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iPhone Apparently Open To Old Wi-Fi Attack

judgecorp Re:HTTPS enforces HTTPS? (90 comments)

That should have read "HTTP STS which enforces HTTPS" Peter Judge

about 10 months ago
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Apple Commits To 100% Renewable Energy Sources for NC Data Center

judgecorp Re:First Phrase (108 comments)

.. and I am so wishing I'd left the first phrase off....

about 2 years ago
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Apple Commits To 100% Renewable Energy Sources for NC Data Center

judgecorp Re:Agreed, Greenpeace doesn't deserve credit (108 comments)

Yep. Apple clearly didn't plan a second giant array in two days. I should have spelt this out, but hoped it was clearly enough implied. Peter

about 2 years ago
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ICANN Extends New Domain Deadline After Fault

judgecorp update (1 comments)

ICANN has contacted us to assure us the problem is not a cyber attack, and that no customer data was lost

about 2 years ago
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GPS Chip Promises Indoor Navigation

judgecorp Whoops - for "biometric" read "barometric"` (1 comments)

Overzealous spellcheck error - the system of course uses barometric pressure to find your altitude. And of course, this only works on a mobile device which has a built in barometer... Peter Judge

more than 2 years ago
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Jimmy Wales To Judge Tech Startups In London

judgecorp What about the fee? (1 comments)

It's just been pointed out that anyone wanting to pitch has to pay £795 upfront, which makes this more of a gamble... Peter Judge

more than 2 years ago

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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  4 days ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Three weeks after Russia asserted that Crimea is part of its territory, the social networks have a problem: how to categories their users from the region? Facebook and the largest Russian social network Vkontakte still Say Crimeans are located in Ukraine, while other Russian social networks say they are Russians. Meanwhile, on Wikipedia, an edit war has resulted in Crimea being part of Russia, but shaded a different colour to signify the territory is disputed. Search engine Yandex is trying to cover both angles: its maps service gives a different answer, depending on which location you send your query from."
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Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party In New Zealand (Though He Cannot Stand)

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about three weeks ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Fugitive entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has launched a political party in New Zealand although he himself cannot stand for election. Dotcom, founder of Megaupload is a German national, not a New Zealand citizen. He is also on bail pending extradition to the US over claims that his Megaupload site infringed copyright. The Internet Party manifesto promises net neutrality, privacy, and faster broadband. Meanwhile, his new venture Mega is now worth NZ$210 million (£108m) thanks to a reverse takeover. He has also had to assure the New Zealand media that owning a signed copy of Mein Kampf doesn't mean he is a Nazi."
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about three weeks ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "A newly discovered malware attack uses a smartphone connected to the computer that manages an ATM, and then sends an SMS message to instruct it to dispense cash. The attack was reported by Symantec, and builds on a previous piece of malware called Backdoor.Ploutus. It is being used in actual attacks, and Symantec has demonstrated it with an ATM in its labs, though it is not revealing the brand of the vulnerable machines."
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Liquid Cooling Will Get Inside Chips

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Liquid cooling can be delivered up close to the processor, running through chips which are built in a 3D layers, according to researchers at EPFL university in Lausanne. The idea, under development for some years, requires fluid running in tiny micro-channels across the chip, some of it will boil, creating efficient "two-phase" cooling. The researchers are working on creating a two-phase where the cooling effect is not ruined by turbulence and hotspots."
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Analyst Claims Flght MH370 Could Have Been Hijacked By Hackers

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "It's taken a while, but security commentators have started to say that the missing Malaysian flight MH370 could have been taken by hackers. The proposed method is to break into the in-flight entertainment system using its USB port and go from there to the navigation systems. It's very speculative, but last year a researcher said it was possible to take control of a plane using an Android phone app."
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EU Project Aims To Switch Data Centres To Second Hand Car Batteries

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "An €2.9 million European Commission funded project aims to make data centres more efficient, and one of its ideas is to use second hand car batteries to power data centres. The GreenDataNet consortium includes Nissan, which predicts a glut of still-usable second hand car batteries in around 15 years, when the cars start to wear out. Gathered into large units, these could store enough power to help with the big problem of the electricity grid — the mismatch between local renewable generation cycles and the peaks of demand for power."
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Russian Cyber Attacks On Ukraine Are By Hacktivists, Not Government - Kaspersk

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "As the situation in Ukraine has escalated there have been reports of cyber attacks, with Ukrainian news sites and politicians' phones under attack. Observers have assumed that the Russian government is organising these attacks, but Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky thinks it's more likely the work of patriotic vigilante hacktivists. The attacks have been somewhat obvious, and would "damage trust between nations", says the Russian security expert."
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Volkswagen CEO Wants Connected Cars To Respect Privacy

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Volkswagen's CEO Martin Winkerhorn sees cars as a "moving data centre" and wants to push forward on connecting them, as well as making driverless cars, but he raised a big concern — guaranteeing drivers' privacy — in a speech to the German CeBIT tech show. Intelligent cars will be a big project, and need collaboration between auto makers, as well as tech firms, he said."
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Ukrainian Mobile Phones And News Sites Under Attack

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month and a half ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "The Ukrainian security service has claimed that Russian forces in Crimea are attacking Ukraine's mobile networks and politicians phones in particular. Meanwhile, pro-Russian hackers have defaced Ukrainian news sites, posting a list of forty web destinations where content has been replaced. The pro-Russians have demonstrated Godwin's Rule — their animated GIF equates the rest of Ukraine to Nazis."
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Facebook Wants Drones To Connect The Developing World

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month and a half ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Facebook is reportedly hoping to buy drone specialist Titan Aerospace in order to provide airborne relays for Internet connectivity in developing countries, as part of its internet.org project. The solar-powered drones are classified as "atmospheric satellites" and can fly for five years. The rumoured project sounds quite similar to Google's Project Loon which proposes using balloons for the same job."
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Russians Suspected Of Uroburos Spy Malware

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about a month and a half ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "While Russia's political activity is centre stage, its cyber-espionage apparently continues Russian intelligence is strongly suspected of being behind the Urburos malware which is targetting Western governments and commercial organisations. There are Russian-language strings in the code, and it searches its victims' systems for Agent BTZ, malware used in previous attacks believed to have been carried out by Russia."
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HTC Predicts Fantasy Robot Football League

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Phone maker HTC may be just trying to distract from its struggle for market share, but it has a thorough run-down of the fanciful ways tech might be used to "improve" football (or soccer, if you prefer). Smart contact lenses will make the referee omniscient, while smart kit will chart all contacts with the ball... and ultimately a robot league will feature android players controlled by the fans. Given the hoo-hah that accompanied the introduction of electronic goal-line technology, we wouldn't bet on any of it coming into play any time soon."
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Vodafone Rejects Request To Carry Facebook For Free

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Vodafone has rejected a request to give free access to Facebook, to users in developing countries. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg asked Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao to drop Facebook traffic from its data plans in countries where poor fixed infrastructure forces users to rely on mobile data. Colao reportedly pointed out that this did not provide any benefit to Vodafone."
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AT&T Is First Olympic Tech Sponsor To Criticise Russian Anti-Gay Law

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "AT&T has become the first tech firm to come out against the anti-gay laws which have sparked international protest centring on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The firm sponsors the US Olympic team and has issued a statement in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual) equality which also strongly criticises Russia's law which bans the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations", saying it is "harmful to a diverse society". There is now increased pressure on other sponsors for the Olympics, which include McDonalds and Coke, as well as tech firms including Samsung, Panasonic and Atos."
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Britain's GCHQ Used DOS Attacks Against Anonymous

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Fresh leaks from Snowden reveal British intelligence agency GCHQ used DOS attacks and other typical hacktivist tools against Anonymous and Lulzsec. GCHQ took down IRC chat rooms, and used fake links to get IP addresses. One of the convicted Lulzsec activists says this may explain why it "seemed like they had evidence they didn't want to use in court"."
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Opera Founder Launches Privacy-Oriented Social Network

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Opera co-founder Jon von Tetzchner has launched Vivaldi, a social network which does not place contextual ads or allow access by governments. The service is timed to replace Opera's own social network My Opera, which closes in March, and will be based from Iceland to benefit from that country's political climate and run its data centre on renewable energy."
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Crypto Legend Quisquater Targetted - But NSA May Not Be To Blame

judgecorp judgecorp writes  |  about 2 months ago

judgecorp (778838) writes "Reprots that the NSA and/or Britain's GCHQ deliberately targetted Belgian cryptography professor Jea-Jacques Quisquater may be jumping to conclusions, the professor has said. Investigation of an apparent NSA/GCHQ hack of Belgian ISP Belgacom uncovered evidence that ~Quisquater's PC had been infected with malware and had data extracted. However the two incidents might be coincidence: similar malware is used by Asian attackers, he said"
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