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Hitler’s Stealth Fighter

DesScorp writes “Aviation Week reports on a television special from the National Geographic Channel on what may have been the world’s first true stealth fighter, the Horton Ho 229, a wooden design that was to include a layer of carbon material sandwiched in the leading edge to defeat radar. Northrop Grumman, experts at stealth technology from their Tacit Blue and B-2 programs, have built a full-size replica of the airframe and tested it at their desert facilities where they determined that the design was indeed stealthy, and would have been practically invisible to Britain’s Chain Home radar system of WWII.”

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 Jets Comments Off on Hitler’s Stealth Fighter

Attack On a Significant Flaw In Apache Released

Zerimar points out that a significant flaw in Apache that can lead to a fairly trivial DoS attack is in the wild. Apache 1.x, 2.x, dhttpd, GoAhead WebServer, and Squid are confirmed vulnerable, while IIS6.0, IIS7.0, and lighttpd are confirmed not vulnerable. As of this writing, Apache Foundation does not have a patch available. From Rsnake’s introduction to the attack tool: “In considering the ramifications of a slow denial of service attack against particular services, rather than flooding networks, a concept emerged that would allow a single machine to take down another machine’s web server with minimal bandwidth and side effects on unrelated services and ports. The ideal situation for many denial of service attacks is where all other services remain intact but the webserver itself is completely inaccessible. Slowloris was born from this concept, and is therefore relatively very stealthy compared to most flooding tools.”

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$10M For Unmanned Aircraft That Can Perch Like a Bird

coondoggie writes “Unmanned aircraft maker AeroVironment got an additional .4 million to further develop a diminutive aircraft that can fly into tight spaces undetected, perch and send live surveillance information to its handlers. Last Fall, AeroVironment, got .6 million initial funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare Air Vehicle System (SP2S), which is being built on the company’s one-pound, 29-inch wingspan battery-powered Wasp unmanned system.”

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Stealth bomber photographed breaking sound barrier

A stealth bomber is frozen in time as it breaks the sound barrier during a test flight above the Californian desert.

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Linux : Psyb0t Attacks Linux Routers (Update)

Already in January Australian Terry Baume had written a short paper describing the psyb0t malware that was beginning to crop up in Linux systems. Most of these are DSL routers, in that they allow a greater level of stealth because they are online longer than individual PCs.

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Former Microsoft employees aim to googlify Office

Through their stealth San Francisco start-up, DocVerse, two ex-M|cr0s0ft employees are taking productivity suite innovation into their own hands.

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Dell’s hybrid laptops: Intel + ARM, Windows + Linux

Dell offers stealth Intel-ARM and Windows-Linux hybrid laptops, but you’d never notice.

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The world’s first operational stealth ship!

The spectacular Swedish Visby-Class corvette is the first operational stealth ship in the world, powered with waterjets, made with non-magnetic composite hull, and hopefully staffed with semi-naked blonde valkyries. It’s electronically undetectable at more than 8 miles in rough seas and at more than 13.5 miles in calm seas.

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