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Hacking Tools List for Hackers & Security Professionals

Penetration testing & Hacking Tools Tools are more often used by security industries to test the vulnerabilities in network and applications. Here …

Dark matter and dark energy may not actually exist, claims new study by University of Geneva researcher- Technology News, Firstpost

Dark matter and dark energy may not actually exist, according to a study which suggests that accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement …

Dark Matter

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

What’s your wifi? Nevermind, I got it.

<b>Prologue:</b> Capturing wifi is like bass fishing for some of us. Some of us just wardrive for fun. (and sometimes profit) About 3 years ago I build my …

Microcontroller

NATO could be forced to respond to the Petya attack, says new report

In the wake of last week’s massive Petya ransomware attack in Eastern Europe, researchers are reaching consensus that the incident was a politically-motivated cyberattack. According to CNBC, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) recently put out a statement claiming that …

What Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Really Means

Last week, two days before announcing that it would be acquiring Whole Foods, Amazon released a short promotional video for a new product called the Dash Wand. The Wand is a candy-bar-size gizmo that costs twenty dollars. It sticks to your refrigerator with magnets and lets you order products by …

TV shows

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.<p>Eight days ago, the WCry ransomware worm attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 …

The complete list of Infosec related cheat sheets

Researchers Have Increased The Distance at Which a Supernova Could Kill Us All

Space just got even deadlier.<p>Were you to look up in the sky roughly 2 million years ago you would have seen a star die in a spectacular blaze of …

Universe

More Vault 7 leaks from WikiLeaks: Archimedes is the CIA's man-in-the-middle hacking tool

WikiLeaks continues to release revealing documents from its Vault 7 cache. This time around the organization introduces us to a CIA tool called …

Security

Scientists Uncover The First Ever Evidence of The Multiverse

For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. It is …

Universe

Gatekeeper won’t stop this ‘major scale’ Mac malware

OSX/Dok, a new strain of “major scale” malware targeting macOS users, can bypass the Gatekeeper feature that’s designed to block malicious software.<p>The newly identified trojan, which prevents you from doing anything on your Mac until you install a bogus software update, also goes undetected by many …

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds'. The story of Oppenheimer's infamous quote

As he witnessed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945, a piece of Hindu scripture ran through the mind of Robert Oppenheimer: …

Google Test Of AI's Killer Instinct Shows We Should Be Very Careful

If climate change, nuclear weapons or Donald Trump don’t kill us first, there’s always artificial intelligence just waiting in the wings. It’s been a …

Artificial Intelligence

What Would Happen If a Black Hole Showed Up in Our Solar System? Hollywood and an Expert Answer

The scenario seems impossible. A black hole randomly passing into our solar system. If it happened, it would obviously be bad, which is why it’s the …

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

University of California

A rash of invisible, fileless malware is infecting banks around the globe

Once the province of nation-sponsored hackers, in-memory malware goes mainstream.<p>Two years ago, researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered …

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Universe

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Artificial Intelligence

Hacker spills code developed to crack San Bernardino iPhone

A hacker has released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Israeli mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite — including the hack it reportedly developed for the FBI to help break into older model iPhones.<p>In an interview with <i>Motherboard</i>, the hacker responsible said that the release was a …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

WhatsApp, Signal, and dangerously ignorant journalism

There is something about encryption that brings out the worst in journalists. Because to most of them it is magic, they are always searching desperately for the proverbial man behind the curtain, without knowing what to look for. Which may explain The Guardian’s recent bizarre attack on WhatsApp, …

Privacy

New ideas on gravity would vanquish dark matter

New ideas on gravity predict rotation curves of galaxies without dark matter.<p>Throughout the Universe, there are lots of signs that there's more …

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 - ExtremeTech

By on January 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft did everything in its …

The Shadow Brokers, group of hackers that have stolen exploits a hacked

The Shadow Brokers, a group of hackers that have <b>stolen exploits and hacking tools</b> from the <b>National Security Agency (NSA)</b>, are now selling some of …