In the most obvious sense, bounty programs make software more secure simply by the fact that they reduce the number of security holes hackers can attack.
Most likely, it will become, like .info, a low-rent home for sites run by hackers who want to infect your computer with malware.
In a statement issued Thursday to DailyKos blogger Adam Bonin, WVWV spokeswoman Sarah Johnson explains that the omission of the group’s name was “a mistake.”
At the risk of repeating myself, if you go back to the first Accretionary Wedge, participants discussed how they got into geoscience and why they chose that path. In my post, I discussed how enthralled I was (and still am) with paleogeography – putting the puzzle pieces back together with evidence from the rock record and reconstructing the Earth, especially the surface of the Earth. What I alluded to in that post, but didn’t talk about in detail was the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway of North America. I suppose this isn’t really an event, per se, but I guess that depends on what spatial and temporal scales one is considering.
At a time when the word “hacktivist” is routinely used to describe random brigands and petty vandals, Jeremy Hammond stands out as the real deal. In 2004 he urged DefCon attendees to target Republican National Convention delegates for “electronic civil disobedience.” In 2006 he was sentenced to two years federal for hacking the website of a right-wing group. In between he reportedly picked up a handful of minor arrests for real-world civil disobedience, including at least one drum-banging protest.
The disappearance of Flight QZ8501 caps a devastating year for Asian aviation. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished without a trace on March 8 enroute to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people aboard. On July 17, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard.
Low and Thompson owned Popupvideo.com—”much to Viacom’s chagrin,” Low says—and their contract stipulated that their domain Spinthebottle.com could appear in the credits of the show. The website became a home for intimate interaction with fans. The creators also used it as a defense against angry letters from artists and their reps—posting the penned grievances alongside the offending scripts. “We knew that a fun way to guard against future attempts at censorship was to take these letters of complaint and make them public, and the internet was perfect for that,” Low says. “Once we started doing that, I think agents and directors started thinking twice before they’d send a letter.”
Never underestimate the market-moving potential of a nagging child. “Mom, Dad, I want THIS for Christmas!” is a phrase that each year leads to billions of dollars of toy sales. And it’s a phrase parents can appreciate, because knowing what your kid actually wants to find under the tree helps minimize Christmas morning tears. Toy manufacturers and retailers spend millions of dollars each year to make sure their products are the ones on everyone’s wishlist, with TV and online ads, special retail displays, and old-fashioned toy catalogs.
WhatsApp’s struggles in India are further complicated by a significant shift in the nation’s approach to foreign technology companies. Government regulators and ministers are calling for increased restrictions on foreign tech giants—Amazon, Facebook, and Google among them—that have come to dominate the Indian internet. Spurred in part by the General Data Protection Regulation enacted in Europe, lawmakers are weighing greater data safeguards.
The technical glitch isn’t unlike the predicament that befalls the protagonist in the Gilbert and Sullivan musical The Pirates of Penzance. Bound by an apprenticeship to a band of pirates until his 21st birthday, he is chagrined in his 22nd year to learn he still isn’t free of the obligation because his birthday falls on Feb. 29. That means he has technically celebrated only five birthdays so far and must wait another six decades until he’s free.
If that feels like too much, a password manager would still up your game
They’ve also helped boost the local economy. Local newspapers estimate the cost of the party at NZ$100,000 (about US$44,000). And the film’s overall budget has given the economy here a boost. At the beginning of the project, New Line Cinema said it would spend US$120 million on the films. The unconfirmed talk here is that the spending has been probably double that.
Avego has tested this system out all over the world. The go520 is it’s first concentrated pilot program. If all goes well you might see it on a highway near you. If you’ve used it, let us know what you thought of it.
For $200 to $500, you can join this weather-watching party. You can build a personal weather station (PWS in the lingo) yourself using parts available online from vendors like Adafruit and Ambient Weather. The basic structure is a pole, a housing for the electronics, and motherboard to run the show. Yes, you need enough knowledge to get the motherboard working. But a proliferation of simple tools for iOS, Android, and desktop computers means just about anyone with a shred of technical acumen can do it.
The process of trial and error is expensive. Most drugs take several years and hundreds of millions of dollars to bring to market, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization. If drug companies could weed out who will have a negative reaction to a drug before tests begin, they could save time and money, not to mention patient suffering.
“In Hollywood, creative freedom to do whatever you want is like a drug,” he said. Making a Funny or Die video “is risk-free. If it bombs, and nobody see it, there’s no downside. But there’s a huge upside.”
With the upcoming cinematic re-release of Back to the Future, you’ll get a chance to head back to 1985 and hang out with Marty McFly and Doc Brown. And now, thanks to Dark Horse Comics, you can step back one more year and re-experience the tension and terror of The Terminator.
Two days ago, a very exciting new journalism project was launched on Kickstarter. It’s called “Matter,” and it’s going to be home to long-form investigative narrative journalism about science and technology. “No cheap reviews, no snarky opinion pieces, no top ten lists,” they promise. “Just one unmissable story.”
“No single defense solution is guaranteed to prevent a ransomware attack,” said Dale Shulmistra, president, Invenio IT. “The most effective means for business protection from ransomware is a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution, followed by cybersecurity training.”
Some of the more inspired hoaxes included lunar Web development jobs, in-car chicken roasters and an automatic hunger eliminator. A common theme: Most of it was pretty hard to take seriously, even for a minute.
Seeking a solution, he talked to a math academic – a friend of his who prefers to remain nameless, so as not to mix his role in the startup world with his academic research – and this friend immediately said they could solve the problem with words. Two words were too few for the task, but if you tacked on one more, you could cover the world.
“People tune political ads out because they don’t get anything they want from them. The MoveOn ads reflect the opposite – that there is a tremendous hunger out there for political dialogue,” Zimmerman said. “These are people who want to express themselves.”
2. After the query is made, the app uses a variety of search engines – Google? Bing? WolframAlpha? Others? – the key here is to build in the safety features that apply filters based on user settings. The settings should be password locked so the parent can access but not the child. Settings would include defining the child’s age or an age range, turning off feedback options such as Video or Images, and possibly disabling hyperlinks that would allow a page to take a child off reservation. (Not sure how this can be done as I’m no programmer, but my guess is that it can be done.)
Many in Silicon Valley say the government has only itself to blame. Tech companies were blindsided by news that the US was tapping undersea cables to siphon customer data as it traveled to their data centers for storage.1 The information hit many of these businesses’ international operations hard, and the pain is still being felt today.
Lucky for the station’s six-person crew, a big variety of ice cream is also stashed away in freezers, including birthday cake flavor. U.S. astronaut Randolph Bresnik turns 50 next month.
“MakerBot is, or was at least, the Kleenex of 3D printing. MakerBot became synonymous for a 3D printer,” says Matt Stultz, a former MakerBot employee for five months and now MAKE’s digital fabrication editor.
Peter posted his first video on YouTube about a week ago, under the user name geriatric1927 which refers to the year of his birth. He called it “first try.”
Despite its image as a progressive corporate citizen, Apple Computer had one of the worst recycling records in the American PC industry – until last week.