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+ - Could your car be hacked?

Submitted by Pat Attack
Pat Attack (1353585) writes "I think most of the people who read Slashdot know that if it has circuitry, it can be hacked. Well the good folks over at CNN have an article about the potential for your car to be hacked. This article lists the potential damage that could be done, proof of concept work, as well as a few scary scenarios. My mom reads CNN and is a Luddite. I expect to hear from her today. She'll probably tell me my new car with bluetooth is unsafe."

+ - Body armor inspiration from a fish?

Submitted by Pat Attack
Pat Attack (1353585) writes ""Could fish scales inspire body body armor? Researcher Marc Meyers of UC San Diego thinks so.
According to the article: 'A huge fish that is impervious to piranha attacks could become the inspiration for a new class of ultratough composite materials.'
The outside of the scale is covered with a bone-like mineral and the inside of a flexible fibrous material.""
Android

+ - CarrierIQ makes mainstream news front page->

Submitted by Pat Attack
Pat Attack (1353585) writes "Today, CarrierIQ, the spyware we have all come to know in the Slashdot community, has made it's way onto the CNN front page. CNN Money reports what we already know. Christopher Soghoian, a cyberprivacy researcher and fellow at human rights organization Open Society is quoted in the article. 'Carrier IQ doesn't seem as nefarious as incompetent, but that may not be enough to allay the legitimate concerns of the public,' he said. 'There would be huge issues if this data were transmitted to a carrier, but even if not, it presents huge concerns. This would be a gold mine for a hacker.'
Does this new public awareness put pressures on the Wireless Overlords to remove the software?"

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+ - Apple Excommunicates iOS Cracker->

Submitted by Pat Attack
Pat Attack (1353585) writes "Charlie Miller, the security analyst that demonstrated a proof-of-concept hack of iOS, has been banned from the Apple development program for a year. Despite this flaw being demonstrated in an unlisted Youtube video in September, Apple did not catch on until Miller shared the video with Andy Greenberg at Forbes .
Already, Miller has hacked Apple laptop batteries and now iOS code signing. What's next?"

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Idle

+ - Real Life Super Hero Arrested->

Submitted by Pat Attack
Pat Attack (1353585) writes "An ironic twist lands Phoenix Jones, a self-styled super hero from Seattle, in jail on Sunday morning. Jones happened upon a group of people fighting in the street and tried to stop the fight using pepper spray. He was arrested by police on four counts of assault.
The New York Daily News quotes Jones : 'I've been shot once and I don't really want it to happen again. I've been stabbed twice, hit with a baseball bat and had my nose broken,' he says. 'But in all those incidents I helped someone who was in danger.
'If someone is going to take that punishment it should be the guy in body armor,' he said."

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Idle

+ - Real Life Super Hero Arrested-> 1

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Pat Attack writes "An ironic twist lands Phoenix Jones , a self-styled super hero, in jail on Sunday morning. Jones happened upon a group of people fighting in the street and tried to stop the fight using pepper spray. He was arrested by police on four counts of assault.
Jones claims that he has been shot, stabbed, beaten with a baseball bat, and has his nose broken while fighting crime.
The New York Daily News quotes Jones : "I've been shot once and I don't really want it to happen again. I've been stabbed twice, hit with a baseball bat and had my nose broken," he says. "But in all those incidents I helped someone who was in danger.
"If someone is going to take that punishment it should be the guy in body armor," he said."

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