Hackers hijack thousands of Chromecasts to warn of latest security bug

Hackers have hijacked thousands of exposed Chromecast streaming devices to warn users of the latest security flaw to affect the device. But other security researchers say that the bug — if left unfixed — could be used for more disruptive attacks. The culprits, known as Hacker Giraffe and J3ws3r, have become…

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Marriotts breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps at their own expense

Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which…

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California Is Being Invaded By A Strange, Goopy, Bubbling Mess Of Mud

South California is being invaded by a goopy, bubbling mess of mud that stinks of rotten eggs. The Niland Geyser (or “Slow One”) is on the move and it emanates from near the southern side of the same source as the hypothetical “Big One”, the San Andreas Fault.  The good news is that…

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US lawmakers warn spy chief that deep fakes are a national security threat

What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: Now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computing power and the power to instantly share it on the world’s social stage. But U.S. lawmakers are worried that these…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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H&M to make female clothes sizes bigger

Image copyright Rebecca Parker Image caption Shopper Rebecca Parker criticised H&M for how its clothes were sized H&M clothes sizes will become bigger following complaints from customers. A spokesperson for the high street chain said: “We are taking the steps to change our womenswear measurements to be in line with…

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Google Employees Are Resigning Over The Company’s Latest Project

Google is working on a military drone project with the Department of Defense and its employees aren’t happy about it. So unhappy, in fact, that many are resigning in protest. According to Gizmodo, roughly a dozen Google employees have announced they’ll be leaving the company in light of its involvement in “Project…

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