Archive for January, 2015 | Monthly archive page

Airgap attack from 6 metres by reading your CPU electromagnetic signals

All CPUs emit electromagnetic signals when they are performing tasks, and the first thing these researchers discovered was that binary ones and zeroes emit different levels. The second thing they discovered is that electromagnetic radiation is also emitted by the voltage fluctuations and that it can be read from up to six meters away. These […]

Microsoft to invest in Android firmware upstart Cyanogen

Google vs MS, the battle continues! Microsoft to invest in Android firmware upstart Cyanogen • The Register.

Scientists Have Made a Möbius Strip Out of Light for the First Time

Scientists Have Made a Möbius Strip Out of Light for the First Time.

Myo – Gesture control armband by Thalmic Labs

Myo – Gesture control armband by Thalmic Labs.

Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab in the World

Riot games uses League of Legends data to try to get people to be less arseholes. Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab in the World — Backchannel — Medium.

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. New research provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent adult participants can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, that they had […]

Homeworld Remastered Edition

With wow graphics Homeworld Remastered Edition.

WiFi Map – shows you wifi hotspots + passwords in your vicinity

There’s an iphone version of this and the pro version shows you the wifi hotspots all over the world. WiFi Map Pro — Passwords – Android Apps on Google Play.

Hijacking drones

Rahul Sasi will present a way to hijack a Parrot drone without using any authentication. nullcon – Rahul Sasi.

Lynis – Security auditing tool for Unix/Linux systems

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Primary goal is to help users with auditing and hardening of Unix and Linux based systems. The software is very flexible and runs on almost every Unix based system (including Mac). via Lynis – Security auditing tool for Unix/Linux systems.

Must-Own Dongle for Travelers, Upgraded Earbuds, and More Deals

Very cleverly put together USB hub and ethernet USB adapter for travellers Must-Own Dongle for Travelers, Upgraded Earbuds, and More Deals.

Toyota understands that patents stifle innovation, allows the use of Hydrogen Fuel Cell patents royalty free to foster innovation

Toyota is opening the door to the hydrogen future, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced today at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, this Toyota initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world. Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents […]

Keyssa Kiss – wireless connectivity will replace your cables

These are 2 tiny dots that connect from a distance without WiFi at 6Gbit per second. This sounds like a wonderful replacement of USB / Firewire cabling you have to fidget to plug in. Our Technology – Keyssa.

We get an extra second on june 30th 2015

To authorities responsible for the measurement and distribution of time UTC TIME STEP on the 1st of July 2015 A positive leap second will be introduced at the end of June 2015. The sequence of dates of the UTC second markers will be: 2015 June 30, 23h 59m 59s 2015 June 30, 23h 59m 60s […]

NL old spyboss uses Charlie Hebdo to invade your privacy

He wants to use it to couple databases such as the license plate data they gather everywhere in NL with the tax database, creating huge centralised databases. Because centralised databases are great! Especially when everyone can access them. Do people never learn? Centralised databases are a very very bad idea. Privacy volgende slachtoffer van Charlie […]

fitlet – tiny fanless pc, competes with Intel NUC

CompuLab is introducing fitlet – a miniature 0.22l fanless quad-core PC that is not only packing more features than any other PC in its class, but is also designed from the ground up for unprecedented openness: Memory, storage, networking, extension cards and operating system can all be easily installed and upgraded by the user. The […]

4th Reich revives CISPA yet again

Refuse to just let it die and give people some form of privacy. Does the US never learn? House Dem revives major cyber bill | TheHill.

Indian Science Congress doing well.

There were a lot of controversies generated at the Indian Science Congress earlier this month, including claims of ancient aircraft in India, the use of plastic surgery there, and ways to divine underground water sources using herbal paste on the feet. One argument that could be tested using some form of evidence was the assertion […]

UK Tory gov wants to give criminals access to everybodies secret data

By installing a back door into encrypted communications and storage, they not only allow the government unfettered access, but also criminals. Although I’m not sure where the distinction lies, nowadays. WhatsApp and iMessage could be banned under new surveillance plans – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent.

The problem with Android not really being open source: Google won’t fix bug hitting 60 percent of Android phones | Ars Technica

Basically they say they won’t touch anything older than the current OS and also smartphone vendors then need to update their old devices, which they won’t do either. Google won’t fix bug hitting 60 percent of Android phones | Ars Technica.

KeySweeper – a DIY usb wall charger that logs keystrokes from MS wireless keyboards

KeySweeper is a stealthy Arduino-based device, camouflaged as a functioning USB wall charger, that wirelessly and passively sniffs, decrypts, logs and reports back all keystrokes from any Microsoft wireless keyboards (which use a proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol) in the area. Keystrokes are sent back to the KeySweeper operator over the Internet via an optional GSM […]

Antibiotic Pulled From Dirt Ends 25-Year Drug Drought – Bloomberg

Scientists have discovered an antibiotic capable of fighting infections that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, a breakthrough that could lead to the field’s first major new drug in more than a quarter-century.The experimental drug, which was isolated from a sample of New England dirt, is called teixobactin. It hasn’t yet been tested […]

C3TV – 31C3: talks online Chaos Computer Club Christmas

C3TV – 31C3: a new dawn.

new role for proteins: assembling amino acids without DNA and RNA

Results from a study published on Jan. 2 in Science defy textbook science, showing for the first time that the building blocks of a protein, called amino acids, can be assembled without blueprints – DNA and an intermediate template called messenger RNA (mRNA). A team of researchers has observed a case in which another protein […]

Besides Lifestyle and Inherited Genes, Cancer Risk Also 66% Tied to Bad Luck

The researchers, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, analyzed published scientific papers to identify the number of stem cells, and the rate of stem-cell division, among 31 tissue types, though not for breast and prostate tissue, which they excluded from the analysis. Then they compared the total number of lifetime stem-cell […]

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