Most People Experiencing Homelessness Have Had a Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Finds

The study, published in Lancet Public Health on Monday, is a review of existing research that looked at how commonly traumatic brain injuries happen among people. It specifically included studies that also took into account people’s housing situation. These studies involved more than 11,000 people who were fully or partially homeless at the time and Read more about Most People Experiencing Homelessness Have Had a Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Finds[…]

Sundar Pichai Becomes Alphabet CEO, Larry Page to Step Back

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is adding another responsibility to his job: Pichai will also be the CEO of parent holding company Alphabet going forward, taking the helm from co-founder and longtime CEO Larry Page. Additionally, co-founder Sergey Brin will be resigning from his post as the president of Alphabet. Brin and Page jointly announced the Read more about Sundar Pichai Becomes Alphabet CEO, Larry Page to Step Back[…]

Using LimeGPS to spoof a fake location to any GPS device inside the room

This page details experiences using LimeSDR to simulate GPS. Note, update (Aug 15, 2017) – The center frequency should be corrected below to 1575.42MHz. It would marginally work with the original 1545.42 but 1575.42 is rock solid gps sim performance. These experiments were inspired by the excellent procedure written up here [1]. We want to Read more about Using LimeGPS to spoof a fake location to any GPS device inside the room[…]

All new cell phone users in China must now have their face scanned, as do all US citizens entering or leaving the US (as well as all non-US citizens)

Customers in China who buy SIM cards or register new mobile-phone services must have their faces scanned under a new law that came into effect yesterday. China’s government says the new rule, which was passed into law back in September, will “protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace.” A controversial step: It Read more about All new cell phone users in China must now have their face scanned, as do all US citizens entering or leaving the US (as well as all non-US citizens)[…]

Vulnerability in fully patched Android phones under active attack by bank thieves – watch out for permissions being asked from apps you have installed

A vulnerability in millions of fully patched Android phones is being actively exploited by malware that’s designed to drain the bank accounts of infected users, researchers said on Monday. The vulnerability allows malicious apps to masquerade as legitimate apps that targets have already installed and come to trust, researchers from security firm Promon reported in Read more about Vulnerability in fully patched Android phones under active attack by bank thieves – watch out for permissions being asked from apps you have installed[…]

123Autoit – NonRoot trial – Apps on Google Play

***** No Root Required, ***** *****Please Look the Following***** ****However need to start a (Backend Service) Per every Boot ***** *****the Install package can be found at the following link***** http://123autoit.blogspot.tw/2016/08/123autoit-non-root-daemon-service.html Please update the backend service for Version 1.3 to use (Speed up mode) ***Daemon Script Install Video*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awCz9A_FLk0 It is now supported both ARM Read more about 123Autoit – NonRoot trial – Apps on Google Play[…]

This ‘fix’ for economic theory changes everything from gambles to Ponzi schemes, because people adapt their risks wrt their wealth over time

Whether we decide to take out that insurance policy, buy Bitcoin, or switch jobs, many economic decisions boil down to a fundamental gamble about how to maximize our wealth over time. How we understand these decisions is the subject of a new perspective piece in Nature Physics that aims to correct a foundational mistake in Read more about This ‘fix’ for economic theory changes everything from gambles to Ponzi schemes, because people adapt their risks wrt their wealth over time[…]

TrueDialog leaks tens of millions of US SMS messages and user data

Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a breached database belonging to the American communications company, TrueDialog. TrueDialog provides SMS texting solutions to companies in the USA and the database in question was linked to many aspects of their business. This was a huge discovery, with a massive amount of private Read more about TrueDialog leaks tens of millions of US SMS messages and user data[…]

SMS Replacement is Exposing Users to Text, Call Interception Thanks to Sloppy Telecos

A standard used by phone carriers around the world can leave users open to all sorts of attacks, like text message and call interception, spoofed phone numbers, and leaking their coarse location, new research reveals. The Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard is essentially the replacement for SMS. The news shows how even as carriers move Read more about SMS Replacement is Exposing Users to Text, Call Interception Thanks to Sloppy Telecos[…]

Fresh efforts at Google to understand why an AI system says yes or no launches Explainable AI product

Google has announced a new Explainable AI feature for its cloud platform, which provides more information about the features that cause an AI prediction to come up with its results. Artificial neural networks, which are used by many of today’s machine learning and AI systems, are modelled to some extent on biological brains. One of Read more about Fresh efforts at Google to understand why an AI system says yes or no launches Explainable AI product[…]

Internet Society CEO: Most people don’t care about the .org sell-off. Grabbing money at the expense of non-profits is fine by everyone we didn’t consult or listen to their opinion.

El Reg has quizzed Andrew Sullivan, the president and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC), about his organistion’s decision to sell the non-profit .org registry to private equity outfit Ethos Capital. We have previously covered the controversy over the proposed sale, the continued failure of ISOC and DNS overseer ICANN to answer detailed questions, and Read more about Internet Society CEO: Most people don’t care about the .org sell-off. Grabbing money at the expense of non-profits is fine by everyone we didn’t consult or listen to their opinion.[…]

MarioNETte: with only a few pictures a human behind a webcam can “drive” the picture to copy facial expressions realistically

When there is a mismatch between the target identity and the driver identity, face reenactment suffers severe degradation in the quality of the result, especially in a few-shot setting. The identity preservation problem, where the model loses the detailed information of the target leading to a defective output, is the most common failure mode. The Read more about MarioNETte: with only a few pictures a human behind a webcam can “drive” the picture to copy facial expressions realistically[…]

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update which kills noise cancelling

Owners of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are still trying to get the company to either fix or roll back a firmware update that removed noise-cancelling functions from their over-ear gear. The problems date back to July and some owners seem to have managed to get Bose to exchange their cans for the company’s shiny new Read more about Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update which kills noise cancelling[…]

Princesses make terrible passwords – quite possible Disney+ hacks related to this being your password.

If you used the same password for an account that was previously breached as you did for your Disney+ password, a bad actor could gain access. Furthermore, hackers with stolen datasets at their fingertips could easily filter on key terms to find the Disney fans. Just look how many times the 12 Disney princesses showed Read more about Princesses make terrible passwords – quite possible Disney+ hacks related to this being your password.[…]

Job loss predictions over rising minimum wages haven’t come true – Axios

Eighteen states rang in 2019 with minimum wage increases — some that will ultimately rise as high as $15 an hour — and so far, opponents’ dire predictions of job losses have not come true. What it means: The data paint a clear picture: Higher minimum wage requirements haven’t reduced hiring in low-wage industries or overall. Read more about Job loss predictions over rising minimum wages haven’t come true – Axios[…]

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

It happened four years ago. And again two years ago. And last year. But this time, on November 25, 2019, we have finally, finally, finally run out of IPv4 addresses. That’s according to RIPE, Europe’s regional internet registry, which announced on Monday “we made our final /22 IPv4 allocation from the last remaining addresses in Read more about We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE[…]

Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Windows Smashed During Presentation

When Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck last week, things didn’t go according to plan when lead designer Franz von Holzhausen tested the durability of the Cybertruck’s “armor glass.” He managed to smash two of the vehicle’s windows onstage with a metal ball, soon after smacking the door with a sledgehammer (unlike the glass, it Read more about Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Windows Smashed During Presentation[…]

.org being sold off to richest people in world and ex-ceo in massive moneygrab, harming non-profits in the process.

This past weekend, the board of the organization that is selling the rights to .org, and which will likely make $1bn or more from the sale, the Internet Society, met. On both the Saturday and Sunday, the proposed sale was a key topic of conversation. It has just to provide any details on what was Read more about .org being sold off to richest people in world and ex-ceo in massive moneygrab, harming non-profits in the process.[…]

NextCry Ransomware Targets NextCloud Linux Servers and Remains Undetected Features

The ransom note that NextCry victims receive reads ““READ_FOR_DECRYPT”, and demands 0.025 BTC for a victim’s files to be unlocked. One NextCloud user, xact64, shared his experience with the malware on a Bleeping Computer forum in an effort to find a way to decrypt personal files which had been instantaneously locked in a NextCry attack: Read more about NextCry Ransomware Targets NextCloud Linux Servers and Remains Undetected Features[…]

Bad news: ‘Unblockable’ web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much

Developers working on open-source ad-blocker uBlock Origin have uncovered a mechanism for tracking web browsers around the internet that defies today’s blocking techniques. A method to block this so-called unblockable tracker has been developed by the team, though it only works in Firefox, leaving Chrome and possibly other browsers susceptible. This fix is now available Read more about Bad news: ‘Unblockable’ web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much[…]

Extraterrestrial ribose and other sugars found in primitive meteorites

Ribose is an essential sugar for present life as a building block of RNA, which could have both stored information and catalyzed reactions in primitive life on Earth. Meteorites contain a number of organic compounds including components of proteins and nucleic acids. Among the constituent molecular classes of proteins and nucleic acids (i.e., amino acids, Read more about Extraterrestrial ribose and other sugars found in primitive meteorites[…]

1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server, contain social media profiles

In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information—about 1.2 billion records in all. While the collection is impressive for its sheer volume, the data doesn’t include sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers, or Social Security numbers. Read more about 1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server, contain social media profiles[…]

Sacha Baron Cohen gave the greatest speech on why social networks need to be kept in check, biggest propaganda machines in history

Cohen gave the speech yesterday, at an awards gala for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where he was the recipient of ADL’s International Leadership Award. While accepting his award, Cohen touched on the role companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have played in spreading lies and hate speech online, calling the sites “the greatest propaganda machine Read more about Sacha Baron Cohen gave the greatest speech on why social networks need to be kept in check, biggest propaganda machines in history[…]

Monero Wallet downloads compromised for 35 minutes

Some users noticed the hash of the binaries they downloaded did not match the expected one: https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/6151 It appears the box has been indeed compromised and different CLI binaries served for 35 minutes. Downloads are now served from a safe fallback source. Always check the integrity of the binaries you download! If you downloaded binaries Read more about Monero Wallet downloads compromised for 35 minutes[…]

Police can keep Amazon Ring camera video forever, and share with whomever they’d like, company tells senator

More than 600 police forces across the country have entered into partnerships with the camera giant allowing them to quickly request and download video captured by Ring’s motion-detecting, internet-connected cameras inside and around Americans’ homes. The company says the videos can be a critical tool in helping law enforcement investigate crimes such as trespassing, burglary Read more about Police can keep Amazon Ring camera video forever, and share with whomever they’d like, company tells senator[…]