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Submission + - U.S. Suspects Iran Was Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks (

SternisheFan writes: "N.Y. Times: WASHINGTON -American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Iran was the origin of a serious wave of network attacks that crippled computers across the Saudi oil industry and breached financial institutions in the United States, episodes that contributed to a warning last week from Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta that the United States was at risk of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." After Mr. Panetta's remarks on Thursday night, American officials described an emerging shadow war of attacks and counterattacks already under way between the United States and Iran in cyberspace. Among American officials, suspicion has focused on the "cybercorps" that Iran's military created in 2011 -partly in response to American and Israeli cyberattacks on the Iranian nuclear enrichment plant at Natanz -though there is no hard evidence that the attacks were sanctioned by the Iranian government. The attacks emanating from Iran have inflicted only modest damage. Iran's cyberwarfare capabilities are considerably weaker than those in China and Russia, which intelligence officials believe are the sources of a significant number of probes, thefts of intellectual property and attacks on American companies and government agencies."

Submission + - Einstein letter calling Bible "pretty childish" to be auctioned on eBay (

cheesecake23 writes: In an admirably concise piece in The Atlantic, Rebecca J. Rosen summarizes Einstein's subtle views on religion and profound respect for the inexplicable, along with the news that a letter handwritten by the legendary scientist that describes the Bible as a 'collection of honorable, but still primitive legends' and 'pretty childish' will be auctioned off on eBay over the next two weeks. Bidding will begin at $3 million.

Submission + - Pedagogical Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For Educational software (

rycks writes: "Following on the success of the various Humble Bundles for DRM-free video games and eBooks, there is now a new offer. It includes Mulot for mouse training (childrens or old people), Fubuki the brain breaker with mathematical problems, Mental Calculation to learn and train with mathematical tables, Raconte-moi to share voice over pictures stories, and a package with drawings to paint on. The software is GPL'd, without DRM :) As with the Humble Bundles, you can choose how much you'd like to pay, and how the proceeds are split between any of the authors and others."

Submission + - down (

madcarrots writes: "Server not found ... Firefox can't find the server at" It seems like GoDaddy and all of it's registered domains are not resolving at the moment. The issue has been going on for about 20 minutes, now.

Submission + - down (

madcarrots writes: and all of it's registered domains are down. Has been this way for about 20 minutes, at least. Not so much a story as "wtf?"

Submission + - MS Windows Sever 2012 Released (

madcarrots writes: From the official website: "Windows Server 2012 is now available. It offers businesses and service providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud-optimized infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 helps organizations connect securely across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently."

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Submission + - The Voice of the Daleks has died (

madcarrots writes: Roy Skelton, the original "exterminate" voice of the famous Daleks (the arch enemy of the Time Lords) has died at the age of 79. Dr. Who fans all over the world are saddened by this loss.

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