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Evaluating Or Testing Utility SCADA Security?

galaxy Re:From what I understand (227 comments)

Hear hear.

Any security engineer / technical security auditor worth his salt will a) point that out to you in a meeting b) prove it to you through pentesting if needed.

SCADA systems in general are on the more .. interesting side from a security testing point of view, as one has to be _pretty_ careful about any side-effects caused by the testing. Been there, done that, haven't (yet) caused any major disasters.. ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Tag, Smartphone-Scannable Barcodes

galaxy Finns did it already (258 comments)

As so many digital-age inventions, this has been done in Finland ages ago. :) There's even a company whose business is built around it: http://www.upc.fi/en/upcode/

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Device Drivers, 2nd ed. Released Under GNU FDL

galaxy Re:A Great Book (the 1st edition) (77 comments)

Yeah, even though the book is freely available, I for one like the feel (and weight ;) of a good brick of a book in my hands / on my lap / desk when I am doing some research.
The online edition is extremely good for browsing before you buy, and also acts as a wonderful reference (can't do regexp searches in printed books, too bad :)

more than 13 years ago

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Nokia releases free 3D mapping app

galaxy galaxy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

galaxy (212802) writes "Nokia has released to public beta a free 3D mapping app as part of its Ovi services. The app combines map and satellite views, 3D free-fly aerial city views and Google Maps -like street view. It's is deployed as a custom browser plugin, which seems to be already available for major browsers and operating systems. Especially the aerial city view is way cool."
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Nokia releases Linux handset

galaxy galaxy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

galaxy writes "Nokia releases their first Linux mobile handset, the N900. The handset is based on the latest release of Maemo, the Nokia mobile Linux platform, and includes e.g. GSM and 3G access (with HSPA, giving datarates of up to 10Mbps downlink and 2Mbps uplink on suitable networks), WLAN, Bluetooth, camera, assisted GPS and, most importantly, a touchscreen complemented by a hardware QWERTY under a slider. The beast is powered by anARM Cortex-A8 processor at 600 MHz, has PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support, 32GB internal memory etc."
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