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After Two Months of Quiet, North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

South Korean and U.S. officials have confirmed that North Korea has launched another ballistic missile into the sea of Japan. The ballistic missile test — launched just after 3am Wednesday local time from Sin-ni in South Pyongyang — is the first since an intermediate-range missile test in September. Ars Technica reports: In a statement to the press, a spokesperson for ... Read More »

MacOS High Sierra Bug Allows Login As Root With No Password

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: A trivial-to-exploit flaw in macOS High Sierra, aka macOS 10.13, allows users to gain admin rights, or log in as root, without a password. The security bug is triggered via the authentication dialog box in Apple’s operating system, which prompts you for an administrator’s username and password when you need to ... Read More »

Uber Trained Employees on How To ‘Impede, Obstruct or Influence’ Ongoing Legal Investigations, Ex-employee Says

From a report on CNBC: Uber faced fresh allegations on Tuesday that it deliberately took steps to keep ” unlawful schemes from seeing the light of day.” Hours of testimony on Tuesday centered around a letter from a former Uber security analyst’s attorney to an Uber lawyer. The former analyst, Richard Jacobs, said in the letter there was a directive ... Read More »

‘You Had to Be There’: As Technologies Change Ever Faster, the Knowledge of Obsolete Things Becomes Ever Sweeter

Alexis C. Madrigal, writing for The Atlantic: There’s a question going around on Twitter, courtesy of the writer Matt Whitlock: “Without revealing your actual age, what’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?” This simple query has received, at this date, 18,000 responses. Here is just a tiny selection: A/S/L, pagers, manual car windows, ... Read More »