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Got any ecsta-sea? Boffins get octopuses high on MDMA – for science, duh

The Register - 6 hours 49 min ago
Reach for the lasers, with all eight arms!

Humans and octopuses may have drastically different brains, but both react in a surprisingly similar way when under the effects of the drug MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy.…

Tap Forms 5.3 - $49.99

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 4 min ago


Tap Forms helps you organize all kinds of things in one place - secure, searchable, and accessible on your Mac (iOS + Apple Watch app sold separately). How can one app organize everything? Because not only can you use and customize the 33 built-in templates but you can create your own "forms" for inputting any kind of information, even if that information includes pictures, doodles, audio recordings, calculations, file attachments, ratings, or even links to other forms. This makes it almost like building your very own customized organization app.

Features
  • Capture your way: add a picture, type some text, attach a file - there are 23 different types of information that can be captured with Tap Forms.
  • Organize your way: Create and design custom forms exactly how you want to for optimal organization. Get started with one of our ready-to-go form templates, or easily make a custom one from scratch with our integrated form building tools.
  • Store confidential data with confidence: Tap Forms' security settings let you optionally require a password, and even auto-lock when idle for a custom period of time. Using AES encryption, you can rest easy knowing your data is safe and secure.
  • Import, export, share: It’s easy to import your data from existing files, so getting started is a breeze. Import your data from text, CSV, Bento and more. Exporting allows you to share with Mac, Windows, and Linux users.
Advanced Features
  • Layout designer for creating custom form layouts
  • Sync with Tap Forms for iOS and Mac with or without the cloud
  • Advanced search rules with multi-field record filtering
  • Lightning-fast search
  • Share form templates with friends, family, and co-workers
  • Import and export standard text, CSV and XLSX files from Excel, Numbers, or other systems
  • Print 24 different types of barcodes including ISBN, UPC, Code 39, QR code, EAN, and more!
  • Label printing engine includes over 1,000 Avery label templates
  • Print record details


Version 5.3:
  • Full support for a new OS version dark theme.
  • Added new Script field type which lets you create JavaScript functions which can be used to perform advanced calculations on your record data. Think of it as the Calculation field type on steroids.
  • Along with the new Script field type, you can now create Form level scripts to let you do all sorts of things with your data, including inserting, updating, and deleting records, all from a script!
  • Brand new Photo Browser window for viewing all your photos in one large window. You can easily drag and drop new photos into that window and use drag and drop to easily reorder your photos.
  • AppleScript support. Currently you can tell Tap Forms to run a Form Script and have it return the results to your AppleScript. If you're into AppleScript, let me know what else you'd like to be able to do with AppleScript and Tap Forms.
  • Added support for Search Folders. Now you can organize your searches into folders and sub-folders.
  • Link From Form fields that have the Join Link Type property now display properly as tables on custom layouts. They were displayed as an empty box before.
  • Fixed a date field save bug that caused a date value to be lost if you entered a date value then refreshed the records.
  • Fixed bug where footer popup buttons would still work even if they were hidden.
  • Fixed bug in Bento template importer that was skipping all but the "other address" when importing the Bento Address Book library.
  • Fixed bug that caused row height on single-column list view not to show all the displayable fields.
  • Fixed crash deleting a row from a Table field if the Table field has no name.
  • Fixed bug where command-right arrow wasn't working when you were editing a field. It was instead visiting a linked record. If you enjoy using Tap Forms and have a couple of spare minutes, please leave a review. I really appreciate every review. Each one makes a huge difference to the success and continued improvement of Tap Forms. Thanks in advance! - Brendan


  • OS X 10.12 or later


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New infosec products of the week​: September 21, 2018

Symantec makes elections more secure with free service to ‘spoof proof’ candidates websites Attracting users to fake websites that contain differences from legitimate websites, is a technique that cyber criminals use to gather personal information, such as birth dates, email addresses, and voting preferences. Symantec announced the availability of a free service, powered by Symantec’s artificial intelligence technology, that political candidates and campaigns can use to test the security and authenticity of their websites. XebiaLabs … More →

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McAfee expands support for Amazon Web Services with new MVISION ePO on AWS

This new SaaS deployment gives organizations more time to dedicate their efforts on security concerns by eliminating the hardware, software and database maintenance tasks associated with on-premises management solutions. McAfee MVISION ePO is a SaaS solution that removes the deployment and maintenance overhead of backend infrastructure and allows customers to migrate their existing McAfee ePO environment. Organizations can focus on reducing security risk with the agility of AWS and always run the latest security capabilities. … More →

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SignalScope Pro 3.8.6 - Two-channel time and frequency-domain signal analysis.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 14 min ago


SignalScope Pro builds on SignalScope's tradition of award-winning design and precision measurement capabilities by building on advanced technology developed for Faber Acoustical's flagship product, Electroacoustics Toolbox.

SignalScope Pro's brand new interface places each signal analyzer tool in its own window, allowing users to multiple data displays simultaneously. Each analyzer display offers hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics for fast on-screen drawing, and Quartz graphics for high-resolution off-screen drawing to PDF files or the printed page. Advanced cursor options enable users to zoom and pan data displays, in addition to pinpointing specific data points within a display for further inspection.

All analysis tools within SignalScope Pro offer more advanced measurement configurations, which can all be saved in project files, along with the measurement data itself. SignalScope Pro also now includes a stereo signal generator with support for Audio Unit generator plug-ins. Significant new features also include comprehensive AppleScript support, direct comparison of captured and live signals, and multi-channel analysis.



Version 3.8.6:
  • Maintenance update, including minor bug fixes.


  • OS X 10.7 or later


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SignalScope 3.8.6 - Audio signal analysis tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 17 min ago


SignalScope builds on its predecessor's tradition of award-winning design and precision measurement capabilities by building on advanced technology developed for Faber Acoustical's flagship product, Electroacoustics Toolbox.

SignalScope's brand new interface places each signal analyzer tool in its own window, allowing users to multiple data displays simultaneously. Each analyzer display offers hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics for fast on-screen drawing, and Quartz graphics for high-resolution off-screen drawing to PDF files or the printed page. Advanced cursor options enable users to zoom and pan data displays, in addition to pinpointing specific data points within a display for further inspection.

All analysis tools within SignalScope offer more advanced measurement configurations, which can all be saved in project files, along with the measurement data itself. Significant new features in SignalScope also include comprehensive AppleScript support, direct comparison of captured and live signals, and multi-channel analysis.



Version 3.8.6:
  • Maintenance update, including minor bug fixes.


  • OS X 10.7 or later


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Why identity verification needs to be a part of your digital transformation strategy

Smartphones and tablets are an indispensable part of daily life, and consumers expect nothing less than a streamlined mobile experience. With this in mind, businesses are focusing on digital transformation efforts in order to deliver an excellent customer experience. According to a recent Forrester report, 56 percent of companies said digitization is currently underway, and 38 percent of companies said digital transformation will have the greatest effect on business decisions over the next year. As … More →

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Electroacoustics Toolbox 3.8.6 - Modularized, multi-channel dynamic signal analyzer.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 20 min ago


Electroacoustics Toolbox is a modularized, multi-channel, dynamic signal analyzer and data-acquisition platform.

Electroacoustics Toolbox brings powerful new tools to the Mac platform for multi-channel, audio-band data acquisition and real-time analysis of electrical, acoustical, and electroacoustic signals and systems. It enables precise measurements of acoustic quantities, such as equivalent and time-weighted sound levels, as well as acoustic and electroacoustic systems, such as listening rooms and loudspeakers. The software is designed to work with any Mac-compatible audio hardware and supports multiple channels of 8-, 16-, 24-, or 32-bit data with sample rates as high as the hardware will support.

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



Version 3.8.6:
  • Maintenance update, including minor bug fixes.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • CoreAudio-compatible hardware


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UniPlayer 20 - The look and feel of iOS in just one place.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 27 min ago


UniPlayer is an Applescript-based application which supports very different tasks from it's main window. With it you can access hard disks, the web, write and recall notes and, especially, play iTunes music. Each item carries basic features which, in most cases, is all it takes! Several items - music, books, Internet - can run simultaneously and are also controlled by the standard Mac OS shortcuts. All of this with an iOS look-and-feel! And, as a real device, the button's window is used to proceed or cancel any tasks.



Version 20:
  • New interface and general improvements


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • Flash Player (the latest version, for our arcade games) allowed in FileVault or Safari Preferences


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No stations shown in airodump-ng

Your hacking tutorial - 7 hours 28 min ago

Hey guys Im really confused here as I seem to never receive output when I target my router with airodump-ng even though I have two devices connected to it. Im linking pictures of my commands, bssid is blurred out for obvious reasons.

Also, I'm running the newest version of Kali (4.18.0-kali1-amd64) and for my wireless adapter I am using an Alfa AWUS036NHA which is compatible with aircrack as listed on their website r/https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=faq .

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Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

The Register - 7 hours 32 min ago
Second time lucky for Japan after first try proved a bust

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has landed a pair of tiny drum-like hopping robots on the surface of asteroid Ryugu.…

Security priorities are shifting in response to increased cybersecurity complexity

The increased complexity of the IT environment, combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks and a rapidly evolving threat landscape, is causing organizations to invest more money in cybersecurity and start to focus on the impact of cyber threats and cybersecurity from a business perspective, according to a research report conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Reasons why cybersecurity has become more difficult One of the report’s key findings is that in many organizations (96 percent), the … More →

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SignalSuite 4.8.6 - Real time audio signal generator.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 7 hours 38 min ago


SignalSuite offers tremendous flexibility in an audio test signal generator. The new version adds support for Audio Unit generator plug-ins, enhanced AppleScript support, advanced output device configuration, and the option to save generator configurations in projects.

Audio Unit generator support opens up endless possibilities for additional signal types. This includes signals stored in standard audio files, which can be now played within SignalSuite by using the AUAudioFilePlayer plug-in included with Mac OS X. It also opens up the option to play back signals sent across a network from another computer, via the AUNetSend/AUNetReceive plug-ins, which are also included with OS X.

Features:

  • Select any audio output device available in OS X (version 10.6.6 or later)
  • Select any two output channels on multi-channel audio devices
  • Choose from all output signal formats supported by the current audio device
  • Invert polarity on either output channel
  • Generate any of the following signal types:
    • Sinusoid
    • Square Wave with arbitrary duty cycle
    • Triangle Wave
    • Sawtooth Wave
    • Random Noise (white or pink)
    • Maximum Length Sequence, or MLS (white or pink)
    • Pseudorandom Noise (white or pink), designed for a perfectly flat spectrum with corresponding FFT length
    • Swept Sine (Chirp) with linear or logarithmic frequency sweep
    • Optional Swept Cosine signal, phase-locked with Swept Sine
    • Any signals produced by Audio Unit generator plug-ins
  • Relative Phase adjustment between the two periodic signals
  • Independent amplitude adjustment, fine and coarse frequency controls, and pan for periodic signals
  • Choose upper and lower frequency limits, duration, sweep direction, and repeat of swept sine
  • Choose any combination of available signal types to be active simultaneously
  • Master Start/Pause control
  • Master Volume control
  • Start or pause SignalSuite from the dock icon popup menu
  • Save signals of arbitrary duration directly to a standard audio file (AIFF or WAVE format)
  • Extensive AppleScript support
  • Multiple panning behaviors


Version 4.8.6:
  • Maintenance update, including minor bug fixes.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Core Audio-compatible hardware


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New Part Day: Put An Alexa In Everything

Hack a Day - 7 hours 49 min ago

The last great hope for electronics manufactures is smart home assistants. The Alexas and Siris and OK Googles are taking over homes across the country. At its best, it’s HAL 9000, only slightly less homicidal. It will entertain your children, and you can order cat litter just by saying you want cat litter. This is the future, whether we like it or not.

In an attempt to capture the market, Amazon has released the Alexa Connect Kit. This is an Amazon-Echo-On-a-Chip — a piece of hardware that adds Alexa to microwaves, blenders, and whatever other bit of home electronics you can imagine.

The Alexa Connect Kit is the hardware behind Amazon’s efforts to allow developers easy integration with Alexa. The options for adding Alexa to a product up until now have been using Zigbee to connect an Echo Show or Echo Plus, or simply giving a device the ability to connect to an Echo through Bluetooth. The Alexa Connect Kit, however, is a pure hardware solution that puts Alexa in anything.

Unfortunately you can’t get one yet. Right now, the Alexa Connect Kit is just a preview, and if you want to get your hands on one — or get any specs on this bit of hardware — you’ll need to apply to the developer program. We’ve signed up and will share and juicy details that come our way as part of the program.

According to the Wall Street Journal (try Google referral link if you hit the pay wall), several companies are already working on integrating the Alexa Connect Kit into their existing product lines. Hamilton Beach and Procter & Gamble are both working on something, although the press doesn’t say what kind of device will now be loaded up with a voice assistant. Amazon, however, has a microwave using the technology that the owner can, “command the microwave to do things like defrost a half-pound of chicken, or set it up to automatically reorder a favorite type of popcorn on Amazon”.

Despite the sparse details, this is relatively game-changing when it comes to the world of homebrew electronics. We’ve seen dozens of projects using hacked Raspberry Pis and other microcontrollers to at Alexa to hacked coffee machines, to shoot Nerf darts, and to control a projector. If you can actually get one of these Alexas-on-a-chip, all those projects could be done with one simple piece of hardware.

Security data reveals worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise

According to the Akamai 2018 State of the Internet / Security Credential Stuffing Attacks report, worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise. Akamai detected approximately 3.2 billion malicious logins per month from January through April 2018, and over 8.3 billion malicious login attempts from bots in May and June 2018 – a monthly average increase of 30 percent. In total, from the beginning of November 2017 through the end of June 2018, researcher analysis … More →

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Why voice fraud rates continue to rise with no signs of slowing down

Pindrop released its annual report detailing developments in fraud, the future of voice and the impact to customer service across various industries. In the report, Pindrop reveals the rate of voice fraud climbed over 350 percent from 2013 through 2017, with no signs of slowing down. Additionally, between 2016 and 2017, overall voice channel fraud increased by 47 percent, or one in every 638 calls. The year-over-year increase can be attributed to several causes, including … More →

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Spending on cognitive and AI systems to reach $77.6 billion in 2022

Global spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to continue its trajectory of robust growth as businesses invest in projects that utilize cognitive/AI software capabilities. Spending on the rise According to a new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide, spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $77.6 billion in 2022, more than three times the $24.0 billion forecast for 2018. The compound annual growth rate … More →

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