BSDer writes: An Israeli security researcher published a paper few hours ago, detailing attacks against Mac, OpenBSD and other BSD-style operating systems. The attacks, says Amit Klein from Trusteer enable DNS cache poisoning, IP level traffic analysis, host detection, O/S fingerprinting and in some cases even TCP blind data injection.
The irony is that OpenBSD boasted their protection mechanism against those exact attacks when a similar attack against the BIND DNS server was disclosed by the same researcher mid 2007. It seems now that OpenBSD may need to revisit their code and their statements.
According to the researcher, another affected party, Apple, refused to commit to any fix timelines. It would be interesting to see their reaction now that this paper is public.
PuNKY^BReWSTeR writes: "It is a well known fact that competition and fair prices for decent cellular plans are virtually non-existent in Canada. This one takes the cake however. According to CBC, a Calgary man received an $85,000 cell phone bill from Bell after using us as a modem.
"The thing is, they've cut my phone off for being like $100 over. Here, I'm $85,000 over and nobody bothered to give me a call and tell me what was going on."
Staniaszek said Bell told him they will adjust his bill to a different plan for people who use their phones for internet purposes. But even after the adjustment, his bill will still be more than $5,000."
MojoKid writes: "Intel's has certified the Core 2 Duo E6550, E6750 and E6850
processors for vPro, and is releasing the new low-power
Q35 Express chipset with a companion ICH9-DO Southbridge, and 82566DM
Gigabit Network controller.
With these new chispets and technologies, the vPro platform offers
next-generation Intel Active Management Technology, enhanced Intel
Virtualization Technology, and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (aka Intel
TXT). vPro also offers support for next-generation management standards like
WS-MAN and DASH (draft 1.0 spec) and support for v1.2 of the Trusted Platform
Module. Intel has plans to provide continual updates to the vPro platform
and will likely enhance vPro further after the launch of their "Montevina"
platform in the first half on 2008."
coondoggie writes: "Spending your hard earned cash will never be the same — and perhaps never be as secure. The US Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing will next month unroll new $5 bills and is working to revamp $100 bills in the coming months. The government is pushing hard to counteract some $118.1 million in counterfeit U.S. currency that was reported in 2006, an increase of almost 4% from 2005, largely due to advanced digital counterfeiting. The $100 bill is next in line for a face-lift — it hasn't had one I in $60 years. The Associated Press is reporting that a new security thread has been approved for the $100 bill. The new look is part of an effort to thwart counterfeiters who are armed with ever-more sophisticated computers, scanners and color copiers.
LiquidNitrogen writes: "While customizing a DELL notebook I found that you could pre-configure the DELL BIOS and that DELL would charge 10$ for each BIOS configuration. To disable MIC and USB ports Dell would charge you 10$ each. You also have an option to remove outlook express for mere 2$."
An anonymous reader writes: According to Reuters, Nokia sees future for touch screens claiming that "Optical sensors and touch will be the next big things." On the opposite side of the ring CNet has put up an article outing touchscreens saying that they "drain battery power and, in general, are rather fiddly to use". All of this begs the question, are iPhone-style touchscreens mobile's future?
An anonymous reader writes: There's a new high-def disc format in town — the triple layer HD DVD/DVD "twin-format" disc. While the format made its debut earlier this year in Japan, the first US-released twin disc hits store shelves on June 26, with the release of the anime title, 'Freedom 1.' High-Def Digest got a sneak peek, and gives the disc a tentative thumbs up.
SupraStan writes: "THQ announced today that they will be bringing Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command to the handheld Nintendo DS and PSP® (PlayStation Portable) systems, scheduled to be released in fall 2007. Taking full advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo DS and PSP, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command features a new and immersive single-player campaign, along with a robust global multiplayer component.
"Bringing the Warhammer 40,000 universe to handheld systems creates exciting new game play options for fans across the globe," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "An all-new single-player storyline and the ability to battle head-to-head with anyone in the world make this an exciting addition to the Warhammer 40,000 library."
For more read at:
http://www.mygamer.com/index.php?platform=homepage &publisher=&developer=&game=&page=globalnews&mode= viewnews&id=2425"
dmatos writes: Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell fans, rejoice! An intrepid troupe of writers, actors, and other theatre folk have turned your favourite trilogy into a musical. Currently playing at the Diesel Playhouse in Toronto, Ontario, Evil Dead: The Musical has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
The writers of this musical know their audience, going out of their way to fill it with the campy, gory humour from the movies, complete with iconic one-liners. Not only that, the first three rows in the theatre are designated "splatter zone" seating, with optional ponchos. Wear a white shirt, and decline the poncho for a one-of-a-kind souvenir of the show. The website has some video links if you'd like to know just how they managed to translate a crazed man chopping off his possessed hand with a chainsaw into musical theatre.
Dan the man writes: "Are you interested in moving to Linux, but have no idea how the terminal works? Are you used to commands like "dir" in dos, but have no idea how to do them in Linux? Well, then this is the site for you. If you've just started University Computing Science, or if you've just started Linux on your job, this is a great guide to get you started with the basic commands."
Rob writes: Apple chief Steve Jobs expects to do more than lure Internet Explorer users to Apple's
forthcoming version of Safari for Windows — he envisions a duopoly within the browser
market at the expense of FireFox and others, according to Mozilla COO John Lilly. Lilly
pointed to a pie graph representing the browser market that Jobs showed at last week's
Apple developers' conference. The graph was made up with just two browsers: Safari and
Internet Explorer. The graph "betrays the way that Apple, so often looks at the
world," Lilly said. "But make no mistake: this wasn't a careless presentation,
or an accidental omission of all the other browsers out there, or even a crummy marketing
trick," he said. "Lots of words describe Steve and his Stevenotes, but
'careless' and 'accidental' do not. This
is, essentially, the way they're thinking about the problem, and shows the users they want
to pick up."
Da Massive writes: Overclockers waged a battle of ice against fire at Computex in Taipei, pushing the performance limits of Intel's CPUs to 5GHz. The hobbyists, who are becoming an increasingly common sight at IT trade shows, are perfecting the art of pushing processors to their limits. This video is both crazy and funny at the same time — http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/fp;2;fpid; 10000;o;0;id;555745332