Archive for May, 2015

facial recognition atm

China has unveiled the world’s first facial recognition ATM, which will not allow users to withdraw cash unless their face matches their IDs. Continue reading

Buggy, busted, and buried, but intriguing nonetheless. Continue reading

File: One of Apple 1 computers runs a program on June 18, 2013 at History San Jose.

MILPITAS — It turns out that one person’s junk is indeed someone else’s treasure. Continue reading

Featured photo - U.N. Special Rapporteur: Governments Must Not “Backdoor” Encryption for Spying

A landmark United Nations report is “the first attempt to create a legal framework for digital security,” David Kaye, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression, told The Intercept in an interview Thursday. Continue reading

Featured photo - Hacked Emails Reveal Russian Plans to Obtain Sensitive Western Tech

In April 2014, Viktor Tarasov wrote to the head of Ruselectronics, a Russian state-owned holding company, about a critical shortage of military equipment. The Russian military lacked thermal imaging systems — devices commonly used to detect people and vehicles Continue reading

Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize “Collect It All” Surveillance

AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the unusual advice of an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency who warned about the danger of collecting too much data. Continue reading

In the past two days, I’ve infected two hosts from Angler exploit kit (EK) domains at  Both hosts were infected with CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware using the same bitcoin address for the ransom payment: Continue reading

For the last three years, we’ve been watching as the hexapods created by Antoine Cully and Jean-Baptiste Mouret have been getting increasingly difficult to put out of action. Using an exceptionally clever algorithm, the robots have demonstrated that they can shrug off absurd amounts of damage, adapting within minutes to recover their mobility even if you chop a third of their legs off.  Continue reading

On board diagnostics port pinout

It’s time to listen – really listen – to your car Continue reading

Rockwell Automation has produced a patch to mitigate a password encryption vulnerability in RSView32. Information Security Analysts Vladimir Dashchenko and Dmitry Dementjev of the Ural Security System Center (USSC) reported this vulnerability directly to Rockwell Automation. Continue reading