November 26th @ 9:00 PM GMT (20 min ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: Embedded devices of some 50 manufacturers has been found sharing the same hard-coded X.509 certificates (for HTTPS) and SSH host keys, a fact that can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to carry out impersonation, man-in-the-middle, or passive decryption attacks. SEC Consult has analyzed firmware images of more than 4000 embedded devices of over 70 vendors — firmware of routers, IP cameras, VoIP phones, modems, etc. — and found that, i... (Technology)
November 26th @ 9:00 PM GMT (20 min ago)
SlashDot judgecorp writes: The government-owned Russian energy company Rosenergoatom is building Russia's largest data center at its giant Kalinin nuclear power station. Most of the space will be available to customers, and the facility expects to be in demand, thanks to two factors: reliable power, and the data residency rules which require Russian citizens' data to be located within Russia. Facebook and Google don't have data centers within Russia yet — and Rosenergoatom has already invit... (Technology)
November 26th @ 7:20 PM GMT (2 hr ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: A judge allowed a software pirate to make a anti-piracy PSA and get away from paying a $373,000 / €351,000 fine he owed Microsoft and other software manufacturers. The only condition was that his video should get over 200,000 views on YouTube.From the BBC's coverage of the trial's unusual outcome: The defendant, known only as Jakub F came to the out-of-court settlement with a host of firms whose software he pirated after being convicted by a Czech court. I... (Technology)
November 26th @ 7:04 PM GMT (2.3 hr ago)
November 26th @ 6:41 PM GMT (2.7 hr ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: A controversy has erupted in the United Kingdom following the decision of the three theatre chains that control 80% of the movie screens in the country to refuse to show an advertisement for the Anglican church. The 60 second advertisement is for a new Church of England website,, the purpose of which is to encourage people to pray. The Odeon, Cineworld and Vue chains refused to allow it to be shown due to a policy not allowing political or religious a... (Technology)
November 26th @ 6:40 PM GMT (2.7 hr ago)
Yahoo! A long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other climate-altering greenhouse gases. Driving a car and flipping a light switch have a clear ''carbon footprint'' -- much less obvious is the harm caused by sending a simple text message or opening a bottle of water. The culprits are greenhouse gases produced in running the computer, server and routers but also those emitted when the equipment was manufactured. (Technology)
November 26th @ 6:39 PM GMT (2.7 hr ago)
November 26th @ 6:36 PM GMT (2.7 hr ago)
November 26th @ 6:30 PM GMT (2.8 hr ago)
Yahoo! Youve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space. Therefore, its not surprising to hear Tyson give his two cents on the most recent developments in space travel. In case you somehow didnt hear about them, Blue Origin and SpaceX are privately funded space companies (by Amazons Jeff Bezos and Teslas Elon Musk, respectively) that made enormous progress towards private space travel. Blue Origin just beat SpaceX when it comes to successfully lan... (Technology)