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Second Gen Moto 360 Men's and Women's, Fitness-Oriented Moto 360 Sport Unveiled

Slashdot - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:39
MojoKid writes: Motorola's first generation Moto 360 smartwatch was one of the first Android Wear smartwatches to hit the market, and because of its round display, became the immediate flag bearer for the Android Wear platform. As new competition has entered the fray — including entries from Apple with the Apple Watch and Samsung with the Gear S2 — Motorola is announcing a second generation smartwatch that solves most of the complaints of the previous model. Motorola has ditched the archaic Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor in the original Moto 360. The new second generation Moto 360 brings a more credible 1.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 graphics to the table. You'll also find 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. And if you didn't like the largish dimensions of the previous Moto 360, you'll be glad to know that Motorola is offering two sizes this time around. There's a 46mm diameter case that comes with a 360x330 display and a smaller 42mm diameter case that houses a 360x325 display. Motorola has also introduced a dedicated women's model of the Moto 360 which features a 42mm diameter case and accepts smaller 16mm bands. As for battery life, Motorola says that the men's and women's 42mm models comes with a 300 mAh battery which is good for up to 1.5 days of mixed use, while the 46mm watch comes with a larger 400 mAh battery which is good for up to 2 days on charge.

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Sony's just 4King with us now: Xperia Z5 mobe has UltraHD screen, cam

The Register - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:38
High-res audio too, but will users care?

IFA2015 Sony announced the Xperia Z5 series mobile phones at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin, including the first smartphone with 4K video playback and capture.…

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Secretary of Defense Says US Could Fall Behind Adversaries in Cybersecurity (August 27, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

In the wake of revelations that attackers believed to be working on behalf of Russia or China infiltrated a server used by the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs, US military leaders expressed concern that the country could "fall behind" its adversaries in the cybersecurity arena.......

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DHS's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Implementation Moving Too Slowly (August 24, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director of IT security operations Jeff Wagner said that the DHS's CDM (Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation) program is great, its "timeframe, timing, issuance, and getting things moving" is frustrating his agency's implementation efforts.......

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HTTPS Frustrates Russia's Attempt to Censor Wikipedia (August 25, 28, & 31, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

Russian governmental media watchdog Roskomnadzor ordered Internet service providers (ISPs) to block a page about hashish on Wikipedia.......

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KeyRaider Malware Steals Account Credentials (August 31, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

Malware known as KeyRaider hides in code for jailbroken Apple devices.......

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White House Drafting Sanctions Against China (August 30, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

The White House is reportedly developing economic sanctions against individuals and companies in China who are believed to be involved in espionage.......

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Six Arrested for Allegedly Using Lizard Stresser DDoS Tool (August 28 & 31, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

UK authorities have arrested six teenagers for allegedly using the Lizard Squad's Lizard Stresser tool to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.......

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Phishing Campaign Sends Users to Phony Electronic Frontier Foundation Site (August 28, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

A phishing campaign aimed at harvesting passwords and other data contained a link to a website that pretended to be that of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).......

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US Army Seeks to Streamline Acquisition Process for Cyber Tools (August 27, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

The US Army is using a template called the Information Technology Box to hasten acquisition of cyber tools.......

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DHS Project Aims to Develop Mobile Security Technologies (August 27, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Science and Technology Directorate is funding a US $8.......

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Underhanded C Competition (August 24, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:35

The Underhanded C Competition, which has been running annually since 2005, gives programmers coders the chance to craft elegantly disguised, yet dangerous vulnerabilities in the C programming language.......

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Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet

Linux Today - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:00

 softpedia: The great news we want to share with you today is that Cinnamon's workspace-swither applet has been redesigned to offer you a visual representation of your desktops

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Netflix Open Sources Sleepy Puppy XSS Hunter

Slashdot - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:54
msm1267 writes: Netflix has released a tool it calls Sleepy Puppy. The tool injects cross-site scripting payloads into a target app that may not be vulnerable, but could be stored in a database and tracks the payload if it's reflected to a secondary application that makes use of the data in the same field. "We were looking for a way to provide coverage on applications that come from different origins or may not be publicly accessible," said co-developer Scott Behrens, a senior application security engineer at Netflix. "We also wanted to observe where stored data gets reflected back, and how data that may be stored publicly could also be reflected in a large number of internal applications." Sleepy Puppy is available on Netflix's Github repository and is one of a slew of security tools its engineers have released to open source.

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U.S. appeals court asked to halt NSA phone spying program

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:48
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court appeared reluctant on Wednesday to put an immediate halt to the federal government's collection of millions of Americans' phone records, with the controversial spy program set to expire in November.
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Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forward

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:11
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury in custody, clearing the way for scheduled trial next month.









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Why Do So Many Tech Workers Dislike Their Jobs?

Slashdot - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:10
Nerval's Lobster writes: So what if you work for a tech company that offers free lunch, in-house gym, and dry cleaning? A new survey suggests that a majority of software engineers, developers, and sysadmins are miserable. Granted, the survey in question only involved 5,000 respondents, so it shouldn't be viewed as comprehensive (it was also conducted by a company that deals in employee engagement), but it's nonetheless insightful into the reasons why a lot of tech pros apparently dislike their jobs. Apparently perks don't matter quite so much if your employees have no sense of mission, don't have a clear sense of how they can get promoted, and don't interact with their co-workers very well. While that should be glaringly obvious, a lot of companies are still fixated on the idea that minor perks will apparently translate into huge morale boosts; but free smoothies in the cafeteria only goes so far.

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Five Chinese ships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state.
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Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:07
CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains.









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China to put on huge show of force for World War Two anniversary

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:05
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will put on a huge show of force on Thursday with goose-stepping troops and nuclear-capable missiles parading through Beijing, marking 70 years since the end of World War Two and the country's growing military might and confidence.
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