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"Quote" Safari, Chrome push to mask URLs By [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/author/9000163/Gregg+Keizer]Gregg Keizer[/url]June 6, 2014 06:45 AM ET Summary/ Computerworld - Safari on OS X Yosemite will mask most of a URL in its top-of-window address bar, following in the footsteps of Safari on iOS, and beating Google's Chrome, which is experimenting with the same design, to the desktop. ComputerWorld/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248884/Safari_Chrome_push_to_mask_URLs]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248884/Safari_Chrome_push_to_mask_URLs[/url]
By [url=http://www.securityweek.com/authors/eduard-kovacs]Eduard Kovacs[/url] on May 27, 2014[b]VirusTotal, the popular service that lets users analyze suspicious files and URLs to help facilitate the detection of malware, has launched a Mac OS X version of its VirusTotal Uploader utility. [/b] In September 2012, Google [url=http://www.securityweek.com/google-acquires-virustotal]acquired VirusTotal[/url], which lets users submit a file that may be suspect and scans it using the engines of dozens of antivirus products to see if the file in question has been marked as malicious by any of the vendors. [img]http://www.securityweek.com/sites/default/files/Virus-Total.png[/img] The VirusTotal Uploader tool enables security researchers to easily submit files to VirusTotal. The Windows version of the utility has been around for years and it has benefited from numerous improvements. Some members of the community have even developed alternatives, l
Bing apps now MSN apps, Lumia 1520, Lumia 635 and Lumia 630 get new Lock screen skills By Mike Browne on September 30, 2014 2:00 pm [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/16117iE1538C375A99C5EE.gif[/img] Bing Weather, News, Sports, Finance, Travel, Health & Fitness, and Food & Drink on Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 have been updated with new MSN branding, while the Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 635 and Lumia 630 also get new Lockscreen skills to enhance your workouts and weather watching. Read on to find out about the new MSN branding for Bing apps. Microsoft has updated its entire Bing apps to bring it in line with one unified Azure-platform appearance. Bing will continue to deliver search and intelligent experiences, such as powering Cortana.
By [url=http://www.infoworld.com/author-bios/serdar-yegulalp]Serdar Yegulalp[/url] | [url=http://www.infoworld.com/]InfoWorld[/url] Posted on June 30, 2014 Self-upgrading, subscription-based Linux distribution built around Docker containerization draws funding from backers for Puppet Labs CoreOS, a newly minted Linux distribution that [url=http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/coreos-uses-docker-put-linux-diet-242218]uses Docker containers[/url] to manage both applications and the system as a whole, has landed $8 million in Series A funding and announced a subscription version of its product -- two moves that nudge it closer to Red Hat territory. [url=https://coreos.com/products/managed-linux/]CoreOS Managed Linux[/url], as the new subscription product is called, runs on one's own servers or on supported platforms (Amazon, Google, and Rackspace, among others) and is automatically kept current by CoreOS's engineers. Patches and updates are streamed to each
[H1]Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2015)[/H1]BY [url=http://www.pcmag.com/author-bio/neil-j.-rubenking]Neil J. Rubenking[/url] How big is your [url=http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/antivirus]antivirus[/url]? Would it fit on a diskette, if you could find one? Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2015) manages to outperform most of the competition while remaining ridiculously tiny and light on resources. Both in independent lab tests and in my own hands-on testing, Webroot gets top marks. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/16663i464160B618DBEFA6.jpg[/img] The program's main window features a big button labeled Scan My Computer. It reports statistics, among them the time and duration of the latest scan. Simple switches let you turn the Realtime Shield, Web Shield, and Firewall on and off. Other links let you perform detailed configuration or get various views on the program's activities and system behaviors.
Author/ Zeljka Zorz/ HNS Managing Editor Posted on 23 June 2014. A team of Cisco software engineers has created a new encryption scheme, and has released it to the public along with the caveat that this new block cypher is not ready for production, i.e. is still in the experimental phase. It's been dubbed FNR (shortened for "Flexible Naor and Reingold"), and is a "practical variant" of the work proposed in an [url=http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FPL00003817]earlier work[/url] by researchers Moni Naor and Omer Reingold. Help Net Security/ full read here/ [url=http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17035]http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17035[/url]
[H2]It cost millions, but NEPTUNE lets scientists—and you—stream sights and sounds 24/7.[/H2]by Matthew Braga July 7 2014 [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/12236i82B3634E4C4B3FA9.gif[/img] [i]Your home Ethernet cable doesn't deal with any of this ish—pictured here, a sea star and a squat lobster—behind some desk[/i] The Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is by far one of the Earth's smallest. It spans just a few hundred kilometers of the Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia coast. But what the Juan de Fuca lacks in size it makes up for in connectivity. It's home to a unique, high-speed optical cabling that has snaked its way across the depths of the Pacific seafloor plate since late 2009. This link is called NEPTUNE—the North-East Pacific Time-Series Underwater Networked Experiment—and, at more than 800 kilometers (about 500 miles), it's about the same length as 40,000 subway cars connected in a single, long train. A team of scientists, researc
[b]The latest Debian release is available from Softpedia[/b] By [url=http://news.softpedia.com/editors/browse/silviu-stahie]Silviu Stahie[/url] on October 20th, 2014 [b]The Debian project project has announced that Debian 7.7 "Wheezy" is now out and available for download. This is the regular maintenance update, but it packs quite a few important fixes.[/b] Debian gets regular major updates for the distribution, but if you already have it installed and you keep it up to date you won't need to do anything extra. The developers have implemented a few important fixes, so it's recommended to upgrade as soon as possible. [url=http://news.softpedia.com/news/Debian-7-7-Is-Out-with-Security-Fixes-462647.shtml]Full Article[/url]
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2835]Tom Brewster[/url], 23 Jun 2014 No doubt many of The Reg’s readers are tired of the term “the Internet of Things”. It is both a nebulous term and a vague idea. What it attempts to encapsulate is the masses of networks of automated machines that didn’t traditionally have connectivity, working to manage the environment around them, supposedly for the benefit of everyone. Typical examples are fridges that notify users when something’s not right with the groceries inside, smart energy systems that manage heating to maximise efficiency and a toothbrush that reports oral hygiene habits to dentists. It’s a brave new world, one rife with possibility for businesses hoping to make money from things that weren’t profitable before they were able to interact with the internet. The problem with giving objects IP addresses, however, is that they become exploitable. And in the world of embedded devices, if hackers hit them, they might be a
[H1][url=http://thehackernews.com/2014/07/microsoft-boosts-encryption-for-outlook.html]Microsoft Boosts Encryption for Outlook Webmail and OneDrive[/url][/H1]Wednesday, July 02, 2014 [url=http://thehackernews.com/p/authors.html]Wang Wei[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/12072i0C7689BB750E58DB.jpg[/img] After the wide chain of scandals over US global snooping that seriously damaged the trust on the top U.S. Tech companies, Google and Yahoo! came forward and took initiative to provide more secure, encrypted and NSA-proofed service in an effort to gain their reputation again among its users. Now, Microsoft has also [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2014/07/01/advancing-our-encryption-and-transparency-efforts.aspx]announced[/url] several improvements to the encryption used in its online cloud services in order to protect them from cyber criminals, bad actors and prying eyes. The company effort
by Pierluigi Paganini on October 20th, 2014 [img]http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Tor-Browser-4.0-release-300x135.png[/img] [H2]New significant software updates Tor Browser 4.0 and Tails 1.2 are available for the popular Privacy Tools used to preserve online anonymity[/H2]The [url=http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/27751/intelligence/intelligence-supports-tor-project.html]Tor projec[/url]t has released a new version of the popular free software for enabling online anonymity [url=http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/26982/hacking/tor-working-fix-flaw.html]Tor[/url], [url=https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-40-released]Tor Browser 4.0[/url] is the release Tor Browser Bundle available for download. The Tor Browser Bundle is based on an Extended Support Release (ESR) version of the Mozilla Firefox project, in the new Tor version 4.0 the Firefox version has been updated from 24 ESR to 31 ESR vers
[b]By [url=http://www.computerworld.com/author/Gregg-Keizer/]Gregg Keizer[/url] Posted on 9/11/2014[/b] [b]Government-controlled media outlets in China yesterday speculated that the iPhone 6 will not be immediately sold there because Apple retaliated against carrier partners who leaked details of the new models before their Tuesday launch.[/b] [b]That was one reason publications such as [i]People's Daily[/i], the Communist Party's official organ, and the government's Xinhua News Agency put forward for the sudden change in the on-sale date for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the People's Republic of China (PR[/b] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/15467iB42983258C02EDE6.png[/img] [b]ComputerWorld/ full article here/ [url=http://www.computerworld.com/article/2607292/china-state-run-media-dreams-up-conspiracy-theories-about-missing-iphone-6.html]http://www.computerworld.com/article/2607292/china-state-run-media-dre
By [b]Chuong H Nguyen[/b] At the [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/tag/teched]TechEd[/url] Europe 2014 conference, Microsoft announced new features and technologies to help developers as it focuses on a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Announcements were made for Microsoft [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/tag/azure]Azure[/url], [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/tag/intune]Intune[/url] mobile device management, cross-platform developer tools support, and new cloud partners. [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-new-cloud-services-enterprise-mobility-features-and-tools-teched-2014]Full Article[/url].
By [url=http://www.esecurityplanet.com/author/20512210/Joe-Stanganelli]Joe Stanganelli[/url] | Posted July 01, 2014 Healthcare and life sciences organizations are some of the biggest users of Big Data today. The industry is already beginning to enter the exabyte age. Chris Gladwin, CEO of storage solutions company Cleversafe, announced in April that Cleversafe had acquired exabyte customers. The industry will likely begin using up [url=http://www.saasintheenterprise.com/author.asp?section_id=3438&doc_id=273367&]zettabytes in less than 10 years[/url]. With this growth in data, two things have become extremely important to health and life sciences organizations: collaboration (including externalization) and the cloud. The two go hand in hand. "If you're going to the cloud, are others going with you?" asked Sebastien Lefebvre, IT platform director of Research and Development for Biogen Idec, during at a presentation at the recent Bio-IT World Conferen
[url=https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2mk0qz/science_ama_series_im_temple_grandin_professor_of/]https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2mk0qz/science_ama_series_im_temple_grandin_professor_of/[/url] She's a high-function autistic person who's written several books. I got to see her speak at a conference once, and it was fascinating. She has trouble with metaphorical speech so she'd often ask people to restate their question in more plain terms.
By [b]John Callaham[/b] [img]http://www.wpcentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2014/10/zotac_pc.jpg?itok=DBs9QeuE[/img] This weekend, word got out of an Intel-based PC that [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/theres-small-usb-stick-intels-bay-trail-cpu-can-run-windows-81]was as small as a USB stick[/url] but could still run Windows 8.1. Now another tiny PC, the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico, has officially gone on sale and unlike the Intel USB stick, this PC actually has Windows 8.1 with Bing pre-installed. First announced in August, the ZOTAC ZBOX PI320 pico has a case with the dimensions of 115.5mm x 66mm x 19.2mm, or about the size of a a small smartphone. Inside, there's an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There's also three USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, an Ethernet port and a HDMI port, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware. The big addition is that every one of
By [url=http://www.infoworld.com/author-bios/david-linthicum]David Linthicum[/url] | [url=http://www.infoworld.com/]InfoWorld[/url] Posted on June 27 2014 Neither the buzzword nor the [url=http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/what-the-internet-of-things-really-means-217657]concept of the "Internet of things"[/url] is new. Since the Internet emerged back in the 1990s (and before), we found it interesting to connect Coke machines and coffee pots, among other items. In fact, some of my first work with the Internet was around connecting data-collection devices to remote databases. These days, everything comes with some kind of network connection option. This includes our thermostats, TVs, refrigerators, and [url=http://www.cnet.com/news/internet-connected-coffee-maker-has-security-holes/]even coffee makers[/url]. The real progress is being made in the area of industrial equipment, such as those sold by GE and other manufacturers that have pushed this concept in the last
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2684]Jasper Hamill[/url], 25 Jun 2014 When Buzzfeed first began to offer the world a constant free stream of inane listicles, cat pics and funny fail.gifs, it seemed too good to be true. Yet it turns out that the world's biggest content aggregator isn't just shiny and happy – it's curious too. In fact, according to a digital marketer, Big Buzzfeed is watching us all. On his [url=http://barker.co.uk/buzzfeediswatching]blog[/url], e-commerce and digital marketing expert Dan Barker warned that Buzzfeed was in fact wolfing down large amounts of its readers' data. The Register/ full read here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/25/buzzfeed_aggregated_data_slurp/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/25/buzzfeed_aggregated_data_slurp/[/url]
By [b]Rich Edmonds[/b] [img]http://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2014/10/Plex_Xbox_One_Hero.jpg?itok=sEXc-WFf[/img] [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/tag/plex]Plex[/url] has released an official app for the Xbox 360, joining the recently released [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/get-ready-stream-plex-xbox-one-now-available-download]Xbox One client[/url]. The app is available for anyone with a Plex Pass, allowing Xbox owners to stream video content from a Plex server to the big screen. The Plex home server can be installed on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Once everything has been configured, it's possible to stream video, music and photos. There are also mobile apps available for Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV and Chromecast. Fear not if you do not wish to fork out for Plex Premium as the service will no longer require the pass with the future update. Source: [url=http://www.windowscentral.com/plex-streamin
By Mikael RicknäsJune 11, 2014 04:01 AM ET Summary/IDG News Service - Qualcomm is bringing 4G coverage to offices and homes with a low-cost chip that will power wireless routers with both Wi-Fi and LTE. The introduction of the FSM90xx SoC (system-on-a-chip) is a change of pace for Qualcomm. When the company entered the small cell sector it did so with high-performing products, but has now started to scale down the underlying technology, according to Dan Rabinovitsj, senior vice president at Qualcomm. ComputerWorld/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249014/Qualcomm_chip_combines_Wi_Fi_and_LTE?taxonomyId=15]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249014/Qualcomm_chip_combines_Wi_Fi_and_LTE?taxonomyId=15[/url]
By [url=http://www.computerworld.com/author/Lucas-Mearian/]Lucas Mearian[/url] Computerworld | Sep 11, 2014 1:18 PM PT [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/15461i30FEFCF889D8A937.jpg[/img] For the past year, manufacturers have heralded OLED ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs as a harbinger of sea change in the home entertainment industry, affording thinner and even flexible panels with higher quality pictures than today's LCD set hen last week, [url=http://www.tclusa.com/aboutus/]China-based TCL[/url], the third largest manufacturer of flat-screen TVs in the world, disclosed plans to ship [url=http://www.computerworld.com/article/2601457/quantum-dot-55-in-uhd-tv-to-sell-for-one-third-the-price-of-oleds.html]a 55-in quantum dot LCD TV[/url], which offers the same quality picture as OLED, but at a one-third the cost. [b]ComputerWorld/ full article here/ [url=http://www.computerworld.com/article/2607120/
Maybe the give away is in the title - Hacking ;) [url=http://time.com/author/denver-nicks/]Denver Nicks[/url] [url=https://twitter.com/DenverNicks]@DenverNicks[/url] [H2]The hacker who has presided for 22 years over what is today the biggest hacker conference in the United States talks to TIME about Edward Snowden, Dorian Gray and hackers' changing role in society.[/H2] For one weekend every year, thousands of the world’s best—or worst, depending on your point of view—hackers meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Defcon. It’s one of the biggest hacker conferences on Earth, with about 15,000 attendees this year. It’s an event that some feel pushes the boundaries of legality, as hackers teach one another skills from lock picking and password cracking to evading government surveillance. The weekend is a celebration of hackish whimsy, the right to privacy and radical freedom of expression. [url=http://time.com/3103530/defcon-hackers-dark-tangent/]Full Article[/url]
[b]Spam and online gambling – a surefire loser[/b] by Tatyana Kulikova [i]Daylight robbery or an innocent bet?; Lottery: Win without playing!; Horse racing; Spam doping; Stretching the law[/i] Who hasn’t dreamt of Lady Luck smiling on them and bestowing untold wealth without having to make the slightest effort? Sometimes people get so caught up in the excitement of gambling that they fail to realize they are merely throwing away their money instead of winning that coveted fortune. In their view, gambling is not just a way of winning money but also a chance to try their luck, which is sure to change eventually. Isn’t it? Phenomena in the real world are quick to gain popularity in the virtual world. The various games that involve gambling are no exception: most of them have adapted to the peculiarities of the Internet and successfully established themselves online. However, just like in the real-world gaming industry, popular legal online resources exist
Today is the anniversary of the invention of email. In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email. On August 30,1982, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai received official recognition as the inventor of email from the U.S. government, for the work he had done in 1978. [i]"The efforts to belittle the innovation of a 14-year-old child should lead to reflection on the larger story of how power is gained, maintained, and expanded, and the need to encourage, not undermine, the capacities for creative inquiry that are widely shared and could flourish, if recognized and given the support they deserve. The angry reaction to the news of his invention of EMAIL and the steps taken to belittle the achievement are most unfortunate. They suggest an effort to dismiss the fact that innovation can take place by anyone, in any place, at any time. And they highlight the need to ensure that innovation must not be monopolized by those with power -- power which, incidentally, is substantially a public.gift."[/i
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