Daily Debrief: Subway cards easy to hack Video
Traveling internationally with computer equipment requires more security precautions than you might think. On Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Elinor Mills discuss a recent airport incident involving famed hacker Kevin Mitnick, as well as lessons to be gleaned for travelers with sensitive data to protect.
On this edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi talks with senior writer Stephen Shankland about the constantly evolving features on Gmail, Google's Web-based e-mail program. From calendar modules to colored stars to quick access to your Google Docs, Shankland explains how the popular service is trying to become the one-stop shopping landing page to compete with Microsoft and Yahoo.
On Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET reporters Kara Tsuboi and Elinor Mills discuss Knol, Google's new competitor to Wikipedia. Mills points out key differences between the sites, like citing authorship on Knol, and describes the process of writing her first entry on pit bulls.
The technique is called wardriving, and it allows hackers to detect vulnerabilities in a retailer's wireless network in order to lift credit and debit card information. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the latest charge against 11 people accused of this multinational crime.
Hoping to put the Microsoft Zune's Wi-Fi capabilities to the test, CNET senior writer Ina Fried traipsed through the city of San Francisco in search of hot spots to download and stream music. On Monday's edition of the Daily Debrief with CNET's Kara Tsuboi, she explains her mixed results but still makes a case for the anti-iPod MP3 player.
In this edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi chats with Crave's head writer, Erica Ogg, who has just returned from Ceatec, the giant Japanese electronics show. Hear about the gadgets that blew her mind, trends we can expect to see in stateside, cool robots, and a ramen noodle shop that will leave her pining for next year's show.
This fall, smartphone veteran Palm will release the Treo Pro, its latest and long-awaited offering, into the crowded market. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Senior Editor Bonnie Cha discuss what consumers can expect from this sleek, updated model and whether this handheld will help the company refresh its image.
Although Windows 7 is still months away from a public release, word on the street is that Microsoft's new OS is only marginally different from Vista. CNET senior writer Ina Fried got her hands on a prebeta laptop with Windows 7 and shares her first impressions with Kara Tsuboi on this edition of the Daily Debrief.
Of all the announcements to come out of Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, Webware Editor Rafe Needleman is most excited about the company's version of Google Docs. On this Daily Debrief, he explains to CNET's Kara Tsuboi why he's pleased to see a competitor to Google's free, shareable, Web-based program and why Microsoft's entry to the market could be timed just right.
It sounds like a Cold War tale out of a John leCarre novel. But security researchers have unearthed a real world example of Russian hackers conducting cyberwarfare against unsuspecting Western capitalists. Charles Cooper talks with security reporter Elinor Mills on the CNET News Daily Debrief to get the full scoop.