Information Security

PacketViper appoints Don Gray as Chief Technology Officer

(IN)SECURE Magazine Notifications RSS - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:00

PacketViper announced the appointment of Don Gray as Chief Technology Officer effective immediately. Gray will be responsible for the development of the PacketViper technology roadmap, harnessing his experience in cybersecurity software strategy and technology development. “We are thrilled to have Don Gray join our leadership team as Chief Technology Officer,” commented Francesco Trama, CEO and Founder. “Don has a wealth of industry knowledge and extensive experience creating security innovations that solve important problems for enterprises … More →

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Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

Fixing An IBM 1401 Computer To Get It Printing Again

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:00

The IBM 1401 is a classic computer which IBM marketed throughout the 1960s, late enough for it to have used transistors rather than vacuum tubes, which is probably a good thing for this story. For small businesses, it was often used as their main data processing machine along with the 1403 printer. For larger businesses with mainframes, the 1401 was used to handle the slower peripherals such as that 1403 printer as well as card readers.

Broken germanium transistor

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA has two working 1401s as well as at least one 1403 printer, and recently whenever the printer printed out a line, the computer would report a “print check” error. [Ken Shirriff] was among those who found and fixed the problem and he wrote up a detailed blog entry which takes us from the first test done to narrow down the problem, through IBM’s original logic diagrams, until finally yanking out the suspect board and finding the culprit, a germanium transistor which likely failed due to corrosion and an emitter wire that doesn’t look solidly connected. How do they know that? In the typical [Ken]-and-company style which we love, they opened up the transistor and looked at it under a microscope. We get the feeling that if they could have dug even deeper then they would have.

If you’re unfamiliar with the work of this team who maintain the machines at the museum, you’ll want to read up on how they recently got a 1401 to run FORTRAN II code.

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:25
Shooter dead and now named by cops, one worker in critical condition, two serious

Cops have named the programmer who went on a gun rampage at WTS Paradigm – a US maker of enterprise resource planning software – this week. He shot four colleagues, leaving one in a critical condition.…

mask ver.chew

Cryptography - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:13
Categories: Information Security

In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:59
China tit-for-tat tariff tiff a terrible thing, warns FCC Commissioner

Comment President Donald Trump's trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America's next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned.…

Favorite Tasker tasks that do not require root?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:12

Just wondering some of your favorite automation tasks that do not require root? Thanks!

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C64 Keyboard Helps Keep The Memory Alive

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:00

To say that the Commodore 64 was an important milestone in the history of personal computing is probably a bit of an understatement. For a decent chunk of the 1980s, it was the home computer, with some estimates putting the total number of them sold as high as 17 million. For hackers of a certain age, there’s a fairly good chance that the C64 holds a special spot in their childhood; perhaps even setting them on a trajectory they followed for the rest of their lives.

At the risk of showing his age, [Clicky Steve] writes in to tell us about the important role the C64 played in his childhood. He received it as a gift on his fifth birthday from his parents, and fondly remembers the hours he and his grandfather spent with a mail order book learning how to program it. He credits these memories with getting him interested in technology and electronic music. In an effort to keep himself connected to those early memories, he decided to build a modern keyboard with C64 keycaps.

As you might expect, the process started with [Steve] harvesting the caps from a real Commodore, in fact, the very same computer he received as a child. While the purists might shed a tear that the original machine was sacrificed to build this new keyboard, he does note that his C64 had seen better days.

Of course, you can’t just pull the caps off of C64 and stick them on a modern keyboard. [Steve] found the STLs for a 3D printable C64 to Cherry MX adapter on GitHub, and had 80 of them professionally printed as he doesn’t have access to an SLS printer. He reports the design works well, but that non-destructively removing the adapters from the caps once they are pressed into place probably isn’t going to happen; something to keep in mind for others who might be considering sacrificing their personal C64 for the project.

[Steve] installed the caps on a Preonic mechanical keyboard, which worked out fairly well, though he had to get creative with the layout as the C64 caps didn’t really lend themselves to the keyboard’s ortholinear layout. He does mention that switches a bit heavier than the Cherry MX Whites he selected would probably be ideal, but overall he’s extremely happy with his functional tribute to his grandfather.

If you’re more of a purist, you can always adapt the C64 keyboard directly to USB. Or go in the complete opposite direction and put a Raspberry Pi into a C64 carcass.

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:55
Class action lawsuit over iOS 6 snafu allowed to move ahead

Apple is accused of deliberately shafting people who didn't upgrade their iPhones and iOS, in a class action lawsuit over its FaceTime video-conferencing software.…

This Keyboard And Mouse Also Gives You A Workout

Hack a Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:30

The Ergonomic Handheld Mouse / Keyboard Alternative from [Shervin Emami] is an all-in-one solution for your keyboarding and cursor moving needs.

The core of this build is a ‘grip-strengthening’ device that’s sold to guitarists. While the actual benefit of these devices for guitarists is questionable — there are a few anecdotes any music teacher will tell you about classical pianists ruining their hands with similar devices — the device itself can be converted into a fantastic chording keyboard. All you really need for a full-functioned keyboard is a few buttons in a rugged shell, and this ‘grip strengthener’ has that going in spades.

Underneath the plungers for each button [Shervin] installed a magnet and a magnetic sensor, meaning these buttons are analog, and shouldn’t wear out ever. With just a little bit of code on a Tiny BLE board these analog sensors can become a keyboard, a quadcopter controller, an interface for your VR setup, or anything else that can be controlled with a bunch of buttons.

Not to outdo himself, [Shervin] also managed to add some cursor control functionality to this build. This is done via the IMU onboard the Tiny BLE board, and by all accounts it works great.  You can check out a video of this build pretending it’s both a keyboard and a mouse below.

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[HOW-TO] Automatically share WiFi password with your guests

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:47

Ever had someone over and had to tell them your WiFi password while they slowly typed it in? Or you had to take their devices and type it in yourself?

No more!

Now simply send them the password automatically if they text you WiFi while you're connected to the network! :)

Check out a video demo here.

Check out the full tutorial here.

You can also directly import from here if you're on the Tasker beta.

Hope this helps someone out!

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Pocket Yoga 2.4.0 - Virtual Yoga teacher with 27 different sessions.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:30


Pocket Yoga helps you can keep up with your Yoga practice at your own pace and schedule in the comforts of your own home. Simply set your Mac in front of your mat, start a practice, and Pocket Yoga will guide you through your entire session. Choose between 3 different practices, 3 different difficulty levels, and 3 different durations. A total of 27 different sessions! Practices in Pocket Yoga are the unique and original creative design of the world-renowned school of Gaia Flow Yoga.

Features
  • Detailed voice and visual instruction guides you through every pose, including each inhalation and exhalation
  • Over 145 beautifully illustrated pose images with correct posture and positioning
  • Practices designed by experienced yoga instructors
  • Built-in soothing music relaxes you while you practice


Version 2.4.0:
  • Technical fixes


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Dash 4.5.1 - Instant search and offline access to any API documentation.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:02


Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Features
  • Documentation Browser
    • Offline Documentation: iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java EE, JavaFX, JavaScript, Joomla, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Knockout.js, Kobold2D, Laravel, LaTeX, Less, Lo-Dash, Lua, Marionette.js, Meteor, MomentJS, MongoDB, Mongoose, Mono, MooTools, MySQL, Nginx, Node.js, NumPy, OCaml, OpenCV, OpenGL, Perl, PhoneGap, PHP, PHPUnit, Play Framework, Polymer.dart, PostgreSQL, Processing.org, Prototype, Puppet, Python, Qt, R, Redis, RequireJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Rust, Sass, SaltStack, Scala, SciPy, Sencha Touch, Sinon, Smarty, Sparrow, Spring Framework, SproutCore, SQLAlchemy, SQLite, Statamic, Stylus, SVG, Symfony, Tcl, Tornado, Twig, Twisted, TYPO3, Underscore.js, Unity 3D, Vagrant, Vim, VMware vSphere, WordPress, Xamarin, Xojo, XSLT, XUL, Yii, YUI, Zend Framework, Zepto.js.
    • Supports docsets generated using popular tools like Appledoc and Doxygen.
    • Methods are conveniently shown in a special table of contents.
    • Highlighted in-page search.
    • Save bookmarks of your most used documentation pages.
    • Create search profiles to easily switch between docsets.
    • Easily search specific docsets by defining keyword filters (e.g., start your query with "python:" to search only the Python documentation).
    • Integration plugins for: Xcode, Alfred, Quicksilver, LaunchBar, PopClip, AppCode, Sublime Text, Emacs, Vim, TextMate, Eclipse, Terminal, AppleScript.
    • Easily integrate with any other application using the "dash://" URL scheme or the "Look up in Dash" system service.
    • Fuzzy search. Don't let misspellings get in your way.
    • Built for speed. Searching is almost instant.
  • Snippet Manager
    • Collect snippets of code that you reuse often.
    • Sync by saving your library in Dropbox.
    • Over 80 syntaxes for code highlighting.
    • Variable placeholders can be edited before pasting.
    • Abbreviations are expanded wherever you type them.
  • Special Snippet Placeholders
    • @clipboard expands into the contents of the clipboard.
    • @cursor repositions the cursor after expansion.
    • @date expands into the current date.
    • time expands into the current time.
  • Other Features
    • Retina-ready.
    • Multi-touch gestures.
    • Menu item or dock application, always one keyboard shortcut away.
    • Users that want to use Dash only as a snippet manager or documentation browser, can do so.


Version 4.5.1:
  • Fixed all remaining macOS Mojave bugs
  • Added support for Timing


  • OS X 10.10 or later


Download Now]]>

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