Advertisement The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is making headlines around the world – and misreporting in the press and online is causing confusion. How can you stay safe and ensue your personal details aren’t leaked?What Is Heartbleed? Well, It’s Not A VirusYou’ve probably heard Heartbleed described as a virus. This isn’t the case: in fact, it is a weakness, a vulnerability in servers running OpenSSL. This is the open source implementation of SSL and TLS, the protocols used for secure connections – those that begin https:// rather than the usual http://.This vulnerability – more commonly referred to as a bug – essentially creates a hole through which hackers can circumvent the encryption. Confirmed on April 7th 2014, it occurs in all versions of OpenSSL except 1.0.1g. The threat is limited to sites running OpenSSL – other SSL and TLS libraries are available, but OpenSSL is employed widely on servers around the web. A fix for the … [Read more...] about Heartbleed – What Can You Do To Stay Safe?
This week, Las Vegas is playing host to SEMA, an annual trade show and celebration of the custom car. And although multiple reports claim that the show is nothing but wall-to-wall Toyota Supras, each different to the last, a pair of customs from Ford and Chevrolet caught my eye. (The fact that Ford and Chevrolet both have PR machines that let me know they have pictures to share is entirely not coincidental.) One is a Mustang with even more power than the Shelby GT500 we tested recently. The other is a restored Chevy farm truck. The thing they have in common? Both have been converted to electric power. Restomodding electric motors and batteries into cars is not a new thing. San Diego's Zelectric has been converting air-cooled German classics over to the way of the electron for some time now. Jaguar developed a drop-in electric powertrain for the E-Type which it will sell from next year for an unspecified (but I'm guessing six-digit) price. Chevy even did the "converted electric muscle … [Read more...] about These electric hot rods point the way to future restomods
Without a doubt, the most fun thing I've driven all year is also the cheapest. It's the Arcimoto SRK: a three-wheeled electric vehicle that remains the one thing I liked about CES 2016. Since then the Oregonian startup has been beavering away, refining the design of the $12,000 EV as it readies for production next year. The SRK made its way to DC recently, and that meant another chance to drive it—this time on some familiar city streets. Yet again, the experience blew me away. It's a tandem trike, with each front wheel powered by its own 25kW (34hp) electric motor. But don't let the handlebars fool you; with seats, seatbelts, and a roof, even the bike-phobic like me are quite at home here. In fact, earlier versions of Arcimoto's platform actually used a steering wheel and pedals before evolving into the SRK, and it corners with almost no body roll. There's a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack, good for about 70 miles (112km) of range, although a 20kWh pack will also be … [Read more...] about This three-wheel EV is still the most fun thing we’ve driven all year
LOS ANGELES—The biggest news at last year's Bethesda Softworks' E3 press conference was Fallout 76. This year, one of the biggest news items at its E3 event could fix Fallout 76. After a shaky first year, the persistent online post-apocalyptic survival game will get two long-request features: characters and quests. The upcoming free Wastelanders expansion introduces non-player characters, or NPCs, to Fallout 76. While the game has had plenty of hostile enemy characters, it has almost completely lacked any characters with which players could interact in conversation, or from which to receive tasks to perform. Wastelanders adds these NPCs to the game, with conversation trees and quests. The expansion will be released for free to all Fallout 76 players this fall. The game will receive another major new feature, as well: a battle royale mode. The Nuclear Winter expansion, another free addition to Fallout 76, will introduce a 52-player free-for-all multiplayer mode where everyone … [Read more...] about Battle Royale Mode, NPCs Coming to Fallout 76
It does what it says, but it might not be what you need. Amanda Capritto December 7, 2019 6:00 AM PST I start warming up for a workout and grimace, a lunge stretch kindly reminding me that my last gym session annihilated my legs. So I pause my warmup and start walloping my leg muscles with 40 pounds of force. Not with my own hands, though -- I let a Theragun do the work. Almost instantly, I feel great. Considered the gold standard in percussive therapy -- a massage technique to soothe sore muscles -- the Theragun brand has enthralled millions on social media with videos of toned muscles rippling underneath the force of this device, a la CrossFit Games champion Mathew Fraser. Theragun's portfolio of massage guns includes three different models, all of which are pretty pricey, especially now that a great deal of other sports equipment companies have released cheaper versions. Like all things, the Theragun has strengths and shortcomings. … [Read more...] about Theragun review: This high-end percussive massage gun is not the end-all, be-all