Archive for April, 2015

A man is seen near cyber code and the U.S. National Security Agency logo in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo in this file photo taken on March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

(Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry expressed concern on Thursday at the Pentagon’s updated cyber strategy that stresses the U.S. military’s ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, saying this would only worsen tension over Internet security.

My daily RSS reader is often filled with articles about Apple.  Since i have a number of Apple devices at my house and regularly use an iPhone, that’s interesting to me.  But I’ve been drawing some insights about Apple that sort of surprise me. Continue reading

Several readers are reporting UDP/3478 (STUN) traffic to Amazon AWS address  If you “got packets” or know what it is, please share below. Continue reading


Malicious spam (malspam) is by sent by botnets every day.  These malspam campaigns send malware designed to infect Windows computers.  I’ll see Dridex or Upatre/Dyre campaigns a daily basis.  Fortunately, most of these emails are blocked by our spam filters.   Continue reading


Russian armed forces are going to be equipped with mind-controlled exoskeletons which would massively increase the strength, endurance and effectiveness of a serviceman multiple times, enabling each soldier to carry up to 300 kilograms of personal gear. Continue reading

Ars Technica's photo.

As computer games became more and more complex in the late 1980s, the days of the individual developer seemed to be waning. For a young teenager sitting alone in his room, the dream of creating the next great game by himself was getting out of reach. Yet out of this dilemma these same kids invented a unique method of self-expression, something that would end up enduring longer than Commodore itself. In fact, it still exists today. This was the demo scene. Continue reading

Broadcasters, musicians, and tech companies are fighting over the radio you didn’t know you had in your pocket. Continue reading

A Q&A with the director of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which looks at the cultural reasons behind the male-dominated world of software engineering Continue reading

The company’s Web Services—which undergird Netflix,, and Spotify—might be the single most important piece of technology to the modern tech boom. Continue reading

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media. It drives a quarter of all web traffic. In turn, Facebook sucks up a huge portion of ad revenue—the money that keeps news organizations running—and holds an enormous captive audience. Continue reading