Jeff Hall

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Amazon Workers Demand Jeff Bezos Cancel Face Recognition Contracts With Law Enforcement

Following employee protests at Google and Microsoft over government contracts, workers at Amazon are circulating an internal letter to CEO Jeff …

Surveillance

Dent the Wood for Tighter Joints

By Christopher Schwarz<p>In Chris Schwarz Blog, Woodworking Blogs<p>0<p>We’ve all dented some important part of a project and hand to remove the dent with …

Woodworking

Level Accuracy

Try this simple, one minute accuracy test<p>Put sheets of paper under the level until you get a level reading, then switch ends to see if you get the …

Woodworking

Millions of Roku and Sonos Devices Easily Hacked: What to Do

Two days ago, we reported that Google Home and Chromecast devices were vulnerable to attacks through regular web browsers running on ordinary …

Information Security

Obama cybersecurity czar: Russian hackers likely scanned election systems in all 50 states

WASHINGTON — Russian hackers likely scanned the election systems of all 50 states for vulnerabilities in 2016 — not just the 21 states confirmed as targets by homeland security officials last year, the cybersecurity czar for former President Barack Obama told a Senate panel Wednesday.<p>"I think it is …

Cyber-attacks

Widely used D-Link modem/router under mass attack by potent IoT botnet

Satori unleashes worm exploiting 2-year-old vulnerability in DSL-2750B devices.<p>Malicious hackers are mass exploiting a critical vulnerability in …

Routers

Benchcrafted: Not a Review – an Endorsement

Recently one of the leg vises in my shop cracked. The vise chop snapped and the garter on the wooden screw gave way. While I could repair the damage, …

Woodworking

Here's What It Looks Like to Use Only Your Body to Make Furniture—No Machines or Tools Allowed

It takes an entire civilization to build a simple wood stool. I found this out the hard way by attempting to build furniture completely from scratch …

Furniture

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.<p>Symantec said the …

Cybersecurity

Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack

In March, artist and programmer Brannon Dorsey became interested in a retro web attack called DNS rebinding, teaching himself how to illicitly access …

Information Security

Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers -- in fact, it's switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phishing attacks against biochemical warfare prevention …

Cybersecurity

Ex-CIA engineer indicted on several new charges connected to Vault 7 leak

FBI used passwords used on suspect's cellphone to also get into his computer.<p>A federal grand jury has formally indicted Joshua Adam Schulte, a former …

Security

Workbenches: With Experience Comes Simplicity

For the many-hundredth time last week, I explained the virtues of simple workbenches to a skeptical audience of 10 workbench builders.<p>They weren’t …

Woodworking

Windows warning: US exposes North Korea government's Typeframe malware

North Korea's Hidden Cobra security hackers spawn new remote-access malware.<p><i>Video: Job-offer malware linked to North Korea chases bitcoin boom.</i><p>The US …

North Korea

New Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects All Intel Core CPUs

What a horrible year in security for Intel. First we had the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that never seem to go away. Now Intel has announced …

Information Security

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Privacy

Weaponizing IPv6 to Bypass IPv4 Security

Just because you're not yet using IPv6 doesn't mean you're safe from the protocol's attack vectors.

Information Security

China's Giant Ionosphere-Zapping Radar Is a Defense System Masquerading as Science

The new facility may target U.S. submarines in the South China Sea.<p>The <i>South China Morning Post</i> recently revealed plans for a new Chinese radar facility on the island of Hainan, China’s southernmost point. Described as a “high-powered incoherent scatter radar,” this installation will bounce radio …

China

25% of employees use the same password for every account

Of those, 81% say they don't password protect their phone or computer at all, according to an OpenVPN report. Here's how to improve employee cyber …

Employment

Major U.S. Refineries At Risk Of Cyberattacks As Many Continue To Use Windows XP

The end of life of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating software is almost upon us, with the company saying its updates and patches for the widely used interface will cease after January 14, 2020. In such circumstances, most people would assume that critical plant control system operators must be in a …

Cyber-attacks

Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities …

Cybersecurity

Watch Kodi on Amazon Fire TV? You're About to Be Hacked

<i>UPDATED 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday June 12 with evidence that Amazon Fire TVs are indeed being infected by ADB.Miner. Originally published at 7:00 p.m. ET</i> …

Amazon Fire TV

Trump and Kim USB fan raises cyber-security alert

<b>Cyber-security experts have expressed surprise that journalists at the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore were given USB-powered fans.</b><p>Some warned reporters not to plug them in to their laptops, as USB devices can carry malware.<p>The fans were …

Cybersecurity

Android malware is infecting Amazon Fire TVs and Fire Sticks

If you've loaded any apps onto your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick that let you watch pirated movies and TV shows, you could be at risk from a cryptocurrency-mining Android virus. <i>AFTVnews</i> reports that the virus -- a malware worm variant -- is not specifically targeting Fire TV devices, but they're …

Amazon Fire TV

Florida Didn't Run FBI Background Checks on Gun Buyers for a Year Because of a Forgotten Login

The state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applicants looking to procure a concealed weapon permit for …

Guns

Looks Like White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Got Hacked

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly informed his staff in an email that one of his personal email accounts hacked while he was still serving as …

Donald Trump

Password reset flaw at internet giant Frontier allowed account takeovers

A two-factor code used to reset an account password could be easily bypassed.<p>A bug in how cable and internet giant Frontier reset account passwords …

Information Security

Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report

Such data sharing was supposed to have been fully cut off in 2015, but it wasn't.<p>Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, …

Internet

Why emergency braking systems sometimes hit parked cars and lane dividers

Recent Tesla Autopilot crashes hold a lesson for the whole industry.<p>The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday provided new details about a …

Culver City

FCC shrugs at fake cell towers around the White House

Turns out, Ajit Pai was serious last year when he told lawmakers that the FCC didn't want anything to do with cybersecurity.<p>This past April the Associated Press reported "For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices …

Surveillance