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Submission + - Italian Man Who Used Infrared Contact Lenses To Cheat At Poker Sentenced (theverge.com)

dmfinn writes: It was back in 2011 when Stefano Ampollini and two other accomplices cheated a French Casino out of over 90,000 euros thanks to the help of Chinese made Infrared Contact Lenses. According to French authorities, Ampollini and two casino workers marked cards using an invisible liquid that would be picked up by the Infrared Lenses, which Ampollini then used to read his competitors cards. Though the contacts themselves cost over 2,000 euros, the crew managed to take 71,000 euros in their first night. However, the trio was finally caught when a lawyer working for the casino became suspicious after Ampollini folded with an unbelievably good hand, which suggested he knew the croupier's cards. This week, a French court sentenced Ampollini to 2 years in prison and a 100,000 euro fine.His main accomplice was handed an even harsher sentence, forced to pay the same fine but spend the next 36 months behind bars. It appears, despite their best efforts and advanced tactics, that the men were still unable to beat the house without raising significant alarms. So, at least for now, it seems modern technology still can't simulate good old "luck".

Submission + - Anonymous unleashed a "nuclear" strike on Greek Parliament

protoporos writes: Two days ahead of their promise, Anonymous have completed successfully a strike on the whole web infrastructure of the Greek Parliament, catching the Greek officials unprepared. According to an analysis (in Greek) of a Greek security news website, this is the biggest hit ever, managing to gain access to domain controllers and the credentials of all the congressmen and parliament officials! The emails of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (asamaras) and second in command E. Venizelos (venizelos) seem also to have been compromised. They have even posted pictures of gmail accounts. The attack comes as a response to the recent, totalitarian close-down of the public TV network (ERT) as detailed here. A clear mention of individual targeting as a next step is clearly mentioned.

Submission + - NSA leaker Snowden is lying, say leaders of House Intelligence Committee (thehill.com) 2

cold fjord writes: New developments in the ongoing controversy engulfing the NSA as a result of the Snowden leaks. From The Hill: ""Emerging from a hearing with NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.), the senior Democrat on the panel, said Edward Snowden simply wasn't in the position to access the content of the communications gathered under National Security Agency programs, as he's claimed. "He was lying," Rogers said. "He clearly has over-inflated his position, he has over-inflated his access and he's even over-inflated what the actually technology of the programs would allow one to do. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do." "He's done tremendous damage to the country where he was born and raised and educated," Ruppersberger said." ... "It was clear that he attempted to go places that he was not authorized to go, which should raise questions for everyone," Rogers added."

Submission + - Reuters Hacked, Fake News Posted

An anonymous reader writes: Thomson Reuters was hacked on Friday. The publication's blogging platform was breached and a false story about an alleged interview with a Syrian rebel leader was posted, the company has confirmed. "Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday," the company said in a statement. "Our blogging platform was compromised and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists. Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted."
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Submission + - Mississippi Teens Jailed After Video Recording Police Investigation From Balcony (wlbt.com)

suraj.sun writes: Two Mississippi teenagers were arrested after video recording a police investigation from their balcony Tuesday. Pearl Police, who charged up the stairs to arrest the teens and burst through their apartment door without a warrant after a shooting took place in the parking lot below, charged the teens with disorderly conduct. Terrell Madison and his twin sister Shanell were jailed for several hours before they were released. Police returned their phone but kept their SIM card, which is unlawful to do without a subpoena.

According to WLBT, "The Colony Park Apartment resident said she and her twin brother Terrell were on their apartment balcony when Tuesday's tragic police shooting unfolded. But she said minutes later they were being manhandled by officers after they saw her brother recording the scene with his cell phone. "The police came up here after they took his phone. They slammed him down and arrested him, and I'm like 'Why are y'all arresting him', and then they grabbed me and slammed me also and arrested me," said Shanell Madison. She said they didn't know why they were targeted in their own home."

Submission + - China to Construct 50sq-mile City on Idaho (endoftheamericandream.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach for short) plans to construct a "technology zone" south of Boise Airport which would ultimately be up to 50 square miles in size. The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of Sinomach, so the 10,000 to 30,000 acre "self-sustaining city" that is being planned would essentially belong to the Chinese government. "Idaho is the last state that should say we do not want to do business with Asia," Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little said last year. "Asia is where the money is." So will all of this "foreign investment" really bring jobs back to the American people? According to Dr. Jerome Corsi, the U.S. government has already set up 257 "foreign trade zones" across America. These "foreign trade zones" will apparently be given "special U.S. customs treatment" and will be used to promote global free trade....

Submission + - How to intercept Skype calls (scmagazine.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: Researchers have discovered trick that allows encrypted VoIP calls like Skype to be deciphered without the need to crack encryption.

The method, dubbed "Phonotactic Reconstruction", exploited the Linear Predictive Filter, a system used by Voice over Internet Protocol platforms to transmit conversations by creating data sets from spoken English.

The researchers from the University of North Carolina said while you shouldn't ditch Skype, cryptographic system that leaked as much information as they managed to get are immediately deemed insecure.

Read the PDF research paper here.

Submission + - RAM added to VHS - Where and How do i konw?

imranm writes: Hello Slashdotters,
My organization has a Virtual Hosting Server account which we use to host some of our websites. When we had wanted to host one more website on the same VHS, they asked us to add more RAM.
We paid for that.
Before it was added, the Plesk control panel showed 8GB RAM on the server. After it was added, it still shows 8GB. When we checked with them, they said that it has been done.
My question is How do I know that they have added it?I haven't asked our support company as yet, but was just wondering if any of you guys may know of this.
When i checked after the addition of RAM, the server showed only 40MB of RAM as free. When i checked with them about this, they said that so long as the Swap Space usage in not nearing 100%, its okay. They said its not our server that has 8GB of RAM but the hardware node on which our VHS is hosted.
All replies appreciated.

Submission + - Google Wallet: Tap your phone to pay your bills (blogspot.com)

karthikmns writes: Google in its blog post unveiled a new feature, they call it Google Wallet. Google Wallet, basically is an android app which aims at replacing all those plastic cards(credit cards) in your pocket with Google Wallet. Sound's pretty interesting right?

Submission + - SPAM: Asian Eyelid Surgery

An anonymous reader writes: One specific type of eyelid surgery is known as double eyelid surgery or Asian eyelid surgery. It is fast becoming one of the most requested forms of surgery that is being requested by the Asian people not only in Asian countries but also in United states.
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