Daily Archives: August 20, 2019

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

https://www.wired.com/story/ransomware-strike-local-texas-government-agencies Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in … Continue reading

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Finally, a Lightning YubiKey to Kill Password Clutter on Your iPhone

https://www.wired.com/story/ios-yubikey-password-authentication Though there are other authentication dongles out there, YubiKeys are largely the face of the physical two-factor authentication movement. Unfortunately, to date it’s also been unavailable for the most high-profile smartphone in the world. But today manufacturer Yubico is … Continue reading

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Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow—Even Without Nicotine

https://www.wired.com/story/vaping-may-harm-your-blood-flow-even-without-nicotine Smoking isn’t good for you. But e-cigarettes, with their sleek, USB bodies and mango-flavored cartridges, promised a sweeter, safer future. No tar, no combustion, no problem. But that picture is getting more complicated. Last week, the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

https://www.wired.com/story/mass-shootings-may-be-contagious-can-we-contain-them In the span of one week, three US cities suffered mass shootings: Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. Occurring in such rapid succession, the incidents rocked the country. But it was far from the first time that … Continue reading

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The CDC is investigating the link between vaping and a mysterious lung disease in teens

https://www.popsci.com/lung-disease-vaping/ Will e-cigarettes lead to a rise in lung disease? (Pexels/) A serious illness has stricken nearly 100 people, mostly young adults and adolescents, across more than 14 states—and health officials don’t know yet what’s making them sick. But vaping … Continue reading

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U.S. Tests Missile With A Range Prohibited By Now-Abandoned Treaty

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/20/752657167/u-s-tests-missile-with-a-range-prohibited-by-now-abandoned-treaty?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news The Pentagon says it tested a modified cruise missile that flew "more than 500 kilometers" — a distance prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty scrapped earlier this month. (Image credit: U.S. Department of Defense) via NPR Topics: News … Continue reading

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