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The FBI has arrested the founder of Silk Road, perhaps the most notorious online marketplace for illegal products and services. Ross William Ulbricht, 29, was arrested in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday. Also known as Dread Pirate Roberts, Ulbricht is charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, computer hacking and money laundering, according to court documents posted by security writer Brian Krebs. During the more than two years that the online black market is said to have operated, authorities estimate that Silk Road generated over $1.2 billion in sales and $80 million in commissions, paid in the cryptographic currency of Bitcoins. Silk Road, according to the complaint, offered a variety of illicit goods, including a wide variety of narcotics, hacking tools, forged documents, services for hacking accounts at social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and resources for obtaining stolen account data and for getting in touch with arms dealers and assassins. [
[url=http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/29/detailed-video-showing-ipad-5-physical-changes/]Detailed Video Showing iPad 5 Physical Changes[/url] As shown in the video, the iPad 5 will adopt a similar design to the currently shipping iPad mini. The new iPad is expected to debut in October.
[quote] [b]Andrew Hoyle [/b]wrote: [i]With all the top smartphones in the world boasting their quad-core processors and Full HD displays, it's harder and harder for an individual to really stand out. With the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/sony-xperia-z/4505-6452_7-35567069.html]Xperia Z[/url], Sony made a brave attempt at differentiating by waterproofing the phone so you can spill beer on it without it giving up the ghost.[/i] [i]The Xperia Z1 keeps its liquid-repelling credentials, along with sexy glass design and Full HD screen. Its quad-core processor has been supercharged to 2.2GHz, and its camera now boasts an impressive 20.7 megapixels.[/i] [i]There's no word yet on exactly how much Sony will demand for this high-spec beast, but it's safe to assume that it'll be roughly on a par with the Xperia Z. Don't expect to pick it up for any less than £500 when it goes on sale in the UK in the coming few weeks.[/i] [/quote] [u][b]Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.c
More than two in three IT professionals would consider ex-hackers for security roles, providing they have the right skills to do the job, a survey has found. In addition, 40 per cent of respondents to CWJobs' survey of 352 IT bods reckoned there aren't enough skilled security professionals in the UK technology industry. As if that news wasn't unsurprising enough, two thirds of the 352 tech professionals surveyed by website CWJobs stated that they would consider re-training in order to take on a role in IT security. Most respondents also believed that recruiting security professionals should be a priority in IT recruitment programmes. Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs.co.uk, commented: “These findings present an interesting tactic for those keen to find new ways to meet the demand for security professionals within their organisations – though perhaps one that should be treated with some caution.” [url=hthttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/30/it_pros_would_hire_exhac
[b]The UK is to create a new cyber unit to help defend national security, the defence secretary has announced.[/b] The Ministry of Defence is set to recruit hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces in the creation of the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit. The new unit will also, if necessary, launch strikes in cyber space, Mr Hammond said. Recruiting for reservists to join the unit will start next month. The role of the unit is to protect computer networks and safeguard vital data. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the "creation of the "Joint Cyber Unit (Reserve) will allow it to draw on individuals' talent, skills and expertise gained from their civilian experience to meet these threats". [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24321717]Full Article[/url]
It is time to start thinking of our hearts as random number generators. That's so they can serve as passwords to secure medical devices that are vulnerable to hacking, researchers at Rice University have proposed. In their paper on the authentication technique - called Heart-to-Heart (H2H) - the researchers note that the use of implantable medical devices (IMDs) is growing in the US: for example, each year, over 100,000 patients receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators that detect dangerous heart rhythms and administer electric shocks to restore normal activity. Other IMDs - a category that includes devices either partially or fully implanted into patients' bodies - include pacemakers, neurostimulators, and insulin or other drug pumps. [url=http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/09/26/using-heartbeats-as-passwords-to-secure-medical-devices/]Full Article[/url] This topic has come up in other discussions and it is great to see that action is being taken.
Are you wondering how the new iPhones look inside including step-by-step dismantling procedure and shots? If so, you cannot miss the below linked articles from iFixit specialists. [url=http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+5s+Teardown/17383]iPhone 5s Teardown[/url] [url=http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+5c+Teardown/17382]iPhone 5c Teardown[/url] These technically erudite articles catch me always. Hope you enjoy them too.
I knew it was [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5342i0330259913694718.gif[/img] so I saved the zip attachment in my downloads folder and uploaded to VirusTotal and I was the first to upload and scan the file and the detection was 7/46 and I scanned with WSA and was detected also! Very Cool! [url=https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a0caaa4a73bd070889710bb333d28d1230ddaec6b0e0973e1cbb4bc62615cf11/analysis/1374786545/]https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a0caaa4a73bd070889710bb333d28d1230ddaec6b0e0973e1cbb4bc62615cf11/analysis/1374786545/[/url] [B] c:usersdanieldownloadsshipment_label_ca_oshawa.zip/shipment_label_ca_oshawa.exe [MD5: BAB9B74D424AD73F6E083FEADBF5D86F] [Flags: 00080001.7583] [Threat: W32.Downloader.Gen] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5346iA1EDB55AB2C58613.jpg[/img] This is real world testing! [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5344iD037078A215A557B.gif[/img
The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) arrested eight men, aged between 24 and 27, on Thursday, in connection to a robbery from the Swiss Cottage branch of Barclays Bank in April. According to police statements, the theft resulted in the loss of 1.3 million pounds ($2 million), but the bank managed to recover most of the stolen funds. In an unusual twist, one rarely mentioned or seen when it comes to financially motivated cybercrime, the men allegedly mixed physical penetration and social engineering with system compromise in order to carry out their crimes. When Barclays reported the robbery in April, police investigated the incident, and conducted a search of the Swiss Cottage Barclays branch in North London. During this search, investigators discovered a KVM switch attached to a 3G router hooked up to one of the branch computers. "It was later established that the previous day a male purporting to be an IT engineer had gained access to the branch, falsely stating he w
With the Raspberry Pi, Arduino Due, and BeagleBone, the world is full of cheap, tiny computers that can be used by creative developers in everything from robots to space flight. One thing these platforms have in common is an ARM processor. Now they have some competition from Intel with its "MinnowBoard," a $199 computer in the form of a 4.2" x 4.2" board with an Intel Atom processor. The first 500 MinnowBoards rolled off the production line a few months ago and sold out within a week, Senior Embedded Systems Engineer David Anders of CircuitCo told Ars at the LinuxCon conference on Tuesday. CircuitCo, also the maker of the BeagleBoard and BeagleBone computers, made the MinnowBoard after being approached by Intel, which wanted to build an x86-based open hardware platform. A new MinnowBoard production run of 5,000 boards began this week. Those numbers won't threaten the Raspberry Pi's million-plus-selling business, and the MinnowBoard at its initial price is likely to attract a differe
[quote][b]Victoria Woollaston[/b] wrote: [i]Rather than spending hundreds of pounds on a new handset each year, what if you could simply keep your phone but upgrade the camera, replace the display, increase storage and more in just one click? That's the idea behind Phonebloks. [/i] [i]Created by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, Phonebloks is a customisable smartphone made up of what's called 'modular elements', or blocks, that can be instantly swapped and replaced. [/i] If a battery dies, for example, a new one can be clipped into place. [i]Storage can be upgraded or cameras with different lenses an be swapped in and out depending on the occasion.[/i] [i]Hakkens designed the concept phone as a more environmentally friendly way of recycling smartphones, to prevent the trend of customers replacing handsets on a yearly basis.[/i] [i] [/i] [img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/17/article-2423336-1BDF1466000005DC-978_306x327.jpg[/img] [/quote][u][b] Rea
Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites. Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say. The arrest operation shut down the power to the entire neighbourhood to prevent the deletion of sensitive data. Police say it took them a year to close in on the teenager. The young man lived with his father, a computer expert, in Buenos Aires. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24089050]Full Article[/url]
[quote][b]Wayne Cunningham[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/09/11/BMW_i8-8426_610x407.jpg[/img] [i]In the upper reaches of automotive performance, the hybrid sports car is becoming a real thing. Witness the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-31346_7-10016048.html]Ferrari LaFerrari[/url], [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe-hatchback/2014-porsche-918-spyder/4505-10867_7-35827268.html]Porsche 918 Spyder[/url], and [url=http://cnettv.cnet.com/9742-1_53-50142205.html]McLaren P1[/url]. Those examples seem like efforts to maintain the relevance of high-end performance in an oil-starved world.[/i] [i]But BMW may just be cracking the code with its i8.[/i] [i]Unlike the competition, which tend toward evolutionary changes built from existing models, BMW designed the i8 as a wholly new car, constructed from the ground on up to exemplify performance and minimal fossil fuel consumption. And deviating from the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe
Mozilla last week said that slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface (UI) means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January. Estimates a month ago by the open-source developer had pegged Dec. 10 as the target release for the "Metro-ized" version of Firefox. Metro was the name Microsoft once applied to the Windows 8 and Windows RT radical UI, but the company ditched the moniker in August 2012 over a trademark dispute with a German retailer. The Firefox "Preview Release" will still be packaged with the Aurora build of Firefox 26 for the Windows desktop when it launches Tuesday, as originally planned. "The goal of the Metro Preview Release is to gather feedback and defects from the larger Aurora community," Mozilla said in notes published on its website from a planning meeting last Wednesday. "Whether or not the Metro Preview Release will graduate from Aurora to Beta and Release channels is still to be determined
The Folder pane on the left disappears or Empty had to remove [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817630/en-us]KB2817630[/url] which repaired that and [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2810009/en-us]KB2810009[/url] failed to install twice so I did it manually and Windows update still says it's not installed so I had to hide them. [url=http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/8ebce46d-1645-4909-8951-d1ca954179ac/outlook-2013-folder-pane-is-empty]http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/8ebce46d-1645-4909-8951-d1ca954179ac/outlook-2013-folder-pane-is-empty[/url] [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
What a last 24 hours.After a software install i rebooted and win8 got stuck in a repair loop.Tried pretty much everything.Could not access my acronis backups on the external.Nothing i tried worked,so went out this morning and bought the full edition of windows 8 pro and did a clean install.As my prev win8 install was a download and an upgrade edition,i could not access any of that info.It winds up working out better as a clean install is always better and the pc is dejunked software wise.Slowly getting all the stuff back in and of course webroot was my first install after the windows updates.I want to get some decent imaging software installed again,but it's not in the budget right now as i just shelled out $200 for win8.My acronis True image was the 2013 edition which was purchased as an upgrade to the 2012.Unfortunately the prerequisite for installing an upgrade edition is a pre-existing install.I cannot wait for this day to be over.Thankfully this all happened on my vacation.Hope al
Intel has launched Bay Trail - a family of chips it hopes will help it make further inroads against processors designed by its rival ARM. The chips are designed for use in low-power devices, including tablets. They incorporate what the US company calls "3D transistors", which it introduced to its PC chips in 2012, designed to boost computational power while using less energy. One analyst said Bay Trail could pose a serious challenge to ARM. Unlike Intel, the British company does not make chips of its own but rather makes money by licensing its designs to other companies, including Qualcomm, Apple and Nvidia, which then adapt them for their own uses. ARM's designs currently dominate central processing units (CPUs) used in smartphones and tablets, while Intel's x86-based architecture is far more common in desktop and laptop computers. This has been a consequence of ARM having the reputation of being the more energy efficient of the two. But the new Bay Trail chips may cause some tablet m
66 years ago today, on the 9th September, 1947, operators of the Mark II Aiken Relay Computer being tested at Harvard University, found something curious trapped between points at Relay #70, Panel F. A note made at the time explains, this was the “first actual case of bug being found”. History records that the legendary Grace Hopper was the person who located the moth, and in so doing, helped popularise the idea of “debugging computers”. [url=http://grahamcluley.com/2013/09/first-actual-computer-bug/]Full Article[/url]
Or will it be the dawn of the new iPhones (as in more than one)? That's just one of the many questions people have as they prepare for today's Apple event at 10 AM pacific in Cupertino, California. One thing we can expect to see is the previously 'maybe/maybe not' Fingerprint Sensor, originally confirmed by the Wall Street Journal (and posted on [url=http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/new-iphone-will-have-a-fingerprint-sensor-confirms-wsj/]ARS Technica[/url]). But what surprises does Apple still have up it's sleeve? Let's think! Or better yet, let's just watch the [url=http://live.cnet.com/Event/CNETs_Apple_Sept_10_event_live_blog]live blog[/url], courtesy of CNET. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/6213i43F95C9ED84BF367.png[/img] (Source: CNET)
After facing a backlash from developers concerned that they wouldn't get early access to the latest versions of Windows, Microsoft has released builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to its MSDN and TechNet subscription programs, more than a month ahead of the updates' official launch date. "We heard from you that our decision to not initially release Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM bits was a big challenge for our developer partners as they're readying new Windows 8.1 apps and for IT professionals who are preparing for Windows 8.1 deployments," Microsoft chief evangelist Steve Guggenheimer said in a blog post on Monday. "We've listened, we value your partnership, and we are adjusting based on your feedback." The OS updates are available as ISO disc images in a variety of formulations, including x86 and x64 builds and "N editions" that ship without Windows Media Player. [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/09/windows_81_developer_release/]Full Article[
[b]DRAM prices seen rising significantly.[/b] SK Hynix Semiconductor's memory fabrication plant in Wuxi, China was engulfed flames earlier today after a fire swept through the building. Several major memory suppliers have may have stopped shipments until they know the full extent of the damage to the Hynix plants and what effect it will have on the market as a whole, according to reports. The plant, Hynix FAB C2, was said to be in better condition after the firethan first reported. The fires have been extinguished, the company said in a statement today. "At around 16:50 Korean time, a fire occurred during equipment installation but the fire was completely extinguished by 18:20 Korean time," the company said. "We are still investigating the extent of damage, however there was no human casualty with only one minor injury." [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242096/Update_Hynix_plant_fire_leaves_memory_shipments_on_hold]Full Article[/url] This could have some i