Information Security

Mirror for Roku 2.2 - Mirror your Roku to your TV.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 51 min ago

Mirror for Roku allows you to mirror the screen and audio of your Mac to a Roku Streaming Player, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV. You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your Roku. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your Roku!

Version 2.2:
  • Support for the new player app on the Roku devices.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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The Eternal Shooter 2.6 - Fight your way through zombies.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 57 min ago

The Eternal Shooter is a game about fighting zombies. You can shape the game into what you want to play.

Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

New Features:
  • Tokens - Tokens can now be earned by playing the game.
  • Achievements - You can now complete 10 achievements which each reward you with additional tokens.
  • Unlockable Characters - You can now unlock new characters using your tokens.
New Content:
  • Playable Character - Detective
  • Tweaked the confirmation popup spacing.
  • The confirmation popup now prevents clicking other buttons until your confirmation has been made.
  • Converted the app to 64 bit support for better performance.
  • Added the ability to purchase extra tokens.
  • Removed the weapon viewer button from the pause screen.
  • Resetting the game no longer causes starting characters to become locked, or the default settings to be changed.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Microsoft OneNote 16.9 - Free digital notebook.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 9 min ago

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes

Version 16.9:
  • Updated the application with optimizations to help improve your note taking experience.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Sparkbooth 5.0.134 - Turn your computer and webcam into a photo booth.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 11 min ago

Sparkbooth makes it simple for anyone to set up an instant photo booth experience. Download the Sparkbooth photo booth software to any computer with a webcam and you're ready to go!

Custom Keepsake... With several different photo size choices and customizable features, Sparkbooth is a memorable and inexpensive giveaway. A perfect way to create a unique and fun party keepsake for you and your guests.

Make It Your Own... Sparkbooth offers customizable options to commemorate a wedding, kid's party, a birthday party or any special event. Select a theme from the layout library or use your own background photo. Place a logo or text message to the screen.

Be Social... Automatically share your photos online with party guests and friends. The built-in upload option make it seamless to post on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other social networks.

Version 5.0.134:

Note: Version 5 is a paid upgrade. To upgrade your license, please go here:

  • Improved Canon component
  • Prevent Canon camera from timing out
  • Add cancel session shortcut action
  • Fix retake photo shortcut action
  • Send photo later queue imports photos from same folder as import file
  • Fix preview duration 'None' slider label
  • Update some missing translations

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Core 2 Duo processor or better (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)

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Eon 2.6.9 - Simple and elegant time tracking.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 20 min ago

Eon helps you easily track time on your Mac. Eon allows you to easily post time to several services to make invoicing as painless as possible.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

Version 2.6.9:
  • Improved Project Bubble support.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Text Blocks 0.9.2 - Compose e-mails and documents from text blocks (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 23 min ago

Text Blocks lets you compose e-mails and documents from frequently used text blocks. Text Blocks is built around search - there are no abbreviations to memorize. Name and email address of the person you are replying to are detected automatically, and can be used to personalize the greeting in your templates. You can use form fields to further customize your text blocks. Once you’re done replying to an email, you can have the app schedule a reminder to follow up with somebody or add their contact details to a spreadsheet (great for keeping track of potential customers, contact lists, feature requests, bug reports, etc.).

  • Speedier email replies:
    • Save your most frequent replies as text blocks and reuse them
    • Personalize your text blocks with form fields
    • Use tags to organize your text blocks
  • Apple Mail integration:
    • Name and email address of the person you’re replying to are detected automatically
    • Automatically personalize the greeting in your messages with the correct name
  • Workflow integration:
    • Have the app schedule a reminder after replying to follow up with somebody later
    • Automatically save the contact details of whom you’re replying to in a spreadsheet
    • Keep unrelated text blocks in separate documents (e.g., one set of text blocks per project)

Version 0.9.2:
  • New: use a menu bar icon instead of the dock (enable via Text Blocks → Preferences…)

  • macOS 10.12.6 or later

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MailRaider Pro 3.13 - Read Outlook .MSG files on your Mac.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 29 min ago

MailRaider Pro offers MailRaider's abilities to read old, archived Outlook .MSG files, but with additional Pro features:

  • Bulk processing
  • The option to display your email with the formatting intact, as it was originally sent, or as plain text
  • The ability to save into a customizable XML format so that you can further process your email using tools of your own
  • Spotlight and Quicklook support
  • Customizable user interface
  • Beautiful icons and an entirely 'Retina' optimized user interface.
  • Detailed help, covering all the functionality of MailRaider Pro, and including useful tips on how to get help on using MailRaider Pro
  • Support for a broad range of formats

Version 3.13:
  • Bug fixes
  • Performance improvements

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Poedit 2.0.6 - Cross-platform gettext catalogs (.po files) editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 33 min ago

Poedit is a gettext translation (.po file) editor for Unix, Windows, and OS X. It aims to provide translators with a simple, easy-to-use user interface with all the essential tools, such as spellchecker or translation memory. It can also be used to manage translations for small projects.

The additional features of Poedit Pro are available for $19.99.

Version 2.0.6:
  • Fixed hanging with certain rare (non-UTF8, non-ASCII msgids) PO files.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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CudaText 1.35.0 - Code editor with syntax highlight for lot of languages.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 47 min ago

CudaText is a cross-platform code editor.

  • Syntax highlight for many languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, XML... in all, more than 180 syntaxes
  • Code folding
  • Code-tree structure
  • Multi-carets, multi-selections
  • Special auto-completion for HTML and CSS
  • Simple auto-completion for some lexers
  • Find/Replace with reg-ex
  • Split tab -- split view for 2/3/4/6 files
  • Plugins in Python language
  • Command palette
  • JSON config files
  • Customizable shortcuts
  • Can view picture files (JPEG/PNG/GIF/BMP/ICO)
  • Char map

For info on how to config, check out the website.

Version 1.35.0:
  • Add: auto-completion listbox in HTML allows multi-carets (like Sublime does)
  • Add: on macOS, some features use Command-key instead of Ctrl-key: Ctrl+click; Ctrl+(double click); Ctrl with drag-drop of text
  • Add: API
  • Change: option "lexer_dynamic_hilite" turned off by default (problems with option on macOS; slows down)
  • Fix: Find dialog: Shift key runs search

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

The Register - 4 hours 44 sec ago
Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme

The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…

Oblivious Transfer Extension Explanation

Cryptography - 4 hours 2 min ago

Hi r/cryptography. I was wondering if anyone had a good resource or paper that explains how one might go about implementing the Oblivious Transfer Extension primitive. From what I have found online, there hasn't been a ton of work done in creating this, so I was thinking about implementing this primitive myself. (Note: it was implemented here but I couldn't really figure out how to use that code modularly, which is the goal of what I am about to try to create.

Thank you!

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HITB Security Conference in Amsterdam to feature innovative research on attack and defense topics

The agenda for Day 1 of the 9th annual HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands has been announced and it’s packed with cutting edge research on a range of attack and defense topics from crypto currencies to fuzzing and more. Invoke-DOSfuscation: Techniques FOR %F IN (-style) DO (S-level CMD Obfuscation) In this presentation, Daniel Bohannon, a Senior Applied Security Researcher with MANDIANT’s Advanced Practices group, will dive deep into cmd.exe’s multi-faceted obfuscation opportunities beginning with … More →

Know Your Video Waveform

Hack a Day - 4 hours 6 min ago

When you acquired your first oscilloscope, what were the first waveforms you had a look at with it? The calibration output, and maybe your signal generator. Then if you are like me, you probably went hunting round your bench to find a more interesting waveform or two. In my case that led me to a TV tuner and IF strip, and my first glimpse of a video signal.

An analogue video signal may be something that is a little less ubiquitous in these days of LCD screens and HDMI connectors, but it remains a fascinating subject and one whose intricacies are still worthwhile knowing. Perhaps your desktop computer no longer drives a composite monitor, but a video signal is still a handy way to add a display to many low-powered microcontroller boards. When you see Arduinos and ESP8266s producing colour composite video on hardware never intended for the purpose you may begin to understand why an in-depth knowledge of a video waveform can be useful to have.

The purpose of a video signal is to both convey the picture information in the form of luminiance and chrominance (light & dark, and colour), and all the information required to keep the display in complete synchronisation with the source. It must do this with accurate and consistent timing, and because it is a technology with roots in the early 20th century all the information it contains must be retrievable with the consumer electronic components of that time.

We’ll now take a look at the waveform and in particular its timing in detail, and try to convey some of its ways. You will be aware that there are different TV systems such as PAL and NTSC which each have their own tightly-defined timings, however for most of this article we will be treating all systems as more-or-less identical because they work in a sufficiently similar manner.

Get That Syncing Feeling A close-up on a single line of composite video from a Raspberry Pi.

Looking at the synchronisation element of a composite video signal, there are two different components that are essential to keeping the display on the same timing as the source. There is a short line sync pulse at the start of each individual picture line, and a longer frame sync pulse at the start of each frame. The line sync pulses are a short period of zero volts that fills the time between the picture line.

A frame sync period, incorporating multiple line sync pulses.

In the close-up of a single picture line above there are two line sync pulses, you can see them as the two rectangular pulses that protrude the lowest. Meanwhile in the close-up of a frame sync period to the right you can see the frame sync pulse as a period of several lines during which the entire signal is pulled low. Unexpectedly though it also contains inverted line pulses. This is because on an older CRT the line oscillator would still have to be able to detect them to stay in sync. This frame sync pulse is surrounded by a few empty lines during which a CRT display would turn off its electron gun while the beam traversed the screen from bottom right to top left. This is referred to as the frame blanking period, and is the place in which data services such as teletext and closed-captioning can be concealed. In the spirit of electronic television’s origins in the early 20th century, both types of sync pulses are designed to be extracted using simple RC filters.

Know Your Porches An annotated capture of a composite video line sync pulse.

The area around the line sync pulse is particularly interesting, because it contains the most obvious hint on an oscilloscope screen that a composite video signal is carrying colour information. It also has a terminology all of its own, which is both mildly amusing and useful to know when conversing on the subject.

Immediately before and after the sync pulse itself are the short time periods referred to as the front porch and back porch respectively. These are the periods during which the picture information has stopped but the line sync pulse is not in progress, and they exist to demarcate the sync pulse from its surroundings and aid its detection.

Directly after the back porch is a short period of a pure sine wave (called the colour burst) that is at the frequency of the colour subcarrier. This so-called colour burst exists to allow the reference oscillator in the colour decoder circuit to be phase-locked to the one used to encode the colour information at the source. Each and every line that is not part of the frame blanking period will carry a colour burst, ensuring that the reference oscillator never has the time to drift out of phase.

After the colour burst there follows the luminance information for that line of the picture, with higher voltages denoting more brightness. Across the whole period from front porch to the start of the luminance information, that old CRT TV would have generated a line blanking pulse to turn off the electron gun while its target moves back across the screen to start the next line — the perfect time to transmit all of this important information.

Where Do All Those Figures Come From?

We’ve avoided specific figures because the point of this article is not to discuss individual standards. But it is worth taking a moment to ask why some of those figures come into being, and the answer to that question lies in a complex web of interconnected timing and frequency relationships born of a standard that had to retain backward compatibility as it evolved.

The frame rate is easy enough to spot, being derived from the AC mains frequency of the countries developing the standards. PAL and SECAM have a 50 Hz frame rate, while NTSC has a 60Hz one. The line frequencies though are less obvious, being chosen to fit the limitations of electronic frequency dividers in the mid 20th century. When there were no handy catalogues of 74 series logic, any frequency multiples between line and frame rates for the desired number of lines had to be chosen for simplicity in the divider chains required to link them in synchronisation from a single oscillator. As an example, the PAL system has 625 lines, with each 625 line image in the form of two interlacing frames of 312 and then 313 lines. The studio would have had a 31.250 kHz master oscillator, from which it would have derived the 15.625 kHz line frequency with a single divide-by-two circuit, and the 50Hz frame frequency with a chain of four divide-by-5 circuits.

Meanwhile the frequencies of the colour and sound subcarriers require a different view of the composite signal, in the frequency domain. The video spectrum is full of harmonics of the line frequency at regular intervals, and any extra carriers would have been required to have been chosen such that they did not interfere with any of these harmonics or with other carriers already present. Thus seemingly odd figures such as the PAL 4.43361875 MHz colour subcarrier frequency start to make sense when you view them as lying between line harmonics.

That a composite video signal can contain so much information while retaining the ability for it to be extracted by mid-century technology and furthermore to be able to be explained in a single page, is a testament to the inginuity of its many designers who added to its specification over the years. There was no one person who invented composite video, instead it is the culmination of the work of many different teams from [John Logie Baird] and [Philo T Farnsworth] onwards. It is unlikely that there will be further enhancements made to it, and it is probable that over the next decade or so it will march into history. For now though there is still a benefit to having a basic understanding of its components, because you never know when you might need to hack a display onto a microcontroller that happens to have a spare I2S interface.

[HELP] Using a button remapper tool to make the home button run a task?


I'm trying to get my background to blur when I open my app drawer.

I've followed this tutorial and it works quite well, only issue is that if I press my home buttom rather than Back my background stays blurred as Tasker doesn't detect me getting out of my APPS screen.

Is there a way to have a the home button be detected as a change of screen? Maybe using a button remapper to send that info to Tasker?


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DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch

The Register - 4 hours 39 min ago
Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan

Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…