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Submission + - Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Autos to fix remote hack (

swinferno writes: Fiat Chrysler announced on Friday that it’s recalling 1.4 million automobiles just days after hackers demonstrated a terrifying hack of a Jeep that was driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour.

They are offering a software patch for some of its internet-connected vehicles after a report showing hackers seizing control of a moving 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Cybersecurity experts Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have publicly exposed a serious vulnerability that would allow hackers to take remote control of Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) cars that run its Uconnect internet-accessing software for connected car features.

As major automakers continue to roll out cars with Wi-Fi features connecting the vehicles with smartphones and other devices, their innovations are likely to catch the eye of hackers as well as tech-hungry customers, opening up a new asphalt playing field in the arena of cybersecurity.

Submission + - U.S. Army website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army (

swinferno writes: The Syrian Electronic Army is taking credit for hacking the U.S. Army's public website.

On Monday afternoon, the site was disabled after it displayed messages including, "YOU'VE BEEN HACKED" and "YOUR COMMANDERS ADMIT THEY ARE TRAINING THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE SENT YOU TO DIE FIGHTING," according to NBC News.

The U.S. Army confirmed to CNN the web page had been compromised.

"Today an element of the service provider's content was compromised. After this came to our attention, the Army took appropriate preventive measures to ensure there was no breach of Army data by taking down the website temporarily," spokesman Brig. Gen. Malcom B. Frost said in a statement.

Submission + - Celebrity nude pictures leaked due to apparent iCloud hack ( 1

swinferno writes: Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan.

It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained about the service in an interview with MTV.

Several media contacted Apple for more information but they have not commented on this yet.

Comment Re:"Ancient." "Cruft." (Score 4, Funny) 304

You forgot Windows 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 95, PocketPC 200x, mobile 5, 6, 7, 8, RT, NT3.1, 3.5, 4.0, XP, Server 20xx, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and finally CE1.x to CE7.x.

Those should be avoided at all times as well if security is the main concern. Have you ever heard of a security breach on a OpenBSD system? You probably did, it's because that is actually newsworthy! News of a new MS security breach is chucked into the same lame bin as 'Cat is stuck in tree', 'Small baby is born', 'MH370 is finally found', 'Cat still stuck', 'MH370 still not found', 'Is this the year for BitCoins'?, "Cat climbed down himself', and other nonsense that will surprise no one at all.

(P.S. This is not meant snarly, cynical or negative, just slightly blasé)

Comment Re:Equivalent (Score 1) 114

Actually I fail to see why this is news that matters or how this is news for nerds however.
IF it was triggered by a google experiment I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a Morlords I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a aliens I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was triggered by a cosmic event I could see why it has value on /.
IF it was part of a beowulf cluster of minor earthquakes running on GNU-Linux on raspberry-pi's I could see why it has value on /.
Just some rocks sliding and stuff is no news. Let allone for nerds.

Comment Re:A lense cover (Score 4, Insightful) 363

Well said!
There is a big difference between holding a phone vertically at eye hight (=most probably taking a picture) and the diagonal position used to crush candy or communicate via text or do other stuff.
I think it is a sign on the wall that 99% of the criticism is about taking pictures and only 1% about things like distraction and so forth. It is all about consent and not knowing if someone is (not) taking a picture. And even if the wearer is not actively engaged in taking pictures, remote access tools might be able to take over. There is a reason I got the webcam taped off on my laptop...
I just simply fail to see why a webcam strapped to a face is a nice idea.

Comment Re:No (Score 0) 421

Thing is... that even when you are not filming me, I can not be assured that I am not being filmed.
Ever heard of RAT? Remote Access Tools? So even when you are not aware of actually filming me, someone else actually might. They can even switch off that little LED that signals: Hey I am filming!
Sorry... what did I say again?
There should be a little red recording light?
Never mind! FU if youre wearing it. Hopefully for you it is, the evidence of the attack is on a disk and the judge will tell me: YOU SHOULD LET OTHER PEOPLE FILM YOU WHATEVER THE SITUATION ! ! !

Comment Re: Slashdot: news for nerds who... (Score 1) 421

Nice one! Let me elaborate on that theme a bit further:

Slashdot: News for nerds who value their privacy and that of others
Slashdot: News for nerds who value their teeth because they might bump into someone who actually DOES dislike new technology.
Slashdot: News for nerds who value their teeth because they might bump into someone who actually likes new technology AND knows what it might do AND values his/her privacy and has no way of telling you are filming them without their consent.
Slashdot: News for nerds who got rid of gmail because of privacy concerns, who actively block cookies, trackers, google-ads because of privacy concerns, who use xquick instead of google because of privacy concerns, who (after all that effort) do not want to impose Googles tech on others (with or without consent).

Comment Re:No (Score 2, Informative) 421

No is the short and straightforward answer.
The longer more thought through answer should be: No-no-no-no-no-no-no-Hell-no!

There are way to many camera's as it is today, no need for privately owned ones as well.
There should be a little red 'recording' light on there. So you can go about as you are when not filming me, or get a sub-retinal version for free if you start filming me without consent.
I feel no need for others to film me with a wireless webcam straped to their faces!
So the answer should be NO. Period.

Comment Re:My Toyota has had this since 2004... (Score 1) 151

That is absolutely true. The whole idea of navigation, wether it is on land or at sea is that you take measurements. From a practical standpoint it doesnt really matter wether that is from celestial bodies (natural or man-made) or from known landmarks.
One of the problems a sumarine (whilst being submerged) has is that it can`t do any measurements of that kind. Like LORAN-C, GPS, INS, landmarks, celestial navigation et cetera. So angle, distance and time are the main navigational tools. The main skewing factor there is drift. When in a body of moving water (mainly tide induced) you will move, say north to south, with that water without a way to find out you you are drifting. So sonar is another thing they use to avoid hitting the sea floor. Also using sonar wit a good map gives you some idea of where you are if there are some known "submerged landmarks". Again this is, as you said, a measurement. Also it is a tell-tale-sign for the enemy :-)
Actually, these two techniques (DR, mapping the surface while comparing it to a known map) are two of the seven measurements a typical cruise-missile uses to be... dead on... so to speak.

By the way, when talking about navigation, "a measurement" like shooting a sun or star is called "taking a fix". NavLeetSpeak :-D

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