Year: 2017

Car hacking is a national security issue, warns expert

Modern cars are an “open door” to hackers from hostile states or terrorists wanting to use them as a weapon, a leading cybersecurity expert has warned. Car hacking should be considered a national security issue in the current geopolitical climate, as hackers can “kill millions” of people using hijacked cars, said Justin Cappos, a computer scientist at New York University, was quoted as saying to thetimes.co.uk on Monday. “Many of our enemies are nuclear powers but any nation with the ability to launch a cyber-strike could kill millions of civilians by hacking cars. It’s daunting,” Cappos said. Deaths are...

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Tv9 Gujarat – One nabbed for hacking main server of ICICI Bank, Ahmedabad

Cyber Crime Cell nabbed 25-year old Manish Pandey who tried to hack into main banking server of ICICI Bank. Manish hails from Kolkata. Crime Branch Cyber Cell PSI T R Bhatt and his team checked his bag and found a laptop, two internet dongles, CDs of window server, two mobile phones, alongwith other materials relating to server traffic of ICICI Bank. He hacked accounts of various people. He wanted to clone the server and transfer amount from the account holders of the bank. Manish is an engineering dropout from Kolkata’s MCKVI College. Police has arrested the youth and is...

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Building a Skyrim Quest Marker

I’m working on a Skyrim quest marker. You probably know what this is even if you never have played the game. When a character or location in the game relates to a quest, an arrow floats over it so you don’t miss it. If it’s a book, the book has the arrow floating over it. If it’s a person, it floats over that character’s head. It is that quest marker I aim to re-create. I sat down in front of my sketchbook and drew the basic parameters. I wanted it to be approximately to scale to the human/elf/orc heads...

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Top 10 real hacking videos

Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Here are the top 10 best videos about real hacking. We’ve already covered the absolute worst that hollywood has to offer, twice. Then, we did the best that hollywood could pull off. Now we’re enjoying the real thing. Feast your eyes on hacking as it actually happens. In this list are all kinds of hacking, from slapping things together out of scrap to lock picking. From creating computers in your garage to social engineering. Most of these are even available on youtube! Here’s the list: 10. KGB, The Computer, and me....

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The PC BiOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI

Enlarge / The IBM PC XT 5160, the origin of the x86 BIOS. Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC BIOS by 2020, marking the full transition to UEFI firmware. The BIOS (“Basic Input/Output System”) is a small piece of code embedded into a PC’s motherboard that handles the basic initialization and booting of hardware. It’s the BIOS that first probes your hardware, counts how much RAM...

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