iceco2 writes: Us spying on allies is nothing new. It is surprising to see the ease with which encrypted israeli communication were intercepted. As always it wasn't the crypto which was broken just the lousy method it was applied with.
iceco2 writes: The ESA Rosetta Mission has successfully landed the Philea lander on the comet after 10 years in transit. The lander is expected to dig into the comet and hopefully gain insight into the birth of out solar system.
iceco2 writes: "Amazon appears to be going head to head with Vertica and launched a limited public beta of RedShift, a column base database for data warehousing. DataWarehouse DB such as Vertica, GreenPlum etc. are notorious for not taking well to the cloud due to unreliable disk performance. Can amazon do better? publications seem to be scant on technical details. more by amazon: http://aws.amazon.com/redshift/"
iceco2 writes: "Nasa and The US military tested a ne hypersonic pkane designated X-51A, Waverider. According to plan the plane was supposed to fly for 5 minutes reaching a speed of over 6 Mach(4500 Mph). The X-51A uses a scramJet engine with no moving parts. No news yet as to results of the test flight."
iceco2 writes: mysql.com and associated sites, was hacked today. Among other items some simple passwords were recovered and private emails were revealed. Ironicly the attack was performed using a blind sql injection attack. more details: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=BayvYdcP