Monthly Archives: November 2015

US Marshals Jump Into ‘Cyber Monday’ Mania

coondoggie writes: “Cyber Monday is generally thought to be the start of the online holiday shopping season. We would like to encourage shoppers who are already online in search of bargains to consider stopping by our auction website to bid

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AT&T Will Raise Cost of Old Unlimited Data Plans By $5 In February

An anonymous reader writes: AT&T customers trying to hold on to their old unlimited-data plans will have to pay a little more starting in February. AT&T’s legacy plans for unlimited data will soon be $35 a month, instead of the

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VTech Hack Gets Worse: Chat Logs, Kids’ Photos Taken In Breach

An anonymous reader writes: The VTech hack just got a little worse. Reports say that in addition to the 4.8 million records with parents’ names, home addresses, passwords and the identities of 227k kids, the hackers also have hundreds of

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Researchers Create Sodium Battery In Industry Standard “18650″ Format

Zothecula sends word that French team has developed a battery using sodium ions in the usual “18650″ format. Gizmag reports: “A team of researchers in France has taken a major step towards powering our devices with rechargeable batteries based on

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Swallow the Doctor: The Present and Future of Robots Inside Us

szczys writes: Feynman predicted that we would some day “swallow the doctor” and to some extent that is already happening. There are cameras in pill-form that the patient swallows to monitor the digestive track, and pacemakers are now inserted via

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Young Climate Activists Sue Obama Over Climate Change Inaction

EmagGeek writes A recent lawsuit against Obama alleges he has a legal duty to act against climate change, and young climate activists, including 15-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, are taking him to task on it. CNN reports: “Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh became a climate

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Book Review: Security Operations Center

benrothke writes: Large enterprises have numerous information security challenges. Aside from the external threats; there’s the onslaught of security data from disparate systems, platforms and applications. Getting a handle on the security output from numerous point solutions (anti-virus, routers/switches, firewalls,

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Interviews: Stack Overflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Answers Your Questions

A few weeks ago you had a chance to ask author, entrepreneur, and software developer Jeff Atwood about founding Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network, as well as his new endeavor, the Discourse open-source discussion platform. Below you will

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IoT Home Alarm System Can Be Easily Hacked and Spoofed

An anonymous reader writes: In the never-ending series of hackable, improperly protected IoT devices, today we hear about an IoT smart home alarm system that works over IP. Made by RSI Videofied, the W Panel features no encryption, no integrity

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Hardware For a Cheap Linux Desktop

An anonymous reader writes: Outside of the limelight of Intel’s Core “Skylake” processors is the cheapest model, a $60 Intel Pentium G4400 dual-core processor that runs at 3.3Gz and has built-in HD Graphics 510. Ubuntu Linux results for this CPU

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