Monthly Archive
for: ‘January, 2012’

Firmware programmer for a cheap Bluetooth module

Here’s a nifty programmer for a cheap Bluetooth module. So just how cheap is this part? Does $6.60 sound like an extreme deal? The information on this hack is spread throughout a series of posts. The link above goes to the completed programmer (kind of a look back on the hack). But you might start …

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Carrier IQ: How big a threat is it?

roundup Maker of the software that monitors smartphone performance is facing increasing scrutiny, following a security researcher’s report on Carrier IQ.

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MetaFlows Launches Low-Cost SaaS Product That Unifies Network Security

Network security monitoring startup MetaFlows launched a new Software-as-a-Service product that can be installed on low-cost hardware to monitor network traffic flow, detect possible intrusions and analyze event logs.

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5 Steps To Bootstrapping Your PR Efforts

Posted by AndrewDumont
Public relations is just one of those things. 

It's something that every company knows they should do, but only see two ways of making it happen — hire an expensive PR firm or cross their fingers and hope for the bes…

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Carrier IQ privacy flap may spur new federal law

The embattled software maker is already the subject of lawsuits and probes by two federal agencies, but one member of Congress thinks another federal law is necessary.

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Easy tactile controls and displays for your flight simulator

If you’ve been thinking of adding some tactile controls and readouts for your flight simulators this guide should give you the motivation to get started with the project. [Paul] explains how to build controls and connect them to the simulator data. He makes it look easy, and thanks the interface examples in his code it …

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Lamp upgrade makes you a hot-head

[Cameron] decided to give his twenty-year-old headlamp a makeover. He uses it when he’s out for a run and wanted to have more light to see where he’s going, as well as a red tail light on the back. The stock design uses an incandescent bulb on the front of the head band, and a …

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Solera raises $20M from Intel and others for real-time network security

Solera Networks has raised $20 million in a fourth round of funding led by Intel Capital , the investment arm of the world’s biggest chip maker.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft in PHISH-FIGHTING smackdown

DMARC Brothers back cross-industry standard
Google, Facebook and other internet heavyweights are collaborating together to back a standard designed to curtail phishing by improving the collaboration between legitimate senders and receivers of emails.…

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Sexy Girls Puzzle: Android Trojan or eager ad-slinger?

Researchers split on Counterclank’s naughtiness
Security researchers are split on the seriousness of an Android “malware” campaign that some estimates suggest may have “infected millions” of smartphones via gaming apps from Google’s Android Market.…

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