Home >> Linux (page 5)

Linux

Possible Radioactive Leak Investigated At Washington Nuclear Site

Authorities are investigating radioactive material found on a worker’s clothing one week after a tunnel collapse at the waste nuclear waste site in the state of Washington. Around 7 p.m. Thursday, Washington River Protection Solutions, a government contractor contractor in charge of all 177 underground storage tanks at the nuclear site. detected high radiation readings on a robotic device that ... Read More »

New Evidence of a Decline In Electricity Use By U.S. Households

There’s some surprising news from the Energy Institute at the University of California’s business school. America’s households are using less electricity than they did five years ago. So what is different? Energy-efficient lighting. Over 450 million LEDs have been installed to date in the United States, up from less than half a million in 2009, and nearly 70% of Americans ... Read More »

New SMB Worm Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools. WannaCry Used Just Two

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have detected a new worm that is spreading via SMB, but unlike the worm component of the WannaCry ransomware, this one is using seven NSA tools instead of two. Named EternalRocks, the worm seems to be in a phase where it is infecting victims and building its botnet, but not delivering any malware payload. EternalRocks ... Read More »

EU Passes ‘Content Portability’ Rules Banning Geofencing

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo writes: The European Parliament has passed draft rules mandating ‘content portability’, i.e. the ability to take your purchased content and services across borders within the EU. Freedom of movement rules, which allow EU citizens to live and work anywhere in the EU, require that the individual is able to take their life with them — family, ... Read More »

Groups War Over Resources For DDoS Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes CSO: As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they’re starting to get in each other’s way, according to a report released Thursday… There are only so many devices around that have the kind of vulnerabilities that make them potential targets for a botnet. That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, ... Read More »