writes: Although it has been fading for years, the final death knell came recently for the iconic Lotus 1-2-3. In many ways, Lotus 1-2-3 launched the PC era (and ensured the Apple II success), and once was a serious competitor for Excel (and prior to that Multiplan and VisiCalc). Although I doubt if anyone is creating new Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets, I'm sure there are spreadsheets still being used who trace their origin to Lotus 1-2-3, and even Office 2013 still has some functions and key compatibility with Lotus 1-2-3. Oh, how far the mighty have fallen.Link to Original Source
writes: After logging in, theives used a simple GET replacement to switch among Citibank credit card accounts. Anyone with a simple browser sniffer (fiddler tools, and many others) can see the URL strings. This one appears to be even easier as it was in the URL string. You think that they would have checked for such a rookie mistake and put in better security. It's also interesting that it took so long to discover.Link to Original Source
writes: According to The Register four teens were detained and photographed by an Apple store after they downloaded a third-party application to an iPhone demo unit.
I guess this could be called reverse shoplifting as they left something behind in a store.
Presumably, Apple wants to ensure that their iPhones are pristine for demo. Although Apple denies it, I wonder if these teens claim they are banned for life from Apple stores — if they are really bad, they will never be able to purchase Apple products ever. Stuck with Vista or Linux for life!
writes: From the article: New anti-terror weapon: Hand-held lie detector; U.S. troops in Afghanistan first to get new device; 'red' means you're lying
FORT JACKSON, S.C. — The Pentagon will issue hand-held lie detectors this month to U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan, pushing to the battlefront a century-old debate over the accuracy of the polygraph.
The Defense Department says the portable device isn't perfect, but is accurate enough to save American lives by screening local police officers, interpreters and allied forces for access to U.S. military bases, and by helping narrow the list of suspects after a roadside bombing. The device has already been tried in Iraq and is expected to be deployed there as well. "We're not promising perfection — we've been very careful in that," said Donald Krapohl, special assistant to the director at the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment, the midwife for the new device. "What we are promising is that, if it's properly used, it will improve over what they are currently doing."
— Presumably this device will fall into civilian hands soon. Expect to see it with every police department and PHB. Imagine what it can do for sales people.Link to Original Source