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How Volkswagen Dieselgate happened

At the recent Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg two IT experts, Felix Domke and Daniel Lange (former Head of IT strategy at BMW) gave a talk on what exactly had happened with Volkswagen’s cheating of emissions tests. The biggest issue of emissions tests is that they are always performed with some standard model, like the so-called NEDC (New European Driving …

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Hackers can 3D-print your keys

One thing you might not know about hackers is that besides cracking some virtual systems many of them are fond of hacking real world stuff as well. One thing of particular interest for them is naturally locking systems. For instance, lockpicking contests and related talks are a common thing at hacker conferences such as DEF CON or Chaos Communication Congress. …

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in April

Codenamed ‘Xenial Xerus’, Ubuntu 16.04 will be the 6th Long Term Support release of the hugely popular open-source operating system. The first LTS was released in June 2006. Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus will include the Unity 7 desktop, Linux Kernel 4.4, and a host of updated applications. It may even feature a refreshed icon set. As a Long Term Support release the Xenial Xerus …

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ISIS Has Developed Its Own Secure Messaging App

The Islamic State is known to use messaging apps like Telegram and WhatsApp to communicate the messages to its followers. After being hounded out of other social networks, ISIS has created its own secure messaging app on Android, according to the Ghost Security Group (GhostSec). The Alwari app, says GhostSec is being used by members of the terrorist group to …

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Netflix block Users Who Use VPN

Netflix Vows to Shut Down Proxy Users Who Bypass Country Restrictions. The company said in a blog post today that in coming weeks it would begin blocking so-called VPN proxies (VPN is short for “virtual private network”), servers that let users get around content licensing restrictions limiting where movies and shows can be viewed. “We are making progress in licensing content across the …

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Hidden Secret Codes for Android Mobile Phones

Even before the Android operating system came out, secret codes were available on other platforms. Your Android device also holds a large amount of information about its hardware and system that an average user might find difficult to access. But if you know Android’s secret codes , you can factory-reset your device, find out its hidden camera information, instantly back up your precious data, …

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