Day: February 3, 2021

Recent Root-Giving Sudo Bug Also Impacts macOS

A British security researcher has discovered this week that a recent security flaw in the Sudo app also impacts the macOS operating system, and not just Linux and BSD, as initially believed. From a report: The vulnerability, disclosed last week as CVE-2021-3156 (aka Baron Samedit) by security researchers from Qualys, impacts Sudo, an app that…

iPhone 12 Pro Max: Apple’s best phone gets better the more you use it

Over the years, I’ve been hesitant to make the biggest iPhone my daily driver, but after two months with the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, it has proven to be everything I could want in a phone. Long term usage is a great way to validate first impressions, and things get better daily with the…

Ring, Ring, why don’t you give me a call? Amazon-owned doorbells aren’t answering after large-scale outage

Turning smart homes into dumb ones Ring is suffering a major outage with many of its video doorbells effectively dead, turning smart homes into very dumb ones.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Black History Month: Movies, TV shows and books on systemic racism – CNET

To celebrate the annual observance, and in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, here are materials to help educate all ages about the fight for racial justice. …read more Source:: CNet

Spacewalkers Complete Battery Replacement Work, Install New Cameras on Space Station

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover floated back outside the International Space Station Monday and completed solar array battery replacement work that began four years ago. They also installed three new video cameras and made preparations for upcoming work to install new roll-out solar blankets to upgrade the lab’s power system. From a report: The…

Madden NFL 21 predicts Chiefs to win the big game this Sunday – CNET

It also says Patrick Mahomes will receive the MVP. …read more Source:: CNet

Monster iceberg threatening wildlife haven is now cracking up – CNET

Iceberg A-68A looked like it might wreak havoc on South Georgia Island, but the tides have changed. …read more Source:: CNet

Trucking company Forward Air said its ransomware incident cost it $7.5 million

Even if the company recovered from the ransomware attack, the incident left a mark on its Q4 2020 bottom line. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Hackers Lurked in SolarWinds Email System for at Least 9 Months, CEO Says

The newly appointed chief executive of SolarWinds is still trying to unravel how his company became a primary vector for hackers in a massive attack revealed last year, but said evidence is emerging that they were lurking in the company’s Office 365 email system for months. From a report: The hackers had accessed at least…

The Bus That’s Not A Bus: The Joys Of Hacking PCI Express

PCI Express (PCIe) has been around since 2003, and in that time it has managed to become the primary data interconnect for not only expansion cards, but also high-speed external devices. What also makes PCIe interesting is that it replaces the widespread use of parallel buses with serial links. Instead of having a bus with…