Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ali

 

breakfast of the brave

in Russia......

 









Security

 

Symantec on Stuxnet worm.


Symantec work on Stuxnet worm started two years earlier than thought
Most of us think we know the tale of Stuxnet: it's a possibly government-sponsored worm that played havoc with Iranian centrifuges in 2009, setting back the country's uranium enrichment program without involving any traditional weapons. Researchers at Symantec, however, now claim there's an untold narrative. They've discovered a Stuxnet 0.5 version that may have been in development or active as soon as November 2005, two years before the commonly accepted timeline. It first surfaced on trackers in November 2007, and would have created wider-ranging chaos at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility by closing vital pressure valves instead of using the subtler centrifuge technique.
Symantec also noticed that this pre-1.0 malware shares traits with the Flamer code base, putting it in the context of an even larger effort than seen so far. Moreover, it would have required extensive knowledge of the Natanz infrastructure -- this was no casual attack, according to the researchers. While we may never know exactly what prompted the revamp, IAEA evidence suggests that Stuxnet wasn't truly effective until the better-known version came into play. We mostly know that modern cyberwarfare had its fair share of growing pains -- and that it's not as fresh-faced as we assumed.
Via: Engadget
Source: Symantec (PDF)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

McAfee on Mobile security

McAfee Shows Security Flaws of Smartphones (Especially Android Devices)

CIO on Mobile Enterprise solutions

Why Samsung Won't Beat Blackberry in the Mobile Enterprise

Michael Rogers: The Walking Dead Zombie Movie Poster Designs


The Walking Dead - Zombie Movie Poster Design by Michael Rogers
The Walking Dead – Zombie Movie Poster Design by Michael Rogers
The Walking Dead - Zombie Movie Poster Design by Michael Rogers
The Walking Dead – Zombie Movie Poster Design by Michael Rogers

Package Design: Stockmann

Creative agency Kokoro & Moi was commissioned by Finnish retail group Stockmann to create a refreshed look and feel of the packaging concept for its department store division. The work included a redesign of all packaging materials, from gift-wrappings to shopping bags.
Stockmann - Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann – Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann - Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann – Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann - Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann – Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann - Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann – Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann - Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
Stockmann – Packaging Concept by Kokoro & Moi
via: We and the Color

Monday, 25 February 2013

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520 announced, ready to bring WP8 and dualcore to emerging markets for $180
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia has announced the Lumia 520, its latest piece of ammunition in the company's campaign to conquer emerging markets and first-time smartphone buyers. The inexpensive smartphone actually packs a pretty powerful punch for its price point, offering the same dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU found in the Lumia 720 also announced today. It also features 512MB RAM, a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) IPS LCD display and 1,430mAh battery. As we've come to expect on Lumia devices, it comes included with Nokia services like the full suite of Here Maps, Nokia Music and several lenses such as Cinemagraph and panorama. The 520 will come in five color options: cyan, yellow, red, black and white. Snap-on covers will also be available for anyone interested in swapping hues day-to-day. The $183 phone begins its quest for dominance in China later this quarter, and shortly afterward it will make its way to Europe, the rest of Asia and T-Mobile in the US.
via. Engadget

Nokia Lumia 720

Notice Vogue in that live tile up there? That's because Nokia's toning down its focus on imaging innovation at this year's MWC (remember the PureView 808?) for a hyper-targeted take on the mid-range: the Lumia 720. Made for ├╝ber-social types prone to late night party shots, selfies and multimedia uploads, this 4.3-inch device builds on the polycarbonate unibody of its 920 elder, albeit in a much slimmer and smoother form factor. Measuring just 9mm in thickness and weighing 128 grams (4.5 ounces), the 720 also bears the distinction of being Nokia's most svelte Windows Phone 8 device to date. It also packs a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU (the same as the Lumia 520), 512MB RAM, 800 x 480 ClearBlack display, 2,000mAh battery, NFC and an option for wireless charging (enabled by a separate snap-on cover) into the trendiest design the company could create.
To push that trendsetting message forward, Nokia's imbued the 720 with a dual camera setup that's ideal for the party circuit (e.g., lowlight shots and self-portraits). Up front, there's a 1.3-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens and a 6.7-megapixel rear shooter with f/1.9 lens on back, specifically crafted by Carl Zeiss labs to take in more light. And as a further lure for the vainglorious types that may pick it up, the 720 will also ship with a new digital lens pre-loaded: Glam Me.
As the name implies, this proprietary filter allows users to edit their images (whiten teeth, oversaturate colors, widen eyes, etc.) before sharing on social networking sites. In addition to that proprietary camera software perk, Nokia's also tacked-on its full suite of Here apps (Drive, Transit and Maps), as well as Nokia Music -- all exclusives to the Lumia line.
Nokia fans keen on a US release will have to sit and wait this one out (or opt for the Lumia 520 on T-Mobile). At present, the Lumia 720's only set to launch in Asia (specifically China) and parts of Europe in five colors (cyan, black, yellow, red and glossy white) for €249 (about $330 USD) this Q2 2013. Head on past the break for the official PR.

via Engadget

Photographs by Dillon Marsh.








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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Photography by Noell S. Oszvald

Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald
Surreal Self-Portrait Photography by Noell S. Oszvald.