November 27th, 2012 11:27
hypnosec writes “A new flaw has been discovered in printers manufactured by Samsung whereby a backdoor in the form of an administrator account would enable attackers to not only take control of the flawed device but, but will also allow them to attack other systems in the network. According to a warning on US-CERT the administrator account is hard-coded in the device in the form of an SNMP community string with full read-write access. The backdoor is not only present in Samsung printers but also in Dell printers that have been manufactured by Samsung. The administrator account remains active even if SNMP is disabled from the printer’s administration interface.”
Source: Hardcoded Administrator Account Opens Backdoor Access To Samsung Printers
Categories: slashdot account, administration interface, administrator, Backdoor, flawed device, form, interface source, Samsung, samsung printers, snmp community string, US
For the homebrew hardware nerds out there who also homebrew beer: “BrewPi is an open source fermentation controller that runs on an Arduino (for now) and a Raspberry Pi. It can control your beer temperature with 0.1 degree precision, log temperature data in nice graphs and is fully configurable from a web interface.” Source code
. The article has lots of photos and screenshots. The project involves rewiring the compressor’s electrical connection through a PID controller, and includes both a fancy OLED display on the fridge and support for logging statistics and control over the web. If you’ve ever had the joy of gradually crash-cooling a lager (not too fast, not too slow), the software includes settings to effect gradual temperatures changes in the fermenting wort. Certainly fancier than a Johnson controller and a probe attached to a fermenter with a strip of insulating tape.
Source: BrewPi: Raspberry Pi and Arduino Powered Fermentation Chamber
Categories: slashdot beer, BrewPi, controller, homebrew, homebrew beer, homebrew hardware, insulating tape, interface source, Johnson, source, tape source
Windows 8 is drawing near, and with it comes tighter integration with Microsoft’s cloud storage service SkyDrive. Because of its increased visibility, Microsoft is revamping SkyDrive
to a more modern design, and is updating the SkyDrive apps for desktop PCs and Android devices
. “SkyDrive’s revamped home page embraces the same tile-based design aesthetic as Microsoft’s other new and upcoming products, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft previously referred to that aesthetic as ‘Metro,’ but plans on giving it a new name at an unannounced future point. … SkyDrive users can flick for a more detailed view of files, including dates modified, sharing status, and size. In terms of features, there’s the ability to search within SkyDrive for pretty much any term, including content within Word and other Office documents. Microsoft has also shifted common commands (creating and sharing folders, for example) to the toolbar that runs along the top of the SkyDrive interface.
Source: Microsoft Revamping SkyDrive
CharlyFoxtrot writes “The geeks over on the fail0verflow blog took apart an AT&T Microcell device which is ‘essentially a small cell-tower in a box, which shuttles your calls and data back to the AT&T mothership over your home broadband connection.’ They soon uncovered some real security issues including a backdoor : ‘We believe that this backdoor is NOT meant to be globally accessible. It is probably only intended to be used over the IPSEC tunnel which the picoChip SoC creates. [...] Unfortunately, they set up the wizard to bind on 0.0.0.0, so the backdoor is accessible over the WAN interface.’”
Source: AT&T Microcell Disassembly; Security Flaws Exposed
Categories: slashdot amp, Backdoor, cell tower, CharlyFoxtrot, interface source, ipsec tunnel, microcell, security, T MicroCell, verflow, wan interface
September 28th, 2011 09:29
writes “It turns out that you can still get a legacy PCI graphics card with a modern GPU. In this case it’s a Nvidia Geforce GT 520 card provided by Zotac. Both the PCI and PCIe x1 variants feature a GT 520 graphics chip with 48 stream processors, 512MB of DDR3 memory, a 810MHz core clock speed, a 1333MHz memory speed, and a 64-bit memory interface.”
Source: Zotac Releases GeForce GT 520 With Classic PCI Connector
Fixmo, which offers solutions to protect and manage enterprise mobile devices, has raised $6.5 million in financing, the company announced this morning.
The Series B funding round was led by new investor Panorama Capital, with existing investors Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital, Extreme Venture Partners and management participating.
Fixmo co-founder and CEO Rick Segal posits that enterprises want a mobile workforce with all of its benefits but without having to worry about the risks associated with mobile devices deployed across parts of or the entire organization.
To that end, Fixmo provides device assurance, policy compliance, and device audit solutions, as well as tools that allow enterprises to manage their entire mobile infrastructure, end-to-end, through a single interface.
Source: Fixmo Scores $6.5M For Infrastucture Management Solutions For Mobile Devices
Categories: techcrunch Canada, capital, CEO Rick Segal, device, Enterprise, Fixmo, inovia, interface source, management, mobile infrastructure, policy compliance, rick segal
writes “Canonical’s decision to impose the new Unity interface on Ubuntu 11.04 users appears to have split the Linux distro’s users, according to PC Pro. Features such as a moving Launcher bar and invisible scrollbars have angered many users, with one claiming that “Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience”. The rush to meet the six-monthly release schedule also appears to have harmed the release, with many users reporting graphical glitches with the new user interface.”
Source: Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider
Categories: slashdot Barence, Canonical, great divider, interface, interface source, linux distro, PC Pro, pro features, release, scrollbars, Ubuntu, unity
February 26th, 2011 02:24
adeelarshad82 writes “As fate would have it, an Intel chipset glitch delayed shipments of almost every laptop manufacturer, save one. Apple, which has typically been last in transitioning to new technology, is now among the first to launch laptops with Sandy Bridge. The Apple MacBook Pro (Thunderbolt) is the fastest laptop out there. Powered with a Quad-core Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, the MacBook Pro has a lot of fire power to offer. Unfortunately though it is still a bit expensive and there is a lack of Thunderbolt devices to take advantage of the new interface.”
Source: New Apple MacBook Pro Reviewed
Categories: slashdot adeelarshad, Apple MacBook, apple macbook pro, core core, fate, Intel, intel chipset, interface source, laptop, laptop manufacturer, Sandy Bridge, thunderbolt
Gamasutra reports that cloud gaming service OnLive has reached an agreement with Vizio to integrate OnLive directly into the hardware manufacturer’s TVs and blu-ray players. “Vizio also announced that it will introduce … tablets and smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system that integrate the gaming service through its Via Plus ecosystem. OnLive is already publicly available for Apple’s iPad, but that app is exclusively for spectating other people who are playing Onlive through PCs or the MicroConsole. Perlman said Onlive is coming to Vizio’s mobile devices with playable games. … Perlman also said that thanks to the open nature of the Android platform, manufacturers are creating more traditional game controllers for Android tablets. Some resemble a gamepad cut in half, where one half snaps on either side of the table screen, Perlman said. Certain Android tablets will also potentially work with Onlive’s official controller, if the mobile device supports the appropriate RF interface.”
Source: OnLive To Be Built Into Vizio Devices
Categories: slashdot Android, blu ray players, games, gaming, hardware, interface source, Internet, OnLive, perlman, playable games, rf interface, Vizio
In announcing the new Mac App store at an event in Cupertino today, Steve Jobs revealed that Apple has hit 7 billion iPhone and iPad downloads from the iOS App Store. This is notable as the App Store just announced 6.5 billion downloads in September, a 3.5 billion jump from January. Gulp.
Maybe now they’ll do something about that iTunes interface?
Source: App Store Hits 7 Billion Downloads
Categories: techcrunch Apple, cupertino, event, interface source, iPad, iPhone, Mac App, new mac, Steve Jobs, Store, today