“Hand of Thief” Trojan Invades Linux Computers, Steals Bannking Info

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A team of cyber-criminals from Russia have developed a Trojan for Linux and they’re calling it the “Hand of Thief.” As explained by security company RSA, the “Hand of Thief” malware is currently able to grab data from forms (both HTTP and HTTPS in a range of browsers) and it offers some backdoor capabilities

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Canonical Asks Community to Create 12 Default Ubuntu Phone Apps

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The whole thing with Linux and Ubuntu is that it’s supposed to be free and it’s supposed to be supported by the community. The same kind of approach is now being taken by Canonical in its creation of the Ubuntu Phone OS, as they are turning to the development community to create the 12 default apps for the upcoming smartphone platform.

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Live Your Geeky Fantasies With Real Working Star Trek Tricorder

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Granted, this still isn’t quite as advanced as what our science fiction counterparts have, but what Dr. Peter Jansen has created is a real functioning version of the Tricorder made famous on Star Trek. In fact, he’s already created two generations of the clamshell device.

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HP TouchPad Triple Boots Android, WebOS, and ArchLInux

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The HP TouchPad is a curious device, to say the least. It is hard to call it anything other than a failure, but it has certainly managed a fairly successful life after death, in thanks to 2011 fire-sales of the unit by companies like Best Buy, combined with the flexibility of its hardware.

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Linux getting ported to A4 iPhone and iPad, Android next up?

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This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.

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$25 Raspberry PI Computer Trumps OLPC

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A UK developer has taken the wraps off his project to change the world learns. We saw it once with OLPC, where affordable laptops that could be used in schools around the world to educate less fortunate children. Now, David Braben of Frontier Developments has unveiled a prototype of a $25 computer that is the size of a USB stick.

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