Kaspersky, head of security firm Kaspersky labs, revealed at the Canberra Press Club 2013 in Australia that before the ISS switched from Windows XP to Linux computers, Russian cosmonauts managed to carry infected USB storage devices aboard the station spreading computer viruses to the connected computers.
The damage done by the malware to the computer systems of the ISS is unknown. However, Kaspersky said virus epidemics took hold of the space-based computers, including dozens of laptops.
ten semi-finalists to present in Chicago June 24. $1000 travel stipend
The purpose of the Competition is to promote concepts and benefits of the Internet of Things and Internet Protocol based Machine to Machine (M2M) applications. The Competition seeks innovative applications that could be utilized and commercialized in the open market. All submitted solutions (“Submissions”) will be judged, with the ten best Submissions receiving official Competition awards.
I linked to this Wired article yesterday, but I wanted to draw attention to another quote. To reveal further what I’m personally up to, IOTDB is meant to solve this exact problem.
Ultimately, Kominers argues, the obstacles to a wide-open Internet of Things are more likely to be organizational than technological. “Because many (Internet-of-Things) systems are being developed separately, by different firms under different proprietary standards, it is unclear how interoperability will emerge on the systemic level, or if it ever will,” Kominers writes.
The custom Arduino board will have no LEDs for power savings. To keep it similar to other Arduino boards, it will use the ATMega328P 8-bit microcontroller and have the same pinouts on the connectors. It will have a connector for the nRF24 board for easily making it wireless. Finally, it will support LiPo rechargeable batteries and coin cell batteries.
Huge news — and particularly good for me because I want to see Toronto become a IoT powerhouse!
RBC Waterpark Place is at Queens Quay & York, due south of the Air Canada Centre.
Cisco Systems Inc. has chosen Toronto as one of its four new global innovation hubs, a move it says represents an investment of $100-million in the city over 10 years.
…The world’s largest maker of computer-networking equipment says it will focus on opportunities around the so-called “Internet of everything,” helping start-ups and established companies “while fostering Canadian-based innovation.”
Computing giant Intel has reportedly acquired Basis in a deal worth between $100 million and $150 million.
Basis is a health tracking company born in Vancouver. Last year it raised $11.75 million in a Series B funding round, which included an investment from Intel Capital. Basis, which makes health trackers to improve fitness and sleep, has raised a total of more than $23 million and is based in San Francisco.
The bug in the GnuTLS library makes it trivial for attackers to bypass secure sockets layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protections available on websites that depend on the open source package.…The bug is the result of commands in a section of the GnuTLS code that verify the authenticity of TLS certificates, which are often known simply as X509 certificates. The coding error, which may have been present in the code since 2005
I don’t usually find books about Apple to be quotable. There are certainly some interesting anecdotes and observations but few appeal to the analytical mind. The popular books on Apple have tended to cover what close watchers have already known and are thus compilations with few revelations.
This is not the case with Leander Kahney’s book on Ive. It certainly is the best compilation of detail on product development at Apple during the Ive years (and some time before.) Moreover, it’s also filled with choice insights into the process of development.