Monthly Archives: July 2016

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Keep Your Credit Card Secure?

It’s easy to pontificate about the best security practices — but the real test is what we do with our own money. Long-time Slashdot reader Keybounce writes: So, like most of you, I recently got a new credit card with

Posted in Uncategorized

Mozilla To Remove Hello In Firefox 49

Firefox’s voice and videoconferencing add-on was described as “the first global communications system built directly into a browser” — but things change. An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: An entry on Mozilla’s issue tracker opened on July 17 reveals ongoing efforts

Posted in Uncategorized

C Isn’t The Most Popular Programming Language, JavaScript Is

An anonymous reader quotes Network World: U.K.-based technology analyst firm RedMonk just released the latest version of its biannual rankings of programming languages, and once again JavaScript tops the list, followed by Java and PHP. Those are same three languages

Posted in Uncategorized

Microsoft Brings ChakraCore to Linux and OS X

An anonymous reader quotes a columnist at CIO: A few days ago I wrote about Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux. I called it “a big deal” — less because of Skype itself and more because it signified Microsoft’s recognition

Posted in Uncategorized

Cable Companies Urge Judges To Kill ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Trade associations representing wireless, cable and broadband operators on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse…the Federal Communications Commission’s so-called net neutrality rules, put in place last

Posted in Uncategorized

New Site Checks Your Browser’s Fingerprint

“Does your web browser have a unique fingerprint? If so your web browser could be tracked across websites without techniques such as tracking cookies…” warns a new site created by the University of Adelaide and ACEMS, adding “the anonymization aspects

Posted in Uncategorized

British Newspaper Fooled By Online Harry Potter/Pokemon Go Hoax

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: “The creators behind Pokemon Go are developing a new Harry Potter version of the app, according to reports,” claimed The Metro — citing as their source the web site “Hello Giggles”. But that site’s source

Posted in Uncategorized

New Solar Cells Can Convert CO2 Into Hydrocarbon Fuel

“Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy,” reports Next Big Future. Slashdot reader William

Posted in Uncategorized

‘How I Hacked Imgur for Fun and Profit’

A security researcher describes gaining full access to the production database for Imgur’s image-sharing site — and then successfully lobbying the company for a higher bug bounty of $5,000. Nathan Malcolm says he exploited a remote-access vulnerability in one of

Posted in Uncategorized

Mr. Robot ‘Plugs’ uTorrent and Pirate Release Groups

From a TorrentFreak report: The latest episode of award-winning TV show Mr. Robot includes a nod to online pirates. The main character Elliot is shown pirating a movie using uTorrent, while his movie folder lists movies from various pirate groups

Posted in Uncategorized