The ubiquitous key fob is convenient and now proven to be less than secure. This Technology Review article describes researchers successfully attacking cars from eight different manufacturers. Open doors and trunks give thieves easy access for relative low cost ($50 - $100 - $1000 for the components). A car with keyless or fob enabled starting could be driven away.
Relay Attacks on Passive Keyless Entry and Start Systems in Modern Cars. Aure ́lien Francillon, Boris Danev, Srdjan Capkun. Department of Computer Science ETH Zurich (PDF)
The largest universal quantum computer available for external use will delivered in October 2019, IBM announced today.
First it was vinyl, then it was cassette tapes — now the latest old media that’s being praised for offering warmer, richer, higher-quality experiences?
Earlier this summer I stopped by the office of Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, the mammoth forum for software developers, to talk about my new book Coders, which is all about the subculture of programmers and their impact on reality. (And which you can acquire right here folks, step right up.) We were supposed […]
Studies have shown cannabidiol (more popularly known as CBD) to be effective in two main areas: Pain relief and stress relief. Both of those make the non-psychoactive, cannabis-derived compound a natural for topical creams. There’s no shortage of CBD products out there, but here’s eight of our favorites, all specifically designed for dermatological use – […]
If you’re part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the new generation of tinkerers, hackers, and robotics geeks. If you’re in that tribe, listen up: they’ve released a […]
Life isn’t getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there’s a major upgrade on the market: The Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you’ve somehow never used a pressure cooker before, try […]