A Bulgarian ethical hacker has found a hole in the firmware of DLink routers which make them vulnerable to remote changing of DNS settings and, effectively, traffic hijacking.
Todor Donev, a member of the Ethical Hacker research team, says that the vulnerability is found in the ZynOS firmware of the device, D-Link’s DSL-2740R ADSL modem/wireless router. more»
Software supremo Microsoft is investing in a start-up that wants to give Google Android a good kicking.
Microsoft has written a cheque to power up Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile operating system outside of Google’s auspices. more»
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street clutched the spaces where their hearts should be after the search engine Google announced that its revenue growth had been stalled by the strong US dollar.
Google’s revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s target thanks to declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. more»
The US FCC has redefined the minimum spec required to define a service as broadband.
As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the raised the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps, and the minimum upload speed from 1Mbps to 3Mbps. more»
For years Intel has been an engineer’s company, pushed the technology of its chips, and followed a religion based on shrinking and tick following tock. However, it seems that its mindset is changing – and it appears to be something to do with the influence of its vice president anthropologist Genevieve Bell. more»
Security experts at Kaspersky Lab have discovered shared code and functionality between the Regin malware and a similar platform in a newly disclosed set of Edward Snowden documents 10 days ago by Germany’s Der Spiegel.
The link, found in a keylogger called QWERTY allegedly used by the so-called Five Eyes, leads them to conclude that the developers of each platform are either the same, or work closely together. more»
Computer game outfit Valve’s economist Yanis Varoufakis is to be Greece’s new finance minister and tasked with the chore of sorting out the country’s stuffed up economy.
Yanis Varoufakis originally had the job of analyse and improving Valve’s Steam Market but now has been appointed the new finance minister of Greece. more»
The Tame Apple Press is beside itself with joy as it reported that its favourite company had some rather good results.
Phrases like “smashed Wall Street expectations.” “record sales” and “largest profit in corporate history” were liberally used.
The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended December 27, while many analysts had expected fewer than 70 million. more»
Yahoo plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China’s Alibaba as shareholders demand that it hand over to shareholders the cash it has made from its prized e-commerce investment.
The Alibaba shares are worth valued at roughly $40 billion. more»
The boffin who laid the foundations for the development of the laser has died. Charles Townes was 99.
Townes who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1964 is best known as the “inventor” of the laser but he was also a pioneer in the field of infrared astronomy and was the first to discover water in space. more»
Circular Devices thinks that corporations can use discarded computing modules and smartphones to build supercomputers.
The outfit is working a modular smartphone concept, Puzzlephone, and hopes to ship working products before the end of the year. The idea is to increase the longevity of smartphones and reduce waste in the process. more»
Software giant Microsoft reported a fall in its quarterly profit as sluggish PC sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong US dollar.
Shares of the world’s largest software company, which have surged to 14-year highs in the past few months, fell three percent. more»
LG is behaving oddly over moves by Qualcomm to fix overheating problems in its Snapdragon 810 chip.
Samsung told Qualcomm it would not use the chip for its Galaxy S6 model because of overheating problems and Qualcomm suggested it would make a few modifications. more»
Big Blue has denied claims that it is about to fire 26 per cent of its workforce.
The dark satanic rumour mill manufactured a hell on earth rumour which tipped up in Forbes magazine. If the rumour was right, 112,000 employees could be laid off. more»
The Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal is showing the extent of corporate control over corrupt US politicians in all its ugly glory – not that anyone seems to care.
According to The Verge three politicians sent letters to the Federal Communications Commission that were ghostwritten by Comcast. more»