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US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

Russian hackers are targeting millions of routers around the world, including devices in homes and offices, according to US and UK officials.<p>In a joint announcement Monday from the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the UK's National Cyber Security Center, officials warned that Russian …

Which iPad Do I Have? How to Identify the Different iPad Models & Generations

Whether you're looking for iPad accessories, preparing to sell your iPad online, or needing to replace a cracked screen or aging battery, you might be stuck on one question, "what iPad do I have?" The first piece of information you'll need to help discover which iPad version you own is to find your …

If you like escape rooms, here’s one in a box you can play at home for $30

Generally speaking, Toy Fair New York is dominated by new hardware from the biggest toy manufacturers in the world. LEGO, Star Wars, Mattel, Hasbro and others have all shown new building kits, characters and STEM sets. But now it’s time to look at a new escape room-style board game.<p>After making the …

The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI - MIT Technology Review

AI could reboot industries and make the economy more productive; it’s already infusing many of the products we use daily. But a new report by more …

Artificial Intelligence

How burnout became a sinister and insidious epidemic

Half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress, and psychological breakdown can creep up without warning. But what, exactly, is this ‘state of vital exhaustion’, and how can you come back from it?<p>In a bedroom in North Yorkshire at 2am, Sara Cox lay next to her sleeping husband in …

Mental Health

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 …

uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads

Developers are in the process of releasing updates to fix the critical flaws.<p>Two versions of uTorrent, one of the Internet's most widely used …

Malware

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

Remember: forewarned is forearmed<p>When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the <i>un</i>intended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Hidden Cobra malware infects Android devices with RAT, turns Windows machines into proxies

Why Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway quit IBM and CEO Ginni Rometty

Warren Buffett’s bet on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), which he has almost completely abandoned, was based on his belief that its chief executive officer, Ginni Rometty, could turn around the floundering tech company. When it was clear she could not, Buffett sold virtually his …

Cognitive Computing

Intel opens bug hunt to all security researchers, offers possible $250K payout

Want to make a quick $250,000? Who doesn’t, right? If you have the know-how to hunt down vulnerabilities in hardware and software, then that …

How to Drag and Drop Text Between Apps on the iPad

iOS 11 introduced handy new drag and drop features on the iPad, that let you drag photos, files, links, and more between apps. What you might not know, though, is that drag and drop also works for blocks of text.<p>Instead of copying and pasting text on the iPad, you can select a block of text and …

Doctors Can Now Diagnose Autism In Just Two Minutes

The test, known as the PDQ-1, is 88 percent accurate and doesn’t require any follow-up visits.<p>When a toddler doesn’t gesture to get your attention, …

These Chinese facial recognition glasses are a dystopian nightmare come true

Chinese officials recently showed off the latest tool in their already impressive surveillance arsenal: facial recognition eyeglasses. Each set is equipped with bleeding edge optics and advanced facial recognition algorithms capable of pinpointing a single fugitive in even the most crowded of …

Cisco: You need to patch our security devices again for dangerous ASA VPN bug

Cisco has warned that its original fix for the 10/10-severity ASA VPN flaw was "incomplete".<p><i>Video: Top 10 malware threats in 2017</i><p>on cnet<p>The CNET VPN …

3 ways general IT pros can become IoT experts before the jobs boom

As the internet of things expands into the enterprise, companies will need more workers with expertise in technology, data, and security.<p>To say the …

X.509 metadata can carry information through the firewall

<b>Video</b> Certificate exchange used as a side-channel before the certs get to workA security researcher, who last year demonstrated that X.509 …

Information Security

Researchers Reveal Alzheimer’s Treatment That Fully Restores Memory Function

Millions of people experiencing the early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) begin to feel their memory slip away slowly. Advanced stages of …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

This fake Spectre/Meltdown patch will infect your PC with malware

The Smoke Loader malware is another example of attackers using the hype of a major vulnerability to target victims.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

How to Protect Your BitTorrent Client From This Potential Hack

Still using BitTorrent to exclusively download legally acquired content like operating system images or files you want to share privately with …

BitTorrent

Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks

Here's a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.<p>11 of 11<p>Taking the basics for granted<p>No power in 2018? It's possible, …

Information Security

What is Zero Trust? A model for more effective security

The <b>Zero Trust Network</b>, or <b>Zero Trust Architecture</b>, model was created in 2010 by John Kindervag, who at the time was a principal analyst at Forrester …

Forrester Research

Experts Say This Is a Side Effect From Ibuprofen We Should Watch Out For

We may take ibuprofen when we have a headache or cramps, thinking it will make us feel better. Generally, it does. But for some of us, there's a really annoying — and uncomfortable — potential side effect of ibuprofen, and that is constipation.<p>What Ibuprofen Does<p>"Ibuprofen prevents your body from …

Is this the worst Arsenal team of Arsene Wenger's reign? Every squad and best XI from his 22 seasons at the club

In Zeno's paradox of the tortoise and Achilles, the cumbersome reptile and the swift-footed Greek hero discuss the prospect of a race between …

Spectre and Meltdown explained: What they are, how they work, what's at risk

In the first days of 2018, published research revealed that nearly every computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years contains fundamental …

Information Security

What IT pros need to know about the Meltdown exploit

The recently announced exploits Meltdown and Spectre have far-reaching consequences that are difficult to even estimate at this point. While the …