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Police log: Woman reports her phone was hacked

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.

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Crude scammer targets Brit oil brokers

Poison PDF pumps personal particulars to petrochemical plunderers

Panda Labs researchers have identified a scammer who is fleecing British oil buyers using a malware-free spin on the classic Nigerian scam.…

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PANIC! RSA keys are compromised!

CALM DOWN: It’s only big, BAD keys, so you can relax

Just as quickly as a panic emerged about vulnerable 4096-bit RSA keys, it’s been defused.…

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Google App Engine Java sandbox is leaking, say researchers

Happy hackers out ad giant after it stops replying to email about flaws

Security Explorations hacker Adam Gowdiak says three partial Java sandbox security holes still exist in Google App Engine.…

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FBI Report: Passenger Hacked Into Plane’s Controls and Made It Fly Sideways

A security researcher for airline vulnerabilities told the FBI he hacked into controls while on board a flight and made the aircraft climb and briefly fly sideways, Wired reported , citing an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent. Chri…

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Feds: Bloke ‘HACKED PLANE controls’ – from his PASSENGER seat

Or so he said, anyway. And it wasn’t even first class

The FBI has accused an infosec security researcher of hacking into the controls of a United Airlines plane in midair via the inflight entertainment system, causing the aircraft to temporarily fly “sideways”.…

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Multispectral Imaging For A UAV

At least part of the modern agricultural revolution that is now keeping a few billion people from starving to death can be attributed to remote sensing of fields and crops. Images from Landsat and other earth imaging satellites have been used by farmers and anyone interested in agriculture policy for forty years now, and these strange, false-color pictures are an invaluable resource for keeping the world’s population fed.

The temporal resolution of these satellites is poor, however; it may be a few weeks before an area can be imaged a second time. For some uses, that might be enough.

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Hackaday wants all your Bitcoin

Bitcoin, the solution to the two generals’ problem, an economic case study in the history of currency, and the reason AMD graphics cards were so expensive a few years ago, is now accepted in The Hackaday Store.

Yes, we have a store, loaded up with swag, tools, and cool toys. We’re always stocking more  If you have coin sitting around, you can pick up a great little logic analyzer, a 3D printer, an ingenius two channel multimeter, ESP8266 boards, the ever popular Hackaday swag and a ton more. That 3D printer will cost you ฿ 3.75. A Mooshimeter is just  …read more

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2-Stroke Engine too Beautiful to Behold

The sheer beauty of this build is blinding. We enjoy keeping a minimalistic household — not quite on the level of [Joe MacMillan] but getting there — yet this would be the thing we choose as decoration. It’s a hand-built 2-stroke Engine designed specifically to make the combustion process visible rather than locking it away inside of a block of metal.

If you have a nagging feeling you’ve seen this before it’s because the amazing craftsmanship is unforgettable. A couple years back we looked at the 4-stroke engine also built by [Huib Visser]. This new offering does away with the …read more

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Live Steam… chugga chugga

You won’t find much of a crowd around the Bay Area Garden Railway Society‘s (BAGRS) booth at Maker Faire, and that’s probably a good thing; these trains are far too cool to miss, and they’re beautiful works of engineering and modeling. None of these trains are electric; they all move by boiling water with either coal or butane. It’s a true, proper locomotive running on 45mm gauge track.

[David Cole] of BAGRS gave me the walkthrough of their booth. It’s a simple oval track that took a solid day to level out. There are technically three sets of tracks, two …read more

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