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What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

How To: Hack Open Hotel, Airplane & Coffee Shop Wi-Fi with MAC Address Spoofing

After finding and monitoring nearby wireless access points and devices connected to them, hackers can use this information to bypass some types of …

How British spies made a cyber immune system - CNN Video

This cybersecurity network uses artificial intelligence to not just fix computer viruses, but to stop them before they start

Immune System

How to recover your bitcoins from blockchain.info using electrum

How to export your private keys from blockchain.info and move the balance to any address using electrum<p>The Problem<p>Blockchain.info is a popular online …

How 4-Year-Olds Learn Particle Physics

Some say apps that make learning fun are key, but what’s lost when all that learning is spent looking at a screen?<p>“The game actually doesn’t teach you anything,” Lauri Järvilehto told me over lunch in Helsinki, Finland. I scratched my head, because Järvilehto, 39, is a co-founder and the CEO of a …

You’re just 22 months away from being an Elon Musk-level Super-Innovator

In your heart of hearts, are you an innovator? When you look in the mirror, do you see a future thought leader in a transformational field? Do you …

Elon Musk reveals Neuralink's plans to merge the human brain with computers for 'consensual telepathy'

Musk said such technology would initially be used to repair brain injuries due to stroke or cancer lesions.<p>Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday …

I looked at hundreds of millennials' CVs and this is what I learned

Over the last month and a bit, I've been recruiting. In February, RN advertised for six digital producers. Two of them were on my team, and I …

Cash rate is king and Reserve still holds all the aces

All these transactions mean the balance in each bank's exchange settlement account goes up and down throughout the day. But the Reserve requires each …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is really about what you’re going to do …

The internet of hacked things

As the internet and the real world increasingly intersect, hackers are infiltrating critical infrastructure. We explore some of the most notorious …

Cybersecurity

Megaprocessor

What ? The Megaprocessor is a micro-processor built large. Very large.<p>How ? Like all modern processors the Megaprocessor is built from transistors. …

BBC

and block them

Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their …

Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS

Kali Linux, laptop, coffee - hack on!Have you ever bothered to look at who your browser trusts? The padlock of a HTTPS connection doesn't mean …

Information Security

The Blockchain is the new Google

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases.</i><p>At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records …

Lightening the cognitive load

A longtime colleague and friend of mine used to love to say  “Let’s just make this easy for them” whenever we discussed an upcoming meeting. I think I winced the first few times I heard it. It didn’t seem like much of a negotiation strategy… at least, that is, until he helped me appreciate how …

How to train your human, part II: Products that make habits last

In the first part of this series, we learned about designing products that use good triggers and motivators to get users like Joe to engage in healthy behaviors. Now, how can we ensure that these new behaviors become long-term habits?<p>In this second part, we return to Nir Eyal’s Hooked model to look …

Baffling 'Batman' Backdoor Busted In Comms Used By Global Governments

When Juniper announced backdoors in its networking kit in December could have let snoops and hackers spy on supposedly encrypted communications, security pros looked askance at the company. Some were concerned about any possible collaboration with US government snoops. Juniper denied it had …

Information Security

The Return Of Technics Is Symbolic, But Will Anyone Actually Buy Them?

The Technics SL-1200 turntable might be the most important piece of DJ equipment ever created. Hip-hop and modern dance music wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this iconic device.<p>Although the original SL-1200 might not be the best turntable ever created, the updated and improved SL-1200 MK2 is by …

Audiophile

The Withings Go Is A Cheap Little Activity Tracker

Withings has one more thing up its sleeve, a new activity tracker. This isn’t a new version of the Pulse or Activité. This is a brand new activity tracker. And the best part is that it only costs $69.<p>The Withings Go uses an always-on E Ink display like the one on your Kindle or original Pebble. …

Pirate Bay unveils ambitious new software scheme to foil anti-piracy measures

The Pirate Bay has announced a surprising new tool to foil copyright enforcers, moving the entire site to a distributed network accessible only through Pirate Bay's own unique software. The new system builds on open source projects like LibTorrent, holding all potentially incriminating data in a …

What web developers should know about HTTPS but probably don't.

In 2015 web developers understand more about SSL than they ever have. If you read Hacker News you should know:<p>You can get domain validated (DV) certs …

Information Security

LaunchKit Makes Building Landing Pages For Mobile Apps Ridiculously Easy

Over the last few months, the LaunchKit team has released a number of tools that make it easier for app developers to launch their apps. The LaunchKit lineup now includes a review monitor, a screenshotting tool to make submitting apps to mobile stores easier, and a service for monitoring app sales. …

Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

Being a child is awesome because every little thing is an adventure. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, making letters, telling time–life is one milestone after another. As a jaded adult, it’s hard for me to remember the overwhelming wonders of growing up. ShapeKit, however, recaptures a …

Tado’s Smart AC Control Makes Any Air Conditioner Smart

While smart thermostats have been around for years, they typically have only been able to interface with a home’s central heating or cooling system which are much more expensive than portable units. Today, Tado is launching the Smart AC Control, the world’s first device to make any …

Encrypting Your Laptop Like You Mean It

TIME AND AGAIN, people are told there is one obvious way to mitigate privacy threats of all sorts, from mass government surveillance to pervasive …

The Art of Speaker Design, Part II

Most audiophiles are aware that loudspeaker drivers are inductive; after all, the voice coil is wound around a ferrous polepiece, and that’s how you …

5 Mental Cues to Bulletproof Your Brain for Training

<b>Exercise programming is simple. It really is.</b> If you diligently spent a few days a week, week after week, month after month, year after year, working …