Submission Summary: 0 pending, 66 declined, 20 accepted (86 total, 23.26% accepted)
At least one Occupy St. Louis sympathizer wants to make sure Mayor Francis Slay is paying attention. The same day the mayor dispatched six aides to listen to concerns from the anti-Wall Street outfit camped out in Kiener Plaza, an online poster purporting to be a supporter of the group unveiled what appeared to be hacked information from Slay's website. "YOU CAN REMOVE US FROM KEINER [sic] PLAZA, BUT NOT FROM YOUR SYSTEMS!" the poster wrote on Tuesday. The poster claimed affiliation with the hacking network Anonymous
After four years sailing through space, the Dawn spacecraft was expected to slip into orbit late Friday around a giant asteroid to begin a yearlong investigation into the origins of the solar system. It is the first of two scheduled tour stops for the NASA probe that almost never made it to the launch pad. Because of its stunted growth, Vesta holds "a record of the earliest history of the solar system," said the mission's lead scientist Christopher Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The submission's title is a nod to Isaac Asimov. Lets hope Dawn doesn't get marooned!"
Former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia was arrested and jailed Thursday in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring that authorities say was run by a physics professor from New Jersey. Garcia, 71, is professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico. He served as president of the university from 2002-2003. A distinguished professor and well-known expert on New Mexico politics, Garcia served from 1987-90 as vice president of academic affairs, a position now called provost. He was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1980-86. Garcia is also and author whose 11 books include "Hispanics and the US Political System" and "Moving into the Mainstream. A specialist in elementary particle theory, Flory spent a decade in school administration where, according to his website, he worked on human resource database systems and measuring academic productivity. Roseman told The Associated Press that Flory's password-protected website, Southwest Companions, had been the subject of a vice investigation for six months after police received tips from prostitutes and johns.
the nearest star beyond our sun is 25 trillion miles away. The fastest rocket man has built would take more than 4,000 years to get there. This isn't just about thinking new rocket methods, Neyland said. It's also about coping with extended life in space, raising issues of medicine, agriculture, ethics and self-reliance, he said.
On Tuesday, "Duke Nukem Forever" publisher 2K Games fired its PR agency for threatening to blacklist journalists who gave the game a negative review. "2K Games does not endorse the comments made by Jim Redner and we can confirm that The Redner Group no longer represents our products," 2K Games spokesman Charlie Sinhaseni said in an email. "We have always maintained a mutually respectful working relationship with the press and do not condone his actions in any way."
The bad guys have wasted no time. Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild. This one has a new name, Mdinstall.pkg, and it has been specifically formulated to skate past Apple’s malware-blocking code.
When I saw news this morning that Apple had issued a patch and has some malware detection built into the OS, I felt sorry for Microsoft. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they put AV as part of the OS, folks would say they're evil for ruining MacAffee (although I'm certainly no MacAffee fan, MaCaffee's on my work PC) and Norton. I have to applaud Apple for trying, and since neither MaCaffee or Norton are much less evil than Microsoft, I'd like to see MS add AV to their OSes. I'm sick of cleaning up clueless friends' PCs."
Earthquake prediction can be a grave, and faulty science, and in the case of Italian seismologists who are being tried for the manslaughter of the people who died in the 2009 L'Aquila quake, it can have legal consequences. The group of seven, including six seismologists and a government official, reportedly didn't alert the public ahead of time of the risk of the L'Aquila earthquake, which occurred on April 6 of that year, killing around 300 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The attack exploits a vulnerability in the IE security zones feature that allows users to segregate trustworthy websites from those they don't know or don't ever want to access. By embedding a special iframe tag in a malicious website, an attacker can circumvent this cross zone interaction and cause the browser to expose cookies stored on the victim's computer.
To exploit the flaw, the hacker must persuade the victim to drag and drop an object across the PC's screen before the cookie can be hijacked. That sounds like a difficult task, but Valotta said he was able to do it fairly easily. He built a puzzle that he put up on Facebook in which users are challenged to "undress" a photo of an attractive woman. "I published this game online on FaceBook and in less than three days, more than 80 cookies were sent to my server," he said. "And I've only got 150 friends." Microsoft said there is little risk a hacker could succeed in a real-world cookiejacking scam.
Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.