For years, security experts have warned governments that national ID schemes, ID Data stockpiles and other systems that harvest and store large volumes of sensitive personal information are high risk targets that can and will become the object of criminal desire. Israel has learnt about this the the hard way. In a classic demonstration of […]

Wired has updated their article on the Keylogger Virus that has affected some of the US Airforce’s critical infrastructure spreading so pervasively as to even reach the command and control systems of the US UAV fleet. The US Airforce has now gone on record insisting that the malware was “more of a nuisance” than it […]

Dennis Ritchie is a man who shaped much of todays technology. in 1969,  a group of Bell Labs employees, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy and Joe Ossana wrote the frist Unix operating system. It was written entirely in Assembly language. By December 6 1972, the second version of Unix was released. Also […]

Some 1.6 Million Sony LCD TV sets sold in Europe since 2007 are at risk of catching fire. So far the only symptom is that they start smoking, though sony cant rule out strange noises or smells coming from affected sets. Affected model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500. Sony has put […]

Sony has been hacked again. This time more than 90,000 accounts for Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services were compromised in what looks like a simple Brute Force attack where the attacker or attackers simply tried common passwords against user accounts until they got in. This attack strategy is hardly […]

The US army plans to roll out and Android smartphone as part of the next evolution of its “Nett Warrior” Programme. Its hoped the Android device will reduce kilos of comms equipment down to just a few pounds for it and the Rifleman Radio that it will hook into. Why a Rifleman Radio? The Army […]

From the Las Vegas Sun: Its no secret that Las Vegas needs water, and its also no secret that Las Vegas is struggling to meet the ever increasing demand for water. The photo below shows just how far water levels have dropped in Lake Mead, Vegas’s primary supply of water. Levels havent been this low […]