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Updated: 1 hour 31 min ago

Office equipment open to hacker attacks

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 02:08
Millions of copiers and printers in companies worldwide are ripe targets for cyberthieves in the hunt for sensitive business documents.

EFF: Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the United States

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 01:31
The published research papers did not identify the controller of the proxy servers that were receiving the traffic, but parallel investigations by the ICSI Networking Group and EFF have since revealed a company called Paxfire as the main actor behind this interception. Paxfire's privacy policy says that it may retain copies of users' "queries", a vague term that could be construed to mean either the domain names that they look up or the searches they conduct, or both. The redirections mostly occur transparently to the user and few if any of the affected ISP customers are likely to have ever heard of Paxfire, let alone consented to this collection of their communications with search engines.

Is Nintendo Stealing From Apple?

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:41
Their hardware designs have changed a lot over the years, but there are some clear similarities; could Nintendo be mimicking Apple?

Security researchers hack Google’s Chrome OS

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:52
When Google first started talking about its Google Chrome OS software a few years ago, one of the selling points was the promise that it would come with much better built-in security than other operating systems. Now, Chrome OS has only been commercially available for a few months, and security researchers have already figured out how to hack it.

Is This the iPhone 5 Slim? [pics]

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 20:09
This photo was taken 15 minutes ago at Gizmodo's headquarters. On the right, you can see the iPhone 4. But look on the left! There's an iPhone 5 slim just like the one leaked yesterday in France!

How 15 Tech Companies Got Their Names, From Bebo to Zynga

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:09
Some founders blame the cacophony that is their company's name on available domains. "EVERYTHING sensible is taken!" one says.

Wikipedia says it is losing contributors

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:03
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that allows anyone to edit its entries, says it is losing contributors.

9 Geeky 80s Gadgets We Loved

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:47
As part of GeekTech's Retro Week, what better way to celebrate the technology of the 1980s to early 90s with a nostalgic rundown of popular and much-loved gadgets from the decade? Here are some of our favorites; don't forget to add your favorite gadgets to the comments section if we missed any!

94% of iPhone users will buy another, most Blackberry users just want one already

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:16
The iPhone has shown massive growth over the last several quarters running, with 20.3 million units being sold in Q3 alone and traditionally high satisfaction ratings...

Google Instant Pages: Why your computer should be able to read your mind.

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:15
Chrome is reading my mind. When I type a search query in Google's Web browser, it offers me the most likely results right in the address bar. It doesn't just offer suggestions for keywords, as other browsers do, but actual results—when I type Virginia W, t

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a cyber attack?

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:58
Aerial cyber attacks are cheap and easy to do, and they're not yet on cybersecurity professionals' radar screens.

Is The Flash Era Over?

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:46
Adobe Edge is a new development tool for HTML5, an open format that's slowly replacing Adobe's own Flash. Why would the company cannibalize itself in this way?

Anarchy in the SC! Posters for Global Revolution Group Anonymous Paper San Clemente

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:35
Mysterious posters popped up on trees and light poles... they advertise the "global revolution group" Anonymous and direct people to whatis-theplan.org, an equally mysterious site promoting Operation Onslaught, three-pronged worldwide protests against corrupt corporations and government regimes.

White House Declines to Name Agencies Hit by 'Shady RAT' Attacks

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:35
The White House said Wednesday that it is aware of the widespread "Operation Shady RAT" hacking effort, but declined to say which particular U.S. agencies were affected.

Code War replacing Cold War

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:14
A US counterterrorism expert warned that the Cold War has given way to a 'Code War' in which cyber weapons can be unleashed with devastating consequences.

Black Hat: Lethal Hack and wireless attack on insulin pumps to kill people

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:12
In a dramatic Black Hat presentation like some kind of insulin Al Qaeda, security researcher Jay Radcliffe explains how an attacker in the cyber world could launch a wireless hack up to a half mile away from a victim, to remotely control an insulin pump and potentially kill a person in the real world.

Google are pussies

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:09
If you have a monopoly business and generate monopoly profits and take those monopoly profits to another industry and *gave away* what your competitors (must) charge for, which led you to quickly capture the *dominant* market share, would you...whine like a bitch?

How to spy on your neighbors with an unmanned aerial vehicle

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:04
Two do-it-yourself hackers have built an unmanned aerial vehicle that they can use to spy on computer networks from above. Created on a lark as an intellectual curiosity, the project shows that it's not that hard to create a low-cost UAV that could do some serious damage to your neighbor's privacy.

Webcam to computer users: Sit up straight!

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 15:59
Stop slouching and check this out: Researchers have developed a way for desktop webcams to keep an eye on office workers’ posture while they are using computers.

Screen Grabs: BlackBerry PlayBook Pops up on 'White Collar'

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 15:43
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV.