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Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Is Paying Its Employees $12,000 to Train for a Job at Another Company. And It's Brilliant

The forward-thinking company helps employees forward their dream careers--even if it means it's not at Amazon.<p>In a hot job market, it's hard enough to figure out how to spot rising talent and then have a plan for how to keep that talent in your company.<p>So training employees and giving them job …

Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA

A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie.<p>KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick showed the hack in a public video. By convincing a victim to visit a …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

ATM jackpotting reaches US shores

The hacking technique forces ATMs to cough up large sums of cash.<p>ATM manufacturers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR have warned that jackpotting attacks have …

More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger

Malicious script logs passwords and just about anything else admins or visitors type.<p>More than 2,000 websites running the open source WordPress …

Pentagon issues warning over running app used by soldiers

Concerned about security, the Pentagon says it is reviewing the use of fitness apps by soldiers. Analysts have warned that the supposedly private …

Middle East

'Jackpotting' Targets U.S. ATMs to Make Them Spit Out Cash

Cyber criminals are hacking ATM machines in the U.S. through “jackpotting” — an attack in which piles of cash spill out of the machines, two ATM …

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.<p>The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to …

Fitness Technology

'I've never done the Presidents Club before and I wouldn't again'

At around 8pm last Thursday evening around 130 young women walked into the ballroom of the opulent Dorchester hotel in London’s Park Lane.<p>To the tune of “Power” by the British girl band Little Mix, these “hostesses” – each one clad in a short, tight black skirt and high heels – made their way to …

Sexual Harassment

Dr. Larry Nassar Sentenced to 40 to 175 Years for Sexual Abuse

LANSING, Mich. — The former doctor for the American gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes, capping an extraordinary seven-day hearing that drew more than 150 young women to publicly confront him and speak of their …

Criminal Sentencing

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>On Monday, Montana’s governor signed essentially …

Tesla Model S plows into a fire truck while using Autopilot

Federal traffic safety officials are ‘gathering information,’ but not formally investigating yet<p>The driver of a Tesla Model S who crashed into a fire truck on a California freeway says he was using Autopilot at the time of the accident, and so far, Tesla isn’t refuting this claim.<p>“Autopilot is …

Hackers steal as much as 10 percent of new cryptocurrency funds

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technologies offer advantages over traditional funding and transactional …

Cryptocurrency

Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. In addition, about 3,800 (up 1,000 from Twitter’s data …

An unassuming office building in Finland could have the answers to fighting back Russia's efforts to destabilize the world

HELSINKI — Located in an unassuming office building filled with boardrooms, lecture halls, and projectors in the Finnish capital, a new entity under the joint auspices of the European Union and NATO was founded with a herculean mission. Tasked with a 1.5 million euro budget, the European Centre of …

North Korean missile alert sparks panic in Japan

Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert yesterday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate …

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and sent it, and that its system was not hacked.<p>"It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at …

What is Zero Trust? A model for more effective security

The <b>Zero Trust Network</b>, or <b>Zero Trust Architecture</b>, model was created in 2010 by John Kindervag, who at the time was a principal analyst at Forrester …

Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election

Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stephanie Clifford -- whose stage name is "Stormy Daniels" -- and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN.<p>The Wall …

Donald Trump

New security flaw detected in Intel hardware

Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure has reported another serious flaw in Intel hardware. It has nothing to do with the Spectre and Meltdown …

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

<b>Final update</b> Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixesA fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the …

This reported Intel CPU bug is really bad news for everyone

A vulnerability found by security researchers in Intel processors manufactured over the last ten years is poised to wreak havoc on the world of …

Microsoft just issued a fix for that big Intel processor vulnerability

So your computer is probably vulnerable to a processor chip bug that could theoretically let JavaScript running in a web browser steal your passwords …

Google says it's got your back on major CPU vulnerability

Newly disclosed processor vulnerabilities threaten the security of devices around the globe, but Google is here to tell you that it totally has your …

Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most …