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Our faculty to make secure cars

Prof. Jana Dittmann from our Faculty for Computer Sciences (FIN) at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) ensures the safety of future cars. They say this topic will be trending in the next years.

Facebook’s vast Hadoop clusters

Facebook uses Hadoop to gain information about their members. It helded the second biggest Hadoop database behind Yahoo! [4] By May 2010 Facebook got a bigger Hadoop Cluster than Yahoo! [2] Google is not know to use Hadoop. Because it is an opponent product to GFS and Googles BigTable. Apache Hadoop has been voted being […]

Think Quarterly

Google just launched a new magazine to reflect the passed three months. It is simple, easy-to-read, and beautiful. The mag follows a minimalistic presentation style. This is known from Japan and called Zen. The design is made by¬†The Church Of London – a creative design team. Google does not made a big deal out of […]

App Store: Opera not until you’re 17

Opera is one of the top five used browsers in the world. Many people love it and use it. Now Opera is available in the Mac App Store – but only if you’re at least 17 years old. The editors from Apple rated the App to be not free to the youth. The reason is […]

The One Thinking Hat

I found something very interesting. I wanna to tell you about but still too few time to me right now. So heres the short news. For the rest you’re given the sources at the end. Australian scientists found out that the performance of the human brain can be increased. They just stimulated the brain with […]

Mbrace: Carry your Mac with style

How do you carry your Mac between meetings or on your way to and from business? Most people do it in a bag or sleeve. But that could become a relict these days. Here’s an all-new approach to do that. It’s a binder put between the top- and bottom-part of your MacBook Pro. The binder […]

Server hijacked to host game

In New Hampshire the Seacoast Radialogy’s server from the local hospital has been hijacked by hackers. They logged successfully with elevated privileges into the server. Most of these cases deal with data security. This is not. The hackers just wanted to play “Call of duty: Black Ops” and needed a fast host. This game is […]

Apple stops Jailbreak recognition

MacLife.de [1] reported that Apple deactivated the Jailbreak API on iPhones using iOS 4.2. This API (Application Programmer’s Interface – it’s the interface or “framework” deveopers use to access the underlaying software) is used by application developers and enterprises to check if the iPhone was “modded.” A modded iPhone can run custom firmware that allows […]

Lateral approach in web mining

These days the news is current: 46 of the 50.000 most popular websites are sniffing your browsers history¬†[1]. The approach making this security vulnerability is simple and possible – a real lateral approach. The browser has a list of URL’s to check to be previously visited. The links are written on the website on the […]

Slow computers to be more secure

A new approach in virus threads has been detected: viruses may not infect computers with lower clock rates than approximately 2 GHz. In a test a laptop having a 1.86 GHz processor from IBM the system has not been affected. [1, 2] As Heise.de [1] reported the virus code in assembler has been analyzed. The […]