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Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

Shipping tech giant Pitney Bowes has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems. The company said in a statement that its systems were hit by a “malware attack that encrypted information” on its systems, more commonly known as ransomware. “At this time, the company has seen no evidence that customer or employee data has been improperly…
Cybersecurity giant Comodo can’t even keep its own website secure

Cybersecurity giant Comodo can’t even keep its own website secure

Comodo, which bills itself as a “global leader in cybersecurity solutions,” said its forum was hacked. The admission came in no less than a forum post, which confirmed a hacker exploited a recently disclosed vulnerability in vBulletin, a popular forum software and used by Comodo. The flaw, which requires little skill to exploit, allows an…
A gas giant planet that couldn’t have formed the way Jupiter did

A gas giant planet that couldn’t have formed the way Jupiter did

Howdy, neighbor — At about half the size of Jupiter, GJ 3512 b challenges planet formation models. Scott K. Johnson - Oct 1, 2019 2:31 pm UTC Enlarge / The Calar Alto Observatory in Spain, which was used to discover this planet.Pedro Amado/Marco Azzaro—IAA/CSICOne of the difficulties in studying our Earth and the Solar System…
Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing fray

Payments giant Stripe debuts a credit card in its latest step into the financing...

Last week, when the popular payments startup Stripe made some waves with its first move into money lending through the launch of Stripe Capital, we reported that the company was also soon going to be launching a credit card. Now, that news is official. Today, the company is doubling down on financing with the launch…
Giant mechs are destroying ‘Fortnite’

Giant mechs are destroying ‘Fortnite’

The mechs are designed for up to two players. One acts as the driver -- using the vehicle's dash, stomp and jump abilities -- while the other controls the missile and shotgun output. Solo players can use them too, but need to manually switch positions. The problem is that once someone has control of a…
Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure...

Ride-sharing and transportation platform Didi Chuxing announced today that it has formed a joint venture with BP, the British gas, oil and energy supermajor. to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China. The charging stations will be available to Didi and non-Didi drivers. The news of Didi and BP’s joint venture comes one week after…
Jakarta’s Giant Sea Wall Is Useless if the City Keeps Sinking

Jakarta’s Giant Sea Wall Is Useless if the City Keeps Sinking

Late last week, president Joko Widodo of Indonesia told the AP that he’s fast-tracking a decade-in-the-making plan for a giant sea wall around Jakarta, a city that’s sinking as much as 8 inches a year in places—and as seas rise, no less. Models predict that by 2050, a third of the city could be submerged.…
Fortnite’s Giant Monster And Robot Finally Fought – Kotaku

Fortnite’s Giant Monster And Robot Finally Fought – Kotaku

Today was the long-awaited battle between Fortnite’s giant monster, Cattus, and giant robot, Doggus. It was pretty much what players expected, but it sure was dramatic.In the only available mode, The Final Showdown, players saw Cattus appear from the water and Doggus pull free of his perch in Pressure Plant. Cattus attacked the vault, which…
The streamer who built a giant Starbucks island in Minecraft to connect with fans

The streamer who built a giant Starbucks island in Minecraft to connect with fans

Twitch streamers are modern celebrities, ones that cater to diverse audiences through video games. But some have taken it upon themselves to innovate beyond the norm in an attempt to connect with their viewers in a meaningful and resonant way — and that can take rather odd forms. One of the more successful examples of…

A Giant Asteroid of Gold Won’t Make Us Richer

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Samsung has reportedly fixed the Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition issue –...

Samsung has released a patch for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s fingerprint reader, fixing a problem discovered by The Sun that could allow anyone’s fingerprints to be used to unlock an S10 with certain types of screen protectors attached (via Reuters). According to Android Central, the update is only available for S10 and Note…

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