Effugas writes: Can your phone help you see? If you're part of the 10% of the population that's color blind, perhaps. DanKam is an augmented reality application that autocorrects visuals such that the color blind can better see colors, and the differences between colors. It's available for iPhone and Android. DanKam comes from Dan Kaminsky, best known otherwise for his work on DNS.
Effugas writes: Now here's something special. Independent game designer Christine Love just released "Digital: A Love Story", which unveils a shockingly well written romance/mystery inside a simulacrum of an Amiga desktop, circa 1988, with the player dialing and hacking into ANSI-art equipped BBS's (both local and long distance) that, in some cases, may very well be FIDONET nodes. This is awesome. Also awesome is that the game is fully Creative Commons licensed, and is available freely for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Check it out!
Dan Kaminsky writes: "We may not know what the Conficker authors have in store for us on April 1st, but I doubt many network administrators want to find out. Maybe they don't have to: I've been working with the Honeynet Project's Tillmann Werner and Felix Leder, who have been digging into Conficker's profile on the network. What we've found is pretty cool: Conficker actually changes what Windows looks like on the network, and this change can be detected remotely, anonymously, and very, very quickly. You can literally ask a server if it's infected with Conficker, and it will give you an honest answer. Tillmann and Felix have their own proof of concept scanner, and with the help of Securosis' Rich Mogull the multivendor Conficker Working Group, enterprise-class scanners should already be out from Tenable (Nessus), McAfee/Foundstone, nmap, ncircle, and Qualys. We figured this out on Friday, and got code put together for Monday. It's been one heck of a weekend."