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NVIDIA closes hole in proprietary Unix driver

NVIDIA logoNVIDIA has fixed the vulnerability in its proprietary graphics driver for Unix systems that was publicly disclosed by Linux kernel and X.org developer Dave Airlie a few days ago; apparently, NVIDIA had already known about the hole for a month. To close it, the company has, along with other drivers, released driver version 304.32, which is being deployed via NVIDIA’s knowledge base. Continue reading NVIDIA closes hole in proprietary Unix driver

Russian start-up claims BitTorrent-killer

A group of Russian developers is touting a technology they say can kill off BitTorrent-based P2P file sharing – and says they have attracted investment from Microsoft.

According to a story in Russia Beyond the Headlines, the technology developed by Andrei Klimenko, his brother Alexei, and Dmitry Shuvaev has attracted $US100,000 from Microsoft’s seed investment fund, and another $US34,000 from the Bortnik Fund.

The company they have founded, called Pirate Pay, also claims to have conducted successful proof-of-concept tests, blocking “50,000” downloads of the movie Vysotsky: Thanks go God I’m Alive in the month after its release.

What’s not clear, either from the original story or the TorrentFreak follow-up, is exactly how the technology works. From the hints dropped by Andrei Klimenko, Pirate Pay operates what is essentially a BitTorrent-specific, cloud-based denial of service. Continue reading Russian start-up claims BitTorrent-killer

How To Secure DNS with DNSCrypt

Like most of the network protocols and systems in widespread use today, the Domain Name System (DNS) harbors significant security vulnerabilities. Though DNS provides a deceptively simple service — translating human-friendly website addresses such as http://www.cnn.com into computer-friendly numerical IP addresses such as http://157.166.255.19 — the system’s integrity is a crucial cornerstone of Internet operations and trustworthiness. Continue reading How To Secure DNS with DNSCrypt

HAMR time: Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology by Sean Gallagher

HAMR time: Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology

An image from Seagate’s patent filing for HAMR technology, showing the pattern of storage bits on a disk surface. The bits can be heated by a laser to make them more easily written to, and are more magnetically stable when cool. Continue reading HAMR time: Seagate demos terabit-per-inch hard disk technology by Sean Gallagher