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Thursday April 27, 2017. 02:39 AM
Centre for Internet Safety calls for consumer safeguards Default passwords, unpatched firmware, unencrypted traffic: according to a report from a Canberra University research organisation, Australia's smart electricity meter rollouts are characterised by n00b-level security...
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adeelarshad82 writes from a report via The Week: The prospect of cities becoming sentient is 'fast becoming the new reality,' according to one paper. Take Tel Aviv for example, where everyone over the age of 13 can receive personalized data, such as traffic information, and...
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Another reason to feel queasy when leaving – bank-card-stealing malware The last quarter has been a trying one for Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle. People are returning to its restaurants after the great 2015 E coli outbreak, but now customers are being struck by a...
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Summer is right around the corner, meaning the temperatures in many places will begin rising to uncomfortable levels. It's funny -- in the winter, many people get cold and dream of summer, and once that season comes, they complain about the hot weather. There' s just no...
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If your telecom's poor connectivity is preventing you from working from home, you're not alone. There are four million Brits suffering from the same woes, according to new research from uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service. In the past year, almost half...
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New submitter DuroSoft writes: For myself and the vast majority of people I have talked to, this is the case. Any attempts we make to estimate the amount of time software development tasks will take inevitably end in folly. Do you find you can make accurate estimates, or is...
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No more test patches without a subscription Linux users, the free lunch is over. Pennsylvania-based Open Source Security on Wednesday decided to stop making test patches of Grsecurity available for free.…
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Enlarge (credit: Gammew) Last week, Ars introduced readers to Hajime, the vigilante botnet that infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them. A technical analysis published Wednesday reveals for the first time just how much technical acumen went into designing and...
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Researchers know what the botnet is capable of — but they don't seem to know what it'll actually do.
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Using a new facial recognition surveillance system, British police will scan every fan's face at the UEFA Champions League on June 3rd and compare them to a police database of some 500,000 'persons of interest.' 'According to a government tender issued by South Wales Police, ...
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The chair of the FCC today said he would work to strip his own agency of the authority to enforce net neutrality. But the fight is far from over. The post Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail appeared first on WIRED.
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I loved helping PaRappa win the heart of Sunny Funny. PaRappa the Rapper remains one of my favorite console games of all time. Ellen Steuer probably remembers all the lyrics!
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The Little Damage ice-cream shop near downtown LA has unveiled a new, superblack soft-serve flavor called 'Almond Charcoal' whose coloring comes from activated charcoal. (more…)
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ISPs told they'll have to find another vendor Exclusive Hewlett Packard Enterprise has quietly axed its OpenSDN suite, effective immediately.…
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This was apparently the entirety of the development hardware Masahiro Sakurai used to start programming Kirby's Dream Land. (credit: Source Gaming / Famitsu) Any programmer of a certain age likely has a horror story about some rinky-dink coding and workflow environment that...
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New submitter happyfeet2000 quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also...
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Wednesday April 26, 2017. 11:50 PM
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Controversial UK cardiologist Aseem Malhotra has once again published an editorial disputing decades of research linking diets high in saturated fats with heart disease—much to the annoyance of health experts and researchers. Aseem...
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Google Play scanners asleep at the switch while morons tap away their security Ad-displaying malware in nearly 50 apps on the Google Play Store has infected nearly two million phones.…
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Spring is here, time to toss the ratty old hammock and get a new one! This $15 replacement hammock fits my stand well. Couple years back I reviewed this fantastic hammock stand and hammock. I live in a harsh marine environment to say the very least, and the stand has held...
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Enlarge / NASA's current plans for its next generation of spacesuits. (credit: NASA Inspector General) When NASA began developing a rocket and spacecraft to return humans to the Moon a decade ago as part of the Constellation Program, the space agency started to think about...
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