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Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio

Slashdot - 1 ora 25 min fa
An anonymous reader writes: Security researcher Mordechai Guri with the guidance of Prof. Yuval Elovici from the cyber security labs at Ben-Gurion University in Israel presented at MALCON 2014 a breakthrough method ("AirHopper") for leaking data from an isolated computer to a mobile phone without the presence of a network. In highly secure facilities the assumption today is that data can not leak outside of an isolated internal network. It is called air-gap security. AirHopper demonstrates how the computer display can be used for sending data from the air-gapped computer to a near by smartphone. The published paper and a demonstration video are at the link.

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4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

Wired - 1 ora 28 min fa

Spiders form communal webs more often than you think.

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Hungary's Plans For Internet Tax On Hold After Protests

Slashdot - 1 ora 59 min fa
An anonymous reader writes: When news broke last week that the Hungarian government was planning to tax internet traffic at a rate of about 62 cents per gigabyte, people on the internet were outraged. But it went beyond that: there were protests in the streets in Hungary, and the European Union warned against the plan. Now, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has put the plans on hold, saying, "This tax in its current form cannot be introduced." It's not completely dead — Orban has planned consultations over the next year to look for other ways to tax revenue generated over the internet.

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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Slashdot - 2 ore 45 min fa
StartsWithABang writes: We like to think of our Solar System as typical: a central star with a number of planets — some gas giants and some rocky worlds — in orbit around it. Yes, there's some variety, with binary or trinary star systems and huge variance in the masses of the central star being common ones, but from a planetary point of view, our Solar System is a rarity. Even though there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy for planets to orbit, there are most likely around a quadrillion planets in our galaxy, total, with only a few trillion of them orbiting stars at most. Now that we've finally detected the first of these, we have an excellent idea that this picture is the correct one: most planets in the Universe are homeless. Now, thank your lucky star!"

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Ungheria, stop alla tassa su Internet

Punto Informatico - 3 ore 4 min fa
La proposta di un balzello sul traffico Internet si infrange sulle barricate. Il governo ha recepito le proteste dei manifestanti o sta solo cercando di riproporre la legge con una nuova formulazione?






Danimarca: Anakata e' colpevole

Punto Informatico - 3 ore 21 min fa
Tre anni e mezzo di carcere per intrusione informatica: fra i fondatori di The Pirate Bay, Svartholm aveva tentato di difendersi imputando la responsabilita' a ignoti cracker che avrebbero agito a suo nome






Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

Slashdot - 3 ore 27 min fa
Microsoft has announced the availability of "Microsoft Band," a wearable device that goes on the wrist. It's designed to do health- and fitness-related tasks, like monitoring heart rate and how well a wearer sleeps, and its on-board GPS lets users map their run/bike routes. The company says Band plays nicely with iOS and Android devices in addition to Windows phones. It also has full support for viewing phone notifications and calendar alerts, and a built-in microphone enables queries through the Cortana personal assistant software. The display is rectangular, 11mm x 33mm (0.43" x 1.3"), and has a resolution of 320x106. They claim a battery life of 48 hours, with a charge time of 1.5 hours or less. The device costs $200.

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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Slashdot - 4 ore 10 min fa
ewhac writes: "I'm probably going to deeply deeply regret this, but every time a story appears here mentioning systemd, a 700-comment thread of back-and-forth bickering breaks out which is about as informative as an old Bud Light commercial, and I don't really learn anything new about the subject. My gut reaction to systemd is (currently) a negative one, and it's very easy to find screeds decrying systemd on the net. However, said screeds haven't been enough to prevent its adoption by several distros, which leads me to suspect that maybe there's something worthwhile there that I haven't discovered yet. So I thought it might be instructive to turn the question around and ask the membership about what makes systemd good. However, before you stab at the "Post" button, there are some rules... Bias Disclosure: I currently dislike systemd because — without diving very deeply into the documentation, mind — it looks and feels like a poorly-described, gigantic mess I know nothing about that seeks to replace other poorly-described, smaller messes which I know a little bit about. So you will be arguing in that environment." Nice Things About systemd Rules: Post each new Nice Thing as a new post, not as a reply to another post. This will let visitors skim the base level of comments for things that interest them, rather than have to dive through a fractally expanding tree of comments looking for things to support/oppose. It will also make it easier to follow the next rule: Avoid duplication; read the entire base-level of comments before adding a new Nice Thing. Someone may already have mentioned your Nice Thing. Add your support/opposition to that Nice Thing there, rather than as a new post. Only one concrete Nice Thing about systemd per base-level post. Keep the post focused on a single Nice Thing systemd does. If you know of multiple distinct things, write multiple distinct posts. Describe the Nice Thing in some detail. Don't assume, for example, that merely saying "Supports Linux cgroups" will be immediately persuasive. Describe how the Nice Thing is better than existing, less controversial solutions. systemd is allegedly better at some things than sysvinit or upstart or inetd. Why? Why is the Nice Thing possible in systemd, and impossible (or extremely difficult) with anything else? (In some cases, the Nice Thing will be a completely new thing that's never existed before; describe why it's good thing.)We will assume out of the gate that systemd boots your system faster than ${SOMETHING_ELSE}, so no points for bringing that up. Bonus points are awarded for: Personal Experience. "I actually did this," counts for way more than, "The docs claim you can do this." Working Examples. Corollary to the above — if you did a Nice Thing with systemd, consider also posting the code/script/service file you wrote to accomplish it. Links to Supporting Documentation. If you leveraged a Nice Thing, furnish a link to the docs you used that describe the Nice Thing and its usage.

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Andy Rubin lascia Google

Punto Informatico - 4 ore 22 min fa
Il co-fondatore del progetto Android esce di scena per dedicare le proprie energie all'incubazione di startup hardware. Page ringrazia e saluta, nessuna polemica sugli avvicendamenti di questi mesi






Premio Marzotto, la startup dell'allenatore virtuale vince 50mila euro

E' Xmetrics, l'“allenatore virtuale” per nuotatori, il progetto vincitore del Premio Gaetano Marzotto nella sezione Premio dall'idea all'impresa. Al team vincitore è stato assegnato un...






Spagna, aggregatori incornati

Punto Informatico - 5 ore 11 min fa
Tra le modifiche alla normativa sul diritto d'autore, vengono limitati i diritti alla copia privata e aumentate le pene per la violazione del copyright. Diventa legge la Tasa Google, che imporra' agli aggregatori di pagare un tanto al link






Touch and Go

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

The touchscreen Chrome OS notebook from Lenovo has some appealing hardware on the outside, but the touch display is sub-par, and the internals aren't well-suited to the heavier end of the modern web. Hey, at least it's inexpensive.

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The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

If Microsoft wanted to take a slice out of Apple's impending Apple Watch audience, it couldn't have crafted a better plan than with its just-released Microsoft Band.

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Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

Tim Cook made history, becoming the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list. But for many gay people across the country, coming out at work isn't so easy.

The post Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace appeared first on WIRED.








Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they're out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries and the other characters of their own worlds and imaginations.

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Double Action: Boogaloo Is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter With Serious Style

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

When it comes to multiplayer shooters, most games “innovate” via level design, fun weapons, and game variants that go beyond your simple deathmatch or objective game modes. Double Action: Boogaloo is not one of those games.

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Nike’s Digital Guru Hints at the Post-FuelBand Future

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

Stefan Olander, Nike’s VP of Digital, discusses what the company's planning after the FuelBand and hints at grander ambitions to quantify fitness and the body even more completely.

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The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in October

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we’ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is October’s most loved gear.

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HP’s New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

Thanks to a depth-sensing camera that points down from the top of it, the HP Sprout will let you scan and manipulate digital objects with your bare hands.

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Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables

Wired - 5 ore 43 min fa

Can Microsoft compete with Google, Apple, and so many others in the ever-expanding world of wearable health gizmos? J.P. Gownder thinks so—if the company can make good on its promise to closely analyze all the data streaming from its new Microsoft Band wearable. Microsoft launched Band on Thursday, alongside a service called Microsoft Health, a […]

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