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Comment: Re:Please (Score 2) 947

by anakin876 (#45225463) Attached to: How Safe Is Cycling?
I would imagine that cyclists are singled out because: a) many of them are children so the manufacturers can play the "think of the children" card b) once laws are passed the manufacturers have a built in customer base that MUST purchase from them c) to many people cycling is something new and different. Walking is something everyone does - so it's harder to convince them they've been doing it wrong
Security

+ - Hackers find new way to cheat on Wall Street->

Submitted by GMGruman
GMGruman (1254692) writes "The high-speed trading exchanges that conduct the business of buying and selling stocks and mutual funds are so fast that hackers can introduce delays of a few microseconds completely unnoticed by today's network monitoring technology — and manipulate prices in the process to reap millions of dollars to the detriment of everyone else, InfoWorld's Bill Snyder reports. This kind of activity creates new reason to distrust Wall Street and shows how the computer networks we all rely on for conducting business and moving information are ripe for undetectable hacking."
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Security

+ - Hacking Bluetooth With a USB Stick

Submitted by ancientribe
ancientribe (666) writes "If there's one thing that has precluded hackers and researchers from cracking Bluetooth, it's been the $10,000 price tag of the sniffer tools involved to do so. But look out: European researchers have now broken that price barrier with a prototype hacking tool based on a $30 Bluetooth USB dongle. The USB-based sniffer tool lets you eavesdrop on a Bluetooth communication session, and teamed up with other tools, access encrypted data on Bluetooth devices.

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=121 111&WT.svl=news1_4"
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Google Website Optimizer 59

Posted by samzenpus
from the google-google-google dept.
compuglot writes "Google has released the third leg of the stool in its quest to dominate online marketing. Google Website Optimizer is a multivariate testing application that allows users to test elements and combinations of elements in a website or landing page. The goal is increased conversions, and of course AdWords market share."

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