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Monday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 2-January-2012  16:06:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Callan and CN warn of a widespread wireless vulnerability. There is a newly discovered vulnerability in the WiFi Protected Setup standard that reduces the number of attempts it would take an attacker to brute-force the PIN for a wireless router's setup process. The flaw results in too much information about the PIN being returned to an attacker and makes the PIN quite weak, affecting the security of millions of WiFi routers and access points. Discussion here.

Izzeh0 sent word that Jacob E. Goldman has passed away at 90. Goldman recruited physicist George Pake to become the laboratory's first director, and the Palo Alto Research Centre, or PARC, opened near Stanford University in 1970. Xerox PARC researchers went on to invent the modern personal computer, the laser printer, Windows-style computing displays and the ethernet, and they played an important role in the development of the internet, Hiltzik said. TechSpot have more info on Xerox PARC here.

Also of historical interest, possibly the first communications hacker, in 1903. Yet before the demonstration could begin, the apparatus in the lecture theatre began to tap out a message. At first, it spelled out just one word repeated over and over. Then it changed into a facetious poem accusing Marconi of "diddling the public". Their demonstration had been hacked - and this was more than 100 years before the mischief playing out on the internet today.

VR-Zone have some info on upcoming Xeons. Now, remember those fancy Samsung - and other vendors' - 32 GB LR-DIMMs at DDR3-1333 speeds and taking just like 5 watts? Well, put 48 of them into this 'little' mobo, and you got... umm... 1.5 TB RAM, yes.

LegitReviews have an Intel LGA2011 CPU Cooler Roundup. Today we have a roundup of 9 CPU coolers, both water and air, for the new Intel LGA2011 socket. Coolers that we will be looking at came in from Coolink, Corsair, Intel, Noctua, NZXT, and Zalman. These coolers range in price for the budget minded and over $100 for enthusiasts. Join us and see how all the coolers stack up and handle the new Intel Core i7-3960X processor.

Here's the mother of all Hot Wheels tracks. This is a 3 minute long video of a 2,000 feet long powered Hot Wheels track that goes up and down the stairs, through 14 rooms of a house, around the outside of the house, and a jump over a hot tub.

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