Thomas Dullien of Google’s Project Zero on why security suffers because it’s actually cheaper to build more complex things (i.e. ship some piece of hardware with a general purpose processor and define features in software instead of using a purpose-built chip).
The Rowhammer class of exploits never stops to amaze.
It seems ad networks have reached a new low or as the author puts it:
This transaction breaks a core promise using the internet: just because I visit a website doesn’t mean I consent to getting spam from it.
What if “trending news” would be made to drift in into a certain direction? Well, it seems that Facebook used their ability to
manipulate curate trending topics to block out certain topics and set some of their own. 😱 Some should have warned us.
WhatsApp just announced they enabled end-to-end encryption for all their users … this is huge news. They have put a white paper up describing their implementation. Good news: it’s based on the Signal protocol and first tests seem to suggest they did it properly. 👏
This is so moronic I almost fell off my chair laughing: it seems like the TSA spent $47,000 on a “random lane picker.” Please, you be the judge whether it was worth it:
It needs to be operated manually … with hygienic gloves! 😂