What is computer hacking? In this Wired video, computer security researcher and hacker Samy Kamkar explains the concept to five people, starting with a bright 9-year-old child, then a 13-year-old, then a computer science college major, then a computer science PhD student, and finally an assistant professor.
In this reprinted piece from Popular Mechanics, 2015, the late, great Eddie Van Halen talks about how he modified his early guitars and amps to help create the unique guitar sounds for which he became famous. My playing style really grew from the fact that I couldn't afford a distortion pedal. I had to try… READ THE REST
Elon Musk confirmed last week that a Tesla employee reported a credible ransomware plot. The employee had been offered $1 million dollars to install the ransomware at their Giga Nevada facility, according to the FBI. Via Wired, which has excellent coverage of the details: Earlier this month, according to a recently unsealed criminal complaint, a… READ THE REST
Well perhaps unsurprisingly the accused Twitter hacker-Bitcoin thief's first (virtual) hearing was shut down within 25 minutes due to relentless Zoombombing. (It ended a minute after this when someone screenshared a Porn Hub video.) pic.twitter.com/fGiceq4WfN — Jen Wieczner (@jenwieczner) August 5, 2020 The Zoom bond hearing for Graham Clark, 17, who is accused of hijacking… READ THE REST
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target audience for the services that WhiteSmoke provide. Rather than let writers continue scribbling out copy packed with linguistic landmines, the WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is like… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST