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Submission + - Sega Hacked, 1.3 Million Accounts Compromised (net-security.org)

Orome1 writes: Sega Corporation was attacked and its database breached last week, and the fact was confirmed by the company the day after it took its SEGA Pass system offline on Thursday. The breach resulted in the compromise of email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords of 1.3 million users, but luckily no personal payment information was acquired by the attackers since SEGA doesn't store it and uses external payment providers.
Apple

Submission + - Apples new HQ

An anonymous reader writes: The new Apple HQ is a design based on the "circular city" concept created by industrial designer Jacque Fresco. On his page thevenusproject.com you can see the similarities. The building is designed to be extremely efficient concerning work, transportation and energy consumption.
Security

Submission + - Security researchers offered money for 0-days

An anonymous reader writes: I'm a security researcher finding bugs in operating systems and in various applications. Recently, I got a couple of e-mails trying to convince me, using not-so-great English, to sell my, presumably unannounced, 0-days for money: We are a security research company that has a unit dedicated to vulnerability research. We have now started buying exploits from the market to fasten our research and our current interest area is Windows 7 / Macintosh exploits ( Unpatched or Zero days ). We will pay the researcher better than the other initiatives depending on the quality of exploits. Kindly reply if you are interested with what all exploits you have currently so that we can discuss over the same. In case something is of interest we can close the deal immediately and pay via most of the channels possible. Regards, Security Researchers.

Comment Re:Option missing - Dont give a shit (Score 1) 459

This is what I don't get. Everyone in this poll and discussion is talking about tablets, but he doesn't talk about his tablet, he talks about his iPad - not with any bad intent, but it seems like people who own Apple products think in terms of brands rather than devices. You have a smartphone, I have an iPhone, as if it isn't a smartphone but something ELSE.
United Kingdom

Oxford Expands Library With 153 Miles of Shelves 130

Oxford University's Bodleian Library has purchased a huge £26m warehouse to give a proper home to over 6 million books and 1.2 million maps. The Library has been housing the collection in a salt mine, and plans on transferring the manuscripts over the next year. "The BSF will prove a long-awaited solution to the space problem that has long challenged the Bodleian," said its head librarian Dr Sarah Thomas. "We have been running out of space since the 1970s and the situation has become increasingly desperate in the last few years." The 153 miles of new shelf space will only be enough for the next 20 years however because of the library's historic entitlement to a copy of every volume published in the UK.
KDE

A Quick Look At KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1 122

dmbkiwi writes "The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought I'd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5's got in store for us."
KDE

Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5 249

omlx writes "KDE SC 4.5 is in feature freeze right now. Therefore, I decided to share some early screenshots with you. In general there are no major changes; it's all about polishing and fixing bugs. There are a lot of under-the-hood changes in libs, which as end users we cannot see. KDE SC will be released in August 2010." Note: you can also try out a beta of the release now, if you'd like.
Open Source

Open Source Developer Knighted 101

unixfan writes "Georg Greve, developer of Open Document Format and active FOSS developer, has received a knighthood in Germany for his work. From the article: 'Some weeks ago I received news that the embassy in Berne had unsuccessfully been trying to contact me under FSFE's old office address in Zurich. This was a bit odd and unexpected. So you can probably understand my surprise to be told by the embassy upon contacting them that on 18 December 2009 I had been awarded the Cross of Merit on ribbon (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) by the Federal Republic of Germany. As you might expect, my first reaction was one of disbelief. I was, in fact, rather shaken. You could also say shocked. Quick Wikipedia research revealed this to be part of the orders of knighthood, making this a Knight's Cross.'"

Comment Re:Only one? (Score 1) 224

You're not the only one. I set my home page to Google years ago when MS was trying to trump up hit counts for MSN. Too lazy to ever adopt to the search bar. My search bar is "CTRL-T." Using Chrome is making me re-think that too - the Speed dial page would make a nice home page (hat tip to Opera).
Networking

Athena's Free Firewall Browser 23

athenasec writes "Firewall Browser is a free configuration analyzer (download here), released by Athena Security, which works on Cisco, Check Point, and Netscreen firewalls for searching rulebases based on address or service ranges — the way change requests are actually made. The tool is available as a free download with no limitations, user license restrictions, or registration hurdles. Users can slice and dice any firewall-related question about the network, service objects, and security rules for a multi-vendor environment from a single flexible interface. There is also this how-to guide for applying the tool to day-to-day operational tasks."

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