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Stop Using Quicktime for Windows

Quicktime for Windows is no longer being supported by Apple, but new vulnerabilities have been disclosed that include the possibility for “remote code execution”. This means exploits can likely take over control of a computer running Quicktime for Windows. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Trend Micro, and other security organizations have called […]

Riding in a Self-driving Car

When we drive our cars, we take it for granted we will face forward with hands and feet on the controls and focus our attention on road events in front of us. But when a car can drive itself, those requirements mostly change or even disappear. We face forward to see exterior events through the […]

Transparency as Augmentation

First, watch this terrible car crash caused by lack of visibility (and a poor driving decision): Horror crash E40: Ford Focus vs truck accident (exit Aalter E40 Belgium) LONG VERSION – [youtube.com] Then, consider how this new technology from Samsung could have prevented that crash: Samsung “The Safety Truck” – [youtube.com] Finally, wonder how far […]

Transparent Cars

If we don’t need windows in spaceships, we don’t need them in cars either. Retro-reflective screens reflect images straight back at the source of light, instead of at an opposite angle as happens with a mirror. This allows the driver of a car to see what is outside the car, just as though the car […]

Add an admin user

Once admin/root privileges have been established, an attacker will often create a new account with high privilege levels in order to allow future access without needing to take extraordinary action. The advantage to this is that the password is known and the account controlled by the attacker. The disadvantage is the risk of attracting attention […]