sfcrazy writes: Google has made an unexpected announcement today ahead of Windows 8 launch, the same day with Ubuntu 12.10 was scheduled to be release. Google has announced a $249 ARM powered Chromebook. The announcement holds all the potential to disrupt the consumer PC market, something Ubuntu has been trying since 2004.
from the oh-this'll-be-just-fine dept.
angry tapir writes "The GSM technology used by the majority of the world's mobile phones will get some scrutiny at next week's Black Hat security conference. An open source effort to develop GSM-cracking software has released software that cracks the A5/1 encryption algorithm used by some GSM networks. Called Kraken, this software uses new, very efficient, encryption cracking tables that allow it to break A5/1 encryption much faster than before."