Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 16th…
- Fluent Design, #WindowsDevDay
- Black Panther, official trailer
Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping
The proof-of-concept exploit is called KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. A website disclosing the vulnerability said it affects the core WPA2 protocol itself and is effective against devices running the Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, and OpenBSD operating systems, as well as MediaTek Linksys, and other types of devices. The site warned attackers can exploit it to decrypt a wealth of sensitive data that's normally encrypted by the nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi encryption protocol.
One person's history of Twitter, from beginning to end
Mike Monteiro writes about his experience of Twitter over the years, and the growing failure of its leadership to take responsibility for what it has become.
Scientists detect incredible collision of neutron stars
Astronomers have detected the collision of a pair of dead stars, called a kilonova, that caused a cosmic ripple of gravitational waves around 130 million years ago. It turns out these kinds of massive explosions forged most of the gold, silver, and other heavy elements in our universe.