2016 June

New Device Sold on the Dark Web Can Clone Up to 15 Contactless Cards per Second

Crooks can get their hands on an X5 device for only 1.2 Bitcoin (~$825). CC Buddies says they ship devices via mail, and each buyer will receive the X5 device, a USB cable for charging and data transfers, and 20 blank cards.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-device-sold-on-the-dark-web-can-clone-up-to-15-contactless-cards-per-second-505200.shtml#ixzz4CuobMkLv

 

Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—for the second time.

physicists have concluded that these gravitational waves were produced during the final moments of the merger of two black holes—14 and 8 times the mass of the sun—to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole that is 21 times the mass of the sun.

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-gravitational-pair-colliding-black-holes.html#jCp

 

Olli, a 3D printed, self-driving minibus, to hit the road in US

A new maker of self-driving vehicles burst onto the scene Thursday in partnership with IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson, and it’s ready to roll right now.
The vehicle—a 3D-printed minibus called “Olli” capable of carrying 12 people—was unveiled by Arizona-based startup Local Motors outside the US capital city Washington.
Olli was designed as an on-demand transportation solution that passengers can summon with a mobile app, like Uber rides. And it can be “printed” to specification in “micro factories” in a matter of hours.
Olli will be demonstrated in National Harbor, Maryland, over the next few months with additional trials expected in Las Vegas and Miami. Local Motors is also in talks to test the vehicles in dozens of cities around the world including Berlin, Copenhagen and Canberra.

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-olli-3d-self-driving-minibus-road.html#jCp

 

World’s first 1,000-processor chip

A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on June 16.

http://techxplore.com/news/2016-06-world-processor-chip.html

 

A Massive Botnet of CCTV Cameras Involved in Ferocious DDoS Attacks

US-based security vendor Sucuri discovered this botnet, very active in the last few weeks, and they say it’s mainly composed of compromised CCTV systems from across the world.

Their first meeting with the botnet came when a jewelry shop that was facing a prolonged DDoS attack opted to move their website behind Sucuri’s main product, its WAF (Web Application Firewall).

Botnet can crank out attacks of 50,000 HTTP requests per second

http://news.softpedia.com/news/a-massive-botnet-of-cctv-cameras-involved-in-ferocious-ddos-attacks-505722.shtml#ixzz4Cupeuiox

 

 

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