Google’s Change the Game launched a new competition aimed specifically at empowering young women to develop mobile games of their own. Entrants could win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles and scholarships to college.
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Unless you have one of those super fancy, full-body shower systems, we’re gonna bet that your daily scrub up is a pretty boring task. Increase your a.m. excitement with one of these funky shower heads by Zooheads ($29.95), which have just hit the market.
These 3D-printed bathroom fixtures could inject a bit of fun into anyone’s morning. They’re animal heads designed to fit over any shower head with a 1/2-inch pipe thread, which supposedly means they’ll fit just about everywhere.
These funky shower heads are available in a variety of different animals, including a T-rex, shark, elephant, or an eagle — not to mention a few fiendish animal skullsGame of Thrones fans might also get a kick out of the fantastically-detailed dragon shower head, so you can imagine one of Dany’s scaly kids spewing hot water all over youDracarys, am I right? Read more…
Spring is here, the perfect time to come out of that backlog hibernation and play some new video games. Here are the biggest ones coming out this season.
Thousands of servers operated by businesses and other organizations are openly sharing credentials that may allow anyone on the Internet to log in and read or modify potentially sensitive data stored online.
In a blog post published late last week, researcher Giovanni Collazo said a quick query on the Shodan search engine returned almost 2,300 Internet-exposed servers running etcd, a type of database that computing clusters and other types of networks use to store and distribute passwords and configuration settings needed by various servers and applications. etcd comes with a programming interface that responds to simple queries that by default return administrative login credentials without first requiring authentication. The passwords, encryption keys, and other forms of credentials are used to access MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, content management systems, and other types of production servers.
Collazo said he wrote a simple script that ran through the 2,284 etcd servers found in his Shodan search. Using the query
GET http://:2379/v2/keys/?recursive=true, the script was designed to return all credentials stored on the servers in a format that would be easy for hackers to use. Collazo stopped the script after it collected about 750 megabytes of data from almost 1,500 of the servers. The haul included:
One major issue for autonomous vehicles is driving in fog. Many types of self-driving technology use visible light to determine how to navigate. This becomes a real problem when driving conditions are poor, and especially when there’s fog. But now, r…
Changing your DNS server is a good idea. You will get better security, privacy, accuracy, and speed by switching away from your ISP’s default. You can change your DNS by just entering a few numbers into your computer or router, but figuring out what those numbers can be is a little more confusing. Google and OpenDNS, the popular choices, may not actually be the best, but luckily, they are far from the only options. Related: Changing Your DNS Server: Why You Should and How to Do It What makes a good DNS server? 1. Security Most ISPs do not use any DNS security, so finding… Read more
Cryptojacking — the malicious practice of hijacking one’s computer resources to mine cryptocurrencies — has taken off in a big way near the end of last year.
According to a report by Symantec, published on Wednesday, cryptojacking has surged by 8,500% last year, especially since September — which is roughly the time when the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum really hit the stratosphere.
Besides being lucrative, cryptojacking is generally simpler to do than installing malware on someone’s computer, and it often goes unnoticed by the victim. Read more…
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