North Korea Announces Plans To Dismantle Nuclear Test Site

The Associated Press is reporting North Korea has announced plans to dismantle its nuclear test site between May 23 and 25. The dismantling will occur before President Trump is scheduled to meet with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. NPR reports: Reuters reports that Punggye-ri nuclear test site has been the location of all of North Korea’s six known nuclear tests. At the site, there’s a system of tunnels…

May 12, 2018
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As part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing initiative, YouTube app for Android now has a “remind me to take a break” option (Justin Duino/9to5Google)

May 12, 2018

Justin Duino / 9to5Google: As part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing initiative, YouTube app for Android now has a “remind me to take a break” option  —  On stage at I/O 2018, Google announced its digital wellbeing initiative to help people better understand their digital habits. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Hacker Shuts Down Copenhagen’s Public City Bikes System

An anonymous reader writes: “An unidentified hacker has breached Bycyklen — Copenhagen’s city bikes network — and deleted the organization’s entire database, disabling the public’s access to bicycles over the weekend,” reports Bleeping Computer. “The hack took place on the night between Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, the organization said on its website. Bycyklen described the hack as “rather primitive,” alluding it may have been carried out “by…

May 12, 2018
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Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Robot Dog Will Go On Sale Next Year

Almost two years ago, Boston Dynamics unveiled their SpotMini robot to the world. It’s a four-legged machine that can open doors and power through disturbances. CNET reports that the SpotMini will go on sale next year “for companies that want a mechanical quadruped to get to places a wheeled device can’t reach.” From the report: Boston Dynamics has 10 SpotMini prototypes now and will work with manufacturing partners to build…

May 12, 2018
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Capture NTLM Hashes using PDF (Bad-Pdf)

May 12, 2018

Today we are demonstrating stealing NTLM hashes through a pdf file. We have already discussed the various method to Capture NTLM Hashes in a Network in our previous article. Recently a new tool has launched “Bad-PDF” and in this article, we are sharing our experience. Bad-PDF create malicious PDF to steal NTLM(NTLMv1/NTLMv2) Hashes from windows machines, it utilizes vulnerability disclosed by checkpoint team to create the malicious PDF file. Bad-Pdf…

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US Appeals Court Rules Border Agents Need Suspicion To Search Cellphones

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that U.S. border agents need some sort of reason to believe a traveler has committed a crime before searching their cellphone. Slashdot reader Wrath0fb0b shares an analysis via Reason, written by Fourth Amendment scholar Orin Kerr: Traditionally, searches at the border don’t require any suspicion on the theory that the government has a strong sovereign interest in regulating what enters and exits the…

May 12, 2018
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Carnegie Mellon Launches Undergraduate Degree In AI

Earlier this week, Carnegie Mellon University announced plans to offer an undergrad degree in artificial intelligence. The news may be especially attractive for students given how much tech giants have been ramping up their AI efforts in the recent years, and how U.S. News & World Report ranked Carnegie Mellon University as the No. 1 graduate school for AI. An anonymous reader shares the announcement with us: Carnegie Mellon University’s…

May 12, 2018
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Lawsuit seeking class action status filed against Apple in California over MacBook and MacBook Pro butterfly mechanism keyboard failures (Mikey Campbell/AppleInsider)

May 12, 2018

Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Lawsuit seeking class action status filed against Apple in California over MacBook and MacBook Pro butterfly mechanism keyboard failures  —  A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015 … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Russian Fake News Ecosystem Targets Syrian Human Rights Workers

chicksdaddy shares a report from The Security Ledger: Kremlin linked news sites like RT and Sputnik figure prominently in an online disinformation campaign portraying Syrian humanitarian workers (“White Helmets”) as terrorists and crisis actors, according to an analysis (PDF) by researchers at University of Washington and Harvard. An online “echosystem” of propaganda websites including Russia backed news outlets Sputnik and RT is attacking the credibility of humanitarian workers on the…

May 12, 2018
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