Archive for September, 2010 | Monthly archive page

US demands right to snoop the world

It’s throwing out the month old SWIFT (Financial) data mining agreement and has decided it not only wants to track and keep ALL financial data going in or out of  the country, but also any encrypted data needs to be fitted with a master key, so that they can read your facebook passwords, blackberry emails, […]

3D scanners now just being used for fun by airport officials

This is hardly surprising – they’ve been emailing the pictures (which resolve into full colour when you put the ‘negative’ filter over them in photoshop) and been poking fun at colleagues and now they’re basically just using them to check you out naked. Anyone suprised? Lagos — The 3D full-body scanners procured for thorough body […]

LibreOffice – OpenOffice fork

Prying OpenOffice development from Oracle’s hands is the Document Foundation, who have rebranded the OpenOffice and are continuing in the way that they think it should go. Welcome to The Document Foundation! – The Document Foundation.

1966 BATMOBILE® Replicas

This can now be yours for only $150,000,- ‘t-aint much for this much awesomeness! Fiberglass Freaks Officially Licensed 1966 BATMOBILE® Replicas.

TK-421 iPhone Case with Flip-Out Keyboard

This is genius! I’ve always missed my iphone keyboard and this adds a bluetooth keyboard you can rotate out so your iphone has a keyboard! Nice! ThinkGeek :: TK-421 iPhone Case with Flip-Out Keyboard.

Netherlands starts it’s own China-esque firewall

The freedoms we rapidly lose 🙁 The Netherlands now has it’s own blacklist of websites that it forces on providers to block. The list is confidential, the methods of enforcing the block are confidential, and just like ACTA – they’re trying to put it through without releasing any details, promising transparency ‘later’. The problem is […]

IOS 4.1 jailbroken with sn0wbreeze 2

sn0wbreezesn0wbreeze is a tool for Windows® that will jailbreak your iPods and iPhones, setup custom boot logos, activate your iPhone, root partition size, build custom IPSW, and more! Devices Supported: iPhone 2G iPhone 3G iPhone 3G[S] old bootrom iPod Touch 1G iPod Touch 2G – non MC via | Jailbreak your iPod touches and […]

Game Booster v2 Beta

Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge previously only available to highly technical enthusiasts. It works by updating hardware drivers, downloading essential gaming tools, tweaking system settings for gaming, defragmenting game directories, […]

ASP.NET Padding Oracle Attack

This easy to implement attack means that basically any ASP.NET application is vulnerable. Oops. Demo of ASP.NET Padding Oracle Attack | threatpost.

Samurai sword metal rings

By layering 30 sheets of metal, this guy creates awesome wedding rings Mokume Gane from James Binnion Metal Arts – Unique Mokume Wedding Bands and Commitment Rings by Jim Binnion.

World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot

This takes no time at all to do, once you’ve learnt it… Watch a Demonstration of the World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot. v3

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The HDCP master key

HDCP MASTER KEY (MIRROR THIS TEXT!) This is a forty times forty element matrix of fifty-six bit hexadecimal numbers. To generate a source key, take a forty-bit number that (in binary) consists of twenty ones and twenty zeroes; this is the source KSV.  Add together those twenty rows of the matrix that correspond to the […]

Check Your iPhone 4’s Antenna Reception With Field Test Mode In iOS 4.1

Now you can put your iPhone into field test mode, which will allow to easily and precisely test your cell signal reception quality. You just need to follow these two easy steps: • First, upgrade your iPhone 4—or any iPhone—to iOS 4.1. • Dial 3001#12345# into your phone. Done. The signal bars will be replaced […]

Electrodes translate brain waves into words –

In a first step toward helping severely paralyzed people communicate more easily, Utah researchers have shown that it is possible to translate recorded brain waves into words, using a grid of electrodes placed directly on the brain. Although they have only done it with one person and individual words can only be identified with accuracy […]

Hacking quantum cryptography with lasers

Quantum hackers have performed the first ‘invisible’ attack on two commercial quantum cryptographic systems. By using lasers on the systems — which use quantum states of light to encrypt information for transmission — they have fully cracked their encryption keys, yet left no trace of the hack. via Hackers blind quantum cryptographers : Nature News.

ACTA shot down by European Parliament

It’s pretty clear: don’t enforce it and don’t discuss it behind people’s backs. The EP is doing well in terms of privacy and protection of rights! Written declaration ACTA 12/2010 – La Quadrature du Net.

Stig revealed

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson speaks out about The Stig revealing his identity, and confirms the show’s “tame racing driver” has been sacked. Jeremy Clarkson says he’s been “hurt” by the actions of Top Gear UK’s formerly secret driver, Ben Collins, who was unmasked as The Stig last week. via Clarkson ‘hurt’ by Stig actions […]

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