WikiLeaks Website Hacked and Defaced By OurMine


A hacking group named to be “OurMine” has managed to hack and deface the official website of WikiLeaks earlier today. OurMine hackers had left the following message on its deface page:- Hi, it’s OurMine ( Security Group ), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, Oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, …

Kaspersky Lab turns the tables, forces “patent troll” to pay cash to end case


“Why don’t you pay us $10,000?”.

In October, Kaspersky Labs found itself in a situation familiar to many tech companies: it was sued (PDF) by a do-nothing patent holder in East Texas who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.

The patent-licensing company, Wetro Lan LLC, owned US Patent No. 6,795,918, which essentially claimed an Internet firewall. The patent was filed in 2000 despite the fact that computer network firewalls date to the 1980s. The ‘918 patent was used in what the Electronic Frontier Foundation called an “outrageous trolling campaign,” in which dozens of companies were sued out of Wetro Lan’s “headquarters,” a Plano office suite that it shared with several other firms that engage in what is pejoratively called “patent-trolling.” Wetro Lan’s complaints argued that a vast array of Internet routers and switches infringed its patent.

 

AIベンチャーは受注過多 日経BPが実態調査


  日経BPは、人工知能(AI)開発などに取り組むベンチャー企業(VB)の実態調査をまとめた。企業などからの発注量が多く、未納注文を抱えているVBが35.6%にのぼった。顧客となる大企業側の姿勢改善や正当な対価の支払いを求める回答も多く、需要過多の改善には、業界全体の努力が問われそうだ。

 調査は、日経BPが発行する「日経ビッグデータ」が従業員500人以下でAI開発などに取り組むVBを対象に実施した。選択式アンケートで7月11日~8月16日の期間に101社から回答を得た。

AI関連ビジネスの状況を聞いた単一回答の設問では、「発注量が多すぎてバックオーダーを抱えている」と35.6%(36社)のVBが答えた。「発注が十分にあり対応できている」を選んだのは30.7%(31社)。合計66.3%(67社)がAI開発やデータ分析をビジネスにつなげていることがわかった。

WannaCry hero heads into Tuesday hearing as the security community crowdfunds his defense


Over the weekend, the security community raised legal funds for Marcus Hutchins, the researcher famed for stopping the spread of the malware known as WannaCry. Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was arrested by the FBI last week for his alleged role in disseminating Kronos, a banking trojan that first wrought havoc in 2014.

With a hearing set for Tuesday in Wisconsin, Hutchins’ many supporters have rallied to donate toward covering his legal costs. The fund was set up by former Symantec Cybersecurity Czar Tarah Wheeler and the tech law firm of Tor Ekeland.

How to improve IoT security


The trend to create IoT devices and equipment is creating daunting security challenges. Researchers say the only way to address the issue is to create a security culture.

The tsunami-sized trend to add intelligence with sensors and actuators and to connect devices, equipment and appliances to the internet poses safety, security and privacy risks.

Proof comes from a recent meta-study titled The Internet of Hackable Things (pdf) from researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Orebro University, Sweden; and Innopolis University, Russian Federation—compiled from industry and academic research reports—that finds smart devices used in healthcare and smart homes and buildings pose daunting risks.

iPhoneが髭剃りに?Lightning端子接続のサンコー「ポケット髭剃り for iPhone」


サンコー株式会社(本社:東京都千代田区)は2017年8月30日、Lightning端子に接続するだけでiPhoneが髭剃りになる「ポケット髭剃り for iPhone」(型番:PSHVRE3)を発表した。直販価格は税込980円で、既に販売が開始されている。

Lightning端子に接続するだけで直ぐに使える、ポケット髭剃り。気になる剃り残しを、手軽にお手入れできる便利グッズで、重さは軽量21g。持ち運びも楽々というワケだ

日本唯一のトロリーバス

 長野県と富山県を結ぶ立山黒部アルペンルート。トロリーバスは現在、関電トンネルと立山トンネルでしか運行されていない日本唯一の存在です。
このトロリーバスは普通のバスとは違って、ガソリンではなく電気を動力として走ります、それにこのトロリーバス、実は鉄道の一種として区分されているというユニークな乗り物なのです。
このコーナーでは長野県大町市の扇沢駅から後立山連峰赤沢岳の直下を貫き、富山県立山町の黒部ダム駅まで6.1kmの間を16分で結んでいる関電トンネルトロリーバスについてご案内いたします。