Day: October 11, 2013

Crave Ep. 141: Steve Jobs action fig now with Apple 1 accessory

Take a look at a hyper-realistic Steve Jobs action figure complete with a mini Apple 1, and watch as telescopes fire lasers into space…….

Anti-Chemical Weapon Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

elashish14 writes “The Nobel Prize Committee has chosen to award the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) with this year’s Peace Prize. The OPCW conducts inspections and oversees the destruction of chemical weapon arsenals. They were established in 1997 and 190 nations have agreed to the treaty. The Nobel Committee’s decision was a…

Brazil’s anti-NSA prez urged to SNATCH keys to the internet from America

Nations should be on equal footing with Uncle Sam, say web overseers……

Facebook announces 1M users on Android beta-testing service

The social network says it’s got a million users trying to find bugs on its mobile app across devices from more than 50 manufacturers…….

Oil Traders Misread Tweet, Oil Prices Spike

cartechboy writes “Ahh Twitter. Sometimes when you combine lightening fast information distribution and humans, minor (or not-so-minor) chaos can ensue. Yesterday, the Israeli military tweeted a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war, which took place in 1973. But the tweet referenced the bombing of Syrian airports by Soviets, and oil traders,…

Secret U.S. surveillance court suspends Silicon Valley lawsuits until government shutdown ends

The secretive court suspends operations until the government ends its shutdown. A number of Silicon Valley tech companies are battling the court for data disclosure transparency…….

Suicide chatter on Twitter hints at state suicide rates — study

Sifting through millions of tweets, researchers at Brigham Young say they found that each state’s ratio of tweets discussing suicide strongly correlates with its actual suicide rate…….

VMware Hyperic HQ Groovy Script-Console Java Execution

This Metasploit module uses the VMware Hyperic HQ Groovy script console to execute OS commands using Java. Valid credentials for an application administrator user account are required. This Metasploit module has been tested successfully with Hyperic HQ 4.6.6 on Windows 2003 SP2 and Ubuntu 10.04 systems…….

Debian Security Advisory 2778-1

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2778-1 – Robert Matthews discovered that the Apache FCGID module, a FastCGI implementation for Apache HTTP Server, fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input. This may allow a remote attacker to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary…

Wanna be Zuckerberg’s neighbor? Tough luck, he bought the block for $30m

So THAT’S how much privacy costs……