Wyly Wade

Month: July 2015

Remote control of a Jeep — the battle is just beginning

Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its dashboard computer from 10 miles away. In the first such breach of its kind, security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin – all while sitting on their sofa.…

Uber more stable and higher income

In a study for Uber, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger found “drivers who partner with Uber appear to be attracted to the platform in large part because of the flexibility it offers, the level of compensation and the fact that earnings per hour do not vary much with hours worked, which facilitates part-time and variable…

Hacking Team’s BGP hack to hijack IPs it didn’t own

The ease of fraudulently manipulating the BGP system has long been recognized as a key weak point in Internet security. The Hacking Team e-mails (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9) move that risk out of the theoretical and into the practical. It also underscores the need for universal norms to be…

Thursday Denmark managed to produce 140 % of its electricity needs through wind power.

Thursday evening, the Nordic nation’s wind turbines were producing 116 per cent of Denmark’s electricity needs, a figure that rose to 140 per cent in the early hours of the morning. As reported by The Guardian, 80 per cent of the surplus power was shared between Germany and Norway, with Sweden taking the 20 per…

A cyber attack on the US east coast could cost economy $1 trillion

The report from the University of Cambridge Center for Risk Studies and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market outlines a scenario of an electricity blackout that leaves 93 million people in New York City and Washington DC without power. The scenario, developed by Cambridge, is technologically possible and is assessed to be within the once-in-200-year…

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