Day: October 1, 2013

PDFCool Studio Buffer Overflow

Core Security Technologies Advisory – PDFCool Studio Suite is prone to a security vulnerability when processing PDF files. This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target machine by enticing users to open a specially crafted PDF file (client-side attack). PDFAX0722_IconCool.dll version 7.22.1125.2121 is affected…….

Broken Bad: Australia’s addiction to torrents

Breaking Bad is available in Australia on the same day that it airs in the US, and yet Australians still torrented the final episode more than any other country…….

Have you gotten through to yet?

I’m one of the many who had trouble getting through to to apply. In fact, I couldn’t even create an account. It’s too soon to tell, but I’m still concerned…….

CERN Launches Line Mode Browser Emulator

itwbennett writes “As part of the project to preserve the world’s first website and all of the accompanying technology, CERN last week launched a line mode browser emulator. To make the browser experience authentic, the developers recreated how terminals would draw one character at a time by covering the page in black and then revealing…

Do-it-yourself Web site builder Wix files for $100M IPO

Israel-based company, which provides a cloud-based tool that lets individuals and businesses build sites, says it has achieved sequential subscriber growth in the past 14 consecutive quarters…….

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweets it up with Iran’s President Rouhani

The Twitter co-founder tweets a provocative question to Iran’s president and gets a response that could mean a sign of change to come…….

Text Analyzer Reveals Emotional ‘Temperature’ of Novels and Fairy Tales

KentuckyFC writes “Stories are a powerful channel for communicating emotions. But while they have been studied in detail by generations of critics, there is little in the way of objective tools for analyzing and comparing their emotional content. That looks set to change thanks to one data mining researcher who has applied the process of…

Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia announced today that it would offer an electric version of its Soul model…….

Rooted CON 2014 Call For Papers

RootedCON 2014 Call For Papers – RootedCON is a security congress that will take place between March 6th to the 8th, 2014 in Madrid (Spain). With an estimated capacity of about 1000 people, is one of the largest specialized conferences that take place in the country and one of the largest in Europe, with attendees…

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1985-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 1985-1 – Florian Weimer discovered that Python incorrectly handled matching multiple wildcards in ssl certificate hostnames. An attacker could exploit this to cause Python to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. Ryan Sleevi discovered that Python did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name field….