166 Results for

brute-force

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Brute force Hubble fix saves the day--again

Astronaut Mike Massimino, confounded by a stripped screw, deliberately tears away a handrail inside the Hubble Space Telescope to clear the way for a successful instrument repair.

By May 17, 2009

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3D-printed button-bashing robot guesses phone PINs

A hacker robot takes the brute force approach to guessing smartphone PINs by just punching in numbers until it hits the right combination.

By July 24, 2013

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What's more 'practical,' a Ferrari or a high-end hi-fi?

Exotic cars are showcases of brute-force technology, but have minimal value as cars; high-end audio systems are considerably more useful, says the Audiophiliac.

By March 23, 2013

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Oracle databases easy to hack, says researcher

A security researcher claims the company's databases are vulnerable to brute-force attacks because of an authentication flaw.

By September 20, 2012

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Latest Google Wallet hack picks your pocket

Researchers had just identified a brute-force way to crack Google Wallet PINs, and now there's another--and much easier--way to access a Wallet account.

By February 10, 2012

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Kamikaze moon mission kicks up dust, maybe ice?

In a brute-force search for lunar ice, NASA sent two spacecraft crashing to the moon Friday in a $79 million attempt to blast out suspected ice-bearing soil for detailed analysis.

By October 9, 2009

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Apple 'actively investigating' iCloud link to celeb photo leak

Company's online storage service said to be source of a large cache of private nude celebrity images.

By September 1, 2014

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How those nude photos were leaked (and why you should care)

What does the hack mean for your own cloud security? Here are all of your nude selfie-related questions answered.

By September 2, 2014

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​Microsoft flips switch on new webmail encryption

Following a Google report about Web-based email that raised questions about Microsoft's encryption efforts, Microsoft unveils major encryption milestones, including the use of TLS.

By July 1, 2014

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Flickr co-founder: Data is users' own

Google uses "brute force computation," says Fake, who adds that Flickr recognizes its users own their personal data. ZDNet's Dan Farber caught up with Fake at the Syndicate conference in San Francisco on December 14.\r\n

November 1, 2007