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Comment Kickstarter for a PTP nanosecond clock (Score 1) 291

GPS clocks have lots of vulnerabilities and can be attacked easily. If you are in a stock exchange you to run rife is you spoofed a GPS signal. They also have limitations as to where they can be placed. The antenna length has limited reach and can't be too long either.

I have an idea for a PTP clock that I think would cost less than US$100 to make and would be unbeatable in terms of accuracy and security. The device would be placed on a PCIe board for ease of integration.

Submission + - No Sex Please, We're Robots (hackaday.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Apparently there is actually an international conference on robot sex. This post talks about a recent paper likening robosex to prostitution and the Pepper robot that has a user's agreement to not have sex with it. HaD's summary. We used to say if you can't hack it, you don't own it. Now maybe it is if you can't ***k it, you don't own it.

Comment Re:The moral of the story... (Score 2) 59

Using Google service carries such a risk, whether publish, or undocumented, actived, core or non core.... Google will pull the plug at any minute. Their technology is ideal if you want built in obsolescence you are delivering to a customer.

Use Google API/service
Deploy at customer
Wait until it gets cancelled.
Redo with something else
Profit$$$

Comment Untraceable Cisco equipment (Score 1) 296

I use to trade a lot of cisco equipment either used or parallel channel.

All the equipment that we sold were untargetable, as we didn't place orders with CIsco. We bought what ever someone had in their warehouse, then we sold it to our customer. No one knows who our end user was.... sometimes not even us. some companies where very cagy telling us anything....

this is an easy problem to solve.

Comment Re:Multi wan router (Score 2) 206

I've used PEPlink and they are good.... Recommend them, service was good, though they did bring me one which had a hardware problem.

They have some pretty good load balancing policies, but there was some wacky idea I had which it wouldn't do.

  If someone is looking for clever inbound traffic balancing without BGP google that in week or so... actually it is something similar to my DNS racing... (sorry my blog is currently down).

Power

Submission + - Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator Unveiled Today (inhabitat.com)

MikeChino writes: We've learned about Scotland's wave energy initiatives in the past, and just this morning the nation unveiled Aquamarine Power's next-generation Oyster 800 wave power plant. The new generator can produce 250% more power at one third the cost of the first full-scale 315kw Oyster that was installed in Orkney in 2009. The device’s shape has been modified and made wider to enable it to capture more wave energy, and a double seabed pile system allows for easier installation. Inhabitat has fresh photos and details from the unveiling.
Chrome

Submission + - Google Chromebook Lacks Luster And Purpose (infoworld.com) 1

snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Neil McAllister takes an in-depth look at the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G and finds the device comparatively lackluster. 'The Chromebook is lightweight and inexpensive, and it offers a full-featured Web browsing experience. But its low-end hardware, lack of versatility, and primitive support for commonplace computing tasks such as printing, file management, networking, and media playback make it a poor choice for everyday use, particularly in a business setting,' McAllister writes. 'All in all, the Samsung Series 5 is an average-quality netbook with a large screen and a higher-than-average price tag, while Chrome OS itself feels more like a proof-of-concept project whose time has not yet come.'"
Security

Submission + - Seller of Counterfeit Cisco Gear Heads to Prison (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: After selling $1 million worth of counterfeit Cisco equipment through a business operated with a co-defendant, Christopher Myers, 42, of Leawood, Kansas, has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.

According to the FBI, in his plea, Myers admitted to operating a business under the name of Deals Direct, Inc., from a warehouse in Merriam, Kansas with co-defendant Timothy Weatherly of Overland Park, Kansas. From 2005 through November, 2006, Myers and Weatherly imported computer equipment from China, putting counterfeit Cisco labels on the equipment and selling the counterfeit equipment through various online channels including the company’s own Web site and on eBay. Myers and Weatherly packed the products in Cisco boxes with counterfeit Cisco manuals, selling them as genuine Cisco equipment.

Beyond using Cisco labeled packaging and manuals, the two went one step further, and obtained legitimate serial numbers by accessing Cisco’s confidential serial number verification Web site.

While cases like this are certainly not good for companies like Cisco and other technology vendors that must continually battle counterfeit products, this isn’t what really scares the government and the security industry. A Department of Homeland Security official last week warned that hardware manufactured overseas and shipped to the U.S. was arriving pre-loaded with security bugs..

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