Microsoft will make available a new Kinect sensor for Windows in 2014, officials said on May 23.
The new Kinect for Windows sensor will include many of the technologies that Microsoft showed off in the Kinect for Xbox One product earlier this week. Microsoft is promising the Kinect for Windows sensor also will include higher fidelity, an expanded field of view, skeletal tracking and new active infrared -- all features of the Kinect for Xbox One.
Call it security through absurdity: a pair of telecom firms have branded reporters for Scripps News as "hackers" after they discovered the personal data of over 170,000 customers—including social security numbers and other identifying data that could be used for identity theft—sitting on a publicly accessible server.
Why does Bitcoin work? Fraudsters should have left it in cinders years ago, and might have done, if it wasn’t for two things: spam and the Byzantine Empire.
A Bitcoin is basically an entry in a ledger that is distributed across a network of computers. Bitcoins are transferred between parties by noting the transaction in the ledger. This might sound just like any other banking system except there’s a crucial difference: no one is in charge of the ledger.
A HACKER has claimed to have mounted a successful attack against the CNN website.
Reckz0r claimed to have extracted information from the US based 'news' company and posted four fake articles on its website.
The chances were always slim that antivirus founder John McAfee would return to his former mansion in Belize and now he can’t. Last Thursday it burned down, more evidence according to McAfee, that he’s no longer welcome in the country.
In a blog, McAfee claimed that the destruction of his beautiful waterside Shangri-La amidst the palm trees was arson motivated by anger at the acquittal of some of his employees over unspecified charges related to their time working for him.
L33tdawg: Video of their talk from #HITB2013AMS is available on YouTube.
Products frequently follow a trajectory from customized prototypes to mass-produced goods, and -- when the market matures -- manufacturers typically find ways to lure consumers by allowing efficient customization.
Going a week without a major brand having its Twitter account compromised was starting to become a rare occurrence. Critics and users alike repeatedly called upon Twitter to release two-factor (or step) authentication. The added layer of security requires you to enter your password, and then a subsequent six-digit access anytime you try to log into Twitter. The short code is sent via text message to your cell phone, which means that any would-be hackers would need to not only crack your password, but to also have physical possession of your cell phone.
A Google security engineer accused Microsoft of treating outside researchers with "great hostility" just days before posting details of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows that could be used to crash PCs or gain additional access rights.
Microsoft acknowledged the vulnerability late Tuesday. "We are aware of claims regarding a potential issue affecting Microsoft Windows and are investigating," said Dustin Childs, a spokesman for the company's security response group, in an email. "We will take the appropriate action to protect our customers."
Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to what Verizon will let you do with FiOS' "unlimited" data plan. And a California man discovered that limit when he got a phone call from a Verizon representative wanting to know what, exactly, he was doing to create more than 50 terabytes of traffic on average per month—hitting a peak of 77TB in March alone.
In the 10 years since I launched my consulting/training venture, I've worked with thousands of software developers around the world. As you might expect, I've seen many software security failures. Given that experience, I'm often asked what I think are the biggest, baddest mistakes made in software today.
In response, I don't cite specific failures. That's what the OWASP Top-10 does. It and similar lists serve a purpose, but at heart they describe a set of symptoms of just a few, far bigger problems.