Posts tagged "technology"

MIT Invented a New System Capable of Automated Security Vulnerability Fixes by Borrowing Code From Other Software

IBT on how MIT invented a new system capable of automated security vulnerability fixes by borrowing code from other software: The CodePhage system is able to detect dangerous bugs in software, and then repair it by importing security checks from software with similar specifications, even if the software is written in a completely different programming… Continue reading

Fleecing of America: Navy Pays Microsoft US$9m a Year for Continued Windows XP Support After Product End-of-Life

CNN Money with some unreal news about how the Navy pays Microsoft $9 million a year for continued Windows XP support even after the product end-of-life: In a statement, the Navy said it has a plan in place to upgrade its systems to a newer version of Windows. It expects to complete its upgrades by… Continue reading

Inside China’s iPhone Jailbreaking Industrial Complex

Forbes has done some outstanding writing on their article about inside China’s iphone jailbreaking industrial complex: It was a bizarre trip hosted by an equally bizarre and secretive entity called TaiG (pronounced “tie-gee”), which flew the hackers to China to share techniques and tricks to slice through the defences of Apple’s mobile operating system in… Continue reading

Google’s 60Tbps Undersea Pacific Cable Welcomed with Champagne in Japan

PC World on an almost completed Google-backed project for a 60Tbps undersea cable between Oregon and Japan exponentially increasing networking capacity between the two countries: The 9,000-kilometer FASTER cable will have a peak capacity of 60 terabytes per second (Tbps) when it enters operation next year, joining Japan with Oregon on the West Coast of… Continue reading

HOWTO Opt-Out of Tynt, Craptastic Copy-and-Paste Javascript Tracking “Technology”

This is more as a reminder for myself than anything, but if you want to know howto opt-out of Tynt, a crappy piece of advertising and tracking technology, then this is how you can turn that shit off. If you use multiple browsers, you will have to hit the site in each one to turn… Continue reading

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry

The WSJ on how utterly caught off-guard BlackBerry was by the iPhone, how top management was unsure what was sitting in front of them, and how Apple basically inadvertently crippled the entire company: “It’s OK—we’ll be fine,” Mr. Balsillie responded. RIM’s chiefs didn’t give much additional thought to Apple’s iPhone for months. “It wasn’t a… Continue reading

Apple Watch and Continuous Computing

Ben Thompson on his experience with an Apple watch and continuous computing in terms of a constant stream of notifications: Indeed, for now I think it likely that one of Apple’s oldest and most cherished skills — its ability to make beautiful, desirable objects — will make the Watch exactly what Tim Cook promised: another… Continue reading

Israeli Military Networks Breached

According to a report by Blue Coat Systems, the Israeli military networks have been breached by what appears to be Arabic-speaking malicious actors: Waylon Grange, a researcher with the Blue Coat [PRJCBB.UL who discovered the campaign, said the vast majority of the hackers’ software was cobbled together from widely available tools, such as the remote-access… Continue reading

How the U.S. Thinks Russia Hacked the White House

The White House has ostensibly been compromised by Russian hackers and the U.S. believes it make know how this attack occured: The White House in October said it noticed suspicious activity in the unclassified network that serves the executive office of the president. The system has been shut down periodically to allow for security upgrades…. Continue reading

FAA Computer Networks Highly Susceptible To Cyber Attack

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, the Federal Aviation Administration has a severe deficit in how it secures its own computer networks: The Federal Aviation Administration has fallen short in its efforts to protect the national air traffic control system from terrorists or others who might try to hack into the computers… Continue reading