Information Security

GNS3 2.1.4 - Graphical network simulator that allows simulation of complex networks.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:24

GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows simulation of complex networks.

To allow complete simulations, GNS3 is strongly linked with:

  • Dynamips, the core program that allows Cisco IOS emulation
  • Dynagen, a text-based front-end for Dynamips
  • Qemu, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer
  • GNS3 is an excellent complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people wanting to pass certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, CCIE, JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIE
  • Design of high quality and complex network topologies
  • Emulation of many Cisco IOS router platforms, IPS, PIX and ASA firewalls, JunOS
  • Simulation of simple Ethernet, ATM and Frame Relay switches
  • Connection of the simulated network to the real world!
  • Packet capture using Wireshark
  • Important notice: users have to provide their own IOS/IPS/PIX/ASA/JunOS to use with GNS3

Version 2.1.4:
  • Update node on server on any change, Fixes: #2429
  • Mark IOU layer 1 keepalive messages feature as non-functional. Fixes #2431.
  • Images refresh when added via settings, Fixes:#2423
  • Emit project_loaded_signal after project creation
  • Add option Show interface labels on new project, Ref. #2308
  • Improve finding pyuic3.exe on Windows
  • Use debug for error downloading file messages. Fixes #2398.
  • Refresh buttons in the cloud node to query the server for available interfaces. Fixes #2416.
  • Handle Certifacte Error, Ref. gns3-server#1262
  • Use UTF-8 for IOURC file migration.
  • Look for symbols on controller, Ref. #2405
  • Display an error message if Telnet console program cannot be executed.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Sled Web Builder 1.0.4 - Create websites from customizable components.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:07

Sled Web Builder allows you to create a website from a collection of customizable components. Just drag and drop, and see the result live. A focus on essentials, forget about the technical considerations. You quickly get a result that makes sense. This is perfect for your prototypes, perfect to showcase your activity, your products… then publish your project and host it on the provider of your choice. No database needed, no imposed service, no ads. Start using Sled for free and move to the SledPlus version (in-app purchase), depending on your needs.

The generated site is SEO optimized. With SledPlus, you can create other versions of your website in other languages.

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

Version 1.0.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later.

  • Add new Header (Circular Patchwork header), SledPlus.

  • OS X 10.12 or later

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Mechanisms: Gears

Hack a Day - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:01

Even before the Industrial Revolution, gears of one kind or another have been put to work both for and against us. From ancient water wheels and windmills that ground grain and pounded flax, to the drive trains that power machines of war from siege engines to main battle tanks, gears have been essential parts of almost every mechanical device ever built. The next installment of our series on Mechanisms will take a brief look at gears and their applications.

Spurring Progress Along

As is often the case, evolution is the best inventor, and a geared mechanism linking the rear legs of juvenile planthopper insects predates the human invention of gears by a couple of billion years. Human use of gears dates back at least to third-century BC China, and the technology spread rapidly and widely. Within a few hundred years, precisely machined metal gears had enabled complex geared devices like the Antikythera mechanism to be built in Greece.

At its simplest, a gear is nothing more than a wheel with some sort of teeth cut into its circumference. The teeth are sized and shaped to mesh with teeth on other mechanical elements to transmit torque. Multiple gears connected in series are called a gear train, and if the diameters of gears in the gear train are different, the torque transmitted will be proportional to the difference. So, if the driving gear has a diameter of 1 cm and the driven gear is 10 cm across, the gear train will increase the torque 10-fold while reducing the rotational speed by a factor of 10.

Helical involute gears, generated by [Greg Frost]’s classic OpenSCAD code.The simplest gears, with teeth cut straight across the face of the circumference of a disk, are called spur gears. Many low to medium speed gear trains use spur gears, which have a simple geometry that’s easy to mass produce. But spur gears have some disadvantages. The axes of spur gears all have to be parallel to each other within the gear train, so there’s no way to transmit power to another rotational plane. Also, because the entire width of the tooth surface meshes at once, spur gears tend to make a lot of noise at higher speeds as the teeth clack together.

To counter this, teeth can be cut at an angle to the axis of rotation. Skewing the teeth like this around the circumference of the gear results in a helical pattern, hence the name helical gear. Not only are helical gears quieter, they can also be crossed to transmit power at a right angle. The tradeoff is that because of the skewed teeth, helical gears impart thrust along their axes. The thrust can be dealt with using thrust bearings, like tapered roller bearings, or by using two helical gears with opposing teeth directions on the same shaft to cancel out the axial thrust. This results in the beautiful herringbone gear seen in many high-power applications like wind turbines.

Powdered Gears

For the longest time, producing metal gears was a complex process involving multiple machining steps to produce teeth with the desired geometry. Teeth can be cut by any number of machining operations, like broaching, milling, shaping, or grinding.

But gear cutting is time-consuming and expensive, so most gears these days are produced by some kind of molding operation. Plastic gears of the kind we hate to see when we look inside a power tool built to a price point are easily produced by injection molding, and despite their bad reputation, they can result in perfectly serviceable if not particularly long-lived gear trains. But metal gears can also be molded, with powdered metal gears now making a huge share of the market.

Powdered metal gears are produced by filling a mold with very fine metal alloy powder mixed with binders and lubricants. The powder in the mold is compressed by a hydraulic ram with a tool matching the shape of the mold, and the tremendous pressure fuses the metal particles together into a solid strong enough to be handled. The green parts are then heated to permanently fuse the particles into the final metal part which in many cases is ready to use with no further machining.

Roll Your Own

While powder metallurgy is out of reach for most home shops, DIY gears are very much doable by anyone with access to some basic machine tools. We’ll never get enough of watching [Chris] machine the gears and pinions of the Clickspring clock, and while those gears are highly specialized for the world of metrology, many of the same principles apply to gears for other applications. 3D-printing is making custom gear trains possible too, and the results can be surprisingly robust under the right conditions. And don’t forget CNC routers, which are turning out gears large and small in all sorts of materials.

It’s hard to even scratch the surface of what goes into the engineering behind gears — tooth geometry, pressure angles, lines of contact — nor can we cover the really interesting gears, like harmonic drives and epicyclic gears. But this is a start at least, and a taste of what you’re in for when you start adding gears to your builds. Open the floodgates of awesome gear projects in the comments! told: Draw up code of practice for cops bulk-slurping car plates

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:40
CCTV commish welcomes amendment 3 years after first suggested

UK government will be forced to debate a code of practice for cops' use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems after Labour MPs tabled an amendment to the Data Protection Bill.…

Bringing down the surveillance state

Your hacking tutorial - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:27

So recently my parents installed an Arlo security camera system in my home. It basically functions via a private WiFi network between the cameras and a base station.Whenever one of the camera detect motion they send a notification to my stepdads phone on an app he can watch footage on. There’s only a few rooms I can go in my house where I won’t potentially be watched. I don’t really want to do anything malicious, I’d just like some time when my parents are out when I don’t feel like I’m being watched all the time. I’m a teenager and I deserve even a little bit of privacy. I have some experience with C++, C and Python but pretty much nothing else besides that and I have no idea where they keep the “base station”. Does anyone have any ideas of how I could disable the cameras without my parents finding out?

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Categories: Information Security

Unofficial XDA Glossary, WIP

Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:25

I decided to make a glossary of terms a Android modder new to the scene should know. I got the idea to make it after someone in my device community was without WiFi for a week because he didn't know what a clean flash was. Without further ado,

Please leave a comment on the glossary if you have any suggestions.

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SmartSVN 9.2.3 - Client for Subversion; Pro version available.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:16

SmartSVN is graphical client for the Open Source version control system Subversion (SVN). It targets professionals who demand a reliable, efficient and well-supported SVN client for their daily business.

SmartSVN Professional has powerful features like Change Set handling (group your changes before finally committing them), Revision Graph (shows the branch structure and copy history graphically), built-in File Compare/Merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, which make your daily work with Subversion as easy as possible.

SmartSVN is the consequent successor of SmartCVS, and works together with your Subversion server out of the box.

SmartSVN is available in two versions, a free Foundation version and the powerful Professional version.

Version 9.2.3: New:
  • Cache creation dialog: added option smartsvn.cache.skipDialog to skip showing the dialog and always selecting the preselected path
  • Linux launcher: fixed to prevent problems with libz on some newer Linux versions
  • Refresh:
    • Lock column showsn locked files in externals as "broken"
    • Overlapping moves are not properly recognized (A -> B, C -> A)
  • About dialog: some license files showed wrong license count
  • Linux bundle: missed readme-linux.txt

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Safe + 7.4.6 - Encrypt and organize your sensitive data, photos, and contacts.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:11

Safe + helps you organize and store your sensitive data. More than just a password manager, Safe + also protects your photos, videos, contacts, and PDF documents! All data is encrypted using super-secure 256-bit AES. And now it supports Touch ID and Wi-Fi synchronization across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad!

Safe + helps you manage and organize your passwords, and provides a mobile and secure place to keep them -- at home, at work, and on the move. When you’re traveling, Safe + stores your health-insurance data, screenshots of travel documents and boarding passes, and images of your passport, ID, and credit cards. Safe + is also a secure wallet for membership, debit, and loyalty cards, even QR codes -- all securely stored as images in one safe place.

Safe + allows you to perform a comprehensive range of tasks:

  • Protecting your sensitive data with your password and strong encryption
  • Organizing your data in as many categories as you want
  • Use our templates for credit cards, bank accounts, user accounts, contacts, images, text, or create your own item forms
  • Adding comments to your items
  • Changing and sorting your categories and items in a simple way
  • Accessing your login credentials directly from Safari
  • Launching Safari direct from web addresses stored in Safe+
  • Creating encrypted backups for data security and to transfer across devices

Version 7.4.6:
  • New Japanese translation
  • Compatibility with Safe + v7.4.6 for iOS
  • User interface enhancements

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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MacFamilyTree 8.3.4 - Create and explore your family tree.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:09

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface
  • the new Interactive Family Tree: Lets you navigate your entire family tree, view all persons and families, and add persons directly
  • FamilySearch: Doing extensive research has never been more convenient - access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of person and family records from the comfort your home.
  • Genealogical research developed specifically for OS X in order to harness cutting-edge Apple technologies for optimized application performance

Version 8.3.4:

Note: Currently available for $29.99.

Much Improved Interactive Tree:

  • Support added for Metal 2 when running in macOS 10.13 High Sierra for incredible smooth animations and less energy consumption
  • Much improved text rendering when running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improved visualization of family connections, persons and images
  • Much improved performance when using Family Search in the Interactive Tree
  • Improved indicators when further persons are present
  • Sidebar can be hidden when browsing the Interactive Tree
  • Print the Interactive Tree
  • Configurable Family Connections: Highlight blood relationships and adopted relationships
  • Improved generation separators: Quickly discover which persons are related
  • Improved control over shadows and lighting
  • Improved navigation and zoom
New Database Merge:

  • Merge GEDCOM files and MacFamilyTree files to your current family tree
  • Detects persons, families, sources and places present in both files in order to avoid duplicates
  • Decide on a entry-by-entry case which information to preserve
New Duplicate Detection:

  • Search for duplicate persons, families, places or sources in your family tree
  • When duplicate entries are found, merge these entries while preserving family connections
New Timeline:

  • Completely redeveloped Timeline
  • Choose between 6 graphical styles
  • Group timeline entries to create separate sections by last name or birth place
  • Display historical events, like World War II, directly on the timeline
  • Configurable fonts
  • Configurable events: Choose which person and family events should be displayed in the timeline
  • Timeline can be configured to be displayed as a top to bottom chart or left to right chart
Other Improvements:

  • Performance of all charts & diagrams vastly improved
  • Performance across the app improved, especially when using macOS 10.13 High Sierra or iOS 11
  • Find and reveal specific persons in larger charts
  • Smart Filters improved with more search options
  • Improved places import from GEDCOM files
  • Improved display of married names
  • Improved plausibility warnings
  • Countless number of smaller improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Crooks opt for Monero as crypto of choice to launder ill-gotten gains

The Register - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:09
Study examines the cutting edge of cybercrime

Crooks are increasingly turning to Monero over Bitcoin, according to a new study on the economics of cybercrime.…

Set variable if phone is Silent.

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:09


I am looking for a way to set a variable when ever my phone is in Silent or Do not disturb mode. Unless that mode has been initiated by another task.

Cant find a way to do it and i have been looking into it for days now. Maybe one of you can help me

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Gridded 2.2.4 - Powerful flashcard system.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:03

Gridded is a flashcard system for both iOS and OS X that includes a customizable spaced repetition system, powerful editing tools, cloud sync for users with multiple devices, and text-to-speech support for learning foreign languages. It includes thousands of built-in memorizable items to get you started.

Each Gridded item consists of three fields: a prompt, a response, and notes. Each item can be included in any number of decks, and each deck can be included in any number of exportable, sharable bundles. Items and decks are also categorized by response type. Editing tools include the ability to merge items with the same prompt within a response type, the ability to split items with long prompts into multiple items, the ability to split large decks into multiple smaller decks, find and replace, case change, and the ability to switch around prompts, responses, and notes. Items can be added one-by-one or from lists, and can be exported in lists as well.

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

Version 2.2.4:
  • Syncing is now quicker, more efficient, and more intuitive.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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GreenChess 8.0.4 - Chess game software and PGN viewer.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:02

GreenChess is a chess game software and PGN viewer.

Play a game of chess against the built-in GreenChess engine, load a UCI chess engine to play against or view a collection of games in PGN format to analyze.

Version 8.0.4:
  • Improved graphics rendering and memory management.

  • macOS 10.12 or later

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We’re Hiring: Come Join Us!

Hack a Day - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00

The Hackaday writing crew goes to great lengths to cover all that is interesting to engineers and engineering enthusiasts. We find ourselves stretched a bit thin and it’s time to ask for help. Want to lend a hand while making some extra dough to plow back into your projects? These are work-from-home (or wherever you like) positions and we’re looking for awesome, motivated people to help guide Hackaday forward!

Contributors are hired as private contractors and paid for each article. You should have the technical expertise to understand the projects you write about, and a passion for the wide range of topics we feature. If you’re interested, please email our jobs line, and include:

  • Details about your background (education, employment, etc.) that make you a valuable addition to the team
  • Links to your blog/project posts/etc. which have been published on the Internet
  • One example post written in the voice of Hackaday. Include a banner image, at least 150 words, the link to the project, and any in-links to related and relevant Hackaday features

What are you waiting for? Ladies and Gentlemen, start your applications!

Phiewer 1.8.1 - Fast way to view your images.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:59

Phiewer is an easy and fast way to view your images, videos and even audio files. It is folder-based so you can just browse your media in one window without any extra clicking-and-selecting.

Version 1.8.1:
  • Added error logging
  • Added system tab in preferences (splitted settings tab content)

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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WebKit 229663 - Open-Source Web-browser engine.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:56

WebKit is an Open-Source Web-browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.

Version 229663:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • macOS 10.13 or later

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Newton 9.8.209 - Client for multiple e-mail accounts (was CloudMagic Email).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:50

Newton Mail (was CloudMagic Email) is a subscription-based service that supercharges your email with power features like Read Receipts, Snooze, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps and more across iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch and Mac. Comes with a 14-day free trial, requires an annual membership fee after the trial. Works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and all IMAP accounts.

  • Instant push notifications for all types of email, including Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account.
  • Email Tracking - WhatsApp-style read receipts for all accounts.
  • Sender Profile - Know more about the people who email you, right inside a conversation. Get job title, organization info, location, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter profiles and more.
  • Snooze - Deal with email only when you want to. Snooze email, not productivity.
  • Connected Apps - Finish your workflow without leaving your email. Add important emails to your favorite productivity apps like Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Zendesk, Salesforce and Asana.
  • Send Later - Schedule emails to be sent at the perfect time.
  • Undo Send - For all the times you sent ‘Retards’ instead of ‘Regards’.
  • Easily manage your emails from Inbox View with one-click actions: Archive, Delete, Mark as Read/Unread
  • Quick Filters - Find important emails with one-click Starred and Unread filters.
  • Handoff - Effortlessly hand off what you’re doing on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to Mac.
  • Supports all versions of Exchange - ActiveSync (EAS), EWS, and IMAP.
  • Remote Wipe your data in case you lose your device.
  • Custom Folder Sync - Get notified about emails that land in your folders.
  • Language support - English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian.
  • Keyboard shortcuts that get things done quickly.

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

Version 9.8.209:
  • Bug fixes
  • Some under the hood improvements to improve Newton app experience

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Create Booklet 2.0.3 - Export documents as a PDF booklet.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:49

Create Booklet arranges your pages side-by-side and reordered for booklet printing. It's the simplest solution for generating PDF booklets: a dedicated and powerful app.

Your life will become more comfortable for just the price of a single cup of nice coffee. You get a complete solution which saves a lot of paper (and thus the rain forest) and produces comfortably read booklets -- so you don't have to handle stacks of paper.

Version 2.0.3:
  • Autoscrolls to selected preset
  • Mini-Booklet settings are scrollable now
  • Corrected Italian translation

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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