Uber used Bitcoin to pay $100K hacker ransom in 2017, court docs confirm

Uber used Bitcoin to pay hackers who held sensitive data for ransom, court documents have confirmed. As a result, two men pleaded guilty to charges of computer hacking and extortion, bringing a lengthy legal saga that embroiled Uber and LinkedIn-owned training site Lynda.com in costly data breaches to a close. To access the companies‘ servers, the hackers gained access to customer information by using Amazon Web Services logins belonging to Uber and Lynda.com employees. They then contacted both companies to extort them for hundreds of dollars‘ worth of Bitcoin. At the time, Uber agreed to pay $100,000 in the cryptocurrency. The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Uber Read more: thenextweb.com

Fast Progressing Presbyopia

Is it abnormal to require an exam and new prescription every 3-6 months? I've been through 4 pairs of glasses in less than 2 years because I keep losing the ability to see my computer, phone, and any print that isn't medium or large. I'm far sighted (hyperopia) with an astigmatism, aged 40 (nearing age 41now). The progressive glasses I'm wearing now are 4 months old, and I find myself having to look through the very bottom to see my phone. When I first got them in June, everything was clear and easy to read without having to push the glasses up to my face to look through the very bottom of the lens. Now print looks smudged, fuzzy, and …

Apple TV+ shows launch list, what’s the best one so far?

The new streamer is free for a year if you get most any new Apple device (save for the Watch, of course), and if you are a student, it will even get folded into your Apple Music subscription.The reason? Well, as of right now there are just nine shows in total to watch, and the critics are spreading their review cheer over three or four. The professional TV series and moview reviewers are very nitpicky, though, as they are jaded from watching thousands of those over the years, and comparing each new one with the best out there.The average user who just … Read more: phonearena.com

Jesus Take The Wheel: Florida Teen Accused Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill A School Staff Member

Source: Elizabeth Fernandez / Getty Florida Teen Accused Of Trying To Hire Hitman To Kill A School Facility Member According to the Tampa Bay Times, an 18-year-old high school student is facing first-degree solicitation to attempt murder charges after offering $100,000 for a hit on a high school staff member. Nicholas R. Godfrey was arrested after an Instagram account with the request for “a guy who could kill someone” was traced to a computer IP address at his home. Godfrey reportedly offered $100,000 to another student to clap an unnamed Fivay High staff. Godfrey reportedly messaged: “No joke, I need him eliminated as soon as possible.” Authorities are still scratching their heads as to why he sent the request, as …

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Hi, I'm a renter dealing with a mouse problem and while I'm taking steps to kill the nice with traps I found mouse droppings in my desk last night. I often bring drinks and snacks there so it's not surprising but I'm not sure how to clean up the area. I was going to use a paper towel to pick up any droppings I find and use a disinfecting wipe to clean it off but I also have a computer and an Xbox on the desk. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to disinfect electrical equipment. Beyond that, I don't have any rubber gloves or face masks so will I be taking a huge risk if I just use a …

Check out all the tablets that are on sale this weekend (laptops, too)

If you’re not spending this weekend in a costume participating in all sorts of “spoopy” activities, the next best thing would be to snuggle up with a pumpkin spice latte and get shopping for something you probably don’t need, but definitely want. SEE ALSO: 13 of the best laptop backpacks, based on Amazon reviews Our choice: Laptops and tablets — and there are plenty of deals to go around for the next few days. Take a look at these big ol’ discounts on iPads, Fire Tablets, Galaxy Tabs, and way more.  Find your favorite personal device and (trick or) treat yourself!  Laptops $499 and below: Acer Flagship CB3-532 15.6-inch premium Chromebook — $119.99 (list price $199.99) Asus 11.6-inch Laptop — …

RED cancels Hydrogen phone project as founder Jim Jannard retires

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge RED’s ambitious Hydrogen phone project is ending after the release of just a single device, the Hydrogen One, according to an announcement from company founder Jim Jannard that he is “shutting down the HYDROGEN project” as he retires due to “a few health issues.” The $1,295 RED Hydrogen One was the first smartphone from the high-end camera company; first announced in 2017, it promised bold new technologies like a “holographic display,” a top-notch camera system, and modular attachments to expand the phone over time. After a series of delays, the phone was eventually released to a lackluster reception in October 2018. The promised modules never materialized, and in March, Jannard announced “big …

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Wall-mounted world map shines brightly with fiber optics

Apparently not content with looking at a map in a book or on a computer screen, YouTuber ShareAHack.com decided to CNC cut and mount a projection of the world onto his apartment’s wall!  The build was completed in sections and pieced together to form the model, with moss-covered land masses and cities represented by fiber optic LEDs. Illumination is provided by a series of LED units, which combine white and yellow light that is transmitted to small drilled-out holes via a large number of fiber optic strands. An Arduino controls the lighting via N-channel MOSFETs, allowing it to randomly vary the output for a pleasing and realistic effect.  Files for the project are available here, though be warned that it …

3com WIDMAN or alternative?

Hello, might not be the right place to ask, but basically I need a copy of 3coms wireless infrastructure device manager or something similar. I have some wireless scales (mettler toledo UCST) that I need to configure after changing our wifi password. There is no way to do it on the scale itself. There is no support for these devices because they're defunct. I had a mettler toledo technician come and do it, and saw that he was using 3com widman, but I couldn't find a link anywhere. Have also looked at alternatives from HPE, but their website is garbage. ​ Thanks submitted by /u/wannabake [link] [comments] Read more: reddit.com

CPUs built with carbon nanotubes are only “three to five years away”

Max Shulaker, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, believes that we are only “three to five years” away from processors that utilise both silicon and the “wonder material” carbon nanotubes. Shulaker is a member of the team that worked on building the first carbon nanotube processor revealed a few months ago: a 14,000 transistor strong CNT chip running on the open-source RISC-V instruction set. While still billions of transistors off today’s silicon CPUs, and a little sluggish in comparison, the researchers are already pushing to integrate their findings into foundries in the US. They’re also working with the industry to see how carbon nanotubes may help in overcoming the challenges facing silicon manufacturing, which will soon …

Apple TV app goes live on Amazon’s Fire TV Stick devices

Amazon confirmed the Apple TV app is available on most Fire TV devices, starting today. Depending on their location, owners of Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K can download and start using the brand new Apple TV app.To get the app, simply search for “Apple TV” or say “Alexa, find the Apple TV app” into the Alexa Voice Remote or a paired Echo device. Once the app is installed, if you want to open it quickly, just say, “Alexa, open the Apple TV app.”Amazon mentions that Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K customers can download the Apple TV app starting today … Read more: phonearena.com

Shopify CEO offers an internship to an esports pro purely because he respects StarCraft skill

An ex-pro player of StarCraft II has been offered an internship at Shopify by its billionaire CEO, Tobi Lütke on Twitter. And I’m just as confused as you are. After ex-StarCraft pro Kevin Ryoo – also known as SeleCT – tweeted that he was looking for an internship in the general field of software engineering, Lütke, CEO of the ecommerce site Shopify straight up offered him a position on their internship program. Kevin Ryoo wasn’t just a StarCraft II pro. In his pro days, he came top in some Warcraft 3 tournaments and Dawn of War competitions, alongside from his Terran victories. After leaving a career of notable success in videogames, he has turned to coding as a passion and is …

Moto’s foldable Razr might launch next month

Motorola might finally give us want we’ve been asking for – a reincarnated Razr phone. According to a report by CNET, the company has sent an invite for an event scheduled for next month that hints towards a flip phone’s launch. The invite shows a device folding and unfolding with “An original, unlike any other” tagline. CNET adds the invite says, “You’re going to flip.” Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been hearing rumors of Motorola bringing the sexy back with a foldable Razr. We’ve even got a couple of glimpses of how the phone looks too. Unlike Google’s… This story continues at The Next Web Read more: thenextweb.com

Creepiest Alexa and Google Assistant security fail yet

Because we don’t have enough concerns about our digital privacy these days, it seems Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home both gave thumbs up to apps that could be used to eavesdrop on users and phish for their passwords. As reported by Ars Technica, whitehat hackers at Germany’s Security Research Labs developed four apps, called “smart spies,” for each device that passed muster with Amazon and Google’s respective vetting processes, meaning they were approved for public use.  SRLabs disguised these malicious apps as useful tools like horoscope apps and random number generators. They were even given vague, generic names like “Skills” (for Alexa) and “Actions” (on Google Home).  Read more… More about Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Eavesdropping, and Phishing …

This unsettling DIY ‘skin’ interface will definitely end up on a sex robot

Welcome to the Mariana Trench of uncanny valleys. A team of researchers led by engineer Marc Teyssier recently developed a ‘human skin’ interface that allows you to control your phone by stroking, pinching, and tickling its fleshy backside. Called ‘Skin-On,’ the silicone-molded faux flesh was developed as a novel method of human-computer-interface. The idea, according to the team’s research paper, is to push the bounds of intuitive interactivity: There is a long history of research into the design of artificial skin in the field of Robotics, either to help with environment exploration, or to endow robots with human-like sensing capabilities. Artificial… This story continues at The Next Web Read more: thenextweb.com