Speaking of which, Japan is scrambling after #InternetExplorer shutdown as usual. They have a habit of too slow to adopt new tech and methods. Here's more: https://unseenjapan.com/internet-explorer-support-japan/
The Indy 500 Made Me a Believer
"Thirty-three cars swarm out of turn four and begin planning, mounting, and fending off attacks. The world around vanishes and all that’s left is this violent, angry mob bludgeoning its way through the air at 240 mph. The tiniest triumphs of driving compound on corner exit, setting up a speed differential that I can tell, from a quarter-mile away, will lead to an overtake. It happens every lap, each time spectacular..."
FBI blocked planned cyberattack on children’s hospital
1.1 quintillion operations per second: US has world’s fastest supercomputer
"The US has retaken the top spot in the world supercomputer rankings with the exascale Frontier system...
"[Its] score of 1.102 exaflop/s makes it 'the most powerful supercomputer to ever exist' and 'the first true exascale machine,' the Top 500 project said Monday in the announcement of its latest rankings."
New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices
[The] attack uses custom software and about $100 worth of equipment... It works against the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y and Kevo smart locks marketed under the Kwikset and Weiser brand names. But...virtually any BLE device that authenticates solely on proximity—as opposed to also requiring user interaction, geolocation querying, or something else—is vulnerable.
Using AI to quickly stop ransomware
New method to kill cyberattacks in less than a second https://techxplore.com/news/2022-05-method-cyberattacks.html
DOJ Announces It Won’t Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers - https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7d9nb/department-of-justice-security-researchers-new-cfaa-policy
The move is significant in that the CFAA has often posed a threat to security researchers who may probe or hack systems in an effort to identify vulnerabilities so they can be fixed. The revision of the policy means that such research should not face charges.
Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt -- next stop: moon
"For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.
"Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers."
MSPs: Bad security practices, but with concentrated risk for multiple orgs: https://www.theregister.com/2022/05/11/five_eyes_msp/
USpol adjacent, election security
Interesting look at who's handling election security in the US these days.
Scientists blast out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens
"On October 4, 2022, a team ... will beam a message toward the star TRAPPIST-1. This star has seven planets, three of which are Earth-like worlds in the so-called “Goldilocks zone”—meaning they could be home to liquid and potentially life, too.... It could take as few as 78 years for intelligent life to receive the message and Earth to get the reply."
Hey everyone, #introductions time. I'm Chris, a small voice in the big world of InfoSec.
You might know me from:
* Helping to break down emerging information about Spring4Shell
* Tracking the impact of pro-Ukraine DDoS attacks
* Trying to figure out why a 2,000-IP botnet was torrenting Ubuntu
I'm going to be microblogging about the research I have in progress before it's as mature as the stuff I mentioned above.
I hope you have fun reading and I look forward to learning from folks here! ^_^
"Nightwave Plaza" Internet radio: ad-free Vaporwave music non-stop.
I've been listening to this daily since I found it. Click "about" to see the stream URLs you can put into your app of choice, if you don't want to listen in your browser. It's also on TuneIn.
#music #electronicmusic #vaporwave
Russia’s disinformation machinery breaks down in wake of Ukraine invasion
#Ukrainian cyber resistance group targets Russian power grid, railways.