Jeff Buhrt

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$9 billion Stripe has a master plan to take over the world — or at least, open it up for business

Stripe Chief Business Officer Billy Alvarado had to set up a payroll system to get his first paycheck from the startup.<p>Stripe<p><b>Stripe is a $9 billion payments processing startup that helps any business accept credit cards, Apple Pay, or similar services.</b><p><b>Billy Alvarado was the company's fifth employee</b> …

Enterprise

Breakthrough Stem Cell Study Offers New Clues to Reversing Aging

If the decline in stem cell function is to blame for aging, then resupplying the aged brain with a fresh source of stem cells should be able to …

Pentagon Asks White House to Give Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

U.S. news<p>WASHINGTON — A recommendation to send high-tech tank-killing weapons to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia is now at the White House, according to three U.S. officials.<p>The officials said a proposed aid package includes Javelin anti-tank missiles with an estimated cost of about $50 …

Researchers recover AES256 key using a $230 device

Security researchers are always on the lookout for breaking encryption algorithms. Brute force techniques aren't viable solutions given the time and …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

​These Color-Changing Tattoos Use Special Ink to Monitor Your Health

​The biosensing ink is particularly helpful for those with diabetes<p>If you’re the type of person who would need to explain a new tattoo to your parents, perhaps you should try one that’s good for your health. (Unlike, say, this tattoo, which killed a man after he swam in the ocean while it was …

Avaya, bankruptcy and the state of the changing communications market

Sometimes, technology modernizes faster than the companies that support it.<p>When business communications and collaboration company Avaya filed for …

Faster Apps, Built with JavaScript

<b>A big thanks to everyone who attended last week's webinar on NativeScript 3.0!</b> We are always happy to see such an engaged community around …

Scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders

Scientists in Cork have given a new meaning to gut reaction.<p>They have discovered that the microbiome, the collective trillions of bacteria within the …

Beware of tech-support scams

Carolyn Aronson got caught not once, but twice, by tech-support scams, to the tune of $800.<p>The first time she was trying to download Windows 10 for free back in 2015. But a dire-looking warning popped onto the screen.<p>"All of a sudden, my computer just went nuts," said Aronson, 74. "I'm rattled at …

Shadow Brokers threaten to unleash more hacking tools

Group linked to NSA cyberwarfare tools used in ransomware attack threatens to set up ‘wine of the month’-style service<p>The hacking group that says data they released facilitated the WannaCry ransomware attack has threatened to leak a new wave of hacking tools they claim to have stolen from the US …

Windows 10

The FTC cracks down on tech support scammers

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a major crackdown on tech support scammers both domestically and abroad.<p>As part of an …

How to remote hijack computers using Intel's insecure chips: Just use an empty login string

<b>Code dive</b> Exploit to pwn systems using vPro and AMTYou can remotely commandeer and control computers that use vulnerable Intel chipsets by sending …

Researchers steal data from CPU cache shared by two VMs

All of a sudden dedicated instances are looking a lot better than multi-tenancyA group of researchers say they can extract information from an Amazon …

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

By now we all (should) know the benefits of serverless computing in the public cloud. InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr provides a good summary of serverless …

Marketing ICS Vulnerabilities and POC Malware – You’re Doing it Wrong – Robert M. Lee

There’s been two cases recently of industrial control system (ICS) security firms identifying vulnerabilities and also creating proof of concept …

Damn, Elon Musk's underground tunnels look slick in new video

You'll never want to drive on regular roads again after you watch Elon Musk's slick video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnels.<p>The …

Fileless Malware Attacks Continue to Gain Steam

Endpoint woes grow as fileless attacks grow in prevalence and file-based attacks remain largely undetected by AV engines.

New Linux SSH Brute-force LUA Bot Shishiga Detected in the Wild

By Jahanzaib HassanA new Linux malware has been spotted in the wild by security researchers at Eset, and it is much more sophisticated than any of …

Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World

The ShadowBrokers, an entity previously confirmed by The Intercept to have leaked authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the …

Intel Pulls Out of OpenStack Effort It Founded with Rackspace

Intel has cut funding for an effort it launched two years ago with Rackspace to encourage the use of OpenStack software technology by big business …

Ionic 3.0 has Arrived!

We are so excited to announce the release of Ionic 3.0! This version jump may worry some of you, but don’t let it! The required changes to go from …

OpenStack becomes a powerful tool for telcos seeking scalable cloud solutions

Used for years by providers of public cloud services, the open-source platform for cloud computing OpenStack is becoming a go-to for …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Malware posing as Siemens PLC application is targeting ICS worldwide

<b>Findings of the MIMICS project conducted by Dragos Threat Operations Center show a malware posing as Siemens PLC application is targeting ICS</b> …

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

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10 Ways To Stay Productive (and Avoid Your Afternoon Slump)

Change your approach to productivity and let the results speak for themselves.<p>By the time 3:00 p.m. hits, my body starts telling me that it's time to check out. Despite my high motivation and earnest desire to achieve my goals, simple biology causes my energy levels to plummet, negatively impacting …

The five finalists in Google's private-sector race to the moon have 341 days to launch

Five teams now have until the end of the year to launch spacecraft to the moon in search of the $20 million first-place Google Lunar X-Prize.<p>The X-Prize foundation confirmed today that five teams from around the world demonstrated serious plans to launch in 2017 by the beginning of the year and …

The Author Of ‘The Case Against Sugar’ Unpacks His Hatred For The Sweet Stuff

Gary Taubes has studied nutrition for 28 years and he’s come to one conclusion: If you want to get thin and stay healthy, then you need to cut out carbs and sugar from your diet. Completely.<p>He’s written a new book on the subject called, The Case Against Sugar — in which he asserts that diabetes and …