Month: July 2011

Anyone Can Access Microsoft’s Massive Location Database and See Where Your L…

Anyone Can Access Microsoft's Massive Location Database and See Where Your Laptop and Smartphone Have Been (Adrian Covert/Gizmodo) via Techmeme on 7/30/11 Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Anyone Can Access Microsoft’s Massive Location Database and See Where Your Laptop and Smartphone Have Been  —  Microsoft has been going around and building a database of publicly broadcast …

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Researchers Say Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Spring Prisoners From Cells

Researchers Say Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Spring Prisoners From Cells via Wired: Threat Level by Kim Zetter on 7/29/11 Vulnerabilities in electronic systems that control prison doors could allow hackers or others to spring prisoners from their jail cells, according to researchers. Some of the same vulnerabilities that the Stuxnet superworm used to sabotage centrifuges …

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Virgin Mobile USA To Start Throttling Data Speeds in October (tag:ISP)

Virgin Mobile USA To Start Throttling Data Speeds in October via HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Resource Community on 7/13/11 Virgin Mobile USA has announced that beginning in October that it will start throttling data throughput to 256 kbps or less for users who exceed 2.5 GB of usage before the end of their billing cycle. …

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