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Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory

Enlarge / The lines of sight in the BYD factory are all like this: a row of buses stretching to the horizon.Megan Geuss ...

Just say no: Wi-Fi-enabled appliance botnet could bring power grid to its knees

Enlarge / Reddy Kilowatt is not ready for IoT botnets. BALTIMORE—At USENIX Security Symposium here on...

Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

Apple Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections...

Credit card skimmers now need to fear the Reaper

Enlarge / The SkimReaper, shown here with a sample card-skimming device, can help law enforcement find and shut down card skimming operations.Sean Gallagher ...

Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may...

Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers, seize soldering irons

Enlarge / This sign is an invitation for a room search at some Las Vegas hotels.

In-vehicle wireless devices are endangering emergency first responders

In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck was on assignment for an organization that was...

In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

DLink Hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in DLink modem routers to send people to a...

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current...

Hack causes pacemakers to deliver life-threatening shocks

Life-saving pacemakers manufactured by Medtronic don’t rely on encryption to safeguard firmware updates, a failing...

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Monsters Rise From the Grave in New Ways

In the 1910s to the 1950s, many classic movie monsters, such as Frankenstein (1910), Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), The Wolfman (1941), and The Creature...

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