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Articles tagged with: configuration

IBM Takes Pi To One Billion Digits

IBM’s supercomputer, Blue Gene was designed to continuously run at 1petaFLOPS. IBM is pleased to announce that Blue Gene has found the billionth decimal digit in pi. Many have thought that this calculation was impossible and some estimated that it would take a single processor 1,500 years to compute. IBM’s Blue Gene was able to solve pi to the billionth decimal digit in only a few months. The machine was working steadily in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in IBM Australia.

iPhone And iPad Records Locations And Timestamps In Unencrypted File

According to Radar.Oreilly, the new iOS software installed on your iPhone or 3G iPad, regularly records the position of your device into a hidden file. This data stores a comprehensive list of locations and time stamps in a database. To add to the mystery, the file lacks any sort of encryption or protection, leaving the sensitive data at risk to be seen by other individuals. It is unclear what Apple is doing with the information or whether they even know about it. I believe it may be used in the event of a theft, but this is just a guess.

Critical Security Flaw Found In Dropbox

If you’re unfamiliar with Dropbox, it is basically a tool that allows users to sync files between multiple computers and devices. To use the system, the user installs the software, points to a folder to be synchronized, and is then able to access those files among other computers or devices that he or she owns. A critical security flaw has recently been spotted that could expose users’ files to anyone and everyone on the web.