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Submission + - How do I get my spouse to start gaming with me?

x_IamSpartacus_x writes: I’ve been a gamer for a long time (started on Nibbles in MS-DOS) and enjoy pretty much any good game. I can enjoy side-scrolling relics (original Prince of Persia, Win 95), to modern MMORPGs (stopped playing my 85 lvl Mage on WoW just recently, read on to see why), to a good sports game (Madden series are a blast) and many more. I’ve been married for 4 years now and have hardly touched my games since being married and starting having kids. My wife and I are Americans but live overseas and have little access to new movies/entertainment and, from experience, I know that a good game can provide much more entertainment than a good movie. My question is, what are good ways/good games that I can use to get my wife into computer gaming? We both have good laptops that I’d love to get her interested in using to do co-op or combative games with me. Because of my long experience, gaming comes naturally to me and so even on a game I haven’t played I would probably be much better than she. Is there a game or idea that would take away the embarrassing factor for her of being much worse than I am while still being enjoyable and worth spending a lot of time on with me? Do any other Slashdotters struggle getting their spouse to game with them?
Security

Submission + - FTP Server Honeypots 1

An anonymous reader writes: I run an FTP server for a few dozen people, and it seems like every week I have a random IP address connect to my box and try guessing "Administrator" passwords once every five seconds or so. This poses no real risk to me, since all my accounts have custom (uncommon) names. But if this is happening to me, I would wager lots of people are at risk of low level, persistent, long term password cracking attempts. Is there a way to report the perpetrators, or any action we can take to address this kind of danger?
IOS

Submission + - Hardware Manufacturers Target iOS (net-security.org)

Orome1 writes: iOS is emerging as a platform which numerous hardware manufacturers selected as their next target. Just this week Seagate released the first mobile wireless storage for iOS with 500GB and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery. Redfish Instruments introduced the iDVM Digital Multimeter which wirelessly connects to an iOS-enabled device via an ad hoc wireless network allowing users to acquire, visualize, and share electrical measurement data. Fulcrum Biometrics unveiled its FbF mobileOne fingerprint biometric accessory for iPod touch which enables the development and deployment of portable and networkable biometric identification systems. Are Android and Windows Phone 7 lagging behind?

Submission + - Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar (aljazeera.net)

sammyF70 writes: AlJazeera has an article about Anonymous Vs. HBGary and how the leaked emails show that the so called "cyberwar" is already being fought.

When it comes to cyberwar, the matter is best handled by William Gibson's famous quote: "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."


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