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+ - Remote root exploit in Kindle Touch->

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tero
tero writes "Developers at MobileRead forums have discovered a rather strange "feature" in Kindle Touch browser. It seems the browser includes a scriptable plugin which allows websites to execute code on the device. Naturally someone has found a way to execute shell commands — and by the looks of it everything is running with root privileges.
This opens potential for "drive-by" jailbreaking — or turning the devices into a global 3G botnet.
According to the thread Amazon is working on a fix."

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+ - Seagate may sue if Solid State Disks get popular-> 1

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tero
tero writes "Even though Seagate has announced it will be offering SSD disks of its own in 2008, their CEO Bill Watkins seems to be sending out mixed signals in a recent Fortune interview:

He's convinced, he confides, that SSD makers like Samsung and Intel (INTC) are violating Seagate's patents. (An Intel spokeswoman says the company doesn't comment on speculation.) Seagate and Western Digital (WDC), two of the major hard drive makers, have patents that deal with many of the ways a storage device communicates with a computer, Watkins says. It stands to reason that sooner or later, Seagate will sue — particularly if it looks like SSDs could become a real threat.
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