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  • Gmail Backup, a recipe for happiness

    Before I get to this week's main topic I must give a big thumbs-up to a book that all of you who like to cook will thoroughly enjoy: "Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food" by Jeff Potter (pub. O'Reilly).

  • Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • Cracking MD5 ... with Google?!

    Here's a piece of news that will worry anyone interested in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> (which should be pretty much everyone who reads Network World): A programmer by the name of Juuso Salonen has created a Ruby script called <a href="https://github.com/juuso/BozoCrack">BozoCrack</a> that cracks MD5 hashed passwords with remarkable success and with very little effort.

  • Biden, Cameron hit out at Internet censorship, hacking

    U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday condemned efforts by some countries to censor their citizens' use of the Internet, making a case that free expression online has long-term benefits.

  • China slammed widely in US media on security, human rights

    China was slammed on several fronts in a barrage of articles published today in the U.S. media that touched on <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> concerns related to the U.S. and Iran, plus a crackdown on Internet usage said to be unfolding within China.

  • Stupid hacker tricks: Exploits gone bad

    If the Internet is the new Wild West, then hackers are the wanted outlaws of our time. And like the gun-slinging bad boys before them, all it takes is one wrong move to land them in jail.

  • German officials admit to deploying intercept software

    Officials in a number of German state governments have owned up to using the Quellen-TKÜ Trojan Horse software in criminal investigations to intercept encrypted telecommunications on PCs. At least one state said it has suspended use of the software, after the Chaos Computer Club discovered that it could be controlled by anyone, not just law enforcement officers.