Sunday, January 14, 2007

Weekend Reading

Cisco touts networked home of future

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday to outline his company's vision of the networked home of the future and say how through partnerships and acquisitions Cisco will become a top player in the market.

He said that the consumer electronics market is at an important transition. The last decade was about moving entertainment from analog to digital. And the next few years will be about networking consumer electronics devices together to allow people to use any device anywhere and to be able to do this as easily and safely as possible.

Read the article HERE.

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WEP Cracking Revisited

This is a tutorial on how to crack Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), whether it is 64-bit or 128-bit. Depending on whether there are clients connected to your Access Point (AP) or not will decide which method you need to use to generate wireless traffic. If you are looking for a Linux Distribution that contains all of the tools needed for this, I would highly recommend BackTrack 2. Not only does it contain hundreds of open source tools, but it is also based on the Slax Live CD, which has excellent modularity. To sniff for wireless networks and capture packets you can use a variety of different applications, but the most widely used are Airodump and Kismet. I would suggest using Airodump since it comes in the Aircrack Suite and is what I will be using in this tutorial.

Read the article HERE.

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Microsoft will offer an Open Source OS

One of life's more pleasant surprises, akin to finding a £20 note in an old jacket pocket, is to receive an email from an INQ reader that isn't written entirely IN CAPITALS in green crayon and contains hardly any expletives or death threats. And when such a mail comes from a real email address, it actually becomes possible to have a sensible discussion.

Read the article HERE.

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Conference encourages Linux in the bathroom

Australia's biggest Linux conference will kick off next week and the organiser has promised that attendees will get a lesson in how to control and monitor everyday objects -- including a toilet flush -- using the open source operating system.

Read the article HERE.

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Logitech on cutting edge of keyboard design

No matter what other opinions you may have about Logitech's new diNovo Edge keyboard, I defy anybody to say it isn't as sexy as hell. Cut from a single piece of black Plexiglas and set into a thin brushed aluminium frame this keyboard just exudes class and a sense of minimalist chic.

Read the article HERE.

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Worlds most expensive PC

HP has unveiled the most expensive PC in the world - under the CDW banner.

Take a look HERE.

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