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Be careful about what you install on a Mac laptop, you may allow a remote attacker to blow it up, literally…

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Apple has finally released an OS with security features on par with what other companies are doing, but there are some serious problems with their sexy hardware. They’ve been lazy and careless and the chip that controls the battery can be operated using the default password. That’s bad security practice!

Charlie Miller, a security researcher has demonstrated that it was possible to drain the battery, make it unusable and thinks it’s possible to make it explode.
He will be releasing a solution/patch next month at the Black hat convention.

Article on Forbes: Apple Laptops Vulnerable To Hack That Kills Or Corrupts Batteries

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Finally a TV revolution…Google knows, not Apple

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So, earlier this month, Apple released a new Apple TV. It’s just a streamer, nothing new, there are tons of them out there. It’s a cute box (ooooh!), it’s tiny (aaaah!), but that’s it.

I’ve been waiting for a good set top box for a while now, because let’s face it, the ones from Virgin or Sky are rubbish. They’re slow and cumbersome to use.

Looks like Google is finally going to release a TV revolution, letting users easily find interesting content to watch in seconds, not minutes. You control the device with a keyboard or your phone, simple as that.

More details about the new Logitech box that includes Google TV here.

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Les campagnes d’extorsion de Logistep AG vont enfin prendre fin :)

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Logistep AG, une société suisse vendant ses services à des lobbys dangereux (MPAA, RIAA), s’amusait à espionner les utilisateurs de réseau P2P et collectionnait les adresses IP des personnes qui téléchargeaient des fichiers protégés par les lois sur la propriété intellectuelle.

Une fois qu’ils avaient réussi à identifier à qui appartenaient les adresses IP, ils envoyaient des demandes de rançon aux résidents suisses. La plupart des gens recevant ces lettres paniquaient et payaient, mais tout ce cinéma va prendre fin.

Le tribunal fédéral a délibéré le 8 Septembre 2010 et les juges ont décidé de dénoncer et de poursuivre pénalement Logistep AG et de demander l’arrestation de son directeur dans les plus brefs délais.

Cela ne rend pas le téléchargement légal et d’autres moyens peuvent être mis en oeuvre pour arrêter les personnes qui violent les droits d’auteur, mais cela évitent les abus de sociétés de cowboys…

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7″ Samsung Galaxy Tablet to be released soon on Vodafone UK :)

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It’s just a bigger version of the Galaxy S running Android, but I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

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Google’s CEO: “show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are”

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Back in August, at the Techonomy conference, Eric Schmidt said: ‘If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use artificial intelligence, we can predict where you are going to go … show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don’t have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You’ve got Facebook photos!'”
I forgot to post this back in August, but thought it was still relevant, especially after this week’s news about Facebook leaking personal information to advertisers.

Read more about the interview HERE.

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