Infosec firm fingers 'decentralised' reporting
The first half of 2018 saw a record haul of reported software vulnerabilities yet a high proportion of these won’t appear in any mainstream flaw-tracking lists, researcher Risk Based Security (RBS) has claimed.…
Just about every configuration of this midsize pickup starts under $30,000.
The company says it's "focused on raising the efficiency" of its Tianjin factory.
That sounds rather like the Galaxy Note 9.
At the heart of Einstein’s theory of gravity (general relativity) is the equivalence principle. The equivalence principle says that there is no difference between being stationary and subject to gravity tugging you versus accelerating in a vehicle that's free of gravitational pull.
In practice, this means that there is no difference between inertial mass (the mass a rocket works on) and gravitational mass (the mass the Earth tugs on). This equivalence has been measured time and time again with no violation ever found. But, these tests assumed that quantum mechanics didn’t change the equivalent principle: that assumption is partially wrong.Some quantum in your equivalence
In relativity, mass and energy are two sides of the same coin. For very small objects, we need to think about that in terms of quantum mechanics, where a particle can be in a superposition of energy states. A particle in a superposition of energy states has two energies at the same time until it is measured, whereupon it has a single fixed energy. An object in a superposition of energetic states can have a superposition of inertial masses. But does it have the same superposition of gravitational masses?
Spoiler-free review: Gwen Stacy's Ghost Spider gets an origin story with a wallop.
Raccoon Mario will be hopping on Goombas on Switch soon.
Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first place, company engineers also build a variety of defense-in-depth measures that are designed to lessen the damage that can happen once a Mac is compromised. Now, a former National Security Agency hacker and macOS security expert has exposed a major shortcoming in one such measure.
The measure presents a confirmation window that requires users to click an OK button before an installed app can access geolocation, contacts, or calendar information stored on the Mac. Apple engineers added the requirement to act as a secondary safeguard. Even if a machine was infected by malware, the thinking went, the malicious app wouldn’t be able to copy this sensitive data without the owner’s explicit permission.
In a presentation at the Defcon hacker convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, Wardle said it was trivial for malware to bypass the warnings by using a programming interface built into macOS to simply click the OK button. The bypass requires only a few lines of extra code. This “synthetic click,” as Wardle called it, works almost immediately and can be done in a way that prevents an end user from seeing the warning.
Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum
Magnetic strips are ransomware-proof
Data protection firm Veeam has forged an alliance with one of the oldest data protection technologies of all – tape.…
Comma.ai treats cars like computers and loads them with Level 2 semiautomated tech.
LANCASTER, CALIF.—One single diesel transit bus consumes the equivalent of 10,440 gallons of gasoline a year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Replacing that diesel-burning transit bus with an electric bus has some obvious benefits. Electric buses improve local air quality, because the particulates that come from burning diesel don't exist. And, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an electric bus runs cleaner than a diesel bus no matter where you plug it in on the US grid, even if you're plugging into a grid fed by a fossil fuels.
In the desert north of Los Angeles, a Chinese company called BYD (short for "Build Your Dreams") is banking on transit managers realizing this. BYD offered Ars a tour of its Lancaster facility in July, and we found a bustling factory floor filled with 900 workers who were building, welding, shaping, and painting about 90 buses in various states of completion. The company's workforce, recently unionized, is expected to grow to 1200 in the near future.
So far, BYD has put more than 250 electric buses on US roads, and as of mid-July, the company had more than 400 orders in the pipeline. That's a significant number of buses in this nascent industry: last December, Reuters estimated that only 300 public buses on US roads were electric. Of course, BYD's numbers include publicly- and privately-owned electric buses, while Reuters' statistic only tallies public buses. Still, the numbers show just how aggressively the electric bus industry is growing, considering the size of the market just six months ago.
An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.
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Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation.…
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But you're not alone, new research shows.
For two hours, I endured chokeholds and getting rolled by cybersecurity experts in Las Vegas.
Total Inability To Support User Perusals
Swedish flat-pack furniture folk Ikea’s UK tentacle appears to be suffering a rather lengthy website backend outage stopping some customers from placing online orders.…