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  • USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin'

    03/19/2019 11:18:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 6, 2019 | ThioJoe
    USB 4.0 (to be called "USB4") has officially been announced, with the final specification being released later this year. It will include notable changes such as 40 Gbps speed, and two-lane data transfer. For example, this means it will be able to transfer regular data, and send video data for a monitor simultaneously. It also implements features of Thunderbolt 3, which Intel has provided royalty free! | USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin' | ThioJoe | Published on Mar 6, 2019
  • How to Use Encrypted USB Memory Sticks

    01/26/2019 12:25:35 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    American Partisan ^ | 11NOV18 | editorial staff
    USB memory sticks are a great addition to computing. Having the ability to carry hundreds of gigs of data in your pocket is amazing. Especially to those of us that remember the days of 360K (yes, K) floppy disks. Almost every computer has a USB port for you to connect your USB stick and copy or access files. You can carry all your documents with you and use them anywhere. However, carrying your data with you has significant security and privacy concerns. If you loose your USB stick, anyone can now access your files. They would have access to your...
  • Is it impossible to connect a Win 10 tablet to a Win 7 PC via USB?

    05/09/2018 12:45:49 PM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 47 replies
    Eric Pode | 09 May 2018 | Eric Pode
    I never imagined this would be impossible until I actually had to try and do it.I'm trying to connect via USB my desktop (homebuilt, Intel based, Win 7 Ultimate) to a Lenovo Yoga tablet (Win 10) to copy over about 40 gig of files.An hour long web search reveals no straightforward way to do this, indeed many sites say it's not possible by design.I never give up until I have checked FR.Am I stuck shuttling the files between computers using a flash drive, or my bog-slow home wireless network?
  • The House IT Scandal

    04/24/2018 12:22:49 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Russian meddling? Campaign collusion? Forget that. That “did they or didn’t they” story has nothing on the ongoing saga of cybersecurity breaches with the possible involvement of a foreign government taking place in the House of Representatives. The story has all the features of a political spy novel: stolen servers, access to confidential congressional files, claims of “controlling the White House” and $12,000 in a suitcase. Compared to the rampant speculation over yet-unproven claims of Russian collusion in the Trump campaign, the events in the House have received minimal attention from the mainstream press (the exception is the impressive level...
  • This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous (video at source site)

    03/18/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    ZDNet ^ | March 16, 2017 -- 19:42 GMT (12:42 PDT) | By Zack Whittaker
    When plugged in, this weaponized USB stick can destroy laptops, kiosks, ATMs, cars, and more. (Image: USBKill) Remember that USB stick that would destroy almost anything in its path, from laptops, photo booths, kiosks, to even cars? Now there's a new version, and it's even more dangerous than before. In case you missed it the first time around, a Hong Kong-based company built a weaponized pocket-sized USB stick, which when plugged into a device, will rapidly charge its capacitors from the USB power supply and then discharge, frying the affected device's circuits. Dubbed the USB Kill stick, it fries almost...
  • Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot

    04/11/2016 2:26:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | 4/11/16 | Shaun Nichols
    A new study has found that almost half the people who pick up a USB stick they happen across in a parking lot plug said drives into their PCs.Researchers from Google, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan, spread 297 USB drives around the Urbana-Champaign campus. They found that 48 percent of the drives were picked up and plugged into a computer, some within minutes of being dropped. "The security community has long held the belief that users can be socially engineered into picking up and plugging in seemingly lost USB flash drives they find," the researchers...
  • Swiss bank's donations to Clinton Foundation increased after Hillary intervention in IRS dispute

    07/30/2015 4:11:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report. According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014. The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in...
  • This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat

    05/14/2015 5:42:34 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 28 replies
    TechCrunch via Hacker News ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Sami Kamkar
    Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working! It’s a classic scene from basically every spy movie in history. In this case, however, that mystery device is real. Samy Kamkar — developer of projects like that massive worm that conquered MySpace back in 2006, or SkyJack, the drone that hijacks other drones — has released a video demonstrating the abilities of a particularly ridiculous “necklace” he sometimes wears around. Called USBdriveby, it’s a...
  • Why Every New Macbook Needs a Different ********* Charger (video)(language warning)

    03/20/2015 3:53:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-19-2015 | CollegeHumor
    We can make a computer fit in an envelope, but I guess we’re still working out the kinks on the charger.
  • Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive

    10/29/2014 3:48:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | 27 October 2014 | Scott Nesbitt
    Image by :  Opensource.com Maybe you’ve heard about Linux and are intrigued by it. So intrigued that you want to give it a try. But you might not know where to begin.You’ve probably done a bit of research online and have run across terms like dual booting and virtualization. Those terms might mean nothing to you, and you’re definitely not ready to sacrifice the operating system that you’re currently using to give Linux a try. So what can you do? If you have a USB flash drive lying around, you can test drive Linux by creating a live USB....
  • Critical USB hack goes public; how bad is the risk?

    10/05/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT · by TChad · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/4/2014 | Matt Picht
    Because we just don't already have enough tech security problems to worry about, computer science researchers have just published a potentially catastrophic security exploit.
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/
  • Power to the People's Devices (new USB Power Delivery spec)

    03/24/2014 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    CIO ^ | March 24, 2014 | Bart Perkins
    A revolution is about to come to the most unlikely of places: those hundreds, maybe thousands, of USB ports scattered throughout your company. This revolution will be all about power distribution and management, the stuff that only interests IT infrastructure staff. But there are wider implications that should make the entire IT organization take notice. The specification for USB Power Delivery (USB PD) was released nearly two years ago, but devices designed around this standard will only start to appear later this year. The new spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head. What was a data...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • TI comes out with DockPort silicon -- Cheap and useful docking stations kill Intel's Thunderbol

    08/20/2013 7:31:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Texas Instruments just put a chip through the heart of Intel’s Thunderbolt folly with their new HD3SS2521 DockPort controller. This little $1.85 chip both vastly simplifies the user experience and shines a harsh light on what Intel can’t do with a closed and 75x more expensive solution. If you haven’t been paying attention, DockPort is the sane and open answer to Intel’s still broken and anti-user Light Peak/Thunderbolt interface. Formerly called Lightning Bolt, DockPort was AMD’s answer to the non-solution that Intel tried to spin Thunderbolt as. Several years in Thunderbolt is achieving some of the features promised at release...
  • AMAZING, IT WORKS!!

    08/12/2013 12:47:33 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies
    August 12, 2013 | ME
    I have an upcoming discussion I want to document, risked 11 bucks on one of the little thumb drive recorders from Ebay. The durn thing is clear as a bell, not hifi of course but clear and strong enough for the mission ahead!Next I will get my super spy camera!!
  • Is Norton™ Online Backup a good backup system?

    12/09/2012 10:02:54 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 40 replies
    self | 12/9/2012 | self
    Recently I had a problem with Comcast's cloud backup. Then, I went to MyPC Backup Premium, and I started a year of their Premium program. Everything appeared to go well until this past week. I couldn't back up my files, and the system wanted me to go into a new package. Finally, after several days, I got a response re what to do, and it didn't work. I went on line and checked out their ratings. Once you got past the bs, there appeared to be a lot of people having similiar problems as I had. I really don't want...
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON LINES.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Obama’s Swiss Banker

    04/24/2012 4:00:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    The WASHIGTON FREE BEACON ^ | April 24, 2012 | By Andrew Stiles
    One of President Obama’s largest financial backers is a key executive at the largest Swiss bank in the world, complicating his criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Robert Wolf is president of Swiss financial giant UBS Investment Bank and chairman of UBS Americas. He has been one of Obama’s most prolific fundraisers dating back to 2006, when the former Senator from Illinois initiated his run for the White House. Wolf has bundled more than $500,000 for the president’s reelection, campaign records show. He is but one of many wealthy bankers Obama has turned to in an effort to win...
  • Knights of Pride’ wanted to turn France into Islamic Caliphate

    03/23/2012 3:41:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 22 March 2012 | Daniel Siryoti and Eli Leon
    Mohammed Merah belonged to extreme Salafi group that works to topple French democracy • Group’s website shut down with homepage reading: “Due to great pressures brought upon us, we have dismantled the Forsane al-Izza movement.” Mohammed Merah, the confessed murderer of three children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school this week, was not a lone wolf, and on Wednesday the testimonies poured in about his involvement with a Salafi (extreme strand of Sunni Islam) group named Forsane al-Izza (FA). The “Knights of Pride”- as the group’s name means in English - was founded in France about a year...