A behind the scenes look at Russian search giant Yandex’s efforts to bring self-driving technology to Moscow’s chaotic, snow filled roads (Andrada Fiscutean/ZDNet)

June 10, 2018

Andrada Fiscutean / ZDNet: A behind the scenes look at Russian search giant Yandex’s efforts to bring self-driving technology to Moscow’s chaotic, snow filled roads  —  Yandex, Russia’s Google, is optimizing its self-driving tech for bad weather and human drivers who bend the rules.  —  Video: Yandex’s autonomous car hits Moscow’s streets. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The One-Name Email, a Silicon Valley Status Symbol, Is Wreaking Havoc

In Silicon Valley, first-name-only email addresses have long been the ultimate status symbol, indicating a techie was an early hire at a new company. Now that startups are growing, the one-namers are wreaking havoc — and the competition to snag them is fierce. From a report on WSJ: When Peter Szabo heard he and his co-workers would receive new email addresses after his tech company was launched from an incubator,…

June 10, 2018
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The Icelandic Families Tracking Climate Change With Measuring Tape

Gloria Dickie, writing for Undark Magazine: A 30-meter Komelon-branded measuring tape, a pencil, and a yellow paper form are all Hallsteinn Haraldsson carries with him when he travels to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. But unfurling the measuring tape before me at his home in Mosfellsbaer, a town just outside of Reykjavik, he says it is a significant upgrade from the piece of marked rope he used to bring…

June 10, 2018
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EA, Touting ‘Profound Impact’ of Streaming and Subscription, Announces Origin Access Premier

EA CEO Andrew Wilson announced that the game publisher is making a big move into cloud gaming. The company is also planning to launch a new version of its Origin Access subscription service on PC called Origin Access Premiere that will introduce games like Madden, FIFA, and more the same day they launch at retail. From a report: During the publisher’s E3 2018 press conference, CEO Andrew Wilson descried the…

June 10, 2018
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Multiple Ways to Get root through Writable File

June 10, 2018

In Linux everything is a file, including directories and devices that have permissions to allow or restricted three operations i.e. read/write/execute. When admin set permission for any file, he should be aware of Linux users to whom he is going allow or restrict all three permissions. In this article, we are going to discuss Linux privilege escalation through writable file/script. To know more about Linux system permission to read this…

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Hackers Crashed a Bank’s Computers While Attempting a SWIFT Hack

An anonymous reader writes: Hackers have used a disk-wiping malware to sabotage hundreds of computers at a bank in Chile to distract staff while they were attempting to steal money via the bank’s SWIFT money transferring system. The attempted hack took place at the end of May when hackers wiped the HDD MBR of over 9,000 computers and over 500 servers. Fortunately the hackers failed to steal money from the…

June 10, 2018
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BlackBerry Key2 is the ‘Most Secure Android Smartphone’, Company Claims

The Key2 smartphone, which BlackBerry unveiled earlier this week, is the “most secure Android smartphone,” the Canadian company claims. Brian Fagioli, writing for BetaNews: While BlackBerry no longer makes smartphones, it does license its name to a company called TCL which makes Android devices that carry the branding — and sometimes, a physical keyboard. It isn’t just slapping the BlackBerry name on a random low-quality Android phone, however. Actually, these…

June 10, 2018
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Penetration Testing on X11 Server

June 10, 2018

X is an architecture-independent system for remote graphical user interfaces and input device capabilities. Each person using a networked terminal has the ability to interact with the display with any type of user input device. Source: Wikipedia In most of the cases the X’s Server’s access control is disabled. But if enabled, it allows anyone to connect to the server. This Vulnerability is called X11 Server Unauthenticated Access Open. You…

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EA explains how tech advances and users’ embrace of subscriptions will soon let it profitably stream games from the cloud to any device you can watch Netflix on (Ian Sherr/CNET)

June 10, 2018

Ian Sherr / CNET: EA explains how tech advances and users’ embrace of subscriptions will soon let it profitably stream games from the cloud to any device you can watch Netflix on  —  Kyle Fujita is sitting across the room from me playing Titanfall 2.  He’s running around the popular game’s futuristic world and readying himself to gun down enemies. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Bitcoin Tumbles Most in Two Weeks Amid South Korea Hack

Bitcoin extended losses for a third day, tumbling as much as 6 percent Sunday as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a “cyber intrusion” in its system. From a report: The largest cryptocurrency declined 4.6 percent to $7,277 as of 10 a.m. time, the biggest drop since May 23, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from Bitstamp pricing. That widens Bitcoin’s losses for the year to 49 percent….

June 10, 2018
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