Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cyberattackers Hijack Screens at Two Vietnam Airports, Broadcast Political Messages

An anonymous reader quotes an article from the Washington Times: Hackers on Friday successfully pulled off cyberattacks against Vietnam’s two largest airports and the nation’s flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines. The attacks — attributed to a Chinese hacking group known as

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Onion Debian Services Are Now Available

“I just set up a lot of Onion Services for many of Debian’s static websites,” announced Debian sys-admin Peter “weasel” Palfrader on Friday. “You can find the entire list of services on onion.debian.org. More might come in the future.” Longtime

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New Crowdfunding Campaign Offers Modular EOMA68 Computing Devices

A new crowdfunding campaign by Rhombus Tech “introduces the world’s first devices built around the EOMA68 standard,” which separates a “modular” CPU board from the rest of the system so that it can be easily used in multiple devices and

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America Uses Stealthy Submarines To Hack Other Countries’ Systems

When the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asked Russia — wittingly or otherwise — to launch hack attacks to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, it caused a stir of commotion. Russia is allegedly behind DNC’s leaked emails. But The Washington

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Famed Security Researcher ‘Mudge’ Creates New Algorithm For Measuring Code Security

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko and his wife, Sarah, a former NSA mathematician, have started a nonprofit in the basement of their home “for testing and scoring the security of software… He says vendors are going to hate it.” Slashdot reader mspohr

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Russian Government Gets ‘Hacked Back’, Attacks Possibly Launched By The NSA

An anonymous reader write: Russian government bodies have been hit by a “professional” cyber attack, according to the country’s intelligence service, which said the attack targeted state organizations and defense companies, as well as Russia’s “critically important infrastructures”. The agency

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After New GIMP Release, Core Developer Discusses Future of GIMP and GEGL

GIMP 2.9.4 was released earlier this month, featuring “symmetry painting” and the ability to remove holes when selecting a region, as well as improvements to many of its other graphics-editing tools. But today core developer Jehan Pages discussed the vision

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Babylon 5 Actor Jerry Doyle Dies

Slashdot reader tiqui writes: Jerry Doyle, best known for playing Security Chief Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5 has passed away in Las Vegas at only 60 years of age. His B5 character was often paired-up with G’Kar (played by Andreas

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Open Source Gardening Robot ‘FarmBot’ Raises $560,000

Slashdot reader Paul Fernhout writes: FarmBot is an open-source gantry-crane-style outdoor robot for tending a garden bed. The project is crowdfunding a first production run and has raised US$561,486 of their US$100,000 goal — with one day left to go…

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Google Wi-Fi Kiosks in New York Promise No Privacy, ‘Can Collect Anything’

Here’s the thing about those wi-fi kiosks replacing New York City’s public payphones. They’re owned by Google/Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs, they’re covered with ads, and if you read the privacy policy on its web site, “it’s not that one.” An

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