links for 2006-02-04

Video: Hacking WEP with Kismac in 10 minutes A very interesting video showing how easy it is to crack WEP with some very simple tools. (tags: hacks video Mac Apple google wep wifi) New Del.icio.us popular sites This is a really cool list of popular sites showing up in the last 24 hours. (tags: blog…

Govt. Decides To Take Second Look at JPEG Patent

Looks like the feds have decided to take a second look at the controversial JPEG patent which forces companies to pay millions of dollars in royalties each year to support the popular standard in applications and web browsers. Forgent’s JPEG patent to be reviewed: The US Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the…

Hybrid Cars Need Bells

In the spirit of putting little whistles on your car to warn deer of your approach it now appears hybrid car owners will need a similar recourse. Why? Pedestrians can’t hear the quiet cars. Mercury News: “Jenny Sant’Anna was so excited. She had waited months for just the right hybrid, choosing a Toyota Highlander because,…