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Slack to fend off the collaboration competition with... a new logo

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:36
Hipsters choke on pumpkin spice latte as the beloved original is tipped into a dumpster

Hipster laptop lids are in for a scraping as messaging-for-millennials platform, Slack, has taken a beating with the rebranding stick.…

Creating a USB to log in the computer

Your hacking tutorial - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:31

Don't know if this is the right place to ask. But is it possible to create a USB that enters the password in Windows 10? When the computer is turned off and I turn it on, I just need to insert the USB so it automatically fills in the password then I just press enter.

The reason is that if a colleague is going to borrow the machine, he just needs to borrow USB. Then I don't have to give him the password.

The computer uses Windows 10 PRO

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Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:06
Has it gotten backuppers backs up? You bet it has

Amazon has rolled out its own backup service for AWS apps and data, a move that will inevitably hit independent suppliers of backup for the cloud computing service right in the wallet.…

Like, subscribe and comment: Sage takes a breath as cloud sales bounce

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:11
'Ecncouraging' numbers as it switches from licensing to subs push

Shape-shifting accounting software biz Sage issued a trading update this morning and the good news - for investors at least - is that it didn't contain any nasty surprises, but did highlight a bounce in cloud sales.…

Cortana and Search to innovate separately in an amicable Windows 10 Insider split

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:32
Microsoft introduces the Schrödinger Linux Subsystem. (It might work. It might not.)

Hot on the heels of a patch for the version of Windows 10 that Microsoft hopes will undo the woes of 2018 comes a fresh insider build to break stuff just a few days before the company's bug bash.…

Steganography for Tasker?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:06

I've added a feature request for this.

What do you reckon?

A simple and easy way to hide text messages in photos. Send your hidden message and recipient can decode it after everyone else just sees CanIHazCheezburger cats when it's safe.

Yay, nay?

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[AutoTools-SecureSettings] Strange behaviour for Android Pie and Mobile Data

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:05

Hello,

maybe someone has an idea on what might have happened after my update to EMUI 9 (Honor 10 View).

With Android 8 I had setup Tasker and AutoTools to switch automatically mobile data according to Wifi connection status. This worked perfectly. WIth 9 it now switches mobile data off as expected but no longer turns it on again. Only the Quick Settings Tile turn from gray to blue.

I checked if the secure settings got modified, but they are still the same - as far as I can see. I also checked the rights for secure settings, also fine.

Any hint will be welcome.

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A Compiler in Plain Text Also Plays Music

Hack a Day - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:00

As a layperson reading about some branches of mathematics, it often seems like mathematicians are just people who really like to create and solve puzzles. And, knowing that computer science shares a lot of its fundamentals with mathematics, we can assume that most computer scientists are also puzzle-solvers as well. This latest project from [tom7] shows off his puzzle creating and solving skills with a readable file which is also a paper, which is also a compiler for C programs, which can also play music.

[tom7] started off with the instruction set for the Intel 8086 processor. Of the instructions available, he wanted to use only instructions which are also readable in a text file. This limits him dramatically in what this file will be able to execute, but also sets up the puzzle. He walks through each of the hurdles he found by only using instructions that also code to text, including limited memory space, no obvious way of exiting the program once it was complete, not being able to jump backward in the program (i.e. looping), and a flurry of other issues that come up once the instruction set is limited in this way.

The result is a sort of C compiler which might not be the most efficient way of executing programs, but it sure is the most effective way of showing off [tom7]’s PhD in computer science. As a bonus, the file can also play an antiquated type of sound file due to one of the available instructions being a call for the processor to interact with I/O. If you want to learn a little bit more about compilers, you can check out a primer we have for investigating some of their features.

Thanks to [Greg] for the tip!

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:50
Now is a good time to get a password manager app

Infosec researcher Troy Hunt has revealed that more than 700 million email addresses have been floating around “a popular hacker forum” - along with a very large number of plain text passwords.…

773 million records exposed in massive data breach

(IN)SECURE Magazine Notifications RSS - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:43

Someone has compiled a massive collection of email addresses and plain text passwords, apparently from 2000+ hacked databases, and has made the trove freely available for download via the MEGA cloud storage service. The set – dubbed Collection #1 – also ended on a popular hacking forum after it was removed from MEGA. Is your email address or password included in the set? Troy Hunt, the security researcher known for his Have I Been Pwned? … More →

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It's a cipher that I need help to solve, I don't know if this is the right place to ask, so sorry if it is. I would appreciate anything really, so if you see anything.

Cryptography - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:41

NBSI: 97882…

  1. of …10050961

  2. of …05395473

  3. of …10053504

  4. of …03251092

  5. of …03248092

  6. of …48903130

  7. of …49510795

  8. of …04086600

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What should I buy Thursday (Jan 17 2019) - Your weekly device inquiry thread!

Android - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:13

Credits to the team at /r/PickAnAndroidForMe for compiling this information:

Note 1. Join us at /r/MoronicMondayAndroid, a sub serving as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our Discord, IRC, and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

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Diplomat warns that tech industry has become a pawn as politicos fight dirty

The Register - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:08
They see AI, cybersecurity as 'battle fronts' - and rising populism will make it worse - former UN official

Oracle OpenWorld Technology and cyber security will be the "battle fronts" of global competition, and artificial intelligence will become crucial to the US-China trade war, a former UN official has said.…

If I disable this notification, will tasker work still work smoothly...

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:18

Here is notification image.. One in red circle .

Notification is constantly there. 24*7. I don't want people to know I have installed tasker in my phone. It can be disabled from setting notifications off.. If I am not wrong.

Will it matters if turned notifications off?

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