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Submission + - Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 36 dead and more than 140 hurt (bbc.com)

Icarium writes: Quote from BBC "A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, officials say.
Three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack."

Submission + - Firefox Now Sends User Information to Third Party

An anonymous reader writes: A Reddit user has found out that the Mozilla Firefox web browser has sneaked in a new "Mozilla marketing" feature, which sends user information to a third party. Mozilla describes the feature in EULA as follows: "Mozilla marketing: In order to understand the performance of certain Mozilla marketing campaigns, Firefox sends data, including a Google advertising ID, IP address, timestamp, country, language/locale, operating system, app version, to our third party vendor. Learn more by reading our Privacy Notice here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-us/privacy/firefox/".

Submission + - SPAM: Finland – A Sample of 500 Job Applications

jones_supa writes: Finland is a hard place to find work. There are many who spend months on end sending out applications, networking, cold calling offices, and walking straight up to workplaces to ask what jobs are available. Most will turn you away, but eventually you might get the one "yes" you are looking for. After living in Finland for six months, a blogger called Hungry Gizmo did an experiment of applying to 500 positions selected from the Ministry of Labour's job board. A pie chart shows the results of the first half of the applications: 17.5% negative response, 1.7% positive response, 0.4% interview invitation, 0.0% job, 80.3% no response. He got four interviews. One of them was a scam. Two others simply didn't work out. But with the last one, albeit not in his field, he was working. However, the experiment should be taken with a grain of salt: the applications were sent to random targets, so many of them had little to no realistic chance of being accepted.
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Submission + - Finnish Mail System Abandons Tuesday Delivery for Some Mail

jones_supa writes: In a world moving to electronic communications, the snail mail traffic has seen a huge drop. Because of this, the mail delivery organization of Finland (Posti) will not be delivering letters and magazines on Tuesdays anymore. Tuesday was selected because it generally has the lowest volume of mail. For example, magazines and advertisements are targeted to the end of the week, so that people have more time for shopping dreams in the weekend. Another reason is that Posti recently launched a lawn mowing service which operates on Tuesdays.

Comment Re:Man, this has to be a hoax (Score 1) 157

I still find it very strange that it would work. A CPU can have millions of transistors changing state at any given moment, in an asynchronous out-of-order fashion. Add to that all the other components in a PC, bus talk, etc. Even if we got an accurate print of all of the digital chatter happening in a PC, it would be nearly impossible to derive anything specific from that. A power filtering coil is an even much more crude component. You can hear big changes like CPU/GPU frequency stepping, but that's all.

Comment Man, this has to be a hoax (Score 2) 157

This possibly can't be real or, these guys are geniuses. Certainly the coil whine will change depending on the load of the machine. However, there's so much stuff happening in a CPU and the system bus that I find it extremely hard to believe that you could listen to any specific numbers. There's also all sorts of power filtering going on and there's decoupling capacitors on the chips.

However, if this is real, then I assume that listening to network traffic would be doable as well.

Submission + - Natural Disaster to be Declared in France Due To Flooding

jones_supa writes: BBC reports that because of heavy rains across Europe, some towns in central France are suffering their severest floods in decades. In Paris the river Seine continues to rise, prompting the closure of a metro line running through the city centre. Rail operator SNCF announced the closure of the RER C line, which runs alongside the river in central Paris. Emergency barriers are being put up along Seine, which burst its banks in places. Louvre, the most-visited museum in the world, is closing on Friday as a precaution. Another major attraction, the Musee d'Orsay, is also shutting its doors early on Thursday. About 25,000 people are without power in Paris and central France. In Nemours, 3,000 people have been evacuated from the town centre. The Loing river, a tributary of the Seine, now has levels not seen since the devastating floods of 1910. The list of disastrous events goes on. Baltimore Sun has a photo collection of the situation.

Submission + - Finnish Gluten-Free Beer Flying Off The Shelves In The US

jones_supa writes: Finnish brewery Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas, the producer of the first gluten-free full-malt beer in the world, shipped the first delivery of its famous Kukko Pils to the United States in April. Around 20,000 litres of Kukko Pils arrived in Texas in May and immediately made its way into the hearts of thirsty people. "Every bottle that was placed on the shelves of the stores were sold out in one day. The whole batch hasn't been sold out yet, but it looks good anyway," says Rami Aarikka, the CEO of the brewery to Finnish daily Turun Sanomat. The brewery believes that the strong gluten-free and low-gluten trend in the US will boost demand for its gluten-free beer.

Submission + - OEM Software Plagued by Critical Security Bugs

jones_supa writes: A 36-page report from Duo Security reveals the sorry state of security regarding laptop OEM bloatware, those programs that are usually called helper utilities or driver updaters, but most of the times referenced just as crapware, which come built-in with your newly purchased PC laptop. Despite the facts that OEM software is often low quality and a mere annoyance for a lot of people, manufacturers keep shipping it, year after year. The Duo team took a closer look from a security perspective, and found that the bundled software is also riddled with a large number of security problems that sometimes lead to the attacker taking over the computer. Duo adds that only a few vendors have clue on how to properly implement TLS encryption. As a positive surprise, Lenovo has recently improved the overall security of the Lenovo Solution Center, and the software faired generally well in the study. More details and in-depth analysis of all the security bugs that the Duo team discovered can be found in the company's Out-of-Box Exploitation: A Security Analysis of OEM Updaters (PDF) report.

Comment Re:Dear Microsoft, (Score 1, Funny) 260

I want to be excited about Windows 10 but I can't. Please, please, please give me an official option to turn off telemetry like the Enterprise version has.

So if you just want to disable telemetry, in registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection create a 32-bit DWORD called AllowTelemetry and set it to 0. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Submission + - North Korea Might Be Preparing for Another Missile Launch

jones_supa writes: Yonhap reports that to according to Japanese media, a possible ballistic missile launch by North Korea is in preparation and a launch might be imminent. South Korea is monitoring the situation closely and is prepared for any kind of provocation from North. NHK reported that the Japanese government has also ordered its military to be ready to intercept any ballistic missile. Under the order, Japan's military will deploy Aegis destroyers equipped with high-performing radars and intercept capabilities along with ground-based interception missile troops in a bid to step up surveillance. Kyodo News also reported that signs have been detected that the North is preparing a missile launch which it speculated might be a Musudan intermediate-range missile. North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by test launches of many types of missiles. In April, the North attempted to fire a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile three times, but all of them failed.

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