How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet

Wed, 2011-07-13 20:13 by admin

Satellite image of the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant in Iran taken in 2002 when it was still under construction. The image shows two cascade halls, in the upper right corner, as they were being built deep underground. The hall on the left, Hall A, is the only one currently operational and is the building where centrifuges believed to have been damaged by Stuxnet in 2009 were installed. (Photo: DigitalGlobe and Institute for Science and International Security)
Satellite image of the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant in Iran

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History


By Klm Zetter  July 11, 2011  |  7:00 am  |  Categories: Stuxnet

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It was January 2010, and investigators with the International Atomic Energy Agency had just completed an inspection at the uranium enrichment plant outside Natanz in central Iran, when they realized that something was off within the cascade rooms where thousands of centrifuges were enriching uranium.

A wild few weeks for bitcoin

Fri, 2011-06-24 10:36 by admin

Originally posted by The Dollar Vigilante

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The state of the art of programming

Wed, 2010-12-22 15:39 by Hans

I've increasingly begun to worry about the general state of the art of programming, in JavaScript and in any other programming language. Sometimes I believe that the only language many programmers really liked and kind of mastered was BASIC (the closer to Dartmouth, the better—I'm just hoping that the readers of this message still know what Dartmouth BASIC was).

When I look through the Java programs I have to work with right now, I keep seeing things like this:

if (x == false)
  return true;
  return false;

Google: carriers should give Android users freedom to unlock bootloader

Wed, 2010-12-22 14:19 by admin

By Ryan PauI

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In a statement on the official Android developer blog, Google security engineer Nick Kralevich highlighted the relative openness of Google's new Nexus S smartphone, confirming that it provides a simple and easy way to unlock the bootloader for the purpose of installing third-party firmware—much like its predecessor, the Nexus One.

Long live the Web

Sun, 2010-11-21 13:04 by admin

Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending

By Tim Berners-Lee, in Scientific American

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The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990. It consisted of one Web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the Web spread quickly from the grassroots up. Today, at its 20th anniversary, the Web is thoroughly integrated into our daily lives. We take it for granted, expecting it to “be there” at any instant, like electricity.

Smartphone users – how they see each other

Sun, 2010-11-14 12:40 by admin

Has Facebook lost control of the Platform?

Sun, 2010-11-07 14:02 by admin

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Facebook dataThis time around, Facebook may actually have seen its privacy Watergate: A report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday found that the phenomenal amount of personal information that Facebook members put in their profiles may indeed have been sold extensively to marketers, advertisers, and data collectors. The big question, appropriately enough, is what did Facebook know and when did it know it?

More smartphone buyers choose Android over iPhone

Sat, 2010-10-16 18:26 by admin

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In the past six months, smartphone buyers in the U.S. were more likely to choose Android-powered devices over any others, including iPhones.

The Android platform has been strongly challenging Apple’s mobile offerings for quite some time now, and the release of the shiny new Froyo (a.k.a Android() 2.2) OS leaves little to be desired.

Software aside, Android-powered hardware is as diverse as it is impressive.

Apple censors shut down BitTorrent app client

Sat, 2010-10-16 18:17 by admin

Developer slipped by iTunes app storekeepers by not mentioning the protocol

By Billy Ray
Posted in Mobile, 6th October 2010 10:47 GMT

Youth jailed for refusing to divulge his password

Sat, 2010-10-16 18:09 by admin

Oliver Drage

RIPA 2000 invoked
By Spencer DaIziel
Wed Oct 06 2010, 12:28

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A YOUTH HAS BEEN JAILED in the UK for refusing to give police his encryption password.