shell program for Windows)

    05/19/2015 5:17:01 PM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    Help Net Security ^ | May 19, 2015 | Zeljka Zorz
    A malicious version of the popular open source Secure Shell (SSH) client PuTTY has been spotted and analyzed by Symantec researchers, and found to have information-stealing capabilities. PuTTY, which is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham and can be freely downloaded from the project's official site, is a popular software with admins and developers looking to connect to remote servers through encrypted means. Compiled from source, this malicious version is apparently capable of stealing the credentials needed to connect to those servers. "Data that is sent through SSH connections may be sensitive and is often considered a gold mine...
  • Analyst's Prediction: Microsoft Windows 10 To Be On 410 Million PCs Within 18 Months

    05/19/2015 10:17:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Bidness ^ | 05/19/2015 | Larry Darrel
    Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 10, is possibly the last version of Windows the company will ever make. Tech enthusiasts are looking forward to use Windows 10 so much so that analysts expect that 410 million PCs will be running Windows 10 within the first 18 months of its release. Windows 10 is expected to release for PCs “this summer” possibly in late July, with a mobile version of the operating system to come shortly after it. According to Net Applications, an analytics vendor, more than 75% of all PCs currently running Windows 8 or 8.1 will switch to Windows 10...