Items tagged with steal

In need of extra cash? Who isn't, right? If you're a smart hacker, you may be able to make a small fortune by simply tricking an ATM or two into spitting out money for you. We know that sounds crazy, and it certainly is, but it's true nonetheless. At the annual Black Hat conference -- where hackers and security experts gather to make public certain loopholes in order to encourage companies to fix them -- Barnaby Jack was able to demonstrate how he could trick an ATM into spitting out all of its cash, and more. The hacker spent two full years perfecting the ruse, which applied to the ATMs found often in front of convenience stores. The goal was to find a way to take control of the ATM by "exploiting... Read more...
The next time you are taking money out at the ATM, be wary of anyone lurking nearby with an antenna sticking out of their pants. They might be stealing your PIN wirelessly. A pair of Ph.D. students at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of Switzerland's Ecole publique Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), recently demonstrated a number of techniques for listening in on the electromagnetic emanations coming from wired keyboards and interpreting that information into the actual keystrokes pressed. The two researchers, Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini, tested four different versions of this technique on 11 different wired keyboards with PS/2 and USB connections, as well as with... Read more...
It appears the everyone's new favorite borg-like monolith corporation is taking it on the chin once again for overly aggressive go-to-market strategies.  This time allegations have surfaced about how Google treats its technology partners, specifically with respect to IP infringement.  Apparently Chicago-based company LimitNone is claiming Google's partnership with them, as a third party developer brought on to enhance Google products, went awry when they decided to just steal the small software company's technology.  This technology was rolled into a Google Apps product that basically allows users to migrate their MS Outlook email and contacts into gMail products.  LimitNone... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto IV sold six million copies in its first week alone, netting $500 million for its publisher, Take-Two Interactive. That's even better than the wildest estimates by industry pundits, and probably will make Electronic Arts' bid to purchase Take Two a whole lot more expensive. The significance of the sales extends beyond buoying Take-Two, a company that has had its share of legal, financial and management struggles in the last few years. The company is the subject of a $2 billion hostile takeover effort by Electronic Arts, which is offering Take Two shareholders $25.74 a share for control of the company. If Take-Two can exceed sales expectations on Grand Theft Auto IV, it has the... Read more...
There's a big dust-up today over the latest Google Toolbar beta. However, it's not like the "feature" was a secret. More on this later.According to reports at DigitalPoint forums, the latest beta release of Google Toolbar hijacks 404 pages as shown in the image above.It’s not clear from the reports as to whether this occurs only when no customized 404 page is available on a specific site, or with every 404 page. I also can’t test the theory, least the only beta version of Google Toolbar I could find was for Internet Explorer.A little research by the writer would have shown this "feature" was unveiled in a Google post in December - and it only affects non-customized 404 pages.  A big bruhaha... Read more...
I love internet startups. It's fun to watch the trajectory they follow, from not-half-bad idea through college dorm jury-rig setup to garage to venture capitalist office to front page news or bankruptcy, sometimes both depending on the details.  Picky Pirate is a new website that serves as a meta-review aggregator and ranking system for reviews of available  music, games, and movies, and then offers the user  a one-click link to whatever torrents might be available for the desired content.Ehud, the developer of PickyPirate told TorrentFreak that a friend asked him why nobody created a mashup of BitTorrent and Metacritic, “I immediately thought ‘Hey, that’s a really good idea!’”... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces 500W StealthXStream PSU, a Power Management Solution with Excellent ValueSunnyvale, CA—October 23, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high-reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the new 500 Watt StealthXStream Power Supply to offer a sufficient source of power for mainstream gaming PCs. The 500W edition features the same understated look as its 600W predecessor with a sleek black case and unlit fan for the value-conscious consumer seeking effective, quiet performance. Qualified under the watchful eye of the Power Management division at PC Power & Cooling, the StealthXStream is built for superior... Read more...
In their latest promotion, Microsoft is giving students a chance to "steal" (as they put it) Office Ultimate for $59.95.  The promotion started yesterday in the US, UK and Canada, and expands to Spain, Italy, and France on 9/20.  Office Ultimate includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Groove, and Infopath.In order to qualify you must: Hold a valid email address at a U.S. educational institution ending in .edu (for example, leina@contoso.university.edu) AND Be actively enrolled with at least 0.5 course load. Naturally, if they ask for proof, you'd better be able to supply it, or you'll be stuck with the full $679 price.  They're... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Ultra-Quiet StealthXStream 600W, a Best-in-Class, Gamer’s Power Supply Sunnyvale, CA —April 23, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced the new StealthXStream Power Supply. This new 600W PSU features a conservative look with a sleek, black case and fan. Designed for the value-minded consumer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream includes OCZ’s acclaimed reliability and feature-sets with a lower price point. The StealthXStream is kept supremely cool with a large 120mm fan features a standard ATX power... Read more...
ZDNet is reporting that start-up, Torpark, has just released a "stealth" browser which enables users the ability to surf the web under hidden identity.  Unlike fee software such as Anonymizer, SafeSharing, SecretSurfer, etc, this browser is free.  Based off of portable Firefox, Torpark can work freely off of USB keys which enable users hidden web browsing from wireless networks to cybercafe's   "Torpark causes the IP address seen by the Web site to change every few minutes, to frustrate eavesdropping and mask the requesting source," said Hacktivismo in a statement. For example, a user could be in London and Web sites would see an IP address from a university... Read more...
Now here at HotHardware, we get some cool stuff in our mailbox. Reviews for the latest and greatest hardware are nice, but this thing is just something else. If you're one of those people who are doing something your not supposed to be doing at a PC, either at work or at home, you're probably constantly looking over your shoulder. The boss, co-workers, even your spouse could be just around the corner, ready to catch you in the act. For you, there is the Stealth Switch Desktop Cloaking Device, which is little more than a panic button designed to keep what you're doing private... Maybe the boss walked by as you were playing Solitaire? Perhaps... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Those of you that jump right to the news may not have noticed that we've just posted a new review of Diamond's value priced Stealth S100 (Radeon 9600SE) and S100 (Radeon 9200) video cards.  Here's the link for those that are interested. The news has also been coming in at a steady pace today, so here's a mid-afternoon helping of hardware goodness to keep you busy for a little while...  ATi Filtering Chat Log @ EliteBastards: "What follows is the log file of ATi's online chat session with Andy Pomianowski, Staff Engineer and Raja Koduri, Engineering manager at ATi regarding recent questioning regarding ATi's filtering method on X800 boards. Why are you... Read more...
  Back when I was first stepping into the world of PC hardware, Diamond was quite a contender in the PC enthusiast market.  Historically known for their high-end "Viper" graphics product line-up, Diamond's name still strikes home with many a gamer. Unfortunately, back in 2001, Diamond withdrew themselves from the graphics market, leaving only two of their products available to consumer, the Rio Mp3 player and their line of Supra Modems. However, with the aid of Best Data, the Diamond brand has re-emerged and they have recently returned to the video market in hopes of turning face and rebuilding their once prestigious name. A few months ago Diamond presented us with their Stealth... Read more...