DrDevil writes “A member of the computer hacking group Anonymous has hacked into a telephone conference between the FBI and Scotland Yard (London Police) and posted it on the internet. The Daily Telegraph has a comprehensive article on the hack. The audio of the call can be heard here.” Reader eldavojohn snips as well from the AP’s story as carried by Google: “Those on the call talk about what legal strategy to pursue in the cases of Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis — two British suspects linked to Anonymous — and discuss details of the evidence gathered against other suspects.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Archive for February 3rd, 2012
Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have successfully replaced a patient’s heart with a device that keeps the blood flowing, thereby allowing him to live without a detectable heartbeat or even a pulse. Here’s how it works: The turbine-like device, that are simple whirling rotors, developed by the doctors does not beat like a heart, rather provides a ‘continuous flow’ like a garden hose. Craig Lewis was a 55-year-old, dying from amyloidosis, which causes a build-up of abnormal proteins. The proteins clog the organs so much that they stop working, according to NPR. But after the operation , with the ‘machine’ as his heart’s replacement, Lewis’ blood continued to spin and move through his body. However, when doctors put a stethoscope to his chest, no heartbeat or pulse can be heard (only a ‘humming’ sound)—which “by all criteria that we conventionally use to analyze patients”, Doctor Cohn said, he is dead. This is proof that “human physiology can be supported without a pulse”. With all the talk of replacing human organs with those of an animal and electronic hearts, it’s surprising that medical researchers overlooked taking a trip to the plumbing section of the hardware store for replacement parts! Link
snydeq writes “Overall employment in tech is improving, but the certs you could once count on for a job or extra pay are losing their value, InfoWorld reports. ‘Businesses no longer value what are increasingly considered standard skills, and instead are putting their money both into a new set of emerging specialties and into hybrid technology/business roles.’” Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Lunch hours may never feel safe again. That is, if you have a Mac running Lion / FileVault 2, like leaving your computer around, or have unscrupulous colleagues . Data recovery firm Passware claims its “Forensic” edition software can decrypt files protected by FileVault 2 in just 40 minutes — whether it’s “letmein” or “H4x0rl8t0rK1tt3h” you chose to stand in its way. Using live-memory analysis over firewire, the encryption key can be accessed from FileVault’s partition, gifting the pilferer privy access to keychain files and login data — and therefore pretty much everything else. If you want to try this out for yourself, conveniently, Passware will sell you the software ($995 for a single user license) without so much as a flash of a badge. Passware claims FileVault 2 can be cracked in under an hour, sells you the software to prove it originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink 9to5Mac | Passware (PDF) | Email this | Comments
If you thought Mango was the bee’s knees, just wait till you get a hold of Apollo . No, seriously, keep waiting ’cause we have no idea when that will happen. While we still can’t say when Windows Phone 8 will be making its way to a handset near you, we do have quite a few new details about the mobile OS courtesy of the folks over at PocketNow . The site managed to snag a copy of a video starring Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore talking about what’s coming in the next major revision. Those of you concerned with Microsoft’s inability to go toe to toe with Apple and Google on specs can breathe a bit easier as new screen resolutions (four in total) and dual-core CPUs will be supported, while those clamoring for more storage will be happy to hear that microSD support has returned — this time in an official capacity . Rounding out the new hardware features will be NFC support, including the Beam -like ability to share content by tapping, though, it’ll have the advantage of being able to share with Windows 8 based tablets and laptops as well. And, speaking of Windows 8, its similarly numbered, phone-centric sibling won’t just share a UI, it’ll have many of the core components, including large chunks of the kernel, networking stack and security features — which should make porting apps from the desktop to the handset a relatively simple affair. Amazingly enough, the list of improvements doesn’t end there. If you’ve been wondering when Microsoft was going to put its Skype acquisition to good use, wonder no more. A Windows Phone app for the VoIP service will debut alongside Apollo and will feature deep integration with the OS, including the ability to place calls the same as you would standard voice calls. A new live tile and app called DataSmart will make it easier for users to manage their data usage and ensure they don’t end up eating insane overage fees. To milk every last bit out of that data plan Windows Phone will favor WiFi over a cellular connection and can be programmed to automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots when they’re in range. And, if that weren’t enough, Microsoft plans to use proxy servers to compress web pages before feeding them to the mobile version of Internet Explorer 10, not unlike Opera Mini . Those of you who doubted that Windows Phone could actually keep pace with Android and iOS, now might be a good time to reevaluate your position. Hit up the source link for a few more details. Update : If you want to get all of the details in a nice easy to glance list head after the break for a convenient bullet point presentation. Continue reading Windows Phone 8 detailed: dual cores, Skype Integration and NFC are a go Windows Phone 8 detailed: dual cores, Skype Integration and NFC are a go originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Pocketnow | Email this | Comments