Monthly Archives: June 2015

Interviews: Brian Krebs Answers Your Questions

A few weeks ago you had a chance to ask Brian Krebs about security, cybercrime and what it’s like to be the victim of Swatting. Below you will find his answers to your questions. of this story at Slashdot.     

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Nvidia Details ‘Gameworks VR’, Aims To Boost Virtual Reality Render Performance

An anonymous reader writes: In a guest article published to Road to VR, Nvidia graphics programmer Nathan Reed details Nvidia’s ‘Gameworks VR’ initiative which the company says is designed to boost virtual reality render performance, including support for ‘VR SLI’

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Cisco To Acquire OpenDNS

New submitter Tokolosh writes: Both Cisco and OpenDNS announced today that the former is to acquire the latter. From the Cisco announcement: “To build on Cisco’s advanced threat protection capabilities, we plan to continue to innovate a cloud delivered Security

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RFC 7568 Deprecates SSLv3 As Insecure

AmiMoJo writes: SSLv3 should not be used, according to the IETF’s RFC 7568. Despite being replaced by three versions of TLS, SSLv3 is still in use. Clients and servers are now recommended to reject requests to use SSLv3 for secure

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UK Researchers Find IPv6-Related Data Leaks In 11 of 14 VPN Providers

jan_jes writes: According to researchers at Queen Mary University of London, services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks. The study of 14 popular VPN providers

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First Fedora Image For the MIPS Available For Testing

New submitter alexvoica writes: Today Fedora contributor Michal Toman has announced that the first Fedora 22 image for 32-bit MIPS CPUs is available for testing; this version of the operating system was developed using our Creator CI20 microcomputer, which includes

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8 Yelp Reviewers Hit With $1.2 Million Defamation Suits

New submitter goodboi writes: A Silicon Valley building contractor is suing 8 of its critics over the reviews they posted on Yelp. The negative reviews were filtered out by Yelp’s secretive ranking system, but in court documents filed earlier this

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SMS Co-Inventor Matti Makkonen Dead At 63

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC News reports that Matti Makkonen, one of the ‘grand old man of mobile industry’ who helped launch the worldwide sensation of texting, has died at the age of 63 after an illness. Although planning

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European Government Agrees On Net Neutrality Rules, With Exemptions

An anonymous reader writes: The European Union’s three main legislative bodies, the European Council, the European Parliment, and the European Commision, have reached an agreement on “Open Internet” rules that establish principles similar to Net Neutrality in the EU. The

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Lawsuit Filed Over Domain Name Registered 16 Years Before Plaintiff’s Use

HughPickens.com writes: Cybersquatting is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark. It generally refers to the practice of buying up domain names that use the names of existing

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