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+ - Mt Gox hacked. All coins gone. ->

Submitted by ch0ad
ch0ad (1127549) writes "Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, has gone offline, apparently after losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to a years-long hacking effort that went unnoticed by the company.

The hacking attack is detailed in a leaked “crisis strategy draft” plan, apparently created by Gox and published Monday by Ryan Selkis, a bitcoin entrepreneur and blogger (see below). According to the document, the exchange is insolvent after losing 744,408 bitcoins — worth about $350 million at Monday’s trading prices."

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+ - How to Choose the Right Antivirus for Your Computer->

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An anonymous reader writes "The Internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. With almost everyone connected, it is very easy for scam artists to use viruses to get all of your personal information. However, people have become quite savvy to the techniques that people use to get viruses on their computer. They ignore dangerous emails, they stay away from vulgar sites, and they don’t download media from non-reputable sources."
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+ - maths in trouble, pooters sound, secrecy must die->

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An anonymous reader writes "I have a proof that P strictly contains NP. My Slashdot user is is the largest three digit one with different digits. Publication would destroy much of the assumed sound foundations of the world financial system. The only solution us to totally ditch secrecy. I have spent all I gave chasing this. And I need some money to live on, since my conscience won't allow me to greedily claim the prize. Http colon slas slash thewikiman dot allsup dot co details my current soyl searching. What do I do?"
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Comment: Re:And when they get bitten in the ass? (Score 5, Informative) 94

by denpun (#43860965) Attached to: Google Advocates 7-Day Deadline For Vulnerability Disclosure

Seem like they recommending it only for "critical vulnerabilities under active exploitation". For vulnerabilities where exploits increase as each day passes because of non-disclosure, I would want quick notification.

FTA and not quite in the summary:

“Our standing recommendation is that companies should fix critical vulnerabilities within 60 days — or, if a fix is not possible, they should notify the public about the risk and offer workarounds,” the two said in a blog post today. “We encourage researchers to publish their findings if reported issues will take longer to patch. Based on our experience, however, we believe that more urgent action — within seven days — is appropriate for critical vulnerabilities under active exploitation. The reason for this special designation is that each day an actively exploited vulnerability remains undisclosed to the public and unpatched, more computers will be compromised.”

Comment: Turtle Graphics (Score 1) 185

by denpun (#43502469) Attached to: Localized (Visual) Programming Language For Kids?

Not Dutch but available in German, English and Vietnamese!

Here is the main page

It uses Blockly, a visual programming editor...

Its browser based and I think with your help initially, she can play around by herself eventually... :)

Here are some examples of what can be done:

If she likes can use that as a relation to see if she likes this as well....
Here is one that someone did that creates a random pattern everytime....

Comment: (Score 5, Interesting) 89

by denpun (#43383075) Attached to: British Library To Archive One Billion UK Websites

Why not work with the good folks at and their Internet wayback machine?

Is it not a similar idea?

The Internet Wayback Machine folks could use the funding and would be achieving the same purpose, albeit not in a format that the library folks might want....but they could come to agreement.

Comment: Went back on his suggestion (Score 3, Interesting) 244

by denpun (#42567463) Attached to: Should Microsoft Switch To WebKit?

There is an update on MVP Bill Reiss's blog now.

Seems like he changed his mind. He is now against the idea and has instead suggested allow Win mobile devices to be allowed to change their default browser.
Sounds like a good idea, effectively making IE, a tool used by the OS that has browsing functionality.

Effectively what he is saying is that the other browsers, can serve as browsers while IE is now reduced to a tool!


+ - John McAfee accused of murder, wanted by Belize police-> 1

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thn writes "John McAfee, who started the antivirus software giant named after him, has been accused of murder in Belize and wanted. McAfee had taken to "posting on a drug-focused Russian message board...about his attempts to purify the psychoactive compounds colloquially known as 'bath salts,'" Gizmodo wrote. The scariest aspect of this story may be the fact that an entire lab was constructed for John McAfee’s research purposes. Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."
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+ - Google Launches $199 Acer Chromebook With 320 GB Hard Drive->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Microsoft has never seen this kind of competition before and it's going hurt Microsoft real bad. Google has announced a $199 Acer Chromebook available immediately from various stores. This Chromebook joins the recently launched ARM-powered Samsung Chromebook which was prices at $299.

Google may finally bring the year of Desktop Linux!"

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Comment: Re:no standardization just what we don't need (Score 3, Informative) 197

by denpun (#39983345) Attached to: Apple Gives In, Drops iPad '4G' Tag To Avoid Lawsuits

AFIK, none in production. Many lab environments but REAL 4G does not exist in Commercial Production yet.

LTE is not 4G.
LTE-A is.
IEEE 802.16m/WiMAX 2 is.

4G is standardized and will make things better but differences in Frequency usage across the planet will still cause some roaming issues.
Multi band phones will help but still...

There are still kinks to sort out with 4G..Antenna Tech among get the bandwidth required to meet 4G specs.
Plus, there are no real 4G handsets out as yet either...the LTE handsets are just LTE handsets..not 4G.

Presently, many markets are using LTE just for data.
4G should and will also allow Voice over LTE...then that will be true 4G.

Till then, we stuck on 3.9G !

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