Month: August 2007

NASA, Caltech sued by scientists because of un-constitutional background checks.

Came across this article today about the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech performing detailed background checks on their employees.  I agree every employer has the right with employees’ permission to perform a background check.  Employers should ensure that the background checks are commensurate with the duty the employee is to perform.  The fact that …

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Car door locks hacked!

As most of us are now accustomed to using the keyless car entry systems installed in on our cars daily without ever thing it could be HACKED.  Well security researchers in Israel and Belgium have discovered an electronic eqivalent of a Slim Jim.  Most car manufacturers have implemented a 20 year old encryption system called KeeLoq.  …

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iPhone unlocked!

So much for AT&T’s strategy to have exclusive rights to sell Apple’s iPhone.  Apple probably convinced AT&T into beleiving that their Mac osX is very secure and so would their iPhone OS.  The fact that an 17-year old can unlock the code on iPhone makes Apple look like fools.  The morale of this story is, …

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