Archive for the 'News' Category

Biometrics

August 2, 2007

There is some interesting discussion going on @ Slasdot about biometric identification.

 From comments:
I hope this system includes some method to check whether the rest of the person apart from the face is present. Some poor Malaysian fellow has already lost a finger. I’d hate to have my head stolen just to access my bank account.”

Oh, yes, the story is “Using Face Recognition Instead of a PIN Number

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Researchers hack into electronic voting machines

July 31, 2007

“Computer scientists from California universities have hacked into three electronic voting systems used in California and elsewhere in the nation and found several ways in which vote totals could potentially be altered, according to reports released yesterday by the state.”

Read full story at The New York Times

Firefox 2.0.0.5 vulnerability

July 30, 2007

“According to a message posted over the weekend on the Full-Disclosure mailing list, the latest version of Firefox 2.0.0.5, contains a password management vulnerability that can allow malicious Web sites to steal user passwords. If you have JavaScript enabled and allow Firefox to remember your passwords, you are at risk from this flaw.”

Full text at linux.com

Comment form Slashdot

July 30, 2007

While reading slashdot I came across KisMAC Developer Discontinues Project article. It states, that because of some new German law participation for the main persons behind KisMAC Michael Rossberg has become dangerous.

“Make everybody a criminal in theory, so it’s easier is to suppress the general population.” – rolfwind

Spammer-X

July 24, 2007

Former spammer Ed who also calls himself Spammer-X (his book) predicts the problem will only get worse, aided by consumers who still buy products and faster broadband speeds. Full article from Computerworld.

Is your pc virus free? Get it infected here!

July 17, 2007

ad.pngDidier Stevens has done a great job wit his AdWords experiment. He bought a cheap *.info domain, paid couple of euros to Google for “Is your pc virus free? Get it infected here” ad and counted the clicks.