Category: News

The Highly Dangerous 'Triton' Hackers Have Probed the US Grid

On the scale of security threats, hackers scanning poten­tial targets for vulnerabilities might seem to rank rather low. But when it's the same hackers who previously executed one of the most reckless cyberattacks in history—one that could have easily turned destructive or even lethal—that recon­nais­sance has a more foreboding edge. Especially when the target of…

By NIKESHOE June 16, 2019 0

Why You Can't Look Away From #CursedImages

A baby grinning at a meat grinder as pulverized flesh extrudes into a bowl. A slice of pizza in a pot of boiling water. A toilet, barely visible, installed inside the mouth of a cave. A teddy bear with human teeth. All of these images, in the eyes of the internet, are cursed. The found…

By NIKESHOE June 15, 2019 0

Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online

In May 2018, the Middle East-focused free speech and information access group Majal suffered a major cyberattack. Someone had managed to infiltrate a Majal Amazon Web Services account, access a content repository and backups, and wipe out six months of user data and posts across the organization's various message boards and social media platforms. "The…

By NIKESHOE June 13, 2019 0

The Strange Mating Rituals of Self-Driving Car Companies

The autonomous vehicle industry is looking a lot like a middle-school dance. Monday, Aurora and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced they would work together to put the startup’s self-driving tech, called Aurora Driver, into FCA’s commercial vehicles, including cargo vans and Ram pickup trucks. On Tuesday, word leaked that Aurora and Volkswagen had discontinued their 18-month…

By NIKESHOE June 13, 2019 0