"By wielding a potent legal threat, the U.S. government is often able to force Internet companies to aid its surveillance demands. The threat? Comply or we'll implant our own eavesdropping devices on your network." Declan McCullagh at CNET News writes about the real-time "electronic surveillance" orders the NSA can serve to 'net service providers for investigations related to terrorism or national security.
Nordpass partnered with researchers to evaluate a 3TB database to find the 200 most common passwords. Topping the list is "password," followed by "123456," which is not surprising. But the 9th most common password is "col123456." Why is that so popular? What does "col" stand for? And "fuckyou" is way down the list at 88.… READ THE REST
The high-class British bank Coutts (~£1m minimum balance) has told its customers to turn off phone updates. Despite its £690m annual revenue, its app breaks in the latest version of iOS and that's its idea of a fix, until it finds a boffin to sort out out the problem with the new electrics. If you… READ THE REST
Lincoln College, among few rural historically Black colleges, survived two World Wars and the Great Depression. But a ransomware attack, two years of the Covid pandemic, and a bunch of other stuff have finally put an end to it. Lincoln College was a victim of a cyberattack in December 2021 that thwarted admissions activities and… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Commuting is kind of the pits. There's no good way to sit in traffic or on an unsafe bus (and helicopters are out of the option, even if you're filthy rich.) If only there… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST