Category: IT Technology

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How your ethereum might perchance per chance also also be stolen through DNS rebinding

With the new buzz around exploiting unauthenticated JSON-RPC services on localhost ignited by Tavis Ormandy,  The first thing that came to my mind was ethereum clients(Geth, Mist and Parity). Most of the ethereum clients run a JSON-RPC service on port 8545 on localhost, but since it’s on localhost, we can’t access it directly from user’s…

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Robot smashes Rubik’s Dice document with zero.38-2nd resolve

Rubik’s Cube record.Hardware hackers Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo have smashed the previous record for solving the Rubik’s cube robotically. Their machine solved the puzzle in 0.38 seconds—a 40-percent improvement over the previous record of 0.637. “We noticed that all of the fast Rubik’s Cube solvers were using stepper motors and thought that we could do…

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Staying awake: the surprisingly efficient option to take care of depression

Depression can strike anyone, but there’s mounting evidence that genetic variations can disrupt the circadian system to make certain people more vulnerable. Several clock gene variations have been associated with an elevated risk of developing mood disorders. Stress can then compound the problem. Our response to it is largely mediated through the hormone cortisol, which…

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Surviving Westworld at SXSW

The experience was also enhanced by the fact that, upon our arrival, we were welcomed by a Host wearing an all-white dress — like you’d see welcoming guests to the park on the show. She was standing behind a shelf full of western-style guns and knives, though we weren’t actually able to choose a weapon…

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FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites

Photo: AntrixIndia’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket launched on 12 January 2018.On 12 January, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket blasted off from India’s eastern coast. While its primary cargo was a large Indian mapping satellite, dozens of secondary CubeSats from other countries travelled along with it. Seattle-based Planetary Resources supplied a spacecraft that…

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Comcast gets FCC’s lend a hand in $3.5 million fight in opposition to small cable firm

The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed a complaint against Comcast filed by a rival that said it was forced “to pay a punitive ransom” of $3.5 million in order to keep airing Comcast-owned TV programming. Wave Broadband filed what it called a petition for declaratory ruling, claiming that Comcast engaged in unfair acts and practices…