Australian Police Database Lacked Root Password
"Can you be charged with breaking and entering a house that has the door left wide open?"
NO, but you can be charged with trespassing and if you take anything, burglary. If the door was closed but not locked it would be breaking and entering. IANAL, but I just asked one...
Amazon US Refunds Windows License Fee, Too
they will just raise the price for everyone else.
Verizon 4G LTE Tests Planned For Seattle, Boston
I was talking to a Verizon rep about this the other day. He said they will do tower to tower over the LTE network until it hits one with a fiber connection, at least in the beginning. But yes, to really see these speeds, you would need fiber not copper to the towers.
Break-In Compromises 160k Medical Records At UC Berkeley
From the university's press release:
The attackers accessed a public Web site and subsequently bypassed additional secured databases stored on the same server.
OK, What moron keeps sensitive databases on a public web server?
Obama Looking To Symantec CEO For Commerce
This is Slashdot. No one cares about facts...
Obama Moves To Link Pentagon With NASA
And the Hubble is based on the KH-11 - which is why the mirror was screwed up.
CCC Hackers Break DECT Telephones' Security
As I get the article, the DECT system has pretty good security. The problem is, it can be disabled almost on request! It's pretty easy to attack sloppy implementations of any security system, no matter how secure. I may be wrong, the version I read was pretty mangled...
Windows Is Dead – Long Live Midori?
This is Slashdot. Don't confuse the issue with facts...