Archive for May, 2015


A video showing a car attempting to park but actually plowing into journalists might have resulted from the Volvo’s owner not paying an extra fee to have the car avoid pedestrians. Continue reading

Featured photo - Your Data is Showing: Breaches Wreak Havoc While the Government Plays Catch-Up

WHEN KANSAS CITY, Missouri, real estate appraiser Dave Markus learned he was one of about 80 million people whose personal data was exposed in the Anthem health insurance breach discovered at the end of January, he immediately signed up for an identity protection service. But then he got a letter from the IRS in March. “Basically they said, ‘Before we send you your return, we want you to get ahold of us and verify your identity for your 2014 return.’ But we hadn’t filed yet.” Continue reading

The addition of exploits to the Wassenaar arrangement is an egregious mistake for anyone that cares about a more secure and less surveilled Internet. The negative knock-on effects of the agreement include, but are not limited to, the following list: Continue reading

The IRS announced today that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address. Continue reading

(Emmy) Noether’s Theorem may be the most important theoretical result in modern physics.

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Windows has been around a long time. After years of evolving from one version to another, it is rare to find vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit) without any user interaction. Continue reading