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Online Banking Customers Migrating To Lynx 220

Posted by Soulskill
from the browsers-with-character dept.
Jibbler writes "Following the recent Pwn2Own competition, in which Firefox, IE8 and Safari all fell quickly to exploits, Netcraft has observed a surge in popularity of the text-based Lynx browser. Netcraft points out that Lynx supports the latest cryptographic ciphers, and at least one online banking site has seen Lynx usage overtake that of Internet Explorer and Firefox. To boost Lynx's excellent security history, Netcraft has even developed a version of its anti-phishing toolbar for Lynx."
The Media

90% of Gaming Addiction Patients Not Addicted 333

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-worry-i'm-sure-you're-in-the-other-10% dept.
phorm writes "BBC is carrying an article which states that 90% of visitors to Europe's 'video game addiction clinic' are not, in fact, addicted. The problem is a social one rather than a psychological issue. In other words, the patients have turned to heavy gaming because they felt they didn't fit in elsewhere, or that they fit in better 'in the game' than elsewhere in 'the real world.' This has been discussed before, with arguments ranging from gaming being a good way to socialize, the clinical definition of gaming addiction, and claims than males are wired for video-game addiction."
Security

Experts Tell Feds To Sign the DNS Root ASAP 147

Posted by kdawson
from the digital-john-hancock dept.
alphadogg sends along news that the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has gotten plenty of feedback on its call for comments on securing the root zone using DNSSEC. The comment period closed yesterday, and more than 30 network and security experts urged the NTIA to implement DNSSEC stat. There were a couple of dissenting voices and a couple of trolls.
Security

+ - CPS-3 Encryption Scheme Broken->

Submitted by
x3sphere
x3sphere writes "It's taken awhile, ten years to be exact, but Andreas Naive has successfully managed to break the protection on Capcom's CPS-3 arcade system board. The CPS-3 powered less than a dozen arcade classics, including JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Red Earth, and Street Fighter III.

The security system of the CPS-3 was rather advanced for its time. Any tampering to the game's security cartridge would result in the decryption key being erased, thereby rendering the respective cartridge useless.

So, the decryption is broken, what does this all mean? In one word: Emulation. Now that the decryption task is done, the folks over at MAME have already started work on a CPS-3 emulator."

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United States

+ - Court: Cops Can Steal and Lie to Conduct Searches->

Submitted by
Spamicles
Spamicles writes "Police officers faked a car jacking in order to search a car that was suspected to be used in drug trafficking. They discovered drugs and arrested the owners of the car. A lower court ruled that the warrant-less search and seizure violated the Fourth Amendment and that the drugs could not be used as evidence. This ruling was overturned today."
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Editorial

+ - Shouldn't copyrights last forever?

Submitted by proxima
proxima (165692) writes "Mark Helprin, author and fellow at the Claremont Institute, writes an op-ed piece in today's New York Times. He responds to the argument about expiration being for the public good by saying, "it might also be for the public good were Congress to allow the enslavement of foreign captives and their descendants (this was tried);" He argues that Congress should extend the length of copyright again, "as far as it can throw". This is certainly a striking position compared to many on Slashdot and fellow guest columnist Lawrence Lessig (access to archives required)."

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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