Category: CoolTech

​6th Annual “SYLVANIA Socket Survey”

4 in 10 consumers are aware of the January 2014 phase out of 60W and 40W incandescent bulbs

More than half (59%) of consumers are excited about the phase out, as it will help Americans use more energy efficient light bulbs.

46 percent of consumers plan to switch to CFLs, 24 percent will opt for LEDs, and 13 percent say that they will choose halogens.

via Socket Survey.

Acoustic Cryptanalysis: Extracting RSA Key From GnuPG by capturing Computer Sound

‘RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis’, is an interesting paper recently published by Three Israeli Security Researchers at Tel Aviv University.

They claimed that, they have successfully broken one of the most secure encryption algorithms, 4096-bit RSA, just by capturing Computer’s CPU Sound while it runs decryption routines.

via Acoustic Cryptanalysis: Extracting RSA Key From GnuPG by capturing Computer Sound.

“The Internet Of Things”..

The so-called Internet of things looks to be much more than the next cool gadgets.  It’s a concept that will change our world one “object” at a time, and it may finally let us locate those car keys we keep misplacing, among other things.

Check out what engineers are saying.