Python script attacking Find My iPhone may be behind celebrity leaks A script which allowed access to iCloud servers may have been behind the recent celebrity photo leaks, a report suggests. A Python script which discovered the password of an iCloud account has surfaced, with an apparent vulnerability in Find My iPhone potentially allowing attackers to "brute force" attack an account without any lockout or warning to the account owner....
Chinese SAIC purports Microsoft anti-piracy measures are monopolistic China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has questioned Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi regarding allegations of abuse of Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems, productivity software, and browsers in the country. As part of the questioning, Microsoft has been given 20 days to respond to complaints alleging that Microsoft's use of serialization of software may have violated China's anti-monopoly laws....
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There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well.
In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing):
Add a new URL scheme
Choose AppleScript handler
Paste the following code in, (replacing the stub code at the bottom):
if (|URL| of args starts with "https://mail.google.") then
tell application "Google Chrome"
open location |URL| of args
Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready.
Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all.
Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning until you change resolution, monitors, sleep your computer, reboot or logout. However, inside of the application is a helper application that will detect when the cape is reset and will apply it again.
Mousecape is available for free, open source and with no obligations. ...
The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Thorny Devil The thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is also known as the thorny dragon or the mountain devil. It’s a small (up to 8 inches in length), spiky lizard native to Australia. They live in the arid scrubland and desert of the interior of the continent. Thorny devils are the only species in the genus Moloch, and […]
Three Pathways to the 1980s In the 1966-1967 period, NASA began serious planning for its post-Apollo future. Alas, Apollo was widely seen as a means of demonstrating U.S. technological might on the world stage, not as a first small step beyond Earth. Our society’s rapid abandonment of the moon causes me to question whether we have every truly qualified as […]
Two Common Misconceptions About Learning It’s another semester with a new group of students. This semester, I have a class of elementary education majors (using Physics and Everyday Thinking). In the course, students build basic physics ideas after collecting data from particular experiments. Overall, this is an awesome course. It seems that most of the students gain a greater understanding […]
Moe Qureshi?a chemist at the University of Toronto?gave his ALS bucket challenge a shocking twist when he decided to use liquid nitrogen instead of ice. I would be terrified just by the thought of poring liquid over my head at -321°F (-196ºC), but Moe survived the challenge unscathed?thanks to science.
If you've ever wondered how it's possible to make decaf coffee?which you can buy in whole-bean form?when the caffeine is inside the damn bean, then you're not alone. Fortunately, there is an answer, and it's in this video.