Archive for October, 2010 | Monthly archive page

The great iPhone serial port hack

It’s got a serial port!!! The great iPhone serial port hack – Slideshow – Computerworld.

NL Police kill botnet by installing their own bot

Talk about fighting fire with fire! Keep the police out of your PC! Politie over de schreef bij botnetontmanteling – UPDATE | Webwereld.

NL Fingerprint in passport a violation of human rights, unsafe

The system is not open enough and basically only offers the illusion of extra security. Don’t do it say the government advisors. Regeringsadviseur hekelt Nederland om vingerafdruk – UPDATE | Webwereld.

How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy

Some good settings to change and try in your bittorrent client How to Boost Your BitTorrent Speed and Privacy.

AppMakr :: iPhone App Maker

This webbased system allows you to create apps from RSS streams and guides you through publishing them on the app store. AppMakr :: iPhone App Maker | Make your own iPhone App | Free iPhone App Maker.

NL vs three strikes

The foreign minister for NL is refusing to accede to Sarkozy’s request on a three strike ruling, forcing ISPs to kick someone from internet if they are ‘caught’ breaking some rules, such as illegal downloading. The real problem with this is that in this system there is no place for a judge, meaning the copyright […]

People can do some bizarre things

USAF loses contact with 50 minuteman nuke missiles

The silo missileers couldn’t communicate and so control the 50 nukes. Apparently this has happened before, but only with up to around 8 missiles at a time… USAF Has Nuke Issues, Again. Really, Really?! | Defense Tech.

Icebow is better than double rainbow

Man captures rare ice rainbow optical phenomenon on his camera in Gloucestershire | Mail Online.

iOS 4.1 Bug Allows Access to Contacts, Photos – iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad news

A nasty glitch in iOS 4.1 lets anyone easily access both the phone and photos app on every model of the iPhone. The bug was found by a MacRumors forum member last week, but has just recently received major attention. To bypass the password protected lock-screen, all you have to do is tap “Emergency Call”, […]

Firesheep Sniffs Out Facebook and Other User Credentials on Wi-Fi Hotspots

Firefox: Firesheep sniffs out and steals cookies—and the account and identity of the owner in the process—of popular web sites (like Facebook and Twitter) from the browsing sessions of other users on the Wi-Fi hot spot you’re attached to. Firesheep is a proof-of-concept Firefox extension created by Eric Butler to show how leaky the security […]

Piracy increases sales – if you engage with the pirates!

Underground comic creator found out that someone had scanned his entire comic and posted it online in 4chan. Instead of getting pissed, he chatted with the people and his sales went higher than after being reviewed at Boing Boing! UNDERGROUND » Pictures help us learn..

Moon Blast Reveals Lunar Surface Rich With Compounds

There is water on the moon … along with a long list of other compounds, including, mercury, gold and silver. That’s according to a more detailed analysis of the chilled lunar soil near the moon’s South Pole, released as six papers by a large team of scientists in the journal, Science Thursday. via Moon Blast […]

European Parliament: pay your bills on time!

The directive will fully harmonise the period within which payment is due at 30 days. Companies dealing with other companies will be able to set that period at 60 days in their contracts, but must pay bills within 30 days if no contractual period is set. Contracts will not be able to extend that period […]

UK Internet snooping is back

The reemerging Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) means internet providers will be forced to install interception equipment in their networks to capture details of who contacts whom, when, where and how via services such as Facebook, Skype, webmail, and online games. Under the most likely scenario, Deep Packet Inspection technology will be configured by GCHQ to […]

Twitter mood predicts the stock market

Behavioral economics tells us that emotions can profoundly affect individual behavior and decision-making. Does this also apply to societies at large, i.e., can societies experience mood states that affect their collective decision making? By extension is the public mood correlated or even predictive of economic indicators? Here we investigate whether measurements of collective mood states […]

UK Strategic Defence and Security Review published

The navy loses a carrier and a helicopter landing ship immediately (no words on the planned acquisition of the next 2 carriers) and four frigates. The army loses a brigade as well as artillery (35%) and tanks (40%). The air force loses Harrier immediately and will lose C-130 10 years earlier than planned as well […]

MyClip Thigh for pilots

This lightweight strap keeps your ipad on your knee as you move around. Perfect Pilot’s Kneeboard.

Drinking water, from sunshine

Led by Steven Dubowsky, a professor in both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and graduate students Amy Bilton and Leah Kelley, the group built a small prototype of the system last spring to test algorithms they had developed to run it. They have since demonstrated that the prototype […]

MediaRover: Bring Your Family’s iTunes Libraries Together

Or, if you sync with multiple computers, this should work easily and for free. Works with Mac and PC. MediaRover: Bring Your Family’s iTunes Libraries Together.

Buy light bulbs as heatballs

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs of more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters. Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs — by producing them in […]

GoPro Wearable Digital Cameras for Sports

These things are ruggedised and for the price they aren’t expensive at all… GoPro Official Store: Wearable Digital Cameras for Sports.

Countrywide filters are great sliding scales – see Australia

Yup, if you implement a population controlling measure ‘to save the children’ then the useage of the measure goes far beyond the original remit. The internet is meant to be free and people in democracies – being deemed intelligent enough to vote – should be allowed to choose what sites they watch. It’s none of […]

Remote Listening for the BlackBerry

PhoneSnoop demonstrates how a BlackBerry can be used to spy on its owner. You call it using a preprogrammed trigger number, and it turns on the speakerphone for you to hear what’s going on. via Chirashi Security | Remote Listening for the BlackBerry.

Phone Creeper V0.95 BETA Espionage Suite

Phone creeper is for Windows Phone. An Android version is coming soon. It can be silently installed by just inserting an sd card with the files below on it.The program does not show up under installed programs or running programs and allows for a useful array or features. Phones running this software can be remotely […]

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