I suppose you could install the app and NOT put a shortcut on your homescreen. If it is an app used but only very little, then you don't need the shortcut. Also on Android you can make folders on the home screen. So if you put all FB apps in that folder and touch the folder all apps in there are available.
elevative writes: As reported by Brian Krebs, ex-WaPo tech writer and frequent security blogger @ www.krebsonsecurity.com, there is a broad range of Barracuda Networks kit with backdoor vulnerabilities. Classified by Barracuda as a 'medium' threat, they've left open accounts and over-broad IP network ranges to access certain services. The window of time encompassed in this revelation could extend as far back as 2003. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: We often hear about botnets being taken down in third-world countries thanks to coordinated operations by international police forces, especially in recent months. The story usually plays out in the East, where it’s easier to launder money and the laws aren’t as strict. Yet it turns out that many botnets have hosts in the West, including in the good old United States of America.
PLCs are microprocessors that automate mechanical processes inside factories, including critical infrastructure utilities and manufacturers. The S7 protocol in question provides communication between engineering stations, SCADA systems, HMI interfaces and PLCs that is password protected.
Researchers at SCADA Strangelove presented at the recent Digital Bond SCADA Security Scientific Symposium (S4) a new offline brute force password cracker for S7 PLCs, along with proof of concept code. Link to Original Source
itwbennett writes: "Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules that could result in super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives. From the article: 'The key to the discovery is a new molecule developed by chemists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata. It allowed researchers to build magnetic memory with fewer layers of material, making it thinner, less expensive, and more usable at normal temperatures. The reward for consumers and enterprises could be storage that holds 1,000TB per square inch.'" Link to Original Source
alancronin writes: Intel has been planning to make its Ireland base one of three global manufacturing sites for its 14nm chips since May last year, and its now been given the okay by Ireland's lead planning agency. The new $4 billion plant will create around 4,300 jobs for the region in Co. Kildare, where Intel already has around 4,000 on staff. The two-year plan involves redeveloping its existing operation, expanding and shifting to make its smaller, more efficient 14nm process. Intel's plans don't stop there, however. It still plans to roll out 10nm products sometime in 2015. Link to Original Source
alphadogg writes: James "Jim" Horning, described by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) as "a leading figure in the evolution of computer science as a discipline and a profession, " has died at the age of 70 in Palo Alto. Horning, who described himself as having been "hooked on computing since 1959" (when he wrote his first program), was a founding member and chair of the University of Toronto's Computer Systems Research Group, a Research Fellow at Xerox PARC and a founding member and senior consultant with Digital Equipment Corp.'s Systems Research Center. He also held high-level IT security jobs at companies such as McAfee and Silicon Graphics. Most recently, he was a consultant with Advanced Elemental Technologies. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: On August 5, 2012, the world’s attention was captured by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing. One of the key components in the multifaceted landing of the Curiosity rover safely on Mars was the Thermal Protection System (TPS), or heat shield, on the spacecraft carrying the rover.
Sensors being added to the Mars Science Lab heat shield. Photo by NASA. The thing people remember most about the heat shield is when it popped off the spacecraft and flung like a frisbee across the Martian landscape, landing with a plume of dust. Measuring nearly 15 ft (4.5 m) in diameter, the MSL heat shield was the largest to ever travel to another planet. Link to Original Source
Nerval's Lobster writes: "Wolfram Alpha has upgraded its Personal Analytics for Facebook module, giving users the ability to dissect their own social-networking data in new ways. Wolfram Alpha’s creators first launched its Facebook data-mining module in August 2012. Users could leverage the platform’s computational abilities to analyze and visualize their weekly distribution of Facebook posts, types of posts (photos, links, status updates), weekly app activity, frequency of particular words in posts, and more. This latest update isn’t radical, but it does offer some interesting new features, including added color coding for “interesting” friend properties, including relationship status, age, sex, and so on; users can also slice their network data by metrics such as location and age." Link to Original Source