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Koenigsegg’s Camshaftless Engine Explained; Watch It in Action

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow. These are the four strokes of the reciprocating, internal-combustion engine (ICE) that Nikolaus Otto patented in the 19th century. The action of the intake valves that allow an engine to breathe and the exhaust valves that let it expel spent gases were, until very …

Koenigsegg

BranchScope attack successfully demonstrated on several Intel CPUs

Security researchers at several American universities have collectively discovered another attack that can expose sensitive system data by exploiting …

Information Security

IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) —the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols— has formally approved TLS …

Information Security

Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post

The younger sister of convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof — who gunned down nine parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015 — was arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after she posted a disturbing message on social media.<p>Morgan Roof, 18, a student at AC Flora High School in …

Dylann Roof

SAP CRM servers vulnerable to online attack

Researchers at cyber security platform ERPScan have disclosed details of two vulnerabilities that allow compromise of the widely used SAP CRM system. …

Information Security

US Power Company Fined $2.7 Million Over Security Flaws Impacting 'Critical Assets'

An American power company has reached a settlement to pay an unprecedented $2.7 million penalty over significant security oversights that could have …

Chinese APT Backdoor Found in CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

Avast discovers ShadowPad tool for use in apparent planned third stage of the targeted attack campaign.<p>Researchers uncovered another piece of the …

Windows RDP flaw: 'Install Microsoft's patch, turn on your firewall'

Attackers can use a protocol bug in Windows RDP to steal session authentication and take over a network domain.<p><i>Video: Microsoft fends off mining</i> …

Hackers learn to hurdle two-factor authentication

For years, cyber security experts have been urging users to add a second layer of authentication to their accounts, often a code sent by text message …

Security

Security vs. visibility: Why TLS 1.3 has data center admins worried

The TLS protocol, which provides the encryption that makes secure web transactions possible, is in dire need of an upgrade. It last saw a big update …

Security

AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws

Researchers say they've found 13 flaws in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC chips, which could let attackers install malware on highly guarded parts of the processor.<p>Researchers say they've discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded …

Information Security

More privacy-busting bugs found in popular VPN services

Hotspot Shield fixed three bugs in its Chrome extension, while Zenmate and PureVPN have not.<p>Three popular VPN services have been found to leak …

Stealth startup launches four unauthorized rogue satellites into orbit

The Indian-built PSLV-C40 launched in January with 31 satellites onboard. It carried a lot of cool stuff into orbit, including the Arkyd-6 satellite …

Space Exploration
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Password manager maker Keeper hit by another security snafu

The exposed server contained the company's downloadable software -- including a code-signing certificate.<p>Keeper, an embattled password manager maker …

400k servers may be at risk of serious code-execution attacks. Patch now | Ars Technica

Widely used message transfer agent patched buffer overflow last month.<p>A bug in an obscure but widely used email program may be putting as many as …

Microsoft's Windows Defender ATP Catches Law Enforcement Spyware - ExtremeTech

Microsoft’s Windows Defender ATP Catches Law Enforcement Spyware<p>By on March 6, 2018 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers trying to break into your account

Content delivery network Akamai says nearly half of all online login attempts are performed by cybercriminals trying to break into accounts …

Meet Coldroot, a nasty Mac trojan that went undetected for years

The malware can remotely steal passwords by logging everything a user types, and more.<p>A Mac malware that can silently, remotely control a vulnerable …

Windows 10 null character flaw keeps malware hidden from security scanning tools

The Windows 10 interface that allows apps to connect to antivirus software is truncating files, causing compromised code to come back clean.<p>Building …

Why aren't we using SHA-3?

Over the last two years, most of the digital world was forced to move from the flawed SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm version 1) digital hashes to SHA-2 …

Cyber-attacks

Cisco: Severe bug in our security appliances is now under attack

A proof-of-concept exploit for Cisco's 10-out-of-10 severity bug surfaces days after researcher details his attack.<p><i>Video: Top 10 malware threats in</i> …

FBI agents issue a statement ahead of damaging FISA memo release – here’s what it said

FBI agents released a statement Thursday through the FBI Agents Association ahead of the release of the FISA memo that reportedly accuses the agency and the Department of Justice of malfeasance in seeking FISA warrants on members of the Trump campaign.<p><b>Here’s what the statement read:</b><p>“The FBI Agents …

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Hackers behind Dridex banking trojan also created BitPaymer ransomware

Experts found that both Dridex malware and BitPaymer ransomware were created simultaneously.<p>The hackers who created one of the most prolific banking …

Government warns critical industry firms to prepare for cyberattacks

Energy, transport, water, health and digital infrastructure firms could be fined if they fail to develop robust safeguards protecting themselves from …

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one …

Cryptocurrency

'Jackpotting' Targets U.S. ATMs to Make Them Spit Out Cash

Cyber criminals are hacking ATM machines in the U.S. through “jackpotting” — an attack in which piles of cash spill out of the machines, two ATM …

ATMs

Keylogger found on thousands of WordPress-based sites, stealing...

A new report from researchers at Sucuri reveals that websites are once again being found infected by cryptomining code – stealing the resources of …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

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