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Intel To Offer Custom Xeons With Embedded FPGAs For the Data Center

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:52
MojoKid (1002251) writes For years, we've heard rumors that Intel was building custom chips for Google or Facebook, but these deals have always been assumed to work with standard hardware. Intel might offer a different product SKU with non-standard core counts, or a specific TDP target, or a particular amount of cache — but at the end of the day, these were standard Xeon processors. Today, it looks like that's changing for the first time — Intel is going to start embedding custom FPGAs into its own CPU silicon. The new FPGA-equipped Xeons will occupy precisely the same socket and platform as the standard, non-FPGA Xeons. Nothing will change on the customer front (BIOS updates may be required), but the chips should be drop-in compatible. The company has not stated who provided its integrated FPGA design, but Altera is a safe bet. The two companies have worked together on multiple designs and Altera (which builds FPGAs) is using Intel for its manufacturing. This move should allow Intel to market highly specialized performance hardware to customers willing to pay for it. By using FPGAs to accelerate certain specific types of workloads, Intel Xeon customers can reap higher performance for critical functions without translating the majority of their code to OpenCL or bothering to update it for GPGPU.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:19
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes Mobile malware on Android is nothing new, but now security company FireEye has discovered in the Google Play store a sophisticated piece of malware which is posing as....the official Google Play store. Using the same icon but a different name, the malware is not being detected by the vast majority of security vendors, is difficult to uninstall and steals your messages, security certificates and banking details.

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3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:10
An anonymous reader writes Developed as part of a university master thesis is this "truly 3D" windowing system environment. The 3D desktop was developed as a Qt Wayland compositor and output to an Oculus Rift display and then controlled using a high-precision Razer mouse. Overall, it's interesting research for bringing 2D windows into a 3D workspace using Wayland and the Oculus Rift. The code is hosted as the Motorcar Compositor. A video demonstration is on YouTube.

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Red Hat Revenues Power Forward in 2015

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:00

ServerWatch: For the quarter, Red Hat reported revenue of $424 million, which is a 17 percent year over year gain

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BlackBerry bottoms out: Vows to wow with new Berries

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:44
Finds corner, but yet to turn it

BlackBerry is staying in the handset market by the skin of its teeth by confirming two new models will arrive this year. The two new devices will be called BlackBerry Passport, a full touch device, and BlackBerry Classic, a QWERTY model designed to alleviate the awkwardness of BB10.…

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US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:28
ciaran_o_riordan (662132) writes The US Supreme Court has just invalidated a patent for being a software patent! To no fanfare, the Court has spent the past months reviewing a case, Alice v. CLS Bank, which posed the question of "Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions ... are directed to patent-eligible subject matter." Their ruling was just published, and what we can say already is that the court was unanimous in finding this particular software patent invalid, saying: "the method claims, which merely require generic computer implementation, fail to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention," and go on to conclude that because "petitioner's system and media claims add nothing of substance to the underlying abstract idea, we hold that they too are patent ineligible." The End Software Patents wiki has a page for commenting the key extracts and listing third-party analyses. Analysis will appear there as the day(s) goes on. Careful reading is needed to get an idea of what is clearly invalidated (file formats?), and what areas are left for future rulings. If you can help, well, it's a wiki. Software Freedom Law Center's website will also be worth checking in the near future.

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Pure Storage buys HUNDREDS of patents from IBM in lawfare protection deal

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:01
You license yours, and I'll license mine

Pure Storage, the fairly rich all-flash array startup, has spent some of its cash to buy more than a hundred storage patents from IBM and the two have signed a cross-licensing agreement.…

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Facebook’s New Open-Source Data Switch Technology Is Designed For Flexibility And Greater Control

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:00

TechCrunch: There has been an effort under way for a number of years to disaggregate (or break down into smaller components) the main parts of the Facebook data center.

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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:48
itwbennett (1594911) writes "Responding to more than a year of pressure, Google and Microsoft will follow Apple in adding an anti-theft "kill switch" to their smartphone operating systems. In New York, iPhone theft was down 19 percent in the first five months of this year. Over the same period, thefts of Samsung devices — which did not include a kill switch until one was introduced on Verizon-only models in April — rose by over 40 percent. In San Francisco, robberies of iPhones were 38 percent lower in the six months after the iOS 7 introduction versus the six months before, while in London thefts over the same period were down by 24 percent. In both cities, robberies of Samsung devices increased. 'These statistics validate what we always knew to be true, that a technological solution has the potential to end the victimization of wireless consumers everywhere,' said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon."

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World still standing? It's been two weeks since Cryptolocker, Gameover Zeus takedown by feds

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:28
Shouldn't it be cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria?

Two weeks have passed since the feds knackered the systems doling out the GameOver ZeuS and CryptoLocker malware to PCs.…

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Red Hat: 2014:0771-01: kernel: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:27
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:0772-01: kernel: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:27
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues and two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Extended Update Support. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:07
An anonymous reader writes On a request from Matthew Green to fork the TrueCrypt code, the author answers that this is impossible. He says that this might be no good idea, because the code needs a rewrite, but he allows to use the existing code as a reference. "I am sorry, but I think what you're asking for here is impossible. I don't feel that forking TrueCrypt would be a good idea, a complete rewrite was something we wanted to do for a while. I believe that starting from scratch wouldn't require much more work than actually learning and understanding all of truecrypts current codebase. I have no problem with the source code being used as reference."

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'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:04
OakDragon (885217) writes A Toronto woman had the presence of mind to record herself, using her smartphone, as she suffered from a bout of semi-paralysis. She had suffered the same symptoms two days earlier, and had gone to the hospital; but by that time the condition had passed, and doctors sent her home. However, using the smartphone video, doctors later diagnosed her with a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke. The diagnosis was confirmed with an MRI.

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

The Register - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:02
One word? We can think of at least two

How much would you pay for an app that only allows users to send one word? A couple of quid?…

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