Mystery solved in destructive attack that knocked out >10k Viasat modems

Enlarge / A Viasat Internet satellite dish in the yard of a house in Madison, Virginia. reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story Viasat—the high-speed-satellite-broadband provider whose modems were knocked out in Ukraine and other parts of Europe earlier in March—confirmed a theory by third-party researchers that new wiper malware with possible […]

Researchers used a decommissioned satellite to broadcast hacker TV

Getty Images | 3DSculptor reader comments 61 with 41 posters participating Share this story Independent researchers and the United States military have become increasingly focused on orbiting satellites’ potential security vulnerabilities in recent years. These devices, which are built primarily with durability, reliability, and longevity in mind, were largely never intended to be ultra-secure. But […]

The Download: This startup wants to kick-start a molecular electronics revival

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Facebook financed a secretive smear campaign against TikTokThis reveals just how rattled Meta really is. (WP $)+ Facebook seems to be incapable of learning from its many mistakes. (Platformer $)+ There’s no 911 in the metaverse. (The Information $) 2 Apple and Meta were tricked by […]

This startup wants to kick-start a molecular electronics revival

To support MIT Technology Review’s journalism, please consider becoming a subscriber. “It’s a great concept. I think it’s long overdue for chip manufacturers to do something for us in biosciences,” says Nils Walter, a chemist at the University of Michigan and co-founder of aLight Sciences, a company that is also developing single molecules as biosensors, […]

IT giant Globant discloses hack after Lapsus$ leaks 70GB of stolen data

reader comments 16 with 15 posters participating Share this story IT and software development firm Globant said in a statement Wednesday that it experienced a network breach. The statement appeared to confirm claims made by Lapsus$, a group that has successfully compromised Microsoft, Nvidia, Okta, and other victims in recent weeks. Lapsus$ is a relative […]

Reward us on impact, not hours worked – Kiwi employees

Peter Griffin, Editor. 31 March 2022, 9:16 am A third of New Zealand business leaders claim to be rethinking how to measure their organisation’s productivity as their staff put a higher value on relationships and results over hours worked. Microsoft’s annual Work Trend Index Report released this week surveyed 31,000 people in 31 countries around […]

Why using the oceans to suck up CO2 might not be as easy as hoped

To support MIT Technology Review’s journalism, please consider becoming a subscriber. Other research groups have also recently found that dissolving olivine in filtered and artificial seawater produced less of an increase in alkalinity than expected, the study noted. Still another recent preprint paper found similarly confounding results for other minerals that had been expected to […]

Mental health in the digital technology industry

Victoria MacLennan. 30 March 2022, 6:52 pm I remember reading the headline “Tech Professionals most likely to see mental health decline due to pandemic” last year and thinking wow this is serious stuff. For my own teams during 2020/21 and even now in 2022 we focused on creating social connection opportunities, encouraging outdoor activities, taking […]

Data-harvesting code in mobile apps sends user data to “Russia’s Google”

Kirill Kudryavtsev | Getty Images reader comments 42 with 28 posters participating Share this story Russia’s biggest Internet company has embedded code into apps found on mobile devices that allows information about millions of users to be sent to servers located in its home country. The revelation relates to software created by Yandex that permits […]