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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently proved that smart key fobs which allow a driver to unlock doors and start a vehicle without touching the fob are vulnerable to a simple hack — by extending the distance the fob and vehicle can communicate with one another.  Read More »

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Ummm, how do you run out of email delivered iTunes gift cards at an online store? And, if you don’t want to sell them why filter them to the top of your display? If I wasn’t quite speechless, there wouldn’t be more … Read More »

Cody Brocious, a hacker, announced at Black Hat a simple DIY Arduino solution to gain instant, untraceable access to millions of Onity HT card-key protected hotel and college dorm rooms. Zero authentication required, even master card-keys for anonymous entry can be retrieved from the hack. Read More »

You just can’t make this stuff up …

 
Monique Braxton’s one year old son Samir was taken to this laundromat by her husband’s girlfriend who, in turn, was accompanied by the adult male seen loading the child into a washing machine at the Federal Laundromat in Camden New Jersey. The claim is, apparently, that a previous customer had left money in the machine which meant that it was ready to roll when the door shut.

Links: Google map to Federal Laundromat at 2320 Federal Street Camden, NJ 08105 | WWLP’s Terror in the laundromat

Michael Plumadore has reportedly confessed to the heinous murder and dismemberment of nine year old Aliahna Lemmon. This is such a sad story it makes one sick to the stomach.

Did a “bored” and “aroused” man commit this crime?

Caption: Plumadore’s MySpace page where his status is “bored” and his mood is “aroused” … Read More »

You have nothing █████ █ to fear from ███ ██████ government █████ ██ censorship ███. We have ██████ ███ your █████ interests ████ at heart. You can ████ trust us. Read More »

So here’s a reality check. When you write for yourself, few people read your posts. When you write in terms of other people interests you score a ton of hits. Makes sense, right? When you write mostly for your own circle of family, friends and colleagues you’re not aiming for the hits. So why do I get miffed when a post about something incidental gets fifty thousand hits, compared with a heartfelt note about something I really care about barely scoring twenty? Read More »

A thermal imaging camera can expose your ATM personal identification number (PIN).

Here’s how … Read More »

Assuming you understood the question, it may scare you a whole lot. Want to stalk somebody’s wireless network? You just need to know their router’s MAC address. Read More »

Who would write such a “paper”?
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Viral piracy has pre-orders of Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés‘ book Go the F**k to Sleep at first place on Amazon’s Bestsellers in Book.

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When you despair at the corruption in your own government, consider this story and rejoice. Here’s “something right out of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous mixed with Crime Scene Investigation. Watch Russian tax officials who stole $230 million from their people getting $43 million richer. See them buying multi-million dollar properties on Palm Jumeriah in Dubai, in Montenegro and Moscow, and getting payments to their Swiss bank accounts and offshore firms. Russian authorities refused to investigate the $230 million theft and declared these tax officials honest victims. Sergei Magnitsky, a 37-year anti-corruption lawyer who exposed their scam, was tortured and killed.”


Russian Untouchables. Episode 1: Artem Kuznetsov Read More »

A: A young White House intern, unable to take up a Federal paying job, tells the President she has a crush on him — so he takes her into a library at the back of the Oval Office and proceeds to … Read More »

Rather than fix a well know PIN vulnerability in verifying card transactions UK banks would rather keep the problem under wraps — to the extent of asking Cambridge university to censor a thesis one of its computer students had published on the subject. The university’s response to the banks is — spot on!

“… you seem to think that we might censor a student’s thesis, which is lawful and already in the public domain, simply because a powerful interest finds it inconvenient. This shows a deep misconception of what universities are and how we work … censoring writings that offend the powerful is offensive to our deepest values … Accordingly I have authorised the thesis to be issued as a Computer Laboratory Technical Report. This will make it easier for people to find and to cite, and will ensure that its presence on our web site is permanent …”

For your reading pleasure, the university’s full response can be found here

Can’t find the time to construct a seductive missive, give unsolicited feedback, observe a holy day, file a grievance, hand-write an invitation, offer a candid apology or sincere gratitude? Then get thee to The Bureau of Communication to fill in beautiful retro art templates which can be over-stamped with additional heartfelt messages before emailing them out to your unsuspecting recipients …