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Can Chip Fingerprinting Secure IoT Devices Against Malware? - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:14 In-brief: Researchers in Japan have developed a way to uniquely identify Internet of Things devices: creating a "fingerprint" based on subtle variations in chip composition, according to a report in IEEE Spectrum.
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How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House - Fri, 2015-04-10 05:11 Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:57
Ideal for a second display or something for the Steam box

Product roundup Computer displays have never been better value for money, from the all-singing, all-dancing models with every bell and whistle you can think of, to the less extravagant monitors.…

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Daniel Radcliffe to feature in GTA biopic flick. Well, it's work at least

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:33
Wizard! You shall not pass … on the inside lane

Former Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is reported to be in line to play the co-founder of Rockstar Games, publisher of the violence-fest Grand Theft Auto game series.…

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U.S., Cuba hold highest-level meeting in more than 50 years

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:28
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers sat down for talks on Thursday night in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the early days of the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.

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Greece makes IMF payment, gets bank funds, but doubts remain

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:09
BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece made a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund and won extra emergency lending for its banks on Thursday but it remained unclear whether Athens can satisfy skeptical creditors on economic reforms before it runs out of money.

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Cyber-crypto-criminal-cock-up. Little money and (probably) embarrassed

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:01
Ransomware coding fail foils fraudsters

A newly released crypto-ransomware strain has been broken, thus allowing victims — in over two out of three cases — to get back their data without paying.…

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Iran's leader says Saudi air strikes causing genocide

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:33
ADEN (Reuters) - Iran's leader on Thursday condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival Saudi Arabia in Yemen, escalating Tehran's rhetoric against the two-week-old air strike campaign.
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Wi-Fi hotspots can put iPhones into ETERNAL super slow-mo

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:27
'Phantom' hack sends your iThings into a tailspin of torpor

A vulnerability fixed in this week's Apple patch run can easily brick iPhones, researchers say.…

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Mandriva: 2015:202: ntp - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:22 Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in ntp: The symmetric-key feature in the receive function in ntp_proto.c in ntpd in NTP before 4.2.8p2 requires a correct MAC only if the MAC field has a nonzero length, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle [More...]
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Mandriva: 2015:201: arj - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:16 Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in arj: Jakub Wilk discovered that arj follows symlinks created during unpacking of an arj archive. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a directory traversal attack if a user or automated [More...]
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German Teenager Gets Job Offer By Trying To Use FOI For His Exam Papers

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:03
Bruce66423 writes "A German schoolboy has taken exam preparation to ingenious new levels by making a freedom of information request to see the questions in his forthcoming Abitur tests, the equivalent of A-levels in the UK." and SATS in the USA. The media attention from his FoI request has already garnered him an offer of work from another transparency-related organization, the research website Correctiv. “If I have time before university starts I’ll definitely do it,” he said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Indian cops spice up protests with pepper spray-armed DRONES

The Register - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:02
Lhassi how they'll like this

Police are increasingly using drones these days to snoop on activists and track down demonstrators plus the occasional criminal. Now Indian police are going to use them for riot control by loading up the aerial gizmos with pepper spray.…

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Pepper-Spray Drones

Schneier on Security - Thu, 2015-04-09 17:51
India has purchased pepper-spray drones....
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