"Let's play Global Thermonuclear War."
Thirty-two years ago, just months after the release of the movie WarGames, the world came the closest it ever has to nuclear Armageddon. In the movie version of a global near-death experience, a teenage hacker messing around with an artificial intelligence program that just happened to control the American nuclear missile force unleashes chaos. In reality, a very different computer program run by the Soviets fed growing paranoia about the intentions of the United States, very nearly triggering a nuclear war.
Ah, flying. It’s been said before, and we’ll say it again: it’s an expensive, stressful, cramped, and utterly miserable ordeal. Doubly so, this time of year. And with U.S. airport security on high alert, you can bet air travel will be especially frustrating this holiday season.
Node.js is facing two security vulnerabilities, including a potentially major denial-of-service issue, with patches for the problems not available for a week. Releases of Node.js ranging from 0.12 to version 5 are vulnerable to one or both issues.
A battle royale between secure phone vendors has erupted with BlackBerry hitting back at Silent Circle, maker of Blackphone.
In an official blog post on BlackBerry’s website, its chief security officer David Kleidermacher has responded to Silent Circle’s claim that BlackBerry’s security was “very much like it was done in 2007”.
It looks like a computer hacker who goes by the moniker “mr.grey” has made him or herself a wanted person by the FBI. The offence? “mr. grey” has made off with login information for more than 1.2 billion online accounts. Apparently, this particular hacker has been linked to numerous stolen logins via a Russian email address.