Monthly Archive
for: ‘January, 2012’

Hacker’s Demo Shows How Easily Credit Cards Can Be Read Through Clothes And Wallets

Some blank credit cards, a $50 RFID reader and $300 card magnetizing device: all a hacker needs for contactless credit card fraud.

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Adding visuals to chiptune performances

If you’ve never been to a chiptune show – yes, they exist – you’ve noticed the awesome visuals behind the performers that are usually displayed with a glitching NES. If it’s a really good show, that 8-bit visualization will be in sync with the music and may actually serve as a lo-fi spectrum analyzer. [Andy] …

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SOPA support gets UFC president hacked

Anonymous is suspected of posting personal information, including the Social Security number, of mixed-martial artist honcho Dana White after he made comments supportive of SOPA and critical of Anonymous.

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Paint your pictures, no PC needed

LEDs and and cameras always make a fun mixture, and its not all that hard to have quite a bit of fun as well. The Light Painting Stick is similar to other long exposure camera tricks like LightScythe and gets about the same reults. The difference is the Light Painting Stick is self contained meaning …

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Powering an Ultrasonic Transducer

[Lindsay] has a wonderful writeup about a new toy in the shop, an ultrasonic transducer. The 28kHz, 70W bolt-clamped Langevin transducer by itself is not much use, you need a power supply, a horn to focus the energy, and a way to tune it. [Lindsay] starts off by showing how to find out the resonant …

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Microsoft’s Kelihos kingpin suspect: It wasn’t me

Sabelnikov denies botnet herder allegation
The Russian man named by Microsoft as the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet has stepped forward to plead his innocence.…

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4 Sun journos, 1 cop bailed in police bung probe

Cuffed on suspicion of corruption after tip-off from News Corp
Police officers investigating allegations of illegal payments to cops as part of a larger probe of News International arrested four journalists on Saturday. All four were either current or …

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AGARI Advances ‘Fixing Email’ With New DMARC Programs: ‘DMARC for Hackers’ and ‘DMARC Fast Track’

PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 30, 2012 — Transforming email security and eliminating domain phishing, AGARI accelerates fixing email with new DMARC programs — “DMARC for Hackers” and “DMARC Fast Track.” AGARI’s “DMARC for Hackers” provides all the resources nee…

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Google spews out ‘privacy’ email to Sky punters too

Not just Virgin Media customers fuming over web giant’s intrusion
Sky users have joined Virgin Media subscribers in receiving emails directly from Google about its new privacy policy.…

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Facebook rewards hackers who find bugs

Tal Be’ery was happy helping Facebook fight hackers for free. In 2010, when the computer security professional was looking into how identity thieves, spammers and other con artists used fake Facebook profiles to mount scams, he discovered a flaw that p…

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