Category Archives: Tech

Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

reader comments 18 with 15 posters participating Share this story Google’s project zero says that hackers have been actively exploiting a Windows zeroday that isn’t likely to be patched until almost two weeks from now. In keeping with long-standing policy, Google’s vulnerability research group gave Microsoft a seven-day deadline to fix the security flaw because… Read More »

Solve coding challenges at online competition, Nov. 6-9

Enlarge / Shozoku and ninjato are encouraged, but not strictly required, in order to compete. reader comments 17 with 13 posters participating Share this story Annual programming competition is back again in its fourth year, beginning Friday, November 6. RunCode is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers working in their spare time and focused… Read More »

Hackers are on the hunt for Oracle servers vulnerable to potent exploit

reader comments 22 with 16 posters participating Share this story Hackers are scanning the Internet for machines that have yet to patch a recently disclosed flaw that force Oracle’s WebLogic server to execute malicious code, a researcher warned Wednesday night. Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Technology Institute, said his organization’s honeypots had… Read More »

Advisories: “Brazen” Russian ransomware hackers target hundreds of US hospitals

Getty Images reader comments 51 with 42 posters participating Share this story Russian hackers are targeting hundreds of US hospitals and healthcare providers just as the coronavirus is making a comeback and the US presidential election is in its final stretch, officials from three government agencies and the private sector are warning. The hackers typically… Read More »

Trump’s website defaced with claim that Trump admin created coronavirus

Enlarge / President Trump’s campaign website during its brief defacement. reader comments 101 with 73 posters participating Share this story President Trump’s website last night was briefly defaced by hackers who pitched a cryptocurrency scam and claimed that Trump has “criminal involvement” with election manipulation and that his administration was involved in creating the coronavirus.… Read More »

SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front

Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish. reader comments 293 with 149 posters participating Share this story SpaceX has begun sending email invitations to Starlink’s public beta and will charge beta users $99 per month plus a one-time fee of $499 for the user terminal, mounting tripod, and router. The emails are being sent… Read More »

Study shows which messengers leak your data, drain your battery, and more

reader comments 62 with 43 posters participating Share this story Link previews are a ubiquitous feature found in just about every chat and messaging app, and with good reason. They make online conversations easier by providing images and text associated with the file that’s being linked. Unfortunately, they can also leak our sensitive data, consume… Read More »