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Hackers Finding it Easier to Attack Teleconferencing Sessions

A Boston based hacker who gets hired by companies to find holes in their cyber-security now says videoconferencing equipment is, in general, wide-open to attack.

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Investigating the generative properties of a stepper motor

You probably know that if you spin a motor (mechanically) it generates electricity on what would normally be the inputs. This can be a problem when you shut off a spinning motor and is the reason that protection diodes are built into motor driver circuits. But [Dino] isn’t interested in driving a motor, he wanted …

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US Senator’s Twitter account back after hack

Anti-SOPA activists play ‘occupy @ChuckGrassley’
The office of US Senator Chuck Grassley has confirmed that his Twitter account was taken over and used to launch anti-SOPA messages on Monday, US time.…

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Espresso upgrade gives you more data with your caffeine

Whether you take it as a single shot or a double, a great Barista want’s to know the details on what’s happening with the espresso machine. [Tobi] was happily generating the morning cup when he realized that the needle-thermometer on his machine wasn’t working any longer. Instead of shelling out a lot of money for …

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Senator Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked

DES MOINES, Iowa – Sen. Charles Grassley’s Twitter account was hacked Monday, one of the tell-tale signs being the hacker Tweeted in complete sentences.

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Matrix backpack was a fun design project

[Greg] is really working on a small scale with his LED Matrix backpack PCB. It’s a toy that he designed as an activity. He constrained himself to a board which would exactly match the outline of an 8×8 bicolor LED matrix package. What you see here is the side of the PCB which will be facing …

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Reviewing the numbers from one month of solar harvesting

[Mathieu] just finished analyzing the numbers from a month of solar energy harvesting. You may remember that he was curious to see what kind of energy can be collected from small solar cells used indoors. He built several copies of a test platform which collected data between December 16th and January 16th. First of all, …

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Hackers attack Polish government website

Polish leaders are meeting to debate their stance on an international copyright agreement following a series of attacks by hackers.

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Bletchley Park flogs Alan Turing first day covers

Enigma codebreaker puts his stamp on 2012
Computing pioneer and Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing is to be commemorated next month in a series of limited edition first day covers for stamps designed to celebrate the centenary of his birth and help raise s…

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Sourcefire jumps into anti-malware market

Cyber-outbreak defence tech to shore up big biz
Sourcefire, the security biz behind the commercial versions of the open-source Snort intrusion-detection software, is bowling itself at enterprises and touting tech designed to quickly detect and block ma…

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