Jakie Rice

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Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

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LA County email hack exposes data of 750,000 people

Los Angeles County appears to be the latest victim of a wide-reaching email hack.<p>Around 756,000 people who had business with county departments may …

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This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Linux exploit gives any user full access in five seconds

If you need another reason to be paranoid about network security, a serious exploit that attacks a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw is now in the wild. The researcher who found it, Phil Oester, told <i>V3</i> that the attack is "trivial to execute, never fails and has probably been around for years." …

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This month’s critical Flash vulnerability gives attackers control of a Mac …

We’re honestly running out of headlines for these things. In what has now become a routine announcement, Adobe has admitted that yet another critical vulnerability could allow an attacker to take complete control of a Mac, Windows, Linux or ChromeOS machine.<p>Adobe has released security updates for …

Obama's order fails to stop big federal leaks

Agencies have blown through a series of deadlines without taking the steps necessary to detect internal risks, according to the latest government review.<p>In 2011, amid the furor surrounding Chelsea Manning’s mass leaking of military and diplomatic secrets, President Barack Obama launched an effort …

14 of the Most Underrated Actors in Hollywood

And why you should care about them now.<p>With awards season upon us, it's easy to fall victim to the Oscar night squabbles. But instead of bickering over who was snubbed this year, let's redirect our attention to some of the lesser-known, unsung heroes of modern day cinema. These performers …

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