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The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Palo Alto will require electric-car charger wiring in new homes

With most electric-car charging today taking place in the garages of private homes, installing a home charging station can pose a hurdle to potential buyers.<p>Now Palo Alto, Calif., the city in the center of Silicon Valley, is moving to make it easier for homeowners who want to switch to an electric …

Exploitation Ubuntu - Windows Services

This tutorial describes the basic principles of gathering information to exploit vulnerable machines like Ubuntu Server and Windows XP. On both …

Vagrant by HashiCorp

HashiCorp Vagrant provides the same, easy workflow regardless of your role as a developer, operator, or designer. It leverages a declarative …

If everything fades into the background, you may have a high IQ

Ignoring a specific visual distractor correlates with IQ scores.<p>The absent-minded professor is a classic image: someone who's lost in deep thoughts …

Annotated Transcript of "We Steal Secrets" by Alex Gibney

To manage your diabetes, Weird Science recommends the munchies

But it advises against using frog-based pregnancy tests.<p><b>Marijuana may make you overeat, but it could be an effective diabetes treatment.</b> Lighting up …

Business intelligence is also security intelligence: RSA

If system logs weren't originally created for security, why isn't business data also being used? And can we automate defensive decisions where we can …

PodCRASH with That Chris Gore

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Overwhelmed by JavaScript Dependencies

Introduction<p>[UPDATE: This post has new 2015 followup]<p>This is about managing dependencies in a well-tested client-side JavaScript codebase, how I got …

JavaScript

Researchers develop algorithm to protect networks from cyber attacks

Amidst increasing concern about cybersecurity, researchers at North Carolina State University have taken one step closer to guarding America's infrastructure from Cylon attack. Well, almost. Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and Ph.D candidate Wente Zeng have developed an algorithm that detects cyber attacks aimed …