Norse Corp could be a thing of the past
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01 February 2016
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Norse Corp could be a thing of the past

Norse Corp, famous for their live attack map and Viking based parties at Black Hat, could be having some financial issues. At least that is the word from researcher Brian Krebs. Over the last couple of weeks they have laid…
Anaheim Police caught using DRT Cell Simulators to listen in on calls
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Law Enforcement surveillance is a necessary thing. It really is, but what is not necessary is when the agencies in question decide to get lazy or feel their powers extend to a larger group of people than their intended targets.…
HSBC's DDoS raises questions on how companies treat these events.
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One cool thing about working in IT is that things are very predictable. You generally know how a system or application will react if you do this or that to it. This is how people find and use exploits in…
TOR releases version 5.5 of the TOR Browser Bundle; bug fixes galore
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Tor has pushed out a new version of its privacy enhancing Tor Browser Bundle. We are up to 5.5 now and, according to the Tor Project it is a full stable release. The update fixes a laundry list of bugs…
The race to HBM2 for the future VR GPU performance crown
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On the 19th of January Samsung announced that they had begun mass production of their 4GB HBM 2.0 3D memory. This announcement was the starting gun for the next big GPU race. As we know both AMD and NVIDIA are…
Oracle says they will kill off the Java Browser Plug-In... sometime in the future
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It seems that the stars might finally align to remove one of the largest security holes in the history of… well history itself. Oracle is announcing that it is finally getting rid of the Java Browser Plug-in… sometime. According to…
BMG wants Cox to give up personal information on suspected Pirates
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The world of copyright and patents is one of ignorance, greed and just plain stupidity. This is, sadly, on just about all sides of the game. From the people complaining all the way to the judges asked to decide these…
AMD earnings call indicates a rough 2016 ahead
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27 January 2016
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AMD earnings call indicates a rough 2016 ahead

AMD as a corporate entity is facing some rough times. As of their last earnings call we saw that they are still losing money and really do not have a product ready to combat this. The Rage Fury line of…
When is encryption not encryption? When it is faked.
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In the war against (yes against) encryption there are many things to hide behind. One of the most frequently used is that criminals will use it to mask their dastardly deeds. The term criminal is, of course interchangeable with just…
Rumors say NVIDIA might launch Pascal in April in time with Oculus VR headsets
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Yesterday we talked about the possibility that AMD will launch a Dual-GPU R9 Fury X card geared for 4k and VR. This is certainly welcome news for most AMD fans and for fans of virtual reality. It was no coincidence…
AMD talks up VR and the R9 Fury X dual-GPU card at VRLA
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AMD says it’s a VR thing now. Well ok, not really, but AMD is leveraging the increased memory bandwidth in their high-end R9 Fury cards to push both 4k and VR. They showed off the R9 Fury X dual-GPU reference…
Cyber Sex in the… well really anywhere you want now with VR and connected devices.
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The “adult toy” has been around for a very, very long time. They have examples of them going back to the Egyptians and earlier. For thousands of years they were pretty much the same with a few add-ons to make…
The Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth headset sounds off in the lab
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24 January 2016
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The market for hands-free devices is growing very quickly. This growth has been driven by multiple factors including legal ones.…
The Brewie auotmated brewing machine is a standout connected device for 2016
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2016 is going to be a year where the connected device really explodes. We thought that IoT (Internet of Things) was bad in 2015, well that is just peanuts compared to what we are going to see in 2016. Everything…
Security and Privacy are the same argument.
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22 January 2016
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Security and Privacy are the same argument.

In the fast paced and insanely stupid argument between privacy advocates and national security advocates we often hear how we need to give up one or the other. The security guys say that privacy will block criminal activity so we…
California Lawmakers push to ban the sale of encrypted smartphones
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You would think that in 2016 the people in power would either understand technology, or would have been replaced by someone that does. Sadly, this is not the case in… well just about every place there is an elected official.…
AMD is delaying the launch of Zen until the end of 2016
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AMD is delaying the launch of their new Zen based CPUs until the end of 2016. The news comes on the heels of a rather subdued, if optimistic, earnings report in which Lisa Su, AMD CEO, focused on AMD’s commitment…
Taking a delicious look at the Charbroil Simple Smoker
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22 January 2016
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Connected products are a big thing now and have been for a while. We have seen everything from lightbulbs to…
CES 2016 sees connected Sex Toys on display in Sin City
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CES 2016 has not really started yet, but there are already multiple member of the press on the ground and the vendors are arriving in droves. Along with these arrivals are the oppress releases and news updates. Our in boxes…
29 December 2015
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Hive-CM8 Screener Dump goes offline...

Remember the Hive-CM8 group we told you about the other day? Well it seems that they have pulled their dump servers down. The reason is not clear, but it could be related to information that has gotten out to the…
29 December 2015
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Firefall Developer Red5 Misses Holiday Payroll

You know things are bad when you cannot afford to pay employees, but to miss payroll over the holidays seems just that much worse. However, that is what has happened to Red5 the developers behind Firefall. As is usually the…
29 December 2015
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191 Million US Voter Records out on the open web

You have to love how easy it is to find information out in the wilds of the internet. In the last couple of weeks a number of cloud-databases have been found to be leaking data to the interment due to…
Is seven seconds worth having your data stolen, some retailers think it is
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There is a report that over the holidays several retailers disabled the EMV (Chip and Pin) functionality of their card readers. The reason for this? They did not want to deal with the extra time it takes for a transaction.…
As 2015 comes to a close the advanced copies of movies are in transit to different groups and agencies. Many of these are for awards or accolades of some sort and almost without exception, copies of these (called screeners) end…
Remember that little patent squabble that NVIDIA and Samsung got into last year? Well some things have happened and they are not all that good for NVIDIA. If you have already forgotten about this incident (we do not blame you)…