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Submission + - Installing Slashcode 1

jarrowwx writes: "I want to create a site that is for alternative news sources. I'd like it to be based on the same engine as Slashdot. But when I search for slashcode, I find slashcode.com, and the most recent posting listed is dated October, 2009. Surely, the software that powers Slashdot is not dead...

Anybody care to give me a history lesson on what has happened since 2009, and where I can find the latest and greatest code and instructions?"

Submission + - First Human-Computer Virus Attack Vector (bbc.co.uk) 2

analysethis writes: Dr Mark Gasson observed a microchip implant — ostensibly used to activate security doors — that he deliberately infected with a virus successfully spread the infection to 'external control systems'. This has important implications if the trend for increasingly sophisticated medical devices such as pacemakers continues. In a networked world the nightmare scenario of digital virii shutting down life-critical systems becomes imaginable.

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