Archive for June, 2014 | Monthly archive page

Google gives apps full control of your gmail box

Yup, read, write, compose, delete all messages! This isn’t going to be abused at all! Not! Google geeft derden toegang tot je Gmail-account – Webwereld.

US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space | Defense Update:

The test that employed the Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle Capability Enhancement II, or EKV CE-II, successfully collided and destroyed an incoming ballistic missile warhead high in space, identifying its targets amongst decoys and countermeasures representative of a long-range North Korean ballistic missile. The $200 million test was considered critical for the future of the US-based […]

SHODAN – Computer Search Engine for exploited machines

SHODAN is a search engine that lets you find specific computers (routers, servers, etc.) using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a public port scan directory or a search engine of banners. SHODAN – Computer Search Engine.

UK Gov reveals legal framework for intercepting all citizens’ social media communications

Basically the interpretation is that since the servers on which these services are hosted are in foreign countries, they are classed as “external communications”, which allows them to intercept them indiscriminately as opposed to needing a warrant. This also applies to webmail services and Google searches. UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass […]

Sharp Develops Free-Form Display, Enables Vastly Greater Design Freedom for Displays

Sharp announces the development of the Free-Form Display, a device that can be shaped to meet a wide range of user needs thanks to the incorporation of IGZO technology and proprietary circuit design methods. Conventional displays are rectangular because they require a minimal width for the bezel in order to accommodate the drive circuit, called […]

Project un1c0rn – a search engine for (heartbleed, Mysql, Mongodb) vulnerable sites

Think of Project Un1c0rn as a Google for site security. Launched on May 15th, the site’s creators say that so far it has indexed 59,000 websites and counting. The goal, according to its founders, is to document open leaks caused by the Heartbleed bug, as well as “access to users’ databases” in Mongo DB and […]

Evidence that the moon was formed by impact between Earth and planet Theia

How did the Moon form? According to the prevailing hypothesis, a Mars-sized body known as Theia smashed into Earth. Herwartz et al. analyzed fresh basalt samples from three Apollo landing sites and compared them with several samples of Earth’s mantle. The oxygen isotope values measured in these lunar rocks differ significantly from the terrestrial material, […]

DisplayLag | Input Lag Database: Gaming HDTVs & Monitors

Welcome to our input lag database, designed to help you find the best HDTV or monitor for gaming. via DisplayLag | Input Lag Database: Gaming HDTVs & Monitors.

Tesla Motors helps humanity, opens their patents

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good […]

MS Office Click-to-run busted after patch

Microsoft’s streaming version of Office has broken for some users after a patch. Isn’t the cloud lovely! Streamingversie Office start niet meer op na patch – Webwereld.

Major terrorism trial could be held in secret for first time in UK legal history

“the evidence on which the crown relied to argue for the secret trial could not be presented in open court” “This appeal raises important issues relating to the constitutional principle of open justice but also the equally important principle of fairness and natural justice,” Hudson told the court.” Major terrorism trial could be held in […]

Cupid – Wifi heartbleed POC

Cupid is a pair of patches for hostapd-2.1 and wpa_supplicant-2.1 to exploit heartbleed on Wireless networks that use EAP Authentication methods based on TLS (specifically OpenSSL) via lgrangeia/cupid · GitHub.

Patent royalties in Smart Phones < 1/3rd of the end price. Shows again stupidity of patent system

for such a phone [$400 RRP], the potential patent royalties could exceed US$120 per device. This brings the licensing fees per device close to the cost of components, which on the US$400 phone would be somewhere between US$120 and US$150. "… those costs may be undermining industry profitability—and, in turn, diminishing incentives to invest and […]

Marktplaats (Dutch E-Bay) shares IP-adresses, phone numbers, etc

When you ask them for your own details, you also get all the personal details of the people who have interacted with your account! This data should be anonymised. Mag niet: Marktplaats deelt IP-adressen en NAW-gegevens – Webwereld.

UNetbootin – create a USB bootable linux drive

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded […]

Google starts to implement right to be forgotten

A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that certain users can ask search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed. In implementing this decision, […]

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