Category: Technology

Microdosing’s Feel-Good Benefits Might Just Be Placebo Effect

In 2018, volunteers with an interest in microdosing—regularly taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs such as LSD—began taking part in an unusual experiment. For four weeks, researchers at Imperial College London asked them to swap some of their drugs with empty capsules—placebos—so that when they took them, they didn’t know

Utah’s ‘Porn Filter’ Law Passes the State Legislature

If you work in cybersecurity, chances are you’re pretty tired by now. On the heels of Russia’s devastating Solarwinds hack that came to light in December, Chinese hackers have mounted what appears to be a full-on assault against Microsoft Exchange Servers, hitting at least 30,000 servers in the United States

Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims

When news hit earlier this week that Chinese hackers were actively targeting Microsoft Exchange servers, the cybersecurity community warned that the zero-day vulnerabilities they were exploiting might have allowed them to hit countless organizations around the world. Now it’s becoming clear just many email servers they hacked. By all appearances,

China’s and Russia’s Spying Sprees Will Take Years to Unpack

First it was SolarWinds, a reportedly Russian hacking campaign that stretches back almost a year and has felled at least nine US government agencies and countless private companies. Now it’s Hafnium, a Chinese group that’s been attacking a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server to sneak into victims’ email inboxes and

Dance Your Ph.D. winners deliver fire Finnish rap and coronavirus pirouettes – CNET

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Scientists worldwide continue their race to understand the mechanisms of virus infection, transmission and control in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. One of those specialists is sharing her findings through interpretive dance.  Heather Masson-Forsythe

Gab’s CTO Introduced a Critical Vulnerability to the Site

Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as an SQL injection. A quick review of Gab’s open source code shows that the critical vulnerability—or at least one very much like

Twitch’s First Transparency Report Is Here—and Long Overdue

Twitch today released its first-ever transparency report, detailing its efforts to safeguard the 26 million people who visit its site daily. When it comes to transparency, the decade-old, Amazon-owned service had a lot of catching up to do. Twitch benefitted from a 40 percent increase in channels between early and

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