Day: October 25, 2013

LinkedIn’s New Mobile App Called ‘a Dream For Attackers’

An anonymous reader writes with a link to the New York Times’ summary of a security and privacy disaster that’s been inspiring angry posts on various social networks, including LinkedIn itself: “Security researchers are calling LinkedIn’s new mobile app, Intro, a dream come true for hackers or intelligence agencies… Intro redirects e-mail traffic to and…

Ahoy, scalliwags! FBI claims another haul of Silk Road booty – $26m of it

144,000 Bitcoins seized from ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’……

God exists, say Apple fanboy scientists

With the help of just one MacBook, two Germans formalize a theorem that confirms the existence of God. Allegedly, of course…….

What do you want to see in the next Mac OS X? (poll)

After reviewing Mac OS X Mavericks, I’m wondering what people are looking for in the next version of Mac OS X…….

The Internet Archive Switches To HTTPS Connections By Default

An anonymous reader writes “The Internet Archive today announced it has enabled HTTPS connections by default on and The organization today also revealed it now sees over 3 million users per day. Both sites are still accessible over HTTP connections. Since the Wayback Machine is hosted on, it also follows the same…

Red Mac Pro to be auctioned off by Bono’s charity

Apple’s new Mac Pro will be wearing red when it’s auctioned off next month in New York City…….

Ask Slashdot: Developer Responsibility When Apps Might Risk Lives?

First time accepted submitter bashaw writes “What ethical responsibilities do software developers have in determining the role that mobile devices take in our lives? As performance increases, size decreases, and the only limitation is the software available, mobile devices have expanded into new areas of our lives for which they were not designed. This raises…

Study: Arctic warming at ‘stunning’ rate – highest temps in 44,000 years

‘Anthropogenic increases in greenhouse gases have led to unprecedented regional warmth’……

Police firing GPS tracking ‘bullets’ at cars during chases

In Iowa and Florida, they have a new method of chasing suspects. The police car’s grill opens up and out is projected a better method of keeping up with the vehicle they’re chasing…….

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201310-15

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201310-15 – Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Automake, allowing local arbitrary command execution with the privileges of the user running an Automake-based build. Versions less than 1.11.6 are affected…….