Hard-coded key vulnerability in Logix PLCs has severity score of 10 out of 10
Rockwell Automation Hardware that is widely used to control equipment in factories and other industrial settings can be remotely commandeered by exploiting a newly disclosed vulnerability that has a severity score of 10 out of 10. The vulnerability is found in programmable logic controllers from Rockwell Automation that are... Read more
Galaxy S21 drop test: Samsung’s newest phones didn’t last long
I had high hopes for the new Samsung Galaxy S21 phones phones going into our drop test, even though Galaxy phones haven’t been the most durable in our previous tests. The S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra‘s curved displays aren’t as pronounced as previous models and all the screens... Read more
How Google’s Grand Plan to Make Stadia Games Fell Apart
Eventually, Stadia Games and Entertainment teams got the software and people it needed to gain momentum prototyping Stadia games. The allure of a Google-sized paycheck and an exit ramp from the crunch-fueled hamster wheel was enough to draw a critical mass of developers to Stadia Games and Entertainment. Artists,... Read more
AI Weekly: Biden calls for $37 billion to address chip shortage
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Shortly after a meeting with members of Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that launches a review of supply chain vulnerabilities in the United States. COVID-19 made evident gaps in... Read more
Congress confronts US cybersecurity weaknesses in wake of SolarWinds hacking campaign
US lawmakers and company heads discussed the problems that led to the hacking campaign that compromised SolarWinds software possible at hearings Wednesday and Friday. Angela Lang/CNET The biggest problems in cybersecurity contributed to the ongoing hacking campaign that weaponized a product update from IT software company SolarWinds, lawmakers and... Read more
OK, The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Reveal Was a Good Troll
The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Sometimes, at the end of a long week wherein someone stole Lady Gaga’s dogs and a new coronavirus variant hit New York City, it’s a relief... Read more
Diversity on company boards is still a problem. Here’s how to solve it.
After a national reckoning in the summer of 2020 following the police killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the country, public and private companies alike vowed to add Black directors to their corporate boards. Some promising developments suggest greater board diversity could actually... Read more
Best graphics card for gamers and creatives in 2021
If AMD‘s, Intel‘s and Nvidia‘s statistics are correct, you’re most likely using a computer and graphics card that are several years old. For PC gaming, animation, video editing and other heavyweight graphics-intensive activities, that short space of time is just about forever. Much has changed in the past few years, so chances... Read more
Clubhouse Is Booming. So Is the Ecosystem Around It
On Clubhouse, it’s no different. People have been working within the constraints of the app to make it work for them. For example: There’s no way to share images, so some people use their avatar to show charts or other visuals that may be relevant to a room. There’s... Read more
Salesforce posts record sales but full-year profit forecast disappoints
(Reuters) — on Thursday forecast full-year profit that was below market expectations, sending the shares of the online software company down 3.9% in extended trading. The company’s latest and biggest acquisition of workspace messaging company Slack for a $27.7 billion deal in December is seen as expensive by... Read more