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Dell laptops and computers vulnerable to remote hijacks

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If you have a dell laptop you need to make sure you are up to date.

A vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility exposes Dell laptops and personal computers to a remote attack that can allow hackers to execute code with admin privileges on devices using an older version of this tool and take over users' systems.
Dell has released a patch for this security flaw on April 23; however, many users are likely to remain vulnerable unless they've already updated the tool --which is used for debugging, diagnostics, and Dell drivers auto-updates.

https://www.zdnet.co...e-to-remote-hijacks/

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discovered on slashdot.org
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Red Dead Redemption 2 - Long Article on What Went Wrong

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Really long interesting article on Read Dead Redemption 2, a much awaited video game (I thought the original was one of the top 10 video games I had ever played).

The most brain-shattering example happens when you play dominoes. You can see neither the board nor your hand from the main default screen while playing dominoes. And I have a big TV, so please, it’s not the TV. But the game is designed so you can zoom in on the board, then zoom out, and then zoom back in on your hand. It’s designed to mimic what it would actually feel like to be realistically playing dominoes.

Not only is this a really obstinate decision, but the board view is actually worthless because the view of your hand is even better and closer than the view that shows you the board. That means you have to hold the left trigger basically the entire time you play to properly see the board. This is a ridiculous choice to me, on every level, because it so readily creates an exhausting experience.

https://www.polygon....ory-design-criticism

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Nice long hacker article on jailbreaking a car head unit

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Some of us enjoy reading a good man versus machine detective story.
This is a long description of the process of getting access to the software running the head unit (audio, navigation, etc.) in his car.

Back in June, I purchased a new car: the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. This vehicle has an interesting head unit that's locked down and running a proprietary, non-Android operating system. Let's root it. If this was Android, we could most likely find plenty of pre-existing PoCs and gain root rather trivially as most vehicle manufacturers never seem to update Android. Because this isn't an old Android version, we'll have to put a little more work in than usual.

https://github.com/s...master/doc/README.md



The Bayrob malware gang's rise and fall

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Longish interesting article on zdnet about a malware gang that was recently convicted of fraud and scamming people out of money.

The Bayrob malware gang's rise and fall: The story of how a talented computer science student and his friends created and ran a multi-million dollar botnet...
A graduate of one of Bucharest's top mathematics and computer sciences college, Danet won several international computer science contests, even ranking third in an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) edition, and ranking high in many others.
According to Romanian TV station Kanal D, in 2008, Danet was elected the coach of Romania's National Computer Science Team, even though he was still a university student.
"He could have worked anywhere he wanted for the same money he made as a hacker," our source said over the phone when describing Danet's programming skills. "I still can't believe it after all these years."

https://www.zdnet.co...gangs-rise-and-fall/



How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong

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Interesting article on how a big game development team went off the rails.

Very few things went right in the development of BioWare’s latest game, an online cooperative shooter that was first teased in mid-2012 but spent years floundering in pre-production. Many features weren’t finalized or implemented until the very final months, and to some who worked on the project, it wasn’t even clear what kind of game Anthem even was until that E3 demo in June of 2017, less than two years before it actually came out.

https://kotaku.com/h...ent-wrong-1833731964


Mozilla's X-Ray Goggles, browsing web page modifier?

Anyone check this out?

X-Ray Goggles makes it easy to see and remix the code behind your favorite web pages.  The best part: you don't need any prior coding experience! Just activate Goggles, click on a section,  and edit. Then, share your remixes with others.

A video demonstrating it:



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