@Regrann from @freedom_faction - An 11-year-old #Shaolin #KungFu black-belt from #Texas stunned an audience of security experts in the #Netherlands on Tuesday by demonstrating that anything connected to the #InternetofThings (#IOT) can be #weaponized, even a teddy bear.
Whether it’s information technology, gymnastics, or Shaolin Kung Fu, 11-year-old Reuben Paul knocks it out of the park.
The Anti-Media reports:
This kid from #Austin, #Texas, just stunned a crowd of #cybersecurity experts at a conference in the Netherlands by demonstrating how just about anything can be “weaponized” when it’s connected to the Internet. “From airplanes to automobiles, from smartphones to smart homes, anything or any toy” can be part of the Internet of Things (IOT), Paul said while speaking at the World Forum in The Hague. “From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponized.” The 6th grader, who also excels in gymnastics and is the youngest-ever #American to earn a Shaolin Kung Fu black belt, put his money where his mouth was. To back up his claims, he presented a teddy bear that connects to wi-fi using Bluetooth technology.
Paul then plugged a small device known as a “#RaspberryPi” into his laptop. The 11-year-old scanned the room for Bluetooth devices, then — “to everyone’s amazement,” according to Agence France-Presse — he downloaded dozens of phone numbers from the cyber security experts gathered in the room.
Then, using a computer language program called #Python, Paul hacked into the teddy bear’s system using one of the collected numbers. To hammer his point home, he turned on the toy’s light and recorded a message from an audience member. “IOT home appliances, things that can be used in our everyday lives, our cars, lights, refrigerators,” Paul told AFP after the conference, “everything like this that is connected can be used and weaponized to spy on us or harm us.” The wunderkind’s father, information technology expert Mano Paul — while admittedly “shocked” by the types of security vulnerabilities his son is able to expose — says Reuben has been doing this type of thing all this life: 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾#Technocracy #SurveillanceState #WatchDo
Technology doesn’t tend to just disappear: what is the social network of solar punk? How do we order and deliver goods? What do cars and public transport look like? What is our power grid? Are personal and street lights now bioluminent, or are they charged solar pieces? Are cell phones and computers integrated into our brains, updated frequently? What are advances in Wi-Fi technology? Are there people who prefer to go all natural, forgoing implants for suspicion of technology or religious reasons? What do robotics look like in a solar punk society? Are they humanoid, passing as people? Do they have rights? Are robotics used to supplement human bodies, like with functional prosthetic limbs and replacement parts? Or do we slowly eschew robots in favor of technology to grow whole new body parts, to create new organics for ourselves?
So apparently the new Windows upgrade shares an encrypted version of your wi-fi password with all your contacts.
ALL. OF. THEM.
Like even the spambot sending you Viagra ads. It’s called Wi-Fi Sense, and it is the default in the new upgrade.
To disable Wi-Fi sense, head into Wi-Fi—>Network settings—>Manage Wi-Fi settings, and uncheck basically all the boxes you can see.
When you join new networks, it will ask if you want to share that network. Keep the box unchecked.
This could be potentially harmful to your network security, so if you’ve recently upgraded, make sure you check to see what you’re sharing.
(born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy (1933), she fled from her husband and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Lamarr appeared in numerous popular feature films, including Algiers (1938) with Charles Boyer, I Take This Woman (1940) with Spencer Tracy, Comrade X (1940) with Clark Gable, Come Live With Me (1941) with James Stewart, H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) with Robert Young, and Samson and Delilah (1949) with Victor Mature. Director Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe,” a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics.
“I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.” – Hedy Lamarr
At the beginning of World War II, intent on aiding the Allied war effort, Lamarr identified jamming of Allied radio communications by the Axis as a particular problem, and with composer George Antheil, developed spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat it. Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of her work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology, and this work led to her being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. Read More
If you could swap the eyes you were born with for 3-D printed upgrades, would you? What if they had 15/20 vision, photo filters and the ability to record what you see? A research and design group in Italy is trying to bring this sci-fi concept to life. They’ve undergone a 12-year project to upgrade our vision with features like Wi-Fi and self-repairing technology, propelling the human body years into the future. There are 3 models: Heal, enhance, advance.
Power Over Wi-Fi named one of the most game changing technologies of the year.
Popular Science included the technology in their annual “Best of What’s New awards announced this week. Power Over Wi-Fi (PoWiFi) uses an internet router to send out “power packets” of data on unused Wi-Fi channels. These signals are harvested by specially developed sensors to charge small electronic devices.
In real world testing PoWiFi was able to recharge the battery of a Jawbone fitness tracker from zero to 41 percent, over 2.5 hours, without any noticeable disruption in internet speed for users.
In future the team hopes to increase the amount of energy transmitted, and make it operational over larger distances.
While Ada Lovelace Day 2016 has not been recognised with a Google doodle, the most efficient way of learning what Inter/national Day it is (besides a #trending), Materials World is very encouraged to see Ada Lovelace Day as strongly celebrated and acknowledged as ever.
Thanks to a new wristband from LG, parents can now track a child’s every move with their smartphones. The KizON uses Wi-Fi and GPS technology to update parents on their child’s current location, and KizON even includes a direct call feature. But this new development in technology leaves some asking if kids have a right to privacy.
“In London’s Square Mile there are already more than 100 ‘smart bins.’ As well as being a receptacle for recycling, they feature digital screens broadcasting a live channel of breaking headline news and live traffic information. They can also communicate directly with mobile devices through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. And they’re bombproof.”