The Compact Disc format changed the way we listened to music in the 1980s. Sony's first player, the CDP-101, went on sale on October 1, 1982, in Japan, and six months later here in the U.S. At $1,000 it was pretty expensive, but supplies were limited, so every one sold for full price. Before the CD arrived, the mainstream music market was split between vinyl albums/singles and cassettes, and strangely enough, it wasn't just CD's sound that won over the masses, it was digital audio's no-wear durability and noise-free sound that drew raves. … Read more
WASHINGTON--Two security researchers at ShmooCon demonstrated on Saturday how a laptop connected to a VoIP telephone could, in some cases, expose a business' internal network to outsiders.
John Kindervag, senior security architect for Vigilar, said that public waiting areas in hospitals, conference rooms, and hotel rooms are particularly vulnerable to this attack since often there is no IT staff around. Appearing on stage at the East Coast computer hacker conference with Kindervag was Jason Ostrom, manager of Vigilar's Vulnerability Assessment and Compliance Practice team, who used the ShmooCon conference to show off his latest version of VoIP Hopper, a … Read more