Archive for February, 2019

Brief cosmic blips called fast radio bursts have puzzled astronomers since their discovery earlier this decade. Now researchers appear to be close to understanding what powers them.

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As The War Zone was first to report, Boeing is set to unveil a stealthy unmanned combat air vehicle, or UCAV, for the Royal Australian Air Force at this year’s Avalon Air Show in Australia. The pilotless plane appears to be a previously unseen clean sheet design and will be capable of operating as a “loyal wingman” with manned aircraft, such as Australia’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Continue reading

A large drone designed for electronic warfare, which could eventually carry bombs, will be publicly unveiled today after being secretly developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Continue reading

Researchers have developed an algorithm that safeguards hardware from attacks to steal data. In the attacks, hackers detect variations of power and electromagnetic radiation in electronic devices’ hardware and use that variation to steal encrypted information. Continue reading

It seems increasingly clear that the factors that govern what kind of a planet emerges where in a given stellar system are numerous and not always well understood. Beyond the snowline, planets draw themselves together from the ice and other volatiles available in these cold regions, so that we wind up with low-density gas or ice-giants in the outer parts of a stellar system. Sometimes. Rocky worlds are made of silicates and iron, elements that, unlike ice, can withstand the much warmer temperatures inside the snowline. But consider: Continue reading

If you had a hot new instrument like the Habitable Zone Planet Finder (HPF) now mounted at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (McDonald Observatory, University of Texas), how would you run it through its paces for fine-tuning and verification of its performance specs? The team behind HPF has chosen to deploy the instrument during its commissioning phase on a nearby target, Barnard’s Star, which for these purposes we can consider something of an M-dwarf standard. Continue reading

How it was Discovered:

On February 11th, a critical vulnerability in runC binary was released. According to Aleksa Sarai, a SUSE container senior software engineer and a runC maintainer, security researchers Adam Iwaniuk and Borys Popławski discovered the vulnerability. As published in  NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) “The vulnerability allows attackers to overwrite the host runC binary (and consequently obtain host root access) by leveraging the ability to execute a command as root within one of these types of containers: Continue reading

We all want a higher network performance. We all want a better price-performance ratio, and we all want all of it for free. As desirable as that may be, the cold reality is that higher network performance requires an investment in special hardware or more hardware (for more processing power). Continue reading

The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground Belvoir Division (ACC-APG Belvoir) is announcing an Industry Day on behalf of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and the Army Science and Technology (S&T) community, for the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) program. An Industry Day will be held at Fort Belvoir, VA on 12-13 March 2019 at the Officer’s Club. Continue reading

Yesterday, Fox-it’s blog published an article entitled “Identifying Cobalt Strike team servers in the wild”( ), which showed how they found the Cobalt Strike server in the wild. This is a very exciting job. So I want to do this through ZoomEye ( ). Continue reading