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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find malware with Stuxnet-style use of legitimate digital certificates is much more common than previously believed, going back as early as 2003   —  Forgeries undermine the trust millions of people place in digital certificates.  —  One of the breakthroughs of the Stuxnet worm …
Nov 5, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Andrada Fiscutean / Ars Technica:
The underground story of the Cobra computer, an illicit and handmade ZX Spectrum clone built and sold in Romania in the 1980s   —  In their poor, Communist country, Romania's computer curious built an underground industry.  —  BUCHAREST, Romania—Mihai Moldovanu grabs the cardboard box …
Nov 4, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Ars Technica:
Xbox One X review: HDR colors with 4K look great, sizable performance improvements for few select games, but is expensive and has limited value without a 4K TV   —  Is Microsoft's “true 4K” console worth $100 more than the PS4 Pro?  —  When the Xbox One launched in 2013 …
Nov 3, 2017, 5:15 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Three female engineers sue Uber for sex and race discrimination, claim Uber pays female engineers less than male, white, and Asian-American counterparts   —  Three female engineers claim that “stack ranking” was stacked against them.  —  A new lawsuit claims Uber pays female engineers …
Oct 26, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin's Speak is a tiny Echo Dot-like device that puts Amazon Alexa on your car windshield, available today for $149   —  At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models.  It's no secret that Amazon wants to stick Alexa anywhere and everywhere it can, and BMW is only the beginning.
Oct 17, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft debuts $1,499+ 13" and $2,499+ 15" Surface Book 2 with Nvidia GeForce GPUs, updated design, up to 17 hours battery; preorder Nov. 9, ships Nov. 16   —  Microsoft's super-flexible systems get potent upgrade.  Alas, still no Thunderbolt 3.  —  Just over two years ago …
Oct 17, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in widely used RSA code library undermines security of millions of high-security RSA crypto keys   —  Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.  —  A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions …
Oct 16, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Exploits, called KRACK, in Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2 open traffic to eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and malicious injection; US CERT advisory issued   —  Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device …
Oct 16, 2017, 3:15 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Study: patent suit filings in East Texas dropped 60%+ in 90 days after SCOTUS limited “venue shopping” by patent trolls, compared to 90 days before the ruling   —  Can Delaware handle the incoming caseload?  —  New lawsuits are down—way down—in the mostly rural district …
Oct 15, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update   —  Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.  —  In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers …
Oct 12, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context

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