Posts tagged "technology"

Pentagon’s New Office in Silicon Valley Is Being Headed-Up by an Engineer and a Former Navy SEAL

The Pentagon’s new office in Silicon Valley is being headed-up by an engineer and a former Navy SEAL in an attempt to help DoD stay abreast of the latest and greatest technologies (emphasis added): Their new office, dubbed the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental — DIUx for short — occupies a building near Moffett Federal Airfield’s massive… Continue reading

Commodore Is Back, This Time With an Android Smartphone Named PET

Commodore, the outstanding computer manufacturer I grew up with, is back and this time with a smartphone using their iconic name – PET: For those of you too young to remember, Commodore was a hot company in the mid-1980s. It was a leader in personal computers, shipping thousands of Commodore 64 desktops daily. Guinness has… Continue reading

This Story of How Yamaha Went All-in on Cloud Computing Should Terrify Hardware Vendors

Hardware vendors like Dell, HP, Cisco and others have a potentially bleak future ahead of them as more and more companies move from administering their own suite of servers to using cloud-based solutions like Amazon Web Services. This story about how Yamaha went all-in on AWS should terrify these companies because they stand to lose… Continue reading

Raspberry Pi-Based Tool Allows Anyone to Anonymously Access Wi-Fi From 2.5 Miles Away

This little gem of a Raspberry Pi-based tool allows anyone to anonymously access wifi from up to 2.5 miles away from a wireless access-oint: Proxyham is composed of a WiFi-enabled Raspberry Pi computer and three antennas setup. One of the antennas connects to a source public Wi-Fi network while the other two transmit the Wi-Fi… Continue reading

Clueless Japanese Judge Orders Google to Delete Links to a Man’s Previous Under-Age Sexual Solicitation Arrests

An obviously clueless Japanese Judge orders Google to delete links to a man’s previous under-age sexual solicitation arrests from the search engine in an attempt to hide his embarrassing past from the world: In 2012, the man was arrested for paying a girl under the age of 18 for sexual favors. He was charged with… Continue reading

Advertisement Masquerades as an Article About How the Cyber Security Industry Is a Billion Dollar Scam

The Next Web has posted what amounts to an advertisement masquerading as an article about how the cyber security industry is a billion dollar scam. The author claims cyber security vendors are purposely selling outdated technology it knows to be ineffective at preventing cyber attacks. First, the author sets the stage by claiming the the… Continue reading

FBI Hunting for Suspects in California Internet Backbone Cable-Severing Attack

Engadget on the FBI hunting for suspects in California internet backbone cable-severing attack (emphasis added): The severed cables belonged to backbone-internet companies Level 3 and Zayo. In order to access these cables, the vandals had to remove manholes and enter underground vaults. While the cut lines were fixed within a day, it does highlight how… Continue reading

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