Archive for April, 2017

IBM Storwize for Lenovo initialization USB drives contain malware

Some USB flash drives containing the initialization tool shipped with the IBM Storwize for Lenovo V3500, V3700 and V5000 Gen 1 storage systems manufactured by IBM contain a file that has been infected with malicious code. The malicious file does not in any way affect the integrity or performance of the storage systems.

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LAST YEAR, CAPT. Sean Ruddy and his team of operator-soldiers from the US Cyber Brigade entered a Locked Shields, a NATO-organized cyber-defense war game that pits teams from dozens of countries against “live-fire” attacks. It was their first time. And of the 19 countries represented, the US finished dead last. This week, they got their shot at redemption. Continue reading

Durdle Door Under Milky Way

The life of a star is brilliant, furious and explosive. Although the countless twinkles in the sky may look one and the same, their journeys vary considerably depending on their mass. Today we will recount the various paths of these stars from birth until death. Continue reading

Today’s post will be explaining the workings of the Event Horizon Telescope and the recent efforts to capture for the first time an image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Continue reading

Abstract—Open ports are typically used by server software to serve remote clients, and the usage historically leads to remote exploitation due to insufficient protection. Smartphone operating systems inherit the open port support, but since they are significantly different from traditional server machines in performance and availability guarantees, little is known about how smartphone applications use open ports and what the security implications are.

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(L-R) Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz, Dascha Polanco and Kate Mulgrew (far right) in a scene from Netflix s Orange is the New Black Season 2. Photo credit: Ali Goldstein for Netflix.

The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen and posted episodes from the forthcoming season of the hit show, after demanding unspecified sum Continue reading