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Submission + - $5 Raspberry Pi Zero Updated With Wi-Fi And Bluetooth

Mickeycaskill writes: Mini computer maker Raspberry Pi has celebrated its fifth birthday with the launch of a brand new PC: The Raspberry Pi Zero W.

A variation of the Raspberry Pi Zero – which costs $5 (£4) and sold out in just 24 hours when it was launched in November 2015 – the Zero W comes with 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and will set you back the princely sum of $10 (£8).

The original Pi Zero has already grown a camera connector since its release, but functionality has been further boosted in the Zero W with the addition of the same Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip used in the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

As well as the camera and connectivity options, the full list of features includes: a 1GHz single-core CPU, 512MB RAM, a mini-HDMI port and micro-USB power.

Comment Re:Just to be clear what that means (Score 1) 228

But then you'd have no employees left. There really should be some level of basic training required/supplied, but most places just won't do it, even if took just an afternoon.

Unfortunately, getting people to switch to a critical and questioning mindset takes more than an afternoon. For many, I don't think it can even be done. This makes protecting the business from its own employees a necessity countermeasure, as long as you can't segment off the insecure users.

Comment Re:...disabled by default... until it's not (Score 1) 255

The majority of Windows systems are corporate workstations, which only need an office suite, PDF reader, and a few corporate-approved applications, typically pushed through SCCM (which I assume will be exempt from this feature).

The problem is that this is true for most PCs, but not all. And it's the ones that need extra software that tend to be business critical.

Comment Summer (Score 1) 76

the Xperia XZ Premium won't be out until late spring or just ahead of the summer

Would that be by American or old world definition of summer?
I'm asking because that difference means a 1.5 month difference in when we can hope to see this.
(American June 21 is first day of summer, old world June 21 is midsummer)

Submission + - Why Don't Mobile OSs offer a Kill Code? 1

gordo3000 writes: Given all the recent headlines about border patrol getting up close and personal with phones, I've been wondering why phone manufacturers don't offer a second emergency pin that you can enter and it wipes all private information on the phone?

In theory, it should be pretty easy to just input a different pin (or unlock pattern) that opens up a factory reset screen on the phone and in the background begins deleting all personal information. I'd expect that same code could also lock out the USB port until it is finished deleting the data, to help prevent many of the tools they now have to copy out everything on your phone.

This nicely prevents you from having to back up and wipe your phone before every trip but leaves you with a safety measure if you get harassed at the border.

So slashdot, what say you?

Comment Re:Not viable on Windows 10 (Score 1) 228

AC is full of crap. Never had issues with Windows 10 and having a separate admin account (which is the best policy no matter the operating system).

I would argue that not relying on a tie between accounts and privileges is a better policy. It may take more work to set up something like selinux and capabilities, but not a lot of malware or Oracle scripts (but, I repeat myself) can deal with that.

Submission + - In the 21st century, we still have education systems for the 18th century. (

golden_hands writes: The education system in most countries is still designed for a world that has ceased to exist- long term employment for someone else, industries which need people to make a profit are all vanishing over the horizon. We need an education system which will help children survive and thrive in the modern economy and teach them how to innovate, co-operate, collaborate and survive in today's age.

Submission + - First victim of SHA-1 collisions: Subversion. Technique was reverse engineered

Artem Tashkinov writes: A WebKit developer who tried to upload "bad" PDF files generated from the first successful SHA-1 attack broke WebKit's SVN repository because Subversion uses SHA-1 hash to differentiate commits. The reason to upload the files was to create a test for checking cache poisoning in WebKit.

Another news story is that based on the theoretical incomplete description of the SHA-1 collision attack published by Google just two days ago, people have managed to recreate the attack in practice and now you can download a python script which can create a new PDF file with the same SHA-1 hashsum using your input PDF. The attack is also implemented as a website which can prepare two PDF files with different JPEG images which will result in the same hash sum.

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