Beautiful Virii And Malware at RSA

Beautiful Malwarefrom CRN.com

They’re frightening, yet strangely beautiful. They spread and infect and replicate and continually wreak havoc. While viruses and malware steal copious amounts of information and compromise an untold number of machines every day, these treacherous security threats are unseen to the naked eye. Until now.
Malware MyDoom For the first time ever, images have been developed that visualize a wide range of these pernicious, but hidden, threats. Researchers at MessageLabs, the vendor behind the project, disassembled malicious code from a variety of well-known threats to render it inoperative. The researchers then passed the code along to computational artist Alex Dragulescu, who applied specially built application to analyze the code and used its values to create a 3D entity. That entity was then transferred to modeling software, where it was positioned and lit to capture the aesthetics of the model. Dragulescu then used his artistic touch to prepare the final image for its presentation April 7 at the Varnish Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco.

Pleo Dinsoaur – Only $349 and Free Shipping at Amazon

Pleo DinosaurOkay, so once again I’m late to the game. But this Pleo Dinosaur is amazing – if you’ve got cash to burn for a $349 interactive dinosaur toy.

So, this fully autonomous robot can “fully interact with you” and “through your interactions it actually forms a unique personality”. Moving organically, expressing emotion, autonomously exploring and responding to the world around him, Pleo’s sensory system has sensors that allow him to see, to sense touch and to detect objects using a color camera, sound sensors, 2 infrared sensors, 14 motors, over 100 gears, 8 touch sensors and an orientation sensor.

So the dino knows when you pick it up, roll it over on its back, and will bite you if you put your finger in front of its face. Hmmm. Sounds like a puppy.