Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sonos Changes Its Privacy Policy

Extremetech reports here on changes by Sonos to the privacy policy for its wireless home audio devices.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hacker Attack on New York Hospital

CBS News reports here on an attack on Erie County Medical Center which disabled the trauma center's computer system for six weeks.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Report on Pulse Wave DDoS Attacks

Tomshardware reports here on a new type of distributed denial-of-service attack known as a pulse wave. The attack pattern consists of alternating bursts of traffic and inactivity. This style of attack has several advantages: it requires fewer resources and allows the attacker to target multiple sites; it is effective against appliance first/cloud second mitigation techniques.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, IBM PC

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer.  You can read the Wikipedia article here.

Fifth Anniversary of Mars Rover

A belated happy fifth anniversary to the Mars Rover.  Extremetech gives a report on Rover's five years here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Today in History: The TRS-80

Forty years ago today, August 3, 1977, Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80 Micro Computer System. Hats off to a classic.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


The AFRL S5 Symposium has given me the opportunity to learn about recent work in safety and security as well as autonomy.  It also offered a discussion of the turboencabulator.   You can read about it at the Wikipedia page here; also be sure to watch this first video on the turboencabulator as well as this very informative video.

Aviation Software

This is a screenshot of the entertainment system rebooting at the start of a recent flight.  Guess what OS they run?