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Microsoft exec: We stopped Russia from hacking 3 congressional campaigns

Ars Technica - 1 hour 2 min ago

Microsoft's Tom Burt talks about phishing attacks detected by Microsoft against political campaigns at the Aspen Security Summit.

In a panel discussion at the Aspen Institute's Security Summit yesterday, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Customer Security and Trust Tim Burt said that in the course of hunting for phishing domains targeting Microsoft customers, members of Microsoft's security team detected a site set up by Russian actors that was being used in an attempt to target congressional candidates.

"Earlier this year," said Burt, "we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks, and we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections." While Burt would not disclose who the candidates were, he did say that they "were all people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint."

Microsoft alerted US law enforcement and worked with the government to take down the sites. "We took down that domain and, working with the government, were able to prevent anyone from being infected by that particular attack," Burt said. "They did not get in, they tried, they were not successful, and the government security teams get a lot of credit for that."

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Encryption gripes, election security, and mandatory cybersec school: DOJ releases first task force report

The Register - 1 hour 5 min ago
Sessions debuts report on government's threat landscape

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its first report from its Cyber Digital Task Force, which was set up in February to advise on better online defenses for the Land of the FreeTM.…

2019 Acura RDX review: Left-brain luxury - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 22 min ago
Acura's new compact crossover is one of the best values in the segment, even if it’s missing that special sauce.

Waymo hits 8 million self-driven test miles - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 43 min ago
CEO John Krafcik says the company is now amassing 25,000 miles of autonomously driven test miles every day.

Netflix reveals Iron Fist season 2 trailer, release date at Comic-Con - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Danny Rand is back, and maybe this time he'll please critics.

SpaceX ramps up rollout of its new Falcon 9 rocket fleet - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Elon Musk's radically reusable rockets mean more dramatic droneship landings are in our future.

DC Universe: Everything to know about the superhero streaming service - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 11 min ago
Here are 5 things we discovered about DC Universe's original shows, its price and how it ties into comics, revealed.

Judge says climate issues the purview of federal government, tosses NYC lawsuit

Ars Technica - 2 hours 25 min ago

Enlarge / A home at the corner of B 72nd Street and Bayfield Avenue is surrounded by marsh in Averne on the Rockaway peninsula in the Queens borough of New York, US, on Friday, October 10, 2014. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images)

On Thursday, a US District judge dismissed a lawsuit from the City of New York against major oil companies BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, and Shell. New York City had alleged that the oil majors created a nuisance by actively promoting oil use for decades, even after they were presented with significant and reliable information showing that catastrophic effects from climate change would result. The judge didn't dispute the effects of climate change, but he did dispute (PDF) that courts exercising state law could remedy the situation.

In the January complaint, NYC demanded that the oil majors pay for the costs of adapting to climate change, like expanding wastewater storage areas, building new pumping facilities to prevent flooding, and installing new infrastructure to weather storms. The city stated that the oil companies named in the suit were responsible for more than 11 percent of carbon and methane emissions that had built up in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, more than all other individual industrial contributors.

The oil companies didn't dispute that, and neither did the judge. As early as the mid-1980s, the judge's opinion states, "Exxon and other major oil and gas companies, including Mobil and Shell, took actions to protect their own business assets from the impacts of climate change, including raising the decks of offshore platforms, protecting pipelines from coastal erosion, and designing helipads, pipelines, and roads in the warming Arctic."

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Star’s dimming and brightening may indicate it’s eating a planet

Ars Technica - 2 hours 29 min ago

Enlarge / An artist's conception of the star bathed in debris, along with an image of the surge in X-rays (inset). (credit: NASA/Chandra)

Planets don't sit still. The seemingly stable orbits of our Solar System could easily give the impression that once a planet forms, it tends to stay in orbit where it started. But evidence has piled up that our Solar System probably isn't as stable as we'd like to think, and many of the exosolar systems we've now seen can't possibly have formed in their current state. In a few cases, we've spotted stars that contain elements that were probably delivered by a planet spiraling in.

Now, scientists may have caught the process while it was happening. A star that dimmed for a couple years has somehow ended up with 15 times the iron it had in earlier observations, suggesting it ran into a planet or a few smaller planet-forming bodies.

Not so stable

If you were to take the current configuration of the Solar System and run it forward a million years, nothing much would change—all the planets would be in the same orbits they started in. But run it forward a few billion years and strange things can happen. The orbital setup is chaotic, and future changes are very sensitive to the starting conditions. In addition, many of the features of the Solar System are hard to explain using planetary formation models, leading to the proposal of the Grand Tack, in which a much younger Jupiter migrated inward toward the Sun before being dragged out to its current position by Saturn.

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New Mars rover needs a name, but Marsy McMarsface likely won't win - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 32 min ago
The ExoMars team has figured out how to avoid a Boaty McBoatface debacle.

Sean Murray breaks his silence on No Man’s Sky’s development, launch

Ars Technica - 2 hours 39 min ago

Enlarge / Ludicrous speed. (credit: Hello Games)

The last time Hello Games' Sean Murray spoke to us, or anyone else in the press, he was still in the pre-launch, hype-building phase for the incredibly ambitious, procedurally generated universe exploration simulator No Man's Sky. Then the game launched. The summer 2016 release drew some critical praise but also loud, sometimes virulent Internet criticism saying the launch version didn't live up to the pre-release promise.

Murray and Hello Games have gone quiet since, keeping their heads down and focusing on building and releasing numerous updates that have layered plenty of important new features onto the launch version of the game. With the upcoming release of No Man's Sky's multiplayer-focused "NEXT" update, Murray has finally broken the studio's radio silence, giving wide-ranging interviews to Waypoint, The Guardian, Eurogamer, and GamesRadar about the game's past, present, and future.

Too much hype?

First off, Murray told Waypoint that he "never really wanted to talk to the press. I didn't enjoy it when I had to do it. I think that was super obvious watching me doing interviews." Keeping quiet and silently working on the game over the last two years, on the other hand, means that "this is the happiest I think we've ever been, as a result," Murray said.

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Best phones with wireless charging: iPhone X, Galaxy S9, LG G7 and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 57 min ago
A look at the top phones you can get with wireless charging built right in.

Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 3 hours 4 min ago
Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system isn't fancy, but it's a solid DIY system at an unbeatable price.

How Hyundai plans to grow its N performance brand - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 14 min ago
Driving experiences and plenty of accessories will help bolster N's presence.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Rumored specs, leaks, price, release date - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 17 min ago
Will Google play catch-up -- or leapfrog the iPhone X?

Fossil fuel lobbyists grossly outspend “Big Green”

Ars Technica - 3 hours 27 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Stephen Melkisethian)

One of the stranger conspiracy theories against climate science is that corporate interests are pulling all the strings so that “Big Green” can get rich from action against climate change. Of course, it’s no secret that industries related to fossil fuels have lobbied for the exact opposite, pushing to avoid any significant climate policy.

So what do American industries spend to lobby Congress on this issue?

Drexel University’s Robert Brulle used lobbying reporting laws to find out. Not every penny spent on persuading congresspeople has to be reported—and a lot of political activities, like think tank funding, don’t count as lobbying. But spending on lobbying itself has been tracked in the US since a 1995 law mandated it. Brulle was able to sift through climate-related expenditures between 2000 and 2016, sorting the entities into groups.

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The adorable Microlino EV looks poised to hit European roads soon - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 32 min ago
This pure-electric bubblecar from Switzerland looks like a cross between Steve Urkel's BMW and a Smeg refrigerator.

Most efficient non-hybrid cars in 2018 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 44 min ago
They may not be hybrids, but these gas-powered (and diesel!) vehicles will still save you money at the pump.

Doctor, doctor, I feel like my IoT-enabled vacuum cleaner is spying on me

The Register - 3 hours 46 min ago
Snooping on the built-in cam? Remotely controlling it? Well, that sucks *ba-dum tsh*

Vulnerabilities in a range of robot vacuum cleaners allow miscreants to access the gadgets' camera, and remote-control the gizmos.…


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