Category Archives: Computers and Internet

US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms ‘genuinely impacted’ by massive breach – BBC News

Hackers accessed major organisations by compromising software developed by Texas IT firm SolarWinds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55386947

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Public, Private and Secure DNS

image: kinsta.com Published Mar 25 2020, Updated Dec 19 2020 The domain name system (DNS) connects or resolves URL / Link names to IP addresses, i.e. With DNS, it’s possible to type words instead of a string of numbers into … Continue reading

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‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES — … Continue reading

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The US Government Says Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/us-government-facebook-monopoly-sell-instagram-whatsapp

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Project Zero: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

Dec 1 2020 A WiFi radio proximity vulnerability in Apple iOS when exploited allows running arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and stealing all the photos and user data. iOS update 13.5 released in May 2020 fixes it. https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.htmlContinue reading

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AI Solves 50-Year-Old Biology ‘Grand Challenge’ Decades Before Experts Predicted

(DeepMind/YouTube) https://www.sciencealert.com/ai-solves-50-year-old-biology-grand-challenge-decades-before-experts-predicted

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AOC: Democrats lost congressional seats because of lack of online ads – Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/aoc-democrats-lost-senate-seats-facebook-ads-2020-11

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Older Android phones won’t support many secure websites by September 2021 | Engadget

https://www.engadget.com/old-android-phones-lose-many-secure-websites-in-2021-224728196.html

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SpaceX clears second hurdle in launching Starlink satellite internet in Canada

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 during a time exposure at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Unwavering Supporters of Donald Trump and other recent Populists

Psychologists have researced how Donald Trump and other recent populists have gained and maintained support despite shocking behavior. The following is a copy of this Psycology Today article by Bobby Azarian Ph.D. – (Mind In The Machine) from 2016 with … Continue reading

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