Now, new research indicates that the techniques law enforcement use to tie crimes together through behavioral patterns might help in the digital world too.Guccifer 2.0, the now-notorious Russian hacker persona, was reportedly unmasked in part because they forgot to turn on their VPN, revealing their Moscow-based IP address.Absent such slip-ups, the so-called “attribution problem” makes connecting cybercrimes to specific individuals a daunting task.The hope is that behavioral patterns may be harder to spoof, and as a result, useful in unmasking digital perpetrators.Wixey adapted case linkage for cybercriminals and conducted a study to see if it works, the results of which he will present at the DefCon hacking conference Sunday.Inspiration for the technique came four years ago, when he took a penetration testing course.
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Game of Thrones fans who've ever been distressed about a death in the series (Ned Stark!now know who to blame, George R.R.Martin, the creator of the Song of Ice and Fire book series that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones, was interviewed in a video for PBS' Great American Read series.Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series had on him as a young boy growing up in New Jersey."It was so totally immersive," Martin recalls of the series, "Tolkien approached this thing as if he was writing history."After all, Martin's the one who is about to publish a 989-page history of the Targaryens, one of his fictional families.
NASA is sending a spacecraft to get up close and personal with a star for the first time, and it's going to have to go faster than any manmade object in history to get there."Our ability to forecast space weather is about as good as our weather forecasts were in the 1970s," Kristopher Klein, a co-investigator on the mission from the University of Arizona, said in a statement."If you have a better understanding of the behavior of these solar energetic particles, then you can make better predictions about when to send astronauts to Mars or protect a satellite before it gets ripped apart by a radiation burst."Yes, there is a ParkerThe Parker Solar Probe is the first NASA spacecraft with a living namesake, 91-year-old Eugene Parker, who's credited with discovering the existence of the solar wind, or constant flow of charged particles that the sun sends into the solar system, in the 1950s."Many of his colleagues thought he must be wrong, but when Mariner 2 was on the trip to Venus in 1962, it revealed that a supersonic wind was always present," says CalTech's Ed Stone, the longtime project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission who also worked with Parker at the University of Chicago in the 1960s.
E-commerce giant Amazon has been warned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) it must clarify that some items on its Prime service are not eligible for next-day delivery.The ASA said in a ruling, seen by the Times and due to be published next week, that Amazon has been "misleading" consumers by promoting one-day delivery as part of its premium Prime subscription service.Around 270 people reported not receiving their delivery by the following day, leading the ASA to launch an investigation against the tech giant.The watchdog has now said the ad "must not appear again in its current form".Because consumers were likely to understand that, so long as they did not order too late or for Sunday delivery, all Prime labelled items would be available for delivery the next day with the One Day Delivery option.When a significant proportion of Prime labelled items were not available for delivery by the subsequent day with One Day Delivery, we concluded that the ad was misleading.
I had never been there before, so I decided to go all out — breakfast and a cinnamon roll— Carb City.After finishing my meal, I went to pay my bill, but there was a problem: I couldn’t get my server’s attention.After all, I had stuff to do…When she finally noticed me, I asked for my check.I wondered why acts of kindness leave such an impression on people.It’s unusual to say hello to strangers on the street or talk to someone on the bus.
It’s Black Hat and DefCon conference time again, when the world’s top security researchers descend on the den of iniquity that is Las Vegas in August and try to scare the bejeezus out of people with new research into ominous hacks.Brian Barrett reports that online stock trading has some serious security holes, and millions of Android phones have insecurities built right in, thanks to bad firmware tweaks from carriers and manufacturers.Louise Matsakis explains how machine learning can ID anonymous coders based on the quirks of their style, and why touchscreens in your hotel room could be spying on you.Oh, and there’s a new way to hack Medtronic pacemakers that could kill people.WIRED will be in Vegas all weekend covering the conferences, so check back for more stories.We told you about an apparent assassination attempt when a drone carrying explosives allegedly detonated near Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro.
Going private would offer Musk and his team much more control over the company's future vision and daily operations.Elon Musk has announced that he is thinking of taking Tesla private, eight years after the automaker's initial public offering.Musk's reasoning, outlined in an email to Tesla staff, is that he wants to escape the "wild swings" in stock prices that result from Wall Street speculators.Going private would allow the company to focus on its long-term goals.There's a big challenge here of finding a funder, but if Musk manages it, taking Tesla private would also help the company boost its brand.In doing so, Tesla will follow a number of luxury brands that are still privately owned including Chanel and Rolex.
Looks like Vanellope’s about to get some stiff competition (and a new best friend) on the racing circuit.Disney has just announced that Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, will be playing a character named Shank, a street racer in a tough online racing game, in Ralph Breaks the Internet.Considering her past with The Fast and the Furious, it’s basically like coming home.Ralph Breaks the Internet sees our hero (played by John C. Reilly) heading into the digital world alongside his sugary sweet friend Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), as they’re trying to procure a new steering wheel for Sugar Rush.They’ll come across internet creations like Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), and our latest heroine, Shank.In a press release, Disney revealed that Gadot is playing the “tough-as-nails” street racer in an online racing game called Slaughter Race.
And parents might understandably use them to keep youngsters quiet, especially in public places, or when relatives visit the house.It’s supposed to offer conveniences, such as the ability to download new content instantly or connect two Wi-Fi-enabled devices and let them work together.Some of the dangers associated with Internet-connected toys include the possibility of hackers breaking into the toys and listening to what kids say.It’s also worth noting hackers sometimes target smart toy manufacturers.If that happens, the resultant data breaches leak private information.When that occurred at VTech Electronics, the toy maker got fined $650,000 following charges of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and not appropriately securing collected data.
Calling Facebook a mere “social network” at this point is a bit dismissive.The once relatively simple site started as a place college students could go to connect, poke, and make known their relationship status.It was an innocent alternative to MySpace — a safe space even — and users flocked to it.They went after it with a simple interface focused on social interaction, sharing your interests, and posting your thoughts in pithy, emotion-tagged one-liners to your wall.And perhaps most of all, it was harmless.It simply stated “Josh is __________” and asked the user to fill it out.
President Trump says in a tweet that he has dinner plans with Apple CEO Tim Cook.Cook has been vocal in his disapproval of certain Trump Administration policies, particularly around immigration and trade.Diners in the vicinity of Bedminster, New Jersey could find themselves in very powerful company on Friday evening.President Trump, who has been at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster since August 3, has dinner plans with Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to a tweet sent Friday."He is investing big dollars in U.S.A.," Trump said in the tweet.He said that Apple's investment in the United States was made possible by the tax reform laws passed late last year.
Now in its second year, the Voting Machine Hacking Village at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas features a new set of voting machines—all of which will actually be used in the 2018 midterm elections—for attendees to analyze and attack.But you also need the money to fix them.Election officials can't act on findings about voting machine and voting infrastructure vulnerabilities, DefCon speakers noted on Friday, if they don't have the money to replace obsolete equipment, invest in network improvements, launch post-election audit programs, and hire cybersecurity staff."While I thank the United States Congress for appropriating $340 million last month, let me be abundantly clear, we need more resources," said Alex Padilla, the secretary of state of California and the state's top election official."All the things that we know we have to do, all the things that I'm going to learn and observe when I go down to the Village after this panel, to implement and act on all of these findings, recommendations, and discoveries we need official resources."After all, it took nearly two decades for Congress to appropriate that recent election security windfall; it came from the 2002 Help America Vote Act.
Woods, which have been used for thousands of years, have received considerable attention due to the low density and high strength.The unique anisotropic cellular structure endow the woods with outstanding mechanical performances.In recent decades, various materials have been produced into monolithic materials with anisotropically cellular structures, trying to duplicate the lightweight and high-strength woods.However, the reported artificial wood-like materials suffer from unsatisfactory mechanical properties.Up to now, it is still a significant challenge to fabricate the artificial wood-like materials with the lightweight and high-strength properties.Recently, a research team led by Prof. YU Shuhong from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) demonstrate a novel strategy for large-scale fabrication of a family of bioinspired polymeric woods with similar polyphenol matrix materials, wood-like cellular microstructures, and outstanding comprehensive performance by a self-assembly and thermocuring process of traditional resins (phenolic resin and melamine resin).
Unicode today published a blog post with a link to a short list of the candidates for the 2019 Emoji 12.0 update.Making the list are 55 emoji representing interracial couples.I can’t help but wonder though, why none of the little people in them look like me.The Verge’s Shoshana Wodinsky today reported on the proposed emoji candidates, saying “it’s a win for diversity.” I’m certainly not disagreeing, it is.Blondes and brunettes are there, as are the raven-haired, but there isn’t a ginger in sight.The couples emoji in the proposal are represented in five skin tones and two genders, with plans to approach the creation of gender neutral emoji later.
Dive into a weird and wonderful 'feature' of Via's embedded hardware chipsBlack Hat A forgotten family of x86-compatible processors still used in specialist hardware, and touted for "military-grade security features," has a backdoor that malware and rogue users can exploit to completely hijack systems.Specifically, the chip-level backdoor, when activated, allows software to feed instructions to a hidden coprocessor that has total control over the computer's hardware.He offered further in-depth details in a companion GitHub repository that also contains code for detecting and closing the backdoor if found."While the backdoor is typically disabled (requiring ring 0 execution to enable it), we have found that it is enabled by default on some systems."Here's a demonstration of an exploit executing a special sequence of instructions to make the coprocessor alter kernel memory and escalate a program's privileges to root on a Linux-flavored vulnerable machine:
Something to do with ripping you off and treating you like an a-hole while doing soFor the past 15 years, it has received the lowest marks in customer satisfaction across the entire American economy, and it's not planning to change that rock-bottom appreciation any time soon.Consumer Reports this week published the results of a large-scale survey into customers' feeling toward their provider, and guess what?Yep, we all still hate being ripped off, and being treated like a-holes at the same time."Most of the larger cable companies – Optimum (Cablevision), Comcast, and Spectrum (Charter, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks) – earned low scores in multiple categories, settling into the bottom half of the 25 providers in CR's new telecom service ratings," the watchdog organization notes.And the reason for everyone's dislike is the same as every other year: Big Cable charges too much, for too little, it provides terrible customer service, and adds random hidden fees that cause your bill to slowly increase until you are forced to make yet another call and get yet another "deal."
President Donald Trump's administration hopes to create a sixth division of the military called the Space Force.Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, tweeted in June that it's "a dumb idea."President Donald Trump and his administration are angling to create a Space Force, a sixth branch of the military that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie.On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence set a deadline for its creation: "Our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by the year 2020," Pence announced.But retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly — a former Navy pilot, combat veteran, four-time space-flyer, and the identical twin brother of the former astronaut Scott Kelly — doesn't support the plan, and some members of Congress have also voiced their distaste for the idea."There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the US Air Force today," he said during an MSNBC interview, according to Reuters.
There exist in this world the kind of people that are going to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and to hell with the price tag.And for those folk, we've created a guide to the best Galaxy Note 9 deals already on the market.But everybody else is looking at that £899 SIM-free price and £1,200-plus contract deals – and that's just for the entry-level model – and thinking there's no way they'll be splashing out on the Note 9 any time soon.We've picked out five mobile phones that you should consider instead of Samsung's new behemoth, and the best-value deals on them that you can pick up right now.The Note 9 doesn't make massive leaps and bounds over the Note 8, and yet the 2017 model will cost you waaaaaay less.You still get a 12MP dual-lens main camera, Quad HD+ 6.3-inch display and plenty of power.
But after the credit-monitoring company announced its breach on September 7, 2017, with hackers stealing social security data on 147.7 million Americans, Equifax quickly became a household name in the worst possible way.CNET sat down with Farschi at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss his plans, and the hardest part about trying to fix Equifax.My view is my data's already been stolen, I have zero sense of any level of privacy, but I do care about my daughter.He said, "Jamil, never take a job, that when you take it, you're not a little bit nervous about that goal.This is a big challenge, I feel like it's going to make a difference, if I'm successful, and it's going to impact a lot of people.We have built-in incentives for shared faith and security throughout the entire organization.