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Car-hacking: A New Fear For Drivers of Tech-Loaded Vehicles

Add car-hacking to the list of motorists' fears.<p>A University of Michigan survey shows that Americans are nervous about whether new computer technology in vehicles could be hacked and the data stolen.<p>A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that so-called “connected-vehicle” …

Auto Shows

Report: NSA Knew About Heartbleed Bug for 2 Years and Said Nothing

The NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least two years, anonymous sources told …

Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually possible

Many already thought that the "Heartbleed" security flaw in OpenSSL could be used to steal SSL keys from a server, but now there's proof. This is important because if someone stole the private decryption key to servers used by any of the many web services that used OpenSSL, then they could spy on …

Hacker successfully uses Heartbleed to retrieve private security keys

This morning, content distribution network Cloudflare gave some hope to those affected by the Heartbleed security flaw with an announcement that the bug might not be as bad as feared. In two weeks of testing, Cloudflare said, its researchers failed to exploit the bug to steal a website's private …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Information Systems

Here’s How Obama Plans to Spend $25 Billion on the War on Drugs

Pres­id­ent Obama prom­ised to change the way the U.S. fights its per­petu­al war on drugs, and al­though he’s mak­ing pro­gress, the pres­id­ent’s …

Homeland Security

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

Privacy

Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One

Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately.<p>Call of Duty changed the way we …

Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation

<b>The Jamaican government has said it is planning to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana by the end of this year. The BBC's Nick Davis travelled to Jamaica's interior to gauge the reaction of those currently growing the crop illegally.</b><p>In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more …

Cannabis

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

NBA 2K14 mod lets you live out your 'Space Jam' fantasies

NBA 2K modder MGX has released a <i>Space Jam</i> mod that turns a typical game in <i>NBA 2K14</i> into a nostalgia-filled trip to the '90s.<p>Like the classic kids' film, Michael Jordan is joined on the basketball court by Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and more to face off against alien team, the Monstars. Each character …

Xbox One February update now rolling out to consoles

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

Part Number: 10024048<p>Where to Buy<p>MSRP: $899.95<p>Visit manufacturer site for details.<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Quick Specifications<p>Compatibility Mac<br>PC<br>• Color Category black<br>• Type solid state drive<br>• Capacity 512 GB<br>• Hard Drive Type external hard drive<p>Full Product Specifications

Thunderbolt

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

Titanfall beta being opened up to all Xbox One users, PC to follow

Respawn Entertainment is opening up the current <i>Titanfall</i> multiplayer beta test to all Xbox One users, in part to better stress test the game under load and in an attempt to appease players who didn't get into the closed beta test, the developer announced today.<p>"We have limited server capacity for …

How Most Anyone Can Find Photos Of Secret Government Sites

Last August, Jeffrey Lewis saw a North Korean propaganda video, posted in April 2012, which showed its missile launchers holding intercontinental ballistic missiles, shot from an oddly-shaped building.<p>He was curious. So with a team of students, he modeled what the building would look like and …

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Cheech and Chong are paying attention to the Hawaii Legislature?<p>Posted on the pot-toking comedy duo's official website this week was an alert that two Hawaii state Senate committees were preparing to hear a pair of bills that could...<p>Read more on …

Mexico to integrate vigilantes into security forces

<b>Mexican vigilante groups in western Michoacan state have agreed to join the official security forces after weeks of taking the law into their own hands.</b><p>The "self-defence" groups have recently taken over a number of towns in their attempt to drive the Knights Templar drug cartel from the area.<p>The …

Mexico

BT's breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol' fiber

BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped the company from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it while it does. With a little help from friends at Alcatel-Lucent, BT boffins have created what they …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

Now You Can Spec Your Audi A8 to Literally Withstand a Shelling From a Tank

Audi is launching an all-new, armor-plated version of its A8 full-size luxury sedan. The A8L Security is based on the long-wheelbase model, and is available with either the 435-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 or the naturally aspirated, 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12. Just because your life is apparently in …

Audi A8

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014: From Tanning Salons to Pot

New year, new laws.<p>Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014. The provisions run the gamut from …

Colorado’s First Day of Recreational Marijuana Sales: 10 Things To Know

It’s nearly a new year, and Colorado businesses are getting ready to sell a new leaf. Jan. 1 is the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales …

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Colorado resorts brace for marijuana tourism

Colorado's ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high.<p>Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over. …

NSA spied on 'World of Warcraft' and Xbox Live online games

American and British intelligence agencies have "infiltrated" online games including <i>World of Warcraft</i> and <i>Second Life</i>. That's according to documents dating back to 2008, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported on by <i>The Guardian</i>, <i>ProPublica</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Spies from multiple American and British …

The 6 Concept Cars From The Tokyo Motor Show That You Should Know About

The Tokyo Motor Show is known for its wacky concept cars, but this year the wackiness is less pronounced than usual. Many skew more toward the practical than the fantastical.<p>That’s not to suggest disappointment. The concept cars are as creative as ever, and the Japanese automakers are working on …

Jeep takes new path with diesel 2014 Grand Cherokee

This is not your grandfather's Jeep.<p>The 2014 diesel Grand Cherokee Summit points the brand in a very different direction than its beginnings as a bare-bones World War II gadabout. The same can be said for this new version's $57,000 price tag.<p>Today's Jeep comes with trinkets that were beyond fantasy …