News 

Chinese tariffs may delay Elon Musk’s boring projects

“Privately held Boring added that it is “working to develop and manufacture our own tunnel boring machines” and wants to “restore the now-dormant American tunnel boring machine industry.”” reports autoblog.com. Boring seeks “limited parts from China in the near-term for use in a small number of tunnel boring machines.”. On Wednesday, the company proposed to build a 3.6-mile tunnel between Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and the city’s subway system. Other companies including General Motors have sought exemptions from new U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. (Reporting by David Shepardson;…

Read More
News 

How Homeland Security is gearing up to protect the midterms from hackers

“Unlike corporate networks and email systems, voting machines aren’t connected to the internet, making them hard to access” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. “This is about more than just voting machines,” Jeanette Manfra, the top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, told CNBC in an interview on Wednesday.It’s a different approach than what you will find at hacker conferences, which have tried to show how easy it is to break into voting machines.Additionally, each state has its own protocols and their voting machines consist of hardware and software…

Read More
News 

Musk’s tunnel-boring firm seeks U.S. tariff exemption for Chinese parts

“Boring seeks “limited parts from China in the near-term for use in a small number of tunnel boring machines.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Privately held Boring added that it is “working to develop and manufacture our own tunnel boring machines” and wants to “restore the now-dormant American tunnel boring machine industry.”. On Wednesday, the company proposed to build a 3.6-mile tunnel between Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and the city’s subway system. Other companies including General Motors Co have sought exemptions from new U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese…

Read More
News 

Japanese vending machines now serving fresh-baked pizzas

“While pizza vending machines have been available around Europe for several years, Pizza Self is the first of its kind in Japan, according to Grape” writes Fox News for nypost.com. Vending machines aren’t just for drinks and snacks, anymore.And despite the nearby Domino’s and Pizza Hut locations, locals say this vending machine draws quite the crowd late at night.A new vending machine in Hiroshima, Japan, called “Pizza Self,” gives you access to your favorite Italian dish 24 hours a day with minimal wait time. Source: nypost.com Share This:

Read More
News 

It took an 11-year-old hacker just 10 minutes to change election results on Florida’s website

“Experts have also warned that state election reporting systems could be targeted by hackers looking to undermine confidence in the election” reports fastcompany.com. As hackers at the Defcon security conference this weekend successfully probed voting equipment for security holes at the second annual Defcon Voting Village , officials downplayed the risks to actual elections.Separately, as part of the r00tz Asylum series of Defcon events for young people, children and teens learned about security vulnerabilities that have previously been found in state election reporting sites.While Congress in March appropriated $380 million…

Read More
News 

Those Long Security Lines at Airports? They May Move Quicker Soon

“There is a glimmer of hope that the frustrating, slow airport security experience will get a little smoother over the next few years” reports nytimes.com. With the new machines, the T.S.A. says, security agents will be better able to analyze what is inside a bag and will be less likely to have to perform searches by hand.If agents are unsure of what they’re seeing, they pull the bag aside and inspect its contents manually.The machines, the agency says, improve on the current system, in which most travelers have their carry-on…

Read More
News 

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

“Standalone fax machines are a rarity in companies today, but the fax function is still present in commonplace all-in-one printers” writes A Stockphoto for cnbc.com. Researchers at Nasdaq-listed Check Point Software Technologies said that fax machines — which still reside in many offices — have serious security flaws.In a report released on Sunday, Check Point researchers showed how they were able to exploit security flaws present in a Hewlett Packard all-in-one printer. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

Read More
News 

These popular brands say Trump’s tariffs will force them to raise prices

“Here’s a list of some of the best-known brands that have spoken out about the new tariffs and either raised prices already or say they plan to:” writes Mary Hanbury for businessinsider.com. President Donald Trump’s tariffs are leading to higher import costs for US-based companies, and it’s American consumers who are likely to bear the burden.Since these tariffs have been in place, several US companies including Coca-Cola and Winnebago have said they have been forced to raise prices on the consumer’s side.The tariffs on foreign imports such as washing machines,…

Read More
News 

Check Point shows hackers can infiltrate networks via fax machines

“Check Point Research has shown that hackers can infiltrate any home or corporate network by exploiting weaknesses in all-in-one printer fax machines” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Check Point said there are around 46.3 million fax machines still in use, with 17 million of them in the US alone.Compared to the past, when fax machines were standalone devices, the machines of today are connected devices that combine fax, printers and photocopiers altogether.In addition, the legal Industry argues that fax machines offer legal professionals convenience when sending documents to clients and confirmation that the…

Read More