Day: October 15, 2021

BIT Mining subsidiary to leave China after local regulations crack down practice

Mining companies have been leaving mainland China since the country pledged to begin cracking down on their operations. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Cisco Duo Trusted Access Report: More Than 50% of Companies Plan Passwordless Move

Multifactor authentications soar as enterprises move away from passwords to secure hybrid workers. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Modernizes US Mobile Search Results With Continuous Scrolling

Google has announced that it’s changing the way search works on mobile devices, initially in the U.S. From a report: Now, when you reach the bottom of a set of search results on your phone, you won’t have to tap to go to the next page. Instead, the next set of results will automatically load…

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants: US Treasury

For the first half of 2021, almost $600 million was linked to ransomware payments thanks to reports filed by financial services firms. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Computer scientists at University of Edinburgh contemplate courses without ‘Alice’ and ‘Bob’

Academics advised to consider excluding certain terminology for the sake of inclusivity A working group in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has proposed a series of steps to “decolonize” the Informatics curriculum, which includes trying “to avoid using predominantly Western names such as Alice/Bob (as is common in the…

Moscow Says It is First To Launch Large-scale Metro Facial ID Payment System

Moscow’s sprawling metro network on Friday launched a fare payment system using facial recognition technology at its more than 240 stations, an initiative the authorities said was the first of its kind in the world. From a report: Moscow, a city of 12.7 million, has one of the world’s largest video-surveillance systems. It has used…

Toyota needs more than its Cheer Squad to deal with chip shortages, as five more home factories forced into idleness

Car makes facing increasingly tough times until supply catches up Toyota said it would cut car production by up to 150,000 vehicles due to ongoing semiconductor shortages and restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

They’re Putting Guns on Robot Dogs Now

Quadrupedal robots are one of the most interesting developments in robotics in recent years. They’re small, nimble, and able to traverse environments that frustrate wheeled machines. So, of course, it was only a matter of time until someone put a gun on one. From a report: The image in the linked story shows a quadrupedal…

Here’s A 100 MHz Pin-Compatible 6502 Replacement

The MOS Technology 6502 CPU was a popular part in its day. In various modified versions, it powered everything from the Commodore 64 to the Nintendo Entertainment System, and showed up in a million other applications too. A popular variant is the 65C02, and [Jürgen] decided to whip up a pin-compatible FPGA version that runs…

Missouri governor demands prosecution of reporter for ‘decoding HTML source code’ and reporting a data breach

Salus populi suprema lex esto … or perhaps not A Missouri politician has been relentlessly mocked on Twitter after demanding the prosecution of a journalist who found and responsibly reported a vulnerability in a state website.… …read more Source:: TheRegister