Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency. The demonstration is the latest attack to highlight fundamental security weaknesses in some of the web’s core protocols.
Almost everyone forgets a Web site password once in a while. When you do, you click on the familiar Forgot your password? link. As an experiment, Thompson recently asked a few friends for permission to “hack” into their bank accounts. Using only information gathered from Web sites such as Facebook, he found his way in to each account within minutes.
The first design image of the HTC Dream AKA T-Mobile G1 better known as the first Google Android OS powered phone is out via the AndroidGuys. The phone seems inspired by HTC’s Sidekick in its QWERTY keyboard, buttons layout and slide out screen. It also seems to have a slim form factor, which should help it compete with Apple’s iPhone or the Blackberry Bold.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it received complaints from two local viewers who took issue with a claim in the 30-second spot which stated that “all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone.” That assertion was misleading, they said, because the iPhone does not support Flash or Java, two proprietary technologies that sometimes prove integral in the display of certain web pages.