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New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices

Hacking just got fully automated for script kiddies.<p>Hacking isn’t always hard. Some lower-tier hackers use programs to automatically churn through breached login details to break into other accounts, and some penetration testing tools are designed to streamline processes so hackers can get to the …

Information Security

5 Ways Businesses Are Already Using Blockchains

Amid the hype surrounding Bitcoin and Ethereum, it’s easy to overlook how blockchains—the technology <i>behind</i> those currencies—are already transforming …

Blockchain Technology Is Set to Disrupt Every Industry--and Music Is Next | Inc.com

What is happening today with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is how I imagine the dot-com gold rush in the 90s felt.<p>Since I was too young to experience those years (I was 5 years old), I am paying extra close attention to what is happening today. And for those that don't realize it yet, …

Blockchain

Suppliers and retailers will use blockchain to keep food fresh

IBM has joined with a group of food supply companies and retailers to use the computing company's blockchain tech to keep food fresh. Currently, it can take up to two weeks to track down the source of contaminated foodstuffs. But just like tracking cryptocurrency transactions all over the world, …

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.<p>A …

Blockchain

Differences between using Tor browser and VPN

I can't quite figure out the differences between using the Tor browser and using a VPN (like concretely proXPN). From what I understand the idea is …

Privacy

Tor vs VPN, VPN and Tor, Which One Is Better

If you are looking for a way to surf the web anonymously, you have a few options. The most common and reliable methods are Tor (The Onion Router) and …

Privacy

Activists to FBI: Show Us Your Warrant for Mass Hack of TorMail Users

The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to unseal a docket sheet relating to FBI hacking.<p>Mass hacking is now one of the FBI's established tactics for fighting crime on the dark web. In February 2015, the agency hit at least 4,000 computers all over the world in an attempt to identify visitors …

The privacy wars have been a disaster and they're about to get a LOT worse

In my latest Locus column, The Privacy Wars Are About to Get A Whole Lot Worse, I describe the history of the privacy wars to date, and the way that …

FBI Dumps 18 Hours of Spy Plane Footage From Black Lives Matter Protests

Watch ‘complete’ footage from the FBI’s once-secret aerial surveillance of the Baltimore protests<p>It's been just over a year since amateur aviation sleuths first revealed the FBI's secret aerial surveillance of the civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland.<p>Now, in response to a FOIA request from the ACLU, …

Theft And Mayhem In The Bitcoin World

The schadenfreude of Bitcoin enthusiasts over Ethereum’s recent troubles ended abruptly last week. A major Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, was hacked and nearly 120,000 BTC (around $60m) was stolen. The price of Bitcoin promptly crashed, and Bitfinex was forced to suspend trading. Suddenly, Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

Since its founding in 1984, the TED nonprofit has hosted thousands of short speeches around the world on technology, entertainment, and design.<p>It began posting video of the presentations online in 2006, and there are now more than 2,100 TED Talks that have been viewed well over a billion …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Alleged Airplane Hacker Also "Messed Around With The Space Station"

Testing the limits of cybersecurity in space<p>Last month, security researcher Chris Roberts was removed from a United Airlines flight, after the airline claimed he had endangered his fellow passengers by tweeting a message about potential security vulnerabilities aboard the aircraft. In 2012, Ars …

Space Exploration

10E2423: Burns Night - Which Whisky?

“Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!<p>What dangers thou canst make us scorn!<p>Wi’ tipenny [beer], we fear nae evil;<p>Wi’ usquebae [water of life - whisky], …

Whiskey

Why E-Cigarettes Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

It's little wonder why e-cigarettes' popularity has exploded into a $2 billion industry over the last few years; the promise of safe, harmless …

FATALLY FLAWED

In more than a decade of writing posts here you've had numerous opportunities to hear me state that if I could change one thing about this country, I …

Associated Press News

Every Death In "Game Of Thrones", Visualised

An employee at a U.K. branch of Waterstones put a marker in every page on which a death occurs, proving just how ruthless George RR Martin is.<p>With help from this fansite thread, we make that <b>284 deaths</b> in the <i>Song Of Ice And Fire</i> books so far.<p><i>A Game Of Thrones</i> - 54.<p><i>A Clash Of Kings</i> - 72.<p><i>A Storm Of</i> …

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Game of Thrones tends to get a lot of flak from the feminist community. The ire of the shows critics is usually aimed at the sheer amount of breasts …

Game of Thrones

SUPERLATIVES

Having just driven 1000-plus miles in three days, I can't work up the sap for the post planned for Monday. Trust me though, whenever I spent 15-20 …

ASS-BITTEN

Most "Government 101" type textbooks begin with a wordy introductory chapter about why government exists. This takes students through basic concepts …

ADJUNCTIFICATION

This story about Margaret Mary Vojtko, a recently deceased former adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University ($32,000 annual tuition, exclusive of …

GIVE THESE PEOPLE AIR!

There is a scene in <i>Total Recall</i> (I refuse to see the "remake" and refer, of course, to the 1990 film) wherein a corrupt profiteer named Cohagen shuts …

OUT OF THIN AIR

I have a couple of mostly dormant brokerage accounts. In the past – before I went to grad school – I traded moderately actively, albeit on a small …

THE SCOTTISH VERDICT

The Scottish legal system is unique in that it offers juries three verdicts: guilty, not guilty, and not proven. The third, often referred to in …