RoujinZ

165 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 7 Following | 1 Follower | @RoujinZ | Keep up with RoujinZ on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “RoujinZ”

Asus may have created the ultimate Surface Pro 4 clone

BERLIN — At this point, practically every major computer maker has cloned the Surface Pro, further validating Microsoft's 2-in-1 tablet-laptop vision.<p>…

Gear & Gadgets

AirbnBreach: How Networks At Short-Term Rentals Are Wide Open To Attack

New age of community lodging opens the door for old-school network hacks, putting hosts and guests at risk of cyberattacks and stolen personal …

Review: 'Down the Deep Dark Web' is a movie every technologist should watch

A new documentary about cryptoanarchists, hackers, and security experts explains about why encryption and privacy are important. This movie will make …

Locky Ransomware is back! 49 domains compromised!

Locky ransomware starts up again its illegal activity of stealing money from their victims after a temporary inactivity since the end of May.<p>This …

How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications …

FBI: Our Malware Sends Unencrypted Evidence, and That's a Good Thing

In fact, it's good for the defendants in the Playpen case, FBI agent says.<p>The FBI is facing plenty of controversy over its Network Investigative Technique (NIT), the innocuously-named malware it used to identify thousands of anonymous users viewing images of child abuse on a hidden darkweb site …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

U.S. Department of Justice

And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

The plot thickens: After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool.<p>The second certificate is called DSDTestProvider and is installed by an …

Information Security

Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks

Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity.<p>Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing …

Surveillance

FBI reportedly tracks ‘biggest hack ever’ back to Russian email address

A hacker going by the name of "mr.grey" might have been at least a participant in, if not the mastermind behind, the creation of the world's largest stolen login credentials database. A Reuters report yesterday says unsealed court documents released this past week in Milwaukee show that while …

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.<p><b>On Nov. 4, 2010,</b> a small cell of al-Qaeda operatives …

More Nightmare Stories of Your Worst IT Jobs Ever

After we published reader IT job horror stories, we received more than a 1000 comments, and you kicked it up to a whole other level. From finding …

Halloween DIY: Making Disney Character Masks

Halloween is just a few days away, and for those of you who are especially crafty, we have a special treat for you today!<p>Disney Parks Blog author …

I’m no expert, but holy crap the hacking on Homeland was bad

"There’s a zero-day defect on this firewall."<p>Admittedly, many of my colleagues at Ars—not to mention readers—have far more extensive knowledge of …

The MySpace Worm that Changed the Internet Forever

Ten years ago, a few lines of code gave a hacker one million friends, and a visit from the Feds.<p>Samy didn't want to be everyone's hero. He didn't even want new friends.<p>But thanks to a few clever lines of code, in less than a day, he became the "hero," and a "friend," to more than a million people …

Security

New Microsoft technology might bring Windows 10 to Android phones

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a seemingly strange partnership with Xiaomi for beta testing Windows 10 mobile. The company proved that it can …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, …

Rights & Freedoms

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Archaeology

The Hacks of Mr. Robot: How to Hide Data in Audio Files

Welcome back, my hacker apprentices!<p>A you know, <i>Mr. Robot</i> is my favorite TV show this year, and not just for the realistic hacking. Rami Malek, the …

White Hat

This Optical Illusion Quiz Determines What Type of Thinker You Are

If you have things to do, it's best not to go on PlayBuzz — a black hole of quizzes and games. And this quiz by user Samantha Jones that's quickly rising on its charts tests your optical perception through a series of illusions. After being shown an image, you choose which of the two objects you …

A Puzzling Encryption Story

This one has been puzzling me for several days. Since I have not yet been able to figure it out, I thought I would "bleg" for assistance from our …

Windows 10 bugs emerge

Windows 10 is a potentially great upgrade – that’s not quite great yet.<p>The new Microsoft operating system is an essential redesign. That alone makes it worth the upgrade, as I wrote last week. This week, however, I’m offering a reality check.<p>After a week of constant use, I’ve found it to be buggy …

Zero-day OS X bug revealed in July already exploited in the wild

A 'zero-day' bug discovered in the latest version of Mac OS X has been exploited by real-world malware before Apple has been able to release a …

OS X

Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

<b>Special Report</b> Origins of automated surveillanceDuncan Campbell has spent decades unmasking Britain's super-secretive GCHQ, its spying programmes, …

Best Free VPN Services

<b>Free VPN</b> are providing us an excellent service at zero cost. Usually, they are limited in some way, but they are worth using. Some of the <i>Free VPN</i> …

Dive Into The World Of Anime With These Shows

Within the past couple decades, there’s been a noticeably strong growing interest in anime – or Japanese animation – in the United States. At its height, it was seemingly everywhere you looked, whether you realized it or not.<p>But, for those of us who found the genre early, our interests have …

Anime

Cool Stuff about PowerShell 5 in Windows 10

<b>Summary</b>: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about cool stuff in Windows PowerShell 5.0 for Windows 10.Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is …

This is how the FBI hunts down the world's most notorious cyber-criminals

There is now a growing underground economy for cyber-crime. It is no longer the preserve of just the hacker elite. The market is thriving, said Symantec in one of its most recent threat reports. More cyber-criminals, whether sophisticated or glorified script kiddies, means more work for authorities …