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Chris Hemsworth ... Hacking intensifies (via Blackhat film)   Movies are a great way to discover what is in the mind and hearts of the people within a culture, and Blackhat is no exception. While it isn’t the most realistic movie logistically speaking, it does pose the question of how we would protect ourselves from terrorist attacks if they took place in the cyber realm.   The trailer for Blackhat opens with a quote from former CIA Director Leon Panetta. It reads, “The ...
Timeline of INSA hack (via University of Toronto report) Italian security firm, Hacking Team, is under fire for allegedly having supplied the tyrannical Ethiopian government stealthy spyware that resulted in an attack on US journalists. Hacking Team denied the claims and the Ethiopian government has not commented, although it issued at least five attacks last year alone.   Ethiopia doesn’t have a great track record for upholding freedom of speech. Second to only Eritrea for imp ...
This article was first published on embedded beat, the blog platform of Freescale.com Contributed by Joseph Yiu, Senior Embedded Technology Manager, ARM When I look back at microcontrollers from the early 21st century, it is incredible to see how far we have come. Having worked at ARM since 2001, I have witnessed an extraordinary revolution in microcontroller technologies, and this is a great credit to both my colleagues at ARM as well as our partners, such as Freescale, who have licensed A ...
Last year we teased you with details around the architecture of a new family in i.MX 6 series of applications processors that was coming soon. We talked about how it would enable highly functional, extremely secure and power efficient IoT devices that require constant connectivity and higher levels of integration with their surrounding environment. Well, it’s here! IoT, meet i.MX 6SoloX. The i.MX 6SoloX is the industry’s first applications processor to integrate an ARM® Cortex&# ...
IoT seems so clean, safe, comfy even... but it isn't. (image via HP) As technology continues to advance, some wonder if it’s becoming easier or more difficult to compromise personal information. That’s why HP decided to conduct a study that observed the vulnerabilities of home security systems managed by the Internet of Things; the results were horrifying.   HP took 10 IoT-connected Home Security Systems and tested them across various standards of network security, includ ...
Symantec employees in the middle of the CyberWar Games (via Symantec)   The employees of Symantec, a cyber-security firm, work hard ensuring their customer's information is protected. But once every year they swap roles; they become the bad guys. Four years ago, the company introduced its CyberWar Games, an internal event where employees are challenged to become the criminal. How it works is by simulating an information breach modeled after a real life incident reported in the media. Emplo ...
Steve Roberts, Technical Director RECOM Engineering GmbH, about the Internet of Things and the future of analog electronics. Find more interesting articles on www.bodospower.com ...
New Chips XMOS have released some fresh silicon - their banner provides a hint of part of the new functionality! It is probably the first microcontroller with GigEth capability : ) Performance is increased to up to 4000MIPS on a 32-core device. Also much more memory for programs and data : ) - up to 1M SRAM and 2M flash. There is also capability to perform some DSP-like operations, as well as the ability to load multiple bytes of data in a single clock cycle (like SIMD - single instruction ...
Stacks of SIM cards (via the intercept) Some suspect George Orwell’s 1984 has become reality, with the National Security Agency (NSA) playing the starring role of Big Brother. According to the top-secret confessions of former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, the NSA isn’t just keeping a watching eye on American citizens, but is also keeping tabs on the world at large. In 2010, the renegade said both the U.S. and Britain worked together to compromise the largest manufacturer of ...
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Early Cancer Detection

Posted by shabaz Top Member Mar 19, 2015
A trailer here of an upcoming documentary about breast cancer detection and how perhaps new ways are needed to help detect it, and how a product that may help could be brought to market. I don't know much about it, but the product clearly uses small and lightweight sensors and wireless technology to ensure changing conditions are conveyed rapidly to experts. The documentary may be interesting to many, but also it may provide the Sudden Impact challengers with useful information too.   ...
If you’re familiar with GitHub, you’ll probably be surprised to discover that the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has started using it to enhance international cyber-security with the help of coders around the world. If you don’t have upholding the cyber security of the U.S. government listed on your resume, now is your chance.   The initiative began in mid-December and sought to employ the collective coding skills and security strategies of the best coders around. ...
Image source: IBM The "Internet of Things" (IoT) has taken off and will accelerate exponentially in the coming years.  With everything from refrigerators to smoke detectors to sprinkler systems becoming network/Internet accessible, Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use this year, up 30 percent from 2014, and the figure will reach 25 billion by 2020.   But while IoT promises many benefits to end-users the biggest challenge of the young movement i ...

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