- More DNS hacks to access services other than name resolution
The H Security points to a couple of newer services for getting at information outside of the net’s name resolution system by issuing DNS queries against specific servers. One bridges into Identi.ca and Twitter, the other Wikipedia. The idea actually has been around for a while and the appeal is that paid access portals, like WiFi services at airports, usually allow DNS queries to flow unfettered.
- Hibernate, Seam creator unveils Java replacement
Slashdot links to an article with some pretty comprehensive detail of what Ceylon is and is not. I really couldn’t get past that it runs on the JVM meaning that it competes with quite a few other “post-Java” languages like Groovy and Scala. Maybe I am just burned out and cynical but the fact that it all compiles down to the same bytecode really makes me question what, if anything, Ceylon really has to offer that hasn’t already been done before.
- Tcl ported to Google’s NaCL native client browser add on
- Rebels hijack Gadhafi’s phone network, Wall Street Journal
- Dutch government speaks out against exporting net filters, then intros a national filter, Techdirt
- Game developer tricks software pirates into outing themselves, Slashdot