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Submission + - Malware Researchers Discover Russian Banks Talking to Trump's Private Servers (slate.com)

ewhac writes: After news broke of Russian hackers infiltrating the Democratic National Committee's servers, malware researchers decided to see if other politically-motivated intrusions were taking place. Among others, they monitored DNS traffic relating to the Trump Organization, looking for evidence of intrusion. Instead, they discovered traffic from Russia that did not match the patterns typical of malware or botnets. Rather, the patterns looked like ordinary human-driven traffic, as one might expect from email being exchanged between servers — specifically, from servers operated by Russia's Alfa Bank. Further, Trump's server only accepted connections from a limited number of IP addresses. Even more curious, when the malware researchers reached out to Alfa Bank to inquire about the unusual traffic, but before speaking to the Trump campaign, the DNS entry for Trump's server was clumsily deleted. As one researcher put it, "The knee was hit in Moscow, the leg kicked in New York." Four days later, the Trump Organization registered a new DNS name for the same server; the first DNS lookup for that name came from Alfa Bank in Russia. While the evidence is not conclusive, it is undeniably suggestive that Trump has more than just an "arms-length" relationship with Russia, and warrants further investigation.

Submission + - Iceland's Pirate Party poised to win Saturday election (rt.com)

Okian Warrior writes: Iceland’s national election is likely to bring unprecedented results, with a new poll suggesting the Pirate Party will win. Led by a poet and former WikiLeaks activist, it’s running on an anti-corruption campaign against the financial and political elite.

An opinion poll conducted by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Iceland and commissioned by Morgunblaðið newspaper found that one in five voters intends to cast their ballot for the Pirate Party on Saturday.

That figure puts the party in first place with 22.6 percent of the votes – 1.5 percent ahead of the center-right Independence Party, which is currently in power. Those numbers would give each of the two parties 15 MPs in the 63-seat parliament.

Submission + - Conference WiFi or cell ph tether?

borjonx writes: Is it any safer to use my smart phone's cell connection shared to my laptop, than to use the wifi that everyone else is using?

I'm going to a software conference soon w/6,000 people & there will be free WiFi provided by the vendor & my hotel. During these conferences I sometimes need to connect to my company network via Cisco VPN and then SSH into our servers. I hear horror stories about hotel & conference wifi "games".

Submission + - That man who 'deleted his entire company' with a line of code? It was a hoax (pcworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: As Slashdot readers speculated, the story about a man deleting his entire company with a line of code was a hoax. Marco Marsala, the owner of a Web hosting company claimed on a forum earlier this week that he deleted all the data on his company's server. Stack Overflow, which runs the forum, says that the post was a hoax, and pointed to an article on an Italian news outlet, which describes this whole fiasco as a "marketing effort" to promote Marsala's company. "It was just a joke," Marsala told the paper.

Submission + - Facebook promises it won't mess with voters' minds (businessinsider.com)

An anonymous reader writes: On Friday, Gizmodo reported about an internal discussion among Facebook employees in which they seem to be asking Mark Zuckerberg whether they should do something to "help prevent President Trump in 2017." Facebook is now assuring users that it wouldn't use its algorithms to influence voting in the presidential election this November. "We as a company are neutral — we have not and will not use our products in a way that attempts to influence how people vote," a Facebook spokesman said in a statement.
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Submission + - Can Sony dominate the next generation? (goozernation.com)

kube00 writes: At the end of this year, we are expecting two new consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. A new generation of games will be born. The question Sony needs to answer is, how to dominate the video game console industry and ensure their replication of success from the era on PS1 and PS2? Goozernation takes a look at some of the ideas that made the PS3, PS2, and PS1 successful.

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