Debra Okwuzi

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A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

"The biggest security issue here isn't that the computer is 40 years old, but rather the quality of the lock on the door where the computer is housed," Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, said in a statement.<p>Thomas, known in hacker circles by his pseudonym, Space Rogue, was one …

RemoteAccess

What Google’s winning Go algorithm will do next

Following the defeat of one of its finest human players, the ancient game of Go has joined the growing list of tasks at which computers perform …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

Using IPv6 with Linux? You’ve likely been visited by Shodan and other scanners

Shodan caught using time-keeping servers to quietly harvest IP addresses.<p>One of the benefits of the next-generation Internet protocol known as IPv6 …

Information Security

NASA's New 360 Degree, Interactive Mars Viewer for Your Phone Is Unsettlingly Good

We tried NASA’s brand new 360 degree Mars panoramic viewer for your phone, and we think it’s about as good a Mars view as you’re going to get right …

​What lurks beneath the Internet of Things hype? Nagging security fears

If you go by what everyone was saying at the massive CES tech showcase, we're speeding toward a future in which everything is connected and talking to every other thing, all to make your life a little better.<p>The annual gadget extravaganza was full of electronic marvels, from Samsung's super-fridge …

Interview: Boy From the Crowd

Boy From the Crowd is a hard-rocking duo from the U.K. Their style of music has been described as punk, punk meets blues, blues meets punk and garage band blues. However it's described, it's loud, visceral and hits like a hammer.<p>A few months ago, the band released an EP called "Where the Bees Come …

Punk Music

Be The Nerd — Quit Facebook

If you believe the origin story depicted in Aaron Sorkin’s <i>The Social Network</i>, a young Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook in order to meet girls.<p>Creative fiction or not, the real-life Zuck — who recently became a father to a baby girl called Max — wants the world to know about his far more progressive …

Social Media

Watch Celine Dion Cover Adele's 'Hello' and Make Us Cry All Over Again

Celine Dion finished off 2015 by going where many artists have gone this year by covering “Hello” — one of EW’s favorite songs of the year— to a New …

CES 2016: cars, virtual reality and a lot of hype

The vast Consumer Electronics Show traditionally predicts the hit technologies of the year to come - but is a sales event really the best predictor of consumer demand?<p>Twenty years almost to the day, on 6 January 1995, Nintendo revealed its new Virtual Boy virtual reality headset at the Consumer …

Virtual Reality

10 Artists Who Left Us Hanging In 2015

Every year, music lovers dive into a barrage of year-end lists recapping the songs we couldn’t stop singing, the artists who demanded our attention …

17 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Mental Health In 2015

"I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are."<p>* 19 Celebrities On Dealing With And Recovering From Their Eating Disorders<p>* This Is What It Feels Like To Live With A Mental Disorder

Hackers Hijack Twitter to Avenge ISIS Drone Strike, Expose U.S. Prisoner Calls, and Attack Spotify Listeners

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, <i>Nextgov’s</i> regularly updated index of cyber breaches:<p>Someone leaked the media the records of …

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update screwed up some users' privacy settings

People who updated to the latest Windows 10 update may want to double-check their settings. Microsoft revealed Tuesday that it took the previous update (which was released on November 12) down from the Internet the day before because of a problem that reset some users' privacy settings when …

Windows 10

The US and China want to set ground rules for cyberwarfare

Arms control treaties already do a lot to prevent extreme abuses of real-world weaponry, so why shouldn't they apply to virtual conflicts? The US and China certainly think that makes sense. According to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i>, the two countries are negotiating a deal that would set …

Apple Responds to YiSpecter Malware, Says Fix Was Implemented in iOS 8.4

Over the weekend, security site <i>Palo Alto Networks</i> detailed a new iOS malware that's able to infect non-jailbroken Apple devices using enterprise certificates and private APIs. It originated in Taiwan and China and was installed through several methods, including hijacking traffic from ISPs, an SNS …

Apps

Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones

With certain exceptions, most iOS-focused malware targets jailbroken devices whose compromised security makes them easy prey. However, there's been concerns that a recent strain of malware, YiSpecter, can attack even 'pure' devices running stock iOS. Do you have to worry about catching a bug online …

App Store

6 Movies Worthy of Your Time This Thanksgiving Weekend

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …

Virtually Frictionless Surface Could Smooth Trail to Nanotech

Scientists have developed a technique for creating surfaces that can slide past each other with virtually no friction, and their findings could create new opportunities for engineering in nanotechnology and other areas.<p>Friction is present on Earth anywhere there is movement, and it can affect …

The NSA is still conducting mass surveillance of the US internet to find cyberattacks

The NSA is scanning US web traffic for specific malware signatures, according to new Snowden documents published by <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>ProPublica</i>. Previous documents have shown the NSA and GCHQ collecting data from undersea data cables, but this is the most comprehensive look at how the NSA uses …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes: Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution

Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from …

leading the way with LNG

June 1, 2015 – Through an industry-leading queue of major capital projects, a strong focus on operational excellence and a commitment to helping …

Natural Gas

Ivanka Trump Knows What It Means to Be a Modern Millennial

<i>Full-speed at work and hands-on at home, Ivanka Trump knows what it means to be a modern millennial—the exact demographic she wants to dress.</i><p>Late in the day on a Monday, with the low winter sun slicing through all the new buildings rising above midtown Manhattan, Ivanka Trump is sitting behind a …

Using MD5 to Encrypt Passwords in a Database

FBI says this hacker took over a plane through its in-flight entertainment system

Security researcher Chris Roberts got kicked off a United flight last month for tweeting a joke about hacking into its electronic control systems.<p>Now the FBI alleges, in an affidavit for a search warrant, it was no joke. In fact, the FBI claims, Roberts actually did such a thing, causing a plane he …