Day: September 5, 2020

How a White-Hat Hacker Once Gained Control of Tesla’s Entire Fleet

“A few years ago, a hacker managed to exploit vulnerabilities in Tesla’s servers to gain access and control over the automaker’s entire fleet,” remembers Electrek (in a story shared by long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo). Tesla enthusiast Jason Hughes had already received a $5,000 bug bounty for reporting a vulnerability, but “knowing that their network wasn’t…

Who Committed the 25-Year, $8 Million Library Heist?

An anonymous reader shares a fascinating true-crime story from Pittsburgh. Smithsonian magazine reports: Like nuclear power plants and sensitive computer networks, the safest rare book collections are protected by what is known as “defense in depth” — a series of small, overlapping measures designed to thwart a thief who might be able to overcome a…

The best outdoor home security camera of 2020 – CNET

We’ve tested a lot of outdoor home security cameras. Here’s the best of the best. …read more Source:: CNet

Turning the Raspberry Pi into a MCU Programmer

Once you graduate beyond development boards like the Arduino or Wemos D1, you’ll find yourself in the market for a dedicated programmer. In most cases, your needs can be met with a cheap USB to serial adapter that’s not much bigger than a flash drive. The only downside is that you’ve got to manually wire…

Best over-ear headphones for 2020: Sony, Bose and more – CNET

Looking for a set of over-ear cans? These are CNET’s current top picks. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has an Earth twin named Optimism – CNET

“Optimism” may be one of the greatest acronyms NASA has ever dreamed up. …read more Source:: CNet

What’s Missing From Oracle’s List of the 25 Greatest Java Apps Ever Written?

On the 25th anniversary of Java, Oracle’s director of developer content released a list of the 25 greatest Java apps ever written. This week they shared the responses it got. “The U.S. National Security Agency was secretly pleased we noticed its Ghidra binary decompilation tool…” The tenor of conversation was both positive and polite. That…

Malware gang uses .NET library to generate Excel docs that bypass security checks

They were still Excel documents. Just not your typical Excel files. Enough to trick some security systems, though. …read more Source:: ZDNet

HBO Max: Everything to know about HBO’s newer, bigger streaming app – CNET

HBO Max is now the premium network’s main streaming app that also offers a bunch of extra shows, movies and originals — but there are some complications. The biggest: Max still isn’t on Roku or Amazon Fire TV. …read more Source:: CNet

Disney Plus: Everything to know about Disney’s popular streaming service – CNET

Mulan is the latest big movie to hit Disney Plus, but it adds the wrinkle of charging a one-time fee if you want to watch it. Here’ everything to know about that and Disney Plus in general. …read more Source:: CNet