Archive for July, 2014 | Monthly archive page

ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 Million in stock fall

In January 2013, a chap called Jonathan Moylan sent a single email that caused an AU$314m – £174m or $295m – dip in a coal company’s value. The email was a fake press release stating that Whitehaven Coal’s bank, ANZ, had decided not to lend the mining firm the billion or so dollars needed to […]

W3 Ltd lost > 1m credit card records in website breach.

Think W3 Limited was hacked in December 2012 in an attack that relied on what the ICO described as "insecure" coding on the website of its subsidiary business, Essential Travel Ltd. The unidentified hacker behind the attack siphoned off a total of 1,163,996 credit and debit card records (431K current and 733K expired). "Cardholder details […]

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

A Minnesota man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent. […] a tweet that read “RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPPY @SWA.” […] after he boarded, an announcement came over the […]

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ECB announces theft of contact information

The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday there had been a breach of the security protecting a database serving its public website. This led to the theft of email addresses and other contact data left by people registering for events at the ECB. via ECB: ECB announces theft of contact information.

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▶ How to Cool a Drink in 2 Minutes – YouTube.

NL courts allow illegally gotten private info to be used by secret service with no oversight.

In a court case in which the government (mr Plasterk) was taken to task for using NSA data – private information gotten through illegal means according to Dutch law – the NL courts have ruled that secret services can use this data freely, because “it’s important”. This is a bit like allowing evidence gained under […]

FossaMail: 64-bit Thunderbird

FossaMail is an Open Source, Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client for Windows, brought to you by the Pale Moon developer (and therefore not affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation). It is an optimized and reconfigured re-build of Mozilla Thunderbird ESR. via FossaMail.

UK: 4 strikes, not out, pirates!

In an unbelievably sane move, the UK has accepted that piracy exists and that cutting people from the internet won’t work very well. Geoff Taylor, chief executive of music trade body the BPI, said VCAP was about “persuading the persuadable, such as parents who do not know what is going on with their net connection.” […]

Japan takes historic step from post-war pacifism, OKs fighting for allies | Reuters

The change, the most dramatic policy shift since Japan set up its post-war armed forces 60 years ago, will widen Japan’s military options by ending the ban on exercising "collective self-defense", or aiding a friendly country under attack. Abe’s cabinet adopted a resolution outlining the shift, which also relaxes limits on activities in U.N.-led peace-keeping […]

Deep Space Settlement – a 4X RTS

Design and build space ships, create an empire, explore the galaxy, fight invaders, trade, it has it all! Deep Space Settlement – a 4X RTS.

Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects

Download 3d printer templates for all kinds of stuff from here. Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects.

GEMMA Softwarecatalogus

De GEMMA Softwarecatalogus bevat het software-aanbod van ruim 130 ICT-leveranciers die zich committeren aan e-overheid standaarden. In de softwarecatalogus kunnen gemeenten eenvoudig hun eigen applicatieportfolio invoeren en een eigen applicatielandschap plotten. Gemeenten kunnen zoeken en kijken in elkaars applicatieportfolio om vervolgens ervaringen en kennis uit te wisselen. via GEMMA Softwarecatalogus.

3D Print Your Own Jet Engine

Instructions and links to plans here! 3D Print Your Own Jet Engine – Imgur. Thank you General Electric!

Queen Elizabeth UK Aircraft carrier Key Facts released

The ships will be 65,000 tonnes at full displacement – over three times the size of the current Invincible Class Aircraft Carriers. Range; 8,000 to 10,000 nautical miles. Each ship has two propellers which together will output 80MW of power – enough to run 1,000 family cars or 50 high speed trains. 56m from keel […]

Massive 36 volume collection of KGB information given to the UK released to public

From 1972 onwards, until his retirement in 1984, he took extensive manuscript notes of many of the papers passing through his hands. Following his retirement he organised this material geographically and typed out systematic studies of KGB operations in different parts of the world in 10 volumes. He and his family and his archive were […]

2600 magazine ripped off by TEN: The Enthusiast Network

the distributor (Source Interlink) decided to close its doors to magazine distribution after losing Time Inc.’s business. This caused us to scramble to find alternative methods of getting our magazine into stores around the world, a feat we accomplished without too much difficulty. But getting what was left of Source Interlink, now rebranded as “TEN: […]

3D printer constructs 10 buildings in one day from recycled materials

A Chinese company has become the first to construct multiple buildings using 3D printers that extrude recycled building materials at breakneck speed. Using four huge 3D printers, Yingchuang New Materials Inc. was able to print the shells of 10 one-room structures in 24 hours and at a cost of only about $5,000 per building. The […]

Privacy Quick Scan

The Dutch organisation for small / medium sized businesses (MKB Nederland) has set up a quick scan for companies dealing with private data, to have a look at the risks of using this kind of data. Privacy Quick Scan.

New Instant Messenger Plans to Leave No Metadata Worth Harvest​ing is backed by some pretty big names in IT security. It’s not foolproof and it’s in the first stages, but it’s a start with great potential. New Instant Messenger Plans to Leave No Metadata Worth Harvest​ing.

Millions of dynamic DNS users suffer after Microsoft seizes No-IP domains

Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from suffered outages on Monday after Microsoft seized 22 domain names it said were being abused in malware-related crimes against Windows users. Microsoft enforced a federal court order making the company the domain IP resolver for the No-IP domains. Microsoft said the objective […]

Global Strategic Trends out to 2045

Global Strategic Trends (GST) describes a strategic context for those in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider Government who are involved in developing long term plans, policies and capabilities. Without a strategic context there is a risk that planners, policymakers and capability developers may assume a future that adheres to preconceived thoughts and assumptions. […]

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