Buzz Out Loud 783: Lordships for everyone

Why buy the Lordship when you can just choose the title from the drop-down? Also on the show today, Black Hat 2008 shatters our faith in all that is technology (just like it does every year).

Why buy the Lordship when you can just choose the title from the drop-down? Also on the show today, Black Hat 2008 shatters our faith in all that is technology (just like it does every year), and we engage in a lively discussion about the relative crappiness of the applications on the App Store, as well as the moral ramifications of Apple being able to nuke those crappy applications remotely.


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EPISODE 783

Times Online: 'Fakeproof' e-passport is cloned in minutes
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4467106.ece

Black Hat: DNS flaw much worse than previously reported
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/dns-flaw-much-w.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10009827-83.html

Hacking electronic-toll systems
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10009353-83.html

Apple sued for turning workers into slaves
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/07/132229

Google offers free legal music in China
http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Google_Offers_Free_Legal_Music_in_China/551-91943-643.html

Microsoft searching for Olympic medals
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10009847-56.html

A look at risk-reward: Apple may nuke applications on your iPhone remotely
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9587
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10009764-94.html

PTO rains on Dell’s ‘Cloud Computing’ trademark
http://www.internetnews.com/government/article.php/3763741/PTO+Rains+on+Dells+Cloud+Computing+Trademark.htm

Worthless, $1,000 “I Am Rich” iPhone app disappears
http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/8/worthless-1000-i-am-rich-iphone-app-disappears

But someone bought it! (Thanks Max!)
http://gizmodo.com/5034122/guy-buys-999-im-rich-app-discovers-hes-just-dumb

English ‘Lord’ puts life up for sale on eBay
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26073308/

$12 MIT computer based on NES, not Apple II
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/06/1925225

VOICE MAIL

Anonymous Wardriver
Found an interesting unencrypted Wi-Fi connection

E-MAIL

Don’t go to law school! Don’t kid about going to law school, don’t talk about going to law school, and above all, don’t actually go to law school.

There. That is my one good deed for the day, and it cost me 1/10th of an hour of billable time. Damn.

Chris the attorney in DC


So…this thing can still probably cook up some hot dogs, right?

http://dvice.com/archives/2008/08/a_gaming_pc_mad.php
excerpt:

Yes, it’s a PC modded from a grill. The PC components themselves are where the charcoal should be, with the screen stuck up under the open top and the keyboard on the tray that would normally hold a plate piled high with burgers and hot dogs.

Best,
Shalin


The TSA addressed the missing/stolen laptop issue today on their blog. Bottom line: Clear was in violation of the SFO security plan and the TSA is doing a review of the Clear systems to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to do. The TSA let this incident occur, but it’s not because of lax security measures (thankfully).

http://www.tsa.gov/blog/2008/08/encryption-is-issue-in-case-of-missing.html

-Brian

 

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