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False Start For Cyber Security Challenge UK

An anonymous reader writes “Netcraft writes about an ironic ‘false start’ for the Cyber Security Challenge UK website. The new venture touts itself as ‘a programme of national challenges, designed by experts, to identify and nurture the UK’s future cyber security workforce.’ Unfortunately, the website appears to be vulnerable to a basic cross-site scripting vulnerability which was easily found by some Twitter users.”

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  • Ferguson banks on Liverpool pride

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Liverpool will not “throw away their history” by letting Chelsea win on Sunday.

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  • Sexton out of Leinster semi-final

    Leinster fly-half Jonathan Sexton will miss Saturday’s Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulouse after failing to recover from a fractured jaw.

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  • Skyfire For Android Enables (Some) Flash Video

    harrymcc writes “Skyfire, a browser formerly available only for Windows Mobile and Symbian, is releasing a beta for Android. The most notable feature: It can identify Flash video on Web pages and convert it to HTML5 and H.264 on the fly, so it’ll play on Android phones. It doesn’t support all video, and may be rendered somewhat superfluous when Adobe ships Flash Player 10.1 for Android — but it’s an impressive trick.”

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  • Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With HTC

    adeelarshad82 writes “Microsoft and HTC have signed a patent deal that will provide broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for HTC’s mobile phones running the Android mobile platform. The announcement comes in the wake of a massive patent suit from Apple, which alleged 20 instances of patent infringement on the part of HTC.”

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  • Munster lose O’Connell for semi

    Munster captain Paul O’Connell is ruled out of Sunday’s Heineken Cup semi-final against Biarritz because of a groin injury.

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  • Robben targets Mourinho meeting

    Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says he wants to meet his ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his Inter Milan side in the Champions League final.

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  • ArenaNet’s MMO Design Manifesto

    An anonymous reader writes “ArenaNet studio head Mike O’Brien has posted his vision for a new type of MMORPG, which they used in developing Guild Wars 2. Quoting: ‘MMOs are social games. So why do they sometimes seem to work so hard to punish you for playing with other players? If I’m out hunting and another player walks by, shouldn’t I welcome his help, rather than worrying that he’s going to steal my kills or consume all the mobs I wanted to kill? (more…)

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  • New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container

    shmG writes “A Russian company is marketing a devastating new cruise missile system that can be hidden inside a shipping container, giving any merchant vessel the capability to wipe out an aircraft carrier. Potential customers for the formidable ‘Club-K’ system include Kremlin allies Iran and Venezuela, say defense experts. They worry that countries could pass on the satellite-guided missiles, which are very hard to detect, to terrorist groups. This (more…)

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  • Froch set to remain in Super Six

    Carl Froch indicates he is unlikely to quit boxing’s Super Six tournament but insists his next fight will not take place in Germany.

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