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Submission + - Google open sources nogotofail, a network traffic security testing tool

An anonymous reader writes: In their quest to make users, the Internet, and digital devices in general more secure, a number of big Internet companies have recently announced a new collaboration that will focus on making open source projects "easier for everyone". Netflix released some of its internally developed tools for detecting planned attacks on target infrastructure. Google has announced today that it has released nogotofail as an open source project. Nogotofail is a network security testing tool designed to help developers and security researchers spot and fix weak TLS/SSL connections and sensitive cleartext traffic on devices and applications in a flexible, scalable, powerful way. It includes testing for common SSL certificate verification issues, HTTPS and TLS/SSL library bugs, SSL and STARTTLS stripping issues, cleartext issues, and more.

Sex Drugs and Texting 287

statesman writes "The Associated Press reports that teens who text frequently are three and a half times more likely to have sex. A survey of 4,200 public high school students in the Cleveland area found that one in five students sent more than 120 text messages a day or spent more than 3 hours a day on Facebook. Students in this group were much more likely to have sex. Alcohol and drug use also correlate with frequent texting and heavy Facebook use."

Portal 2 Gets Release Date 110

AndrewGOO9 writes "After what has seemed like an eternity since Valve initially announced a sequel to their lauded puzzle title Portal, a release date has finally been attached to the game. Originally slated to be released before the end of the year in time for the holidays, Valve instead opted to delay the game, citing reasons such as, 'making games is hard' as well as continuing their tradition of releasing games when they're finished as opposed to rushing them out the door. Either way, mark your calendars for February 9th, 2011, and in the meantime, brush up on thinking with portals." There's some new gameplay footage available, and Valve announced that Stephen Merchant will be lending his voice to the game.

Comment Re:Dude! (Score 1) 239

Well, yes, but the fourth core was still locked, and in many cases was fully functional. They just locked a core on a quad core to avoid the cost of retooling to produce the triple core design when market demand exceeded the number of failed chips.

Comment Re:Let hackers identify the offending chip(s)... (Score 1) 294

Hmmm, well, I can't say I agree with that- I've open sourced the work I've done on Apple's OSX updater, various crypto toolkits, etc, and have never seen anybody do anything about it until I've either contacted them directly or released it into the wild- but, it's your code so you're the boss.

Anyways, if you'd like to collaborate drop me an email- my

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