Rami Malek has picked up the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in "Mr. Robot," paying tribute to the reclusive nerds of the world and proving once and for all that hacking pays.
Taking to the stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in LA on Sunday night, Malek had the perfect Elliot line to deliver: "Please tell me you're seeing this too."
University of Cambridge senior research associate Sergei Skorobogatov has laid waste to United States Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) assertions about iPhone security by demonstrating password bypassing using a $100 NAND mirroring rig.
FBI director James Comey made the claim during the agency's bid to defeat the password lock screen protection on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c.
Blizzard's Battle.net servers were knocked offline by yet another denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on 18 September claimed by hacking group PoodleCorp. The latest interruption marks the third time the servers have gone offline this week, causing latency and connectivity issues across popular games such as Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Diablo 3.
Remember Pokémon Go? We were such nerds back then! Just kidding, we’re still nerds. And even though you’ve left Charizard behind along with your pogs and troll dolls and stone-washed jeans, reports of the app’s decline are missing the point—along with hundreds of millions of dollars.
It’s not like Pokémon Go needs white knight (or a 200 HP Snorlax) to defend it. It’s cashing in! It’s doing just fine. But it also presents a unique opportunity to look at just how the app store economy works, and why public perception rarely lines up with the, in this case, very profitable reality.
In the complicated world of networking, problems happen. But determining the exact cause of a novel issue in the heat of the moment gets dicey. In these cases, even otherwise competent engineers may be forced to rely on trial and error once Google-fu gives out.