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Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards 237

Posted by Soulskill
from the another-four-bite-the-dust dept.
darthcamaro writes: Every year, browser vendors patch their browsers ahead of the annual HP Pwn2own browser hacking competition in a bid to prevent exploitation. The sad truth is that it's never enough. This year, security researchers were able to exploit fully patched versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and Apple Safari in record time. For their efforts, HP awarded researchers $557,500. Is it reasonable to expect browser makers to hold their own in an arms race against exploits? "Every year, we run the competition, the browsers get stronger, but attackers react to changes in defenses by taking different, and sometimes unexpected, approaches," Brian Gorenc manager of vulnerability research for HP Security Research said.

Hideo Kojima To Depart Konami; Metal Gear Franchise Changing Hands 42

Posted by Soulskill
from the jumping-the-solid-shark dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is set to leave the video game publisher Konami, ending 29 years of service. Konami had announced a restructuring earlier this year, and observant fans recently noticed the removal of references to Kojima Productions from the company's web site. A source speaking to Gamespot states that both developments are the result of a "power struggle" between the studio and its parent. Konami has now confirmed to the English-speaking press that Kojima will work on The Phantom Pain until it is completed, but they are searching for new staff to take over the Metal Gear series. Kojima's only other announced project was Silent Hills, a horror game created in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro.

Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights 96

Posted by Soulskill
from the for-questionable-values-of-"soon" dept.
New submitter jchevali writes: The BBC reports that mobile phone use on European flights is soon to be allowed. This follows official safety agency findings that their use on the aircraft really poses no risk. Details on the implementation and the timeline for changes will depend on each individual airline.

Comment: Re:Moron Alert! Moron Alert! (Score 1) 280

by goonerw (#44162843) Attached to: Microsoft To Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service
Any questions?
Yep. What makes you think your suggestions have anything to do with Technet? Technet has SFA to do with the MS Development stack. It doesn't come with any paid version of Visual Studio for a reason. If you want a development stack, get MSDN.

SharpDevelop is free.
So's Visual Studio Express.

Comment: Re:How about removing the faux caps? (Score 1) 66

by goonerw (#40727221) Attached to: Aussie Network Engineers Form Members-Only ISP
With the NBN I believe most of the international links and peering will be handled by NBNCo

Umm no. All NBNCo do is provide a connection from you to your chosen RSP (reatil service provider), nothing more. Your RSP is the one that needs to provision the bandwidth from the PoI you're connected to, to the Internet.

Comment: Re:That's *it* for me and Blizzard, man!! (Score 2) 540

by goonerw (#40306101) Attached to: <em>Diablo 3</em> Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live
To me, Blizzard's reasons and excuses are clearly nonsense.

And you have two clear choices
1) Accept Blizzard's design and pay for the game/play it
2) Don't accept Blizzard's design and don't pay for/play the game.

There is no 3) I'll pay but complain loudly that this isn't what I paid for.

Comment: Features already present in previous versions (Score 4, Informative) 470

by goonerw (#39990095) Attached to: The 30 Best Features of Windows
Yet another "click here dozens of times so we can get more advertising revenue" article. This could have been done in 3-4 pages, not 10+.

They also clearly haven't used Windows 7 as it has the ability to mount VHDs as well. (Windows 8 improves upon that by adding ISO mounting support) The way they wrote that "feature" is as if the VHD mounting is absent in previous versions.

Comment: Re:Apple? (Score 1) 192

by goonerw (#38607504) Attached to: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Nokia's Smartphone Division?
Yup, same here. It's frustrating that my wife and I both have an iPhone 4. She's on Optus and I'm on Telstra. Both of us will have "full reception" but she can't access any websites/youtube/facebook/etc. and I can. It's even more embarrassing for Optus when I tether her phone to mine because she can't access the data she's paid for. Optus even called her up the other day and offered here an in-home "mini-cell thingo". To which she repeatedly told the moron that the phone uses WIFI AT HOME!!! IF YOU WANT TO FIX MY ISSUES YOU'LL HAVE TO IMPROVE CELL-RECEPTION AT THE SHOPPING CENTRES I FREQUENT. She can't wait to switch to Telstra (boy did I never think to hear those words come out of her mouth, let alone mine, considering how hopeless Telstra are with the rest of their communications)

Comment: Malicious copyright groups (Score 1) 121

by goonerw (#37727678) Attached to: Australian Gov't To Streamline Anti-Piracy Lawsuit Process
What I don't understand is why these copyright failures don't use what is already in place. All they need to do is file an Order 15A for discovery with the court and the ISP will happily hand over the information required. Since this whole fiasco with iiNET had started, there had been exactly zero Order15A's applied for by AFACT. iiNET even told them exactly how to do it but were then painted as pirate-harborers and sympathisers. This entire argument by the industry is malicious at best. We have a judicial system here for a reason. A plaintiff just can't order a defendant around with "evidence" without that "evidence" being validated by a judge/magistrate with a court order. Here's one comment from 3 years ago that still holds true today: and his followup for more detail

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.