Computer security expert Neal O'Farrell, executive director of The Identity Theft Council, offered this excellent tip about how to create easy-to-remember passwords that are hard for hackers to guess: Don't use passwords, use passphrases.
The latest top secret unmanned spy plane to be uncovered isn’t just a design idea, it’s already flying at the Air Force’s famed Area 51. Unlike the recently announced SR-72, the new RQ-180 from Northrop Grumman is believed to be currently in flight testing according to Aviation Week and Space Technology.
SkyJack requires a Raspberry Pi circuit board, as well as a Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter. You'll also need a small battery and two wireless transmitters. There will also reportedly be a version of SkyJack that runs on grounded Linux machines to hack drones within radio range.
It would be nice if both traditional and new-media outlets would do a little more checking before they report on something — but how much responsibility do the perpetrators of hoaxes bear for the perpetuation of untruths?
The capacity of so-called news organizations to serve as the marketing arms of tech companies was on full display last night as no less than 60 Minutes allowed itself to be used as the publicity platform to launch Amazon's Cyber Monday campaign.
This future Amazon initiative would use octocopter drones to fly orders directly to customer doorsteps in just 30 minutes. Jeff Bezos anticipates the project could be rolled out within the next four to five years (with the timing impacted by the FAA's ever evolving approach to drone regulation).
You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge? Bring in the Bills. Gates and Clinton, that is.
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it's money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world.