Archive for August, 2013 | Monthly archive page

Unpatched Mac bug gives attackers “super user” status by going back in time

You do need shell access for a user that has sudo’d before, but still, easy way to get root. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/unpatched-mac-bug-gives-attackers-super-user-status-by-going-back-in-time/

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

Strange one, this Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences.

Software Update to $20 Phones Could Topple 2G Cell Networks

In normal situations, when a call or SMS is sent over the network, a cellular tower “pages” nearby devices to find the one that should receive it. Normally, only the proper phone will answer—by, in effect, saying “It’s me,” as Seifert puts it. Then the actual call or SMS goes through. The rewritten firmware can […]

ZMap · The Internet Scanner

ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a well provisioned network uplink, ZMap is capable of performing a complete scan of the IPv4 address space in under 45 minutes, approaching the theoretical limit of gigabit Ethernet. via ZMap · The Internet Scanner.

Computer can read letters directly from the brain

Nijmegen researchers can use an fMRI to replicate what letter you’re looking at. Computer can read letters directly from the brain – Radboud University.

MakerBot 3D Digitizer on sale

This machine uses lasers to scan a small object, allowing you to replicate it in a 3D Printer. It’s an early adopter thing that costs $1400,- but allows you to print stuff without any knowledge of 3D modelling. Digitizer | 3D Scanner | 3D Scanning | MakerBot.

Five Best Video Converters

This is a usefull list if you don’t want to handle the command line ffmpeg. It recommends 5 other free utils that are easy to use in varying amounts: MPEG Streamclip (which also works on OSX) Format Factory Handbrake (which is primarily a DVD ripper) Freemake Video Converter SUPER Five Best Video Converters.

NSA Officers Spy on Love Interests

Wow. Now there’s a surprise. Not. NSA Officers Spy on Love Interests – Washington Wire – WSJ.

 
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