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Hack Your E-ZPass So It Alerts You Whenever It's Scanned

Car tags like E-ZPass aren’t only read at tollbooths. Follow these instructions to sound the alarm whenever (and wherever) yours is scanned.<p>Tollbooth plazas aren’t the only locations that scan car tags like the E-ZPass. One wary driver in New York City, known to the Web as Puking Monkey, recently …

CyanogenMod downloaded 10 million times as it begins to go legit

Though CyanogenMod has gotten plenty of ink lately for its Oppo N1 hookup and Google Play approval (and subsequent removal), it's still first and foremost a modding outfit. In fact it just crossed 10 million downloads of its custom Android ROMs, according to its latest stats. That marks a lot of …

RSA ‘categorically’ denies $10M NSA deal for flawed encryption — but many questions remain

Security firm RSA wants to make clear it’s not the NSA’s lackey.<p>Responding to a Reuters report that it was paid $10 million by the NSA to distribute a flawed encryption algorithm, RSA issued a blog post last night in which it “categorically” denied those claims. It’s the sort of response you’d …

Extended coverage: Police have video of Ford; court documents shed light on investigation

Toronto’s police chief says investigators have recovered a digital video file that shows Rob Ford in a situation that is consistent with images …

Google's Eric Schmidt slams NSA over 'outrageous' data center snooping and privacy invasion

Google's Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt isn't a huge fan of the NSA or its surveillance methods, it seems. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Schmidt declared: "It's really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers, if true." His …

CalDigit begins shipping $200 Thunderbolt docking station

Intel's Thunderbolt port is becoming less exotic as it spreads beyond Macs to high-end PCs, and Thunderbolt docking stations are following suit.<p>CalDigit on Monday began shipping its $200 Thunderbolt Station, a device that plugs into a computer's Thunderbolt port to provide three USB 3.0 ports, …

Computer Forensics Tool Testing Program

Welcome to the Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) Project Web Site.<p>There is a critical need in the law enforcement community to ensure the …

Report: Mystery barge will be Google Glass showroom

The mystery barge in San Francisco Bay is indeed a Google project, and houses a fancy, floating showroom for Google Glass and other products, a CNN affiliate is reporting.<p>According to KPIX-TV in San Francisco, the barge structure will become one of a small fleet of luxury event spaces, complete …

Data Hiding Tactics for Windows and Unix File Systems

Some hard drives can have a reserved area of the disk called the Host Protected Area (HPA) (see Figure 1, item 1). Device Configuration Overlay …

Autopsy 3.0.3 Released

Autopsy 3.0.3 was released with a big keyword bug fix (all users should upgrade) and improved reporting.

Hiding Data, Forensics and Anti-Forensics

write file to a specific sector

06-28-2010, 08:13 AM<p>#<b>1</b><p>wiener<p>LQ Newbie<p>Registered: Jun 2009<p>Posts: 22<p>Rep:<p><b>write file to a specific sector</b><p>Hello,<br>I need to copy a file into a Flash memory …

Learn the DD command

This post contains comprehensive documentation with examples for one of the most useful Linux/UNIX/Windows commands: dd. Dd is a bit-stream …

Some dd examples

It is a bitstream duplicator for copying data, but can use input or output pipes to another command.<p>The basic command is structured as follows:<p>Source …

Hidden Protected Area

The Hidden Protected Area<p>The Hidden Protected Area (also known as the Host Protected Area) is a special area (usually a few gigabytes in size) …

Demystifying UEFI, the long-overdue BIOS replacement

By on September 22, 2011 at 8:30 am<p>After more than 30 years of unerring and yet surprising supremacy, BIOS — the IBM PC’s Basic Input Output System — …

Linux

Preparing for the Digital Future With Forensics Education

<i>Champlain College's Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation</i><p>Better technology means a more mobile society. Digital devices make life easier, but they also open the door for computer hackers and other cyber criminals. The growing threat of cyber attacks and the increased need for …

Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On: The 8-Inch Tablet That's an 8-Inch... Phone

Samsung's Galaxy Note just grew to 8 inches. It's actually really nice. It combines a bunch of the stuff that Samsung's been building in the Galaxy S …

iPad Mini

Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket

California is technology's spiritual home in the US, where Teslas roam free, and Google Glass is already a social norm. Well, unless you're a member of the San Diego law enforcement that is -- as one unlucky driver just found out. That commuter was Cecilia Abadie, and she's (rather fittingly) taken …

Delta and JetBlue now permit personal electronics use during all stages of flight

That was fast -- mere hours after the FAA said it would allow the use of personal electronics during takeoff and landing, airlines have begun flying under the relaxed rules. Passengers on both Delta and JetBlue aircraft are now free to use their mobile gadgets at nearly every stage of flight. Other …

Germany Ponders Own Internet As NSA Spies On World Leaders

More controversy is spilling out of the Edward Snowden revelations about the extent of the NSA’s spying techniques, and this time it’s rattling some very big cages indeed. The NSA is now alleged to have tapped the phones of 35 world leaders, having gleaned contact data from White House staffers’ …

FBI: 23-year-old L.A. man is suspect in airport shooting that kills TSA officer

A man armed with what police say was an assault rifle and carrying materials expressing anti-government sentiment opened fire Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person before being chased down himself, authorities said.<p>Eyewitnesses said the suspect asked people, "Hey, …

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android 4.2

Despite being officially unveiled at Google I/O, the stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has remained the unicorn of the show, seldom seen by anyone not closely associated with the company's top brass. We ran into Android VP Hugo Barra at the show, who was happy to give us a few brief …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

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Apple iMessage vulnerable to MITM attack

Quarkslab researchers Cyril Cattiaux has revealed Apple lied when it claimed it could not intercept iMessages sent by its users.<p>Quarkslab researchers …

NSA facility where Snowden worked was reportedly waiting on updated security software

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has exposed numerous secret surveillance programs with new revelations coming on a regular basis, but it turns out it may have been easier for him to procure those documents than intended. Reuters reports that the NSA had begun to install new anti-leak software made …

California toddler makes waves with surfing skills

U.S. News<p>Shooting victims mother: ‘I'm begging, put the guns down’<p>01:11<p>Woman on a mission to save lives by mailing Naloxone to those in need<p>01:54<p>Toxic algae spreads along Florida waterways raising health concerns<p>01:45<p>Plans for 3D-printed guns can be legally posted online<p>01:57<p>Actor Ving Rhames says …

High-flying wingsuit racers compete for speed

Google patent allows you to launch apps using pattern unlock

Exhibiting good security practices is important when it comes to keeping your Android device safe from intruders. Unfortunately, using certain security methods can also require a bit of sacrifice on the user’s end, as is the case with pattern lock.<p>Pattern lock might be an easy way to secure your …