A cyberattack that disrupted huge chunks of the Internet Friday is over, web service provider Dyn said Saturday evening. The attackwas notable because the firm says the attackers used an emerging form of malware called "Mirai" to hijack everyday items like security cameras and DVRs that were connected to the Internet.
Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services like Twitter, Spotify, and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users. The attack targeted Dyn, a company that helps web addresses direct people to the sites they want to visit, with a huge amount of traffic in an attempt to knock the service offline, according to Dyn's Director of Internet Analysis Doug Madory.
Bathrooms in Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn campaign headquarters feature some unusual decor: Reminders about good password hygiene. One sign hung above a urinal reads "You wouldn't share your toothbrush, don't share your password," Politico reported earlier this week, citing an unnamed source "familiar with the men's room."
After facing an unprecedented wave of cyberattacks against private and public organizations during his presidency, President Barack Obama thinks about digital threats like a public health crisis, he said in a Wired Magazine interview published Wednesday. Instead of approaching cybersecurity as a traditional battle, he thinks about defending systems as if preparing for a pandemic.
Two recent decisions by New York state declaring that former Uber drivers were employees and therefore could receive unemployment benefits are being hailed by some labor activists as victories in the ongoing debate over worker rights in the on-demand era.
This metaphor lines up with mantras that many security experts have been repeating for a long time: Do everything you can to avoid a breach - but know they are basically inevitable, and be prepared to detect and fight back when they happen.
After facing an unprecedented wave of cyberattacks against private and public organizations during his presidency, Obama thinks about digital threats like a public health crisis he said in a Wired Magazine interview published Wednesday.
Porn sites are some of the most visited places on the Internet, but many of them lack a basic security feature long used to keep everything from your online banking to your email safe from prying eyes. That's starting to change, however.
Marissa Mayer's has faced plenty of scrutiny since becoming Yahoo's chief executive in mid-2012. But two recent incidents at Yahoo have some industry analysts questioning Mayer's judgment yet again. First, Yahoo submitted a filing to financial regulators last month that stated it did not know of any significant security breaches, even as the company was investigating what would turn out to be an unprecedented hack of 500 million accounts.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day. Who is that? Oh, just the first computer programmer. Ever. Lovelace's friend Charles Babbage designed a concept for a machine he called the " Analytical Engine" -- essentially a mechanical computer that would have relied on punch cards to run programs. He recruited Lovelace to translate some notes from one of his lectures, but while Lovelace was translating she added to the notes herself.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".