Excel esports on ESPN show world the pain of format errors

Enlarge / Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to modelllllllll! reader comments 34 with 31 posters participating Share this story If you watched ESPN2 during its stint last weekend as “ESPN8: The Ocho,” you may have seen some odd, meme-friendly competitions, including corgi racing, precision paper airplane tossing, and slippery stair climbing. Or you might have […]

Cyberattack on Albanian government suggests new Iranian aggression

Enlarge / Tirane, Albania. Pawel Toczynski | Getty Images reader comments 8 with 7 posters participating Share this story In mid-July, a cyberattack on the Albanian government knocked out state websites and public services for hours. With Russia’s war raging in Ukraine, the Kremlin might seem like the likeliest suspect. But research published on Thursday […]

“Huge flaw” threatens US emergency alert system, DHS researcher warns

Enlarge / Obstruction light with bokeh city background reader comments 19 with 16 posters participating Share this story The US Department of Homeland Security is warning of vulnerabilities in the nation’s emergency broadcast network that makes it possible for hackers to issue bogus warnings over radio and TV stations. “We recently became aware of certain […]

North Korea-backed hackers have a clever way to read your Gmail

Getty Images reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Researchers have unearthed never-before-seen malware that hackers from North Korea have been using to surreptitiously read and download email and attachments from infected users’ Gmail and AOL accounts. The malware, dubbed SHARPEXT by researchers from security firm Volexity, uses clever means to install […]

Intel’s loss is AMD’s gain as EPYC server CPUs benefit from Intel’s delays

Enlarge / AMD’s EPYC server processors are benefitting from Intel’s delays. reader comments 19 with 14 posters participating Share this story Earnings reports for tech companies this quarter have been mixed at best. Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and others have managed to eke out a little growth, while the likes of Meta and Nintendo shrank a little, […]

Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour

Getty Images reader comments 31 with 27 posters participating Share this story In the US government’s ongoing campaign to protect data in the age of quantum computers, a new and powerful attack that used a single traditional computer to completely break a fourth-round candidate highlights the risks involved in standardizing the next generation of encryption […]

Charter loses home Internet customers, blames end of COVID subsidy program

Enlarge / Charter CEO Tom Rutledge speaks during The New York Times DealBook conference in New York on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. reader comments 13 with 12 posters participating Share this story The two largest home Internet providers in the US both lost subscribers in the second quarter of 2022. On Friday, Charter Communications reported […]

No code, no problem—we try to beat an AI at its own game with new tools

Enlarge / Is our machine learning yet? reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story Over the past year, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology have made significant strides. Specialized algorithms, including OpenAI’s DALL-E, have demonstrated the ability to generate images based on text prompts with increasing canniness. Natural language processing (NLP) systems […]

How Tor is fighting—and beating—Russian censorship

reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story For years, the anonymity service Tor has been the best way to stay private online and dodge web censorship. Much to the ire of governments and law enforcement agencies, Tor encrypts your web traffic and sends it through a chain of computers, making it very […]

Comcast stock falls as company fails to add Internet users for first time ever

Enlarge / Comcast CEO Brian Roberts at an event in Beijing on October 17, 2019. reader comments 55 with 47 posters participating Share this story Comcast is the largest Internet provider in the US with over 29.8 million residential broadband customers, but the company’s long streak of adding Internet subscribers each quarter is finally over. […]