Monday, July 18, 2011

Internet affects our memory

When a person knows that you can retrieve information with one click, do not bother to remember. This is the conclusion of a series of papers published in the online edition of the journal Science. The study, conducted by three psychologists from the U.S. universities of Harvard, Columbia and Wisconsin-Madison, measured the ability to remember a group of volunteers who, in general terms, we are facing several tests that were offered minor information (for example, the eye of the oysters was greater than his brain) or color associated brands and asked to be remembered.

Facebook violated by Reda, the good hacke

Let's go talk about the security of the world's most popular social network, Facebook, this time breaching the defenses was a Moroccan boy named Reda Cherqaoui through a program, called Agatha, he created and that gave him easy access to more 80 thousand accounts.

Microsoft's social network is called Tulalip

After Google, Microsoft's turn. Publication involuntary (or so it seems) of a snapshot in socle. com, now retired, has released the first signs of the project. In this web-site, which currently only has one page apology, published a page of a new service that allows venture that is a search engine focused on social networks, basically Twitter and Facebook, which offered a link.

The project is named after a Native American tribe based in the State of Washington, Tulalip. Tulalip Microsoft has said that only a project that has come to the Internet by mistake. But it coincides with the purchase by the company's social dominance. com for about two million euros. Microsoft, unlike Google, has a friendly relationship with Twitter and Facebook, whose real-time results can follow from Bing in the United States, which can not Twitter Google whose contract with for these purposes ended last month and not renewed forcing the browser to ignore these searches in real time.

Apple closes the security hole affecting iPhone and iPad

Computer group Apple has published Friday, July 15, a patch to address a major security flaw affecting the operating system of devices of the brand, like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The flaw, which could be exploited to collect personal data, was discovered in early July. It concerns the management of files.

pdf: opening a file containing malicious code could allow an attacker to gain access to numerous confidential information, including passwords, bank details, content of emails or SMS of user.

Server Attack on police computer: hacker arrested

A group called NN-crew had published confidential information about a week of duty in the Internet. These were among other things, movement profiles of the monitoring system of Patras, with the data from the GPS tracking devices are evaluated. The customs data confirmed the leak, the federal police took the Patras-server from the network temporarily and warned all users.

Use data from the Federal Police or the federal Office of Criminal Investigation should not have been affected. The Customs Criminal Office has subsequently reported to the prosecutors in Karlsruhe. Apparently the hacker had access to a download server to the federal police, was deployed to the software for various departments.

Patents: HTC loses a battle against Apple

Computer group Apple has won a first round in the legal battle that pitted him against HTC. In the first opinion, Friday, July 15, the International Trade Commission in Washington ruled that the firm taïwainaise violated two patents for Apple. Initially, the American accused HTC ten violations of patents in various fields, ranging from user interface with motion sensors on mobile devices.

Group HTC announced that it would appeal. The final opinion of the commission is expected in early December. But if the verdict was upheld, imports of HTC smartphones, using the Android operating system from Google, could be banned in the United States. FALL OF TITLE HTC "It's not the worst case for HTC since it was recognized that they did not infringe on eight patents, however, said Michael On, Taiwanese investor, quoted by Bloomberg.