Archive for October, 2015

By seeing silhouettes through a wall, CSAIL device could help with motion capture, fall prevention and even your heating bill.

A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab(CSAIL) has long believed that wireless signals like WiFi can be used to see things that are invisible to the naked eye. Continue reading

It’s a bit hard to even know where to begin with this one, perhaps at the start and then I’ll try and piece all the bits together as best I can. As you may already know if you’re familiar with this blog, I run the service Have I been pwned? (HIBP) which allows people to discover where their personal data has been compromised on the web. Continue reading

ARMONK, NY and ATLANTA, GA – 28 Oct 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Company’s B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties, including WSI,, Weather Underground and The Weather Company brand. The TV segment – The Weather Channel – will not be acquired by IBM, but will license weather forecast data and analytics from IBM under a long-term contract.  Continue reading

JLENS surveillance blimps over Maryland

The military surveillance blimp that broke free of its mooring at Aberdeen Proving Ground Wednesday morning has returned to Earth after a four-hour, 160-mile, power line-snapping odyssey, authorities said. Continue reading


Forensic analysis of the Windows Application Compatibility Cache currently suffers from a significant limitation: the data in the cache is only serialized to the registry when the system is shutdown or restarted. Why is this so significant? Continue reading


So the article got some renewed press again, and it keeps coming up with this rather misleading paragraph: Continue reading

Like any other year, 2015 had its mix of ups and downs in the world of security. A fine line exists between the threats that we face and the solutions we have at our disposal; any slip-up on the part of defenders can make an existing problem that much worse. Continue reading

From left, Andrew Arruda, Akash Venkat, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Shuai Wang developed an artificially intelligent legal researcher named ROSS. (Kevin Van Paassen For The Globe and Mail)

A class project-turned-startup launched by University of Toronto students that uses IBM’s artificially intelligent Watson computer to do legal research now has backing from Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. Continue reading

Over the past decade, there’s been a privacy arms race between unscrupulous website operators and browser makers. The former wield an ever-changing lineup of so-called zombie cookies that can’t be easily deleted and attacks that sniff thousands of previously visited sites, while browser makers aim to prevent such privacy invasions by closing the design weaknesses that make them possible. Almost as soon as one hole is closed, hackers find a new one. Continue reading