Monday, December 24, 2018

Home Alone... with Google Home


The movie "Home Alone" has become a Christmas ritual no one can escape from, and it makes perfect sense for Google to tap into it and show us just how much simples things would be with the assistance of a Google Home.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Woman tries to fill up Tesla Model S at gas station


While lots of people dream of having an electric car in order to say goodbye to gas stations, for a particular lady it became the place that got her to be a world wide sensation and garner her two minutes of internet fame.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

YouTuber pranks package thieves with glitter bomb


"Engineer-turned-YouTuber" Mark Rober decided to go overboard to get some payback for the stolen Amazon left at his door, creating a fake package that threw glitter all over the place and streamed the event... among other things.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Portugal computer justice system is just 3 failed password attempts away


The computer system Citius, used by the Justice Department in Portugal, has a very strange notion of "security". Should a user fail the login attempt three times, the system would simply allow them to create a new password.

This came to light among the many revelations made by an investigation into one of the countries largest soccer club - Benfica - that is being accused of corruption and having access to privileged information for ongoing justice investigations. Apparently, the "mole" was simply taking advantage of that security (should we still call that security?) issue, by simply failing a login three times using any magistrate's username, and then entering a new password and have full access to the system.

... What would all those security experts, that have been alerting us for years that SMS-based 2-factor authentication isn't secure enough, think of this?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Android Messages secret emoticons


Google's Android Messages recently arrived on the web, allowing us to read and send text messages from our smartphone using the browser, and it comes with some "secret" emoticons that might come in handy.

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