Cyber-Attacks Could Be Thwarted By CPU Symbiotes

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Targets for hackers are becoming more widespread. The chips running car engines, routers that form the Internet’s backbone, power plants, and rail lines are all at risk because they can link to computers.

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Protect Your Hard Drive Secrets With a Simple Sticker

While I don’t think that hackers need any info on how to destroy their data in case of an FBI raid, other people might need a helping hand. Here’s the easiest way to destroy your hard drive, in case of an emergency. FYI, you’d best keep a drill handy.

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Potted Table Lamp Becomes Ambient Floor Lamp

042111_rg_PottedTableLamp_01.jpgSometimes that lamp you bought for the living room or bedroom just doesn’t work out once you come home. Or perhaps you’ve tired of the design. But don’t throw it out, because it might yet be reborn to be enjoyed yet again. Here’s a simple way of reusing some of your lights, transforming a table lamp into an ambient floor lamp for the living room.

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Twitter Down Facebook Experiencing Problems

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Image via Wired

Twitter is down. Facebook is experiencing intermittent problems. The world is going to end. Currently, Twitter is defending its servers against an DDoS attack. More about denial of service attacks here.

Twitter has shown its importance during the Iran election debacle a few weeks ago. It was the main way for citizens to get news out about what was happening inside the country, as the government wouldn’t let much out since it has a firm grasp on the media.

It’s a quicker, ephemeral medium. Much more so than blogs, and those are also ephemeral and quick compared to traditional media. It’s launching the real time web, which is something very exciting.

Update: It appears that the source is a Georgian blogger’s account. Twitter, Facebook, Livejournal and Google’s Blogger were targeted. While Google was never affected, and Facebook worked well but with intermittent problems during the day, Twitter is still out of commission.