Day: October 17, 2020

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital At Risk

nickwinlund77 quotes a New York Times opinion piece: In March, several cybercrime groups rushed to reassure people that they wouldn’t target hospitals and other health care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of several prominent strains of ransomware all announced they would not target hospitals, and some of them even promised to decrypt the…

Robot Travels the World

Around the World in 80 Days may have been an impressive feat of international travel in a world before widespread air transit. In modern times though, it’s not even necessary to leave your home in order to travel around the world. To that end, [Norbert] is attempting to accomplish this journey using a robot that…

College President Resigns After 712 Students Test Positive For Covid-19

CNN reports: The president of the State University of New York at Oneonta has resigned, as the school grapples with hundreds of reported Covid-19 cases within the university since the beginning of the semester… SUNY Oneonta has reported 712 student cases of Covid-19 since residence halls opened on August 17… The resignation of the sitting…

The Haunting of Bly Manor ending explained, and all your questions answered – CNET

Dani’s beautifully haunting love story has a few complicated knots. Here are some answers to everything that happened in the Netflix horror. …read more Source:: CNet

Best cheap home security cameras of 2020 – CNET

Want to keep an eye on things for less money? We’ve got you covered. …read more Source:: CNet

Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix: Where are the real-life players now? – CNET

Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and the rest. The Chicago Seven came together to protest the war in the 1960s. Here’s what happened to the characters in Aaron Sorkin’s film. …read more Source:: CNet

Celebrity star Betelgeuse is smaller and closer to us than we thought – CNET

If you were hoping to see it go supernova, then you’re going to be bummed by this latest news. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA’s Osiris-Rex about to land on asteroid Bennu: Here’s what will happen – CNET

In a first for the space agency, the van-size spacecraft will try to swipe space souvenirs to bring home to Earth. But it might not be easy. …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Owner: I Butt-Dialed a $4,280 Autopilot Upgrade — And They Haven’t Refunded Me

CNBC reports: On September 24th, physician Dr. Ali Vaziri was unpleasantly surprised by a mobile alert from his bank, which said he had just purchased a $4,280 upgrade for his Tesla Model 3. The large transaction, he quickly surmised, was a “butt dial” or accidental purchase made through the Tesla app on his iPhone. “My…

US Antitrust Regulators Could Target Google’s Chrome Browser For Breakup

Slashdot reader alternative_right shares a report from Politico: Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business, three people with knowledge of the discussions said… The conversations — amid preparations for an antitrust…