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Submission + - Australian police warn against using Apple Maps (techworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "Australian police are warning people not to rely on Apple's new mobile mapping application after several motorists ended up in a semi-arid national park where temperatures can reach 46C and there is no water supply. Police in the town of Mildura, Victoria, issued a statement saying they've responded to several drivers who became stranded in Murray Sunset National Park. Apple's Maps application, introduced in iOS 6, shows Mildura near part of the park when it is actually located about 70 km to the northeast, according to police. Some motorists have been stranded for a day without food or water, walking long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception, police said."

Submission + - US Botnet controller jailed in US .. (bbc.co.uk) 2

dgharmon writes: A US hacker who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers has been jailed for 30 months.

Joshua Schichtel of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced for renting out more than 72,000 PCs that he had taken over using computer viruses

Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Warns Of Looming Digital Certificate Deadline (informationweek.com)

way2trivial writes: "That warning comes as Microsoft prepares to release an automatic security update for Windows on Oct. 9, 2012, that will make longer key lengths mandatory for all digital certificates that touch Windows systems."

" Internet Explorer won't be able to access any website secured using an RSA digital certificate with a key length of less than 1,024 bits"

"ActiveX controls might be blocked, users might not be able to install applications, and Outlook 2010 won't be able to encrypt or digitally sign emails, or communicate with an Exchange server for SSL/TLS communications."

Submission + - UE treaties threaten democracy (wikipedia.org)

manu0601 writes: UE member states are adopting a new treaty establishing a european IMF-like called ESM. The ESM will be immune to suits and laws (art. 32.3 to 32.5), and it is strongly tied (consideration 5) to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination, and Governance, by which member states shall abandon their budget oversight to unelected bureaucrats of the European Commission.

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