Gears & Gadgets

Feds say hackers are likely exploiting critical Fortinet VPN vulnerabilities

Enlarge Getty Images The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that advanced hackers are likely exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS VPN in an attempt to plant a beachhead to breach medium and large-sized businesses in later attacks. “APT actors may use these vulnerabilities or other common exploitation techniques to gain […]

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Bucking Trump, NSA and FBI say Russia was “likely” behind SolarWinds hack

Enlarge / Side view of colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow on Red Square in front of the Kremlin, Russia. Getty Images Hackers working for the Russian government were “likely” behind the software supply chain attack that planted a backdoor in the networks of 180,000 private companies and governmental bodies, officials from the US National […]

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“DeathStalker” hackers are (likely) older and more prolific than we thought

Enlarge Getty Images In 2018, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab began tracking “DeathStalker,” their name for a hacker-for-hire group that was employing simple but effective malware to do espionage on law firms and companies in the financial industry. Now, the researchers have linked the group to two other pieces of malware including one that […]

Gaming

We now have more evidence that Galileo likely never said “And yet it moves”

Enlarge / Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans, circa 1640. Galileo Galilei famously stood trial for his insistence—based on astronomical observations through his telescopes—that the Copernican model of the Solar System was correct. The Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around, contrary to the Catholic Church’s teachings at the time. He […]

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Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Getty Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When Google’s privacy team found […]

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A former Google China exec says the company's plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

Greg Sandoval/Business InsiderGoogle fans from China hold up their nation’s flag at the I/O developer conference in 2018. A former Google exec who worked in China has called Google’s plan to build a censored search engine “stupid.” Lokman Tsui, head of free expression for Asia, said he couldn’t think of a scenario by which such […]

Photography

Mysterious RED Hydrogen One will likely allow you to share 4V to social media

Cinema camera company RED’s first smartphone has been promising big features since last summer, but despite pre-orders already being underway, few official details have been available on the smartphone outside of the holographic display. More details are starting to emerge. We’ve spent some time with the phone, checking out its unique 3D display and spatial […]