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Hackers Could Easily Target GSM Phones
2011-12-27 10:23:45

A German security expert this week said a vulnerability in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain access to cellphones remotely, causing them to send text messages or make phone calls. Hackers could use the vulnerability in the GSM network technology, which is used by billions of people in about 80 percent of the global mobile market, using them for their scams, said Karsten Nohl, head of Germany´s Security Research Labs. Similar attacks on a smaller scale...

2011-06-27 11:49:28

A new study from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that your set-top boxes are the single largest electricity guzzler in American homes, with some home entertainment systems devouring more power than a refrigerator and even some central AC systems. According to NRDC figures, there are more than 160 million set-top boxes currently in use across the country, and that number is steadily rising. In 2010, these units ate up nearly 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, or 168...

2010-10-21 06:25:00

Adding to its embargo of mineral shipments to Japan, the New York Times reports that China has now also blocked some of those mineral shipments to the United States and Europe, according to three industry officials this week. The embargo, involving rare earth minerals that are crucial to making many advanced products, could further intensify the already increased trade and currency tensions with the West. Until recently, China generally sought quick and quiet accommodations on trade issues....

2005-10-22 15:06:12

By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK (Reuters) - A reporter for The New York Times came under sharp criticism in the pages of her own newspaper on Saturday, over her conduct related to a probe into the outing of a CIA operative. The Times' executive editor was quoted in the paper as saying reporter Judith Miller appeared to have misled it about her role in the controversy, and a top columnist suggested the Times' reputation would be endangered if she returned from leave to her old job. "If...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).