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+ - Nokia paid millions of euros for stolen signing keys

Submitted by jppiiroinen
jppiiroinen (2664019) writes "I find it very odd that back in the days 2007-2008 when Nokia had a huge market share with Symbian devices, that they did not disclose the information that somebody had stolen their encryption keys. Being a listed company after all. They did even ended up paying millions of euros and the local Finnish police manage to fail to investigate who was behind it.

The blackmailer had gotten hold of the Symbian encryption key used for signing. The code is a few kilobytes in size. Had the key been leaked Nokia would not have been able to ensure that the phones accept only applications approved by the company.

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China

+ - China hacks into DRDO-> 1

Submitted by darkstar019
darkstar019 (2320432) writes "As Chinese hackers have hacked into India's DRDO(Defence Research & Development Organisation), it raises serious questions into whether the hackers are competent enough or are the DRDO officials foolish enough to put the blame on Chinese pen-drives as they say.
Given the reservation policy in place for all government posts in India, one can only speculate the latter to be the source of this latest breach."

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+ - SPAM: cover letter

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Juliawells
Juliawells writes "Never transmit a view employer your approved resume outside joining it among a cover letter. The review of cover letter is your individual deal letter. You have only one intact side to sell yourself utilizes this letter for requirement to be called for an interview."
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Software

+ - Real Estate Software Solutions->

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inpropertyau writes "inProperty.com provides innovative, reliable & easy to use real estate software solutions. They also provide real estate CRM software, automated lead nurturing software, event management software, construction management software & sales contract software for property buyers, developers, builders & agents in Australia."
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Technology

+ - SPAM: RAISED BY TECHNOLOGY AS A 90S KID

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This is a guest post by Jeet Banerjee. He’s a 20 Year Old Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Blogger, & Student on the Grind. (Digital Marketing Consultant, Co-Founder @StatFuse, Co-Founder @Vintelly). You can know more about him here.
I’m a 20 year old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant, speaker, author, and blogger. While I’m a man of many hats, there is one thing common with everything I do. I’m focused around the internet and technology.

Growing up as a 90s kid, technology raised me. The late 90s saw the dot com boom, the 2000s saw the rise of social media, and recently we’ve seen the resurgence of mobile. All of these fads use the internet, technology, and something digital.

90s kids know technology better than any other generation. I grew up learning how to use computers and seeing what the first websites looked like. Fast-forward to today, it’s a huge difference on where we have become.

90s kids have also been given the unbelievable opportunity to dabble with technology. If I was born in the 70s, 80s, or even in the early 2000s, my path of entrepreneurship may have been very different. Hell, I might not have even become an entrepreneur!

It’s not our personality that shapes us but rather the environment that we grow up under. 90s kids know that technology was new and everyone wanted a piece of it. We grew up knowing that was the big thing and that opportunities were endless in that field.

Grow up 10 years earlier or later, your perception on technology may be very different. Technology for a 90s kid like myself enabled me to freely express my visions and ideas through another platform; the internet.

I went through the dot com boom, the social media craze, and have just begun dabbling into the mobile frenzy. Technology has always been a very important part of my life and that has motivated me to use technology to become an entrepreneur myself."

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China

+ - NY Times reports conclusive evidence of hacking against US by Chinese Army-> 1

Submitted by sotweed
sotweed (118223) writes "The NY Times in Tuesday's paper is that a group in Shanghai is hacking against American companies and government agencies, and appears to be supported by and part of the Chinese Liberation Army. American intelligence officials have confirmed their knowledge of this organization. The Times says, "An unusually detailed 60-page study, to be released Tuesday by Mandiant, an American computer security firm, tracks for the first time individual members of the most sophisticated of the Chinese hacking groups — known to many of its victims in the United States as “Comment Crew” or “Shanghai Group” — to the doorstep of the headquarters of a People’s Liberation Army unit." Attention of the hackers is now turning to America's infrastructure: power grids, gas lines, waterworks, presumably via unsecured or inadequately secured SCADA systems."
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+ - Steve Keen nears Kickstarter goal for open source economic software->

Submitted by HighPerformanceCoder
HighPerformanceCoder (931732) writes "From the article:

Economist Steve Keen is closing in on his goal to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to help build “the best economic modelling software ever produced”.

“It’s going to get funded and we’re hoping to get two or three times that much if we can,” Keen told iTNews."

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Microsoft

+ - GameStop's Mayan Apocalypse->

Submitted by kube00
kube00 (1768000) writes "The rumor mill is saying the next generation of consoles might not play used games. What does this mean for retailers such as Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy? Will gamers flock to the one console that can still play used games? GoozerNation speculates if the Mayan apocalyspse draws near for used game sales"
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Comment: Re:Shivaji Bhosle Was Historical Figure, Not Deity (Score 1) 90

by darkstar019 (#42064525) Attached to: Outrage In India Over Arrests For Facebook Posts
You can start from slashdot(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiv_Sena), which clarifies its name. afa congress is concerned, it is ruled by a daughter of italian mafia and not entirely a hindu/north indian household. Yes, the shiv saniks together with thakrey & his son/nephew are a bunch of disciplined chaps who just enforce their wisdom on us, the average Indians and enlighten us to follow regional terrorism. so, stfu and get your facts correct.

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