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  • Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems October 29, 2020
    Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops […]
  • Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls October 29, 2020
    The Brave web browser will soon block CNAME cloaking, a technique used by online marketers to defy privacy controls designed to prevent the use of third-party cookies. The browser security model makes a distinction between first-party domains – those being visited – and third-party domains – from the suppliers of things like image assets or […]
  • Physical Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo October 29, 2020
    In March 2020, KrebsOnSecurity alerted Swedish security giant Gunnebo Group that hackers had broken into its network and sold the access to a criminal group which specializes in deploying ransomware. In August, Gunnebo said it had successfully thwarted a ransomware attack, but this week it emerged that the intruders stole and published online tens of […]
  • In a first, researchers extract secret key used to encrypt Intel CPU code October 29, 2020
    Researchers have extracted the secret key that encrypts updates to an assortment of Intel CPUs, a feat that could have wide-ranging consequences for the way the chips are used and, possibly, the way they’re secured. The key makes it possible to decrypt the microcode updates Intel provides to fix security vulnerabilities and other types of […]
  • Another eBay exec pleads guilty after couple stalked, harassed for daring to criticize the internet tat bazaar – pig corpese involved October 29, 2020
    Philip Cooke, 55, oversaw eBay’s security operations in Europe and Asia and was a former police captain in Santa Clara, California. He pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. Cooke, based in San Jose, was just one of seven employees, including one manager, accused of targeting a […]
  • NASA Discovers a Rare Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion October 29, 2020
    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a rare, heavy and immensely valuable asteroid called “16 Psyche” in the Solar System’s main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroid Psyche is located at roughly 230 million miles (370 million kilometers) from Earth and measures 140 miles (226 kilometers) across, about the size of West Virginia. What […]
  • NSA: foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – we learnt some lessons but we lost them October 29, 2020
    It’s said the NSA drew up a report on what it learned after a foreign government exploited a weak encryption scheme, championed by the US spying agency, in Juniper firewall software. However, curiously enough, the NSA has been unable to find a copy of that report. On Wednesday, Reuters reporter Joseph Menn published an account […]
  • Researchers develop new atomic layer deposition process October 27, 2020
    A new way to deposit thin layers of atoms as a coating onto a substrate material at near room temperatures has been invented at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System. UAH postdoctoral research associate Dr. Moonhyung Jang got the idea to use an ultrasonic atomization technology […]
  • Water on the Moon: Research unveils its type and abundance – boosting exploration plans October 27, 2020
    “Water” has since been detected inside the minerals in lunar rocks. Water ice has also been discovered to be mixed in with lunar dust grains in cold, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles. But scientists haven’t been sure how much of this water is present as “molecular water”—made up of two parts hydrogen and […]
  • Palo Alto Networks threatens to sue security startup for comparison review, says it breaks software EULA. 1 EULA? 2 WTF? October 27, 2020
    Palo Alto Networks has threatened a startup with legal action after the smaller biz published a comparison review of one of its products. Israel-based Orca Security received a cease-and-desist letter from a lawyer representing Palo Alto after Orca uploaded a series of online videos reviewing of one of Palo Alto’s products and compared it to […]

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