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  • Huge security flaw lets anyone log into a High Sierra Mac

    11/28/2017 2:59:34 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 102 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Nov 28 2017 | Kevin Coldewey
    Update: Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on it. Statement and workaround below. Wow, this is a bad one. On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra — 10.13.1 (17B48) — it appears that anyone can log in just by putting “root” in the user name field. This is a huge, huge problem. Apple will fix it probably within hours, but holy moly. Do not leave your Mac unattended until this is resolved. The bug is most easily accessed by going to Preferences and then entering one of the panels that has a lock in the lower...
  • Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery

    05/19/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 18, 2017 | Brian Resnick
    n 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years. The cicadas had other plans. Reports in Baltimore and the Washington, DC, metro area indicate that a small group of the cicadas — a group called Brood X — are emerging from the ground to molt, mate, and make noise. They...
  • These 'crazy ants' love to munch on cellphones and TVs. Are they headed your way?

    12/06/2016 7:38:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    the new stribune ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Although the insects are so named for their swarming maneuvers, the term is equally apt for the damage they inflict on the human psyche. For reasons not fully understood, the ants are found in large numbers near electrical equipment and wall sockets. Cellphones and television sets have succumbed to the ant swarms, and the insects damaged electronics in a Houston-area industrial park... Like the infamous fire ant, the crazy ant is a South American native that made its way to the Lone Star state. The animals do not coexist peacefully. The crazy ant – despite its less painful venom –...
  • Is Obama biblical ‘Lord of the Flies?’ Prophesy sites have field day with president’s insect moments

    01/25/2013 6:50:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 51 replies
    Klein Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM — Prophesy sites are having a field day with President Obama getting worldwide attention for sparring with a fly yesterday. News media reports document how Obama has somewhat of a larger history of attracting flies during multiple recorded interviews and speeches. Already, religious and other sites are using the headlines to point out that a biblical reference for Satan, the Semitic deity Beelzebub, literally translates from Hebrew into “lord of the flies.” As Obama yesterday nominated two new members of his second administration it was a swarming fly that stole the show. “This guy is bothering me here,” said...
  • Microsoft blacklists Secure Boot-disabling policies in Windows

    07/12/2016 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 13 2016 9:00AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft's July round of patches fixes a vulnerability that could be used to bypass the Secure Boot protection feature if an attacker simply adds a policy to the target Windows systems. Microsoft mandates Secure Boot on newer PCs designed to run Windows. The feature is implemented in the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) code that checks the Windows boot loader before it starts up the operating system, to ensure it is digitally signed by Microsoft. Secure Boot can, however, be bypassed completely by applying a Windows group policy, providing attackers with full access to systems thought to be locked down....
  • Edible bug industry hopes crickets and kin are the next sushi

    05/27/2016 9:17:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ben Klayman
    Just like raw tuna is a favorite of foodies everywhere, Robert Nathan Allen foresees a day when crickets will make their way onto consumers' plates. A growing need for more food sources as well as a desire to treat animals more humanely have proponents predicting entomophagy, or eating insects, will eventually spread more heavily to western and developed countries. They envision pancakes made with cricket flour or falafel chocked full of mealworm goodness will be just as desirable as sushi.
  • Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insects To End Global Warming

    04/28/2016 9:51:15 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2016 | Oliver Lane
    The Swedish government is showing their commitment to green principles and fighting climate change by spending tax payer money on developing ‘meat’ made out of crickets and mealworms. Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, spending some 2.7 billion kronor (Ł230 million) a year has announced its latest tranche of funding for creating a greener, more sustainable future — by weaning Europe off meat. It is hoped people will want to eat a so-called “climate smart” diet instead, reports FriaTider.
  • Apple Fixed Bug That Exposed Your Photos and Contacts

    04/05/2016 9:03:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 5, 2016 | by Don Reisinger
    Well, that was quick.Earlier on Tuesday, reports surfaced saying that a bug in what appeared to be iOS 9 would have allowed hackers to access an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus owner’s contacts and photos. But that has issue has since been fixed.When users now try to use the hack published recently on YouTube, they’ll find that Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri now asks them to unlock their device first. Previously, Siri would allow access to a person’s contacts and photos after users exploited a flaw in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.As part of the latest fix,...
  • Historic Hotel’s Bedbugs Sideline Kyrie Irving

    02/23/2016 8:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 23 Feb 2016
    Kyrie Irving did not sleep tight because the team hotel did let the bed bugs bite Saturday night. "Our team said I was out with flu-like symptoms," Irving confessed to the media Monday night about his absence from Sunday's game against the Oklahoma. "It was honestly from the bed bugs from the frickin' Hilton that we stayed at." The Cavaliers stayed at the oldest hotel in Oklahoma City over the weekend ... Just imagine how freaked out you'd be if you saw friggin' five, big-ass bed bugs just sitting on your pillow," Irving told the media after Monday's loss to...
  • Students discover ‘ginormous bugs’ in Michelle O lunch

    05/14/2015 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    CONROE, Texas – Parents knows it can be difficult to get kids to eat their greens, but after an incident at a Texas high school some students may never eat vegetables again. “There’s no way they could’ve missed (them), picking up a handful of broccoli like they do with their gloves on and not seen these ginormous bugs,” Melissa Evans, mother of Caney Creek High School junior Falyn Evans, told Click2Houston. Falyn Evans and her friend were served the bug-infested broccoli for lunch Monday and the two almost ate the insects before they realized they were there. “It was kind...
  • US: Insects are free in Michelle O's 'healthy' lunches

    05/14/2015 9:29:50 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    sott.net ^ | Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | Kyle Olson
  • Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan offers solution to global warming

    05/08/2015 12:25:13 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/15 | Fox News
    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has a solution for global warming: Eat bugs. In an interview with The Guardian, Annan called the global livestock industry "a major threat to the climate" and suggested insects as an alternative protein source to meat. "Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets," he said. Annan told The Guardian that the growing population and middle class are making it more difficult to meet meat demands. "It represents 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations," he said.
  • Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

    05/05/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday. “And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”
  • No patch for remote code-execution bug in D-Link and Trendnet routers

    04/28/2015 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    arstechnica | Apr 28, 2015 9:01am PDT | Dan Goodin
    Arstechnica has an article up concerning a remote coded execution bug in some routers. Arstechnica does not wish their articles to be posted or excerpted here, so the webpage addy is included for those wishing to read more about it. Affects D-Link and Trendnet routers.
  • PHOTOS: Bugs invade ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunches

    02/16/2015 8:04:25 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/16/15 | Kyle Olson
    NEW YORK – Advocates are struggling to get students to eat “healthy” lunches – even if they’re free. It’s not too hard to see why. Timothy Martinez qualifies for free lunches, but he and his classmates often skip meals and go hungry because the cafeteria food at Bronx Academy of Letters is inedible, according to DNAinfo. “When they serve us pizza, sometimes it’s not reheated all the way and you can see the frozen pieces in the dough,” Martinez says. “It’s the same thing with the taco meat. And they serve us ices instead of juice,” referring to the liquids...
  • Insects: The food of the future ( The UN wants us to eat bugs)

    11/23/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    universitypost.dk ^ | 15/5-13 | universitypost.dk
    Bugs reduce pollution, increase nutrition, and should seriously be considered as a food source: This is according to a UN report with University of Copenhagen contribitions by Victor Yakimov What is nutritious, delicious, and has six legs? If we could collectively get over our disgust at the six legged critters, insects could become a staple of the human diet, along with fish, and other kinds of meat, a new UN report argues. The Food and Agriculture organisation FAO hailed members of the insect world as an under-utilised resource, in the report which was released this Monday. By 2050, world population...
  • Insects were the first creatures to fly: study

    11/09/2014 4:52:04 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    Uncover California ^ | November 09, 2014 | Andrea Cordell
    An evolutionary insect family tree created by a team of 100 researchers revealed that insects were the first creatures to fly around 400 million years ago. The comprehensive insect family tree covering insects from all around the globe was created as part of a project called 1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution (1KITE). According to researchers involved in the 1KITE project, insects came into existence around 500 million years ago, around the same time when plants started to emerge on Earth's surface. And, it was roughly 406 million years ago, in the early part of Devonian era, when insects got wings and...
  • FBI admits agent impersonated AP reporter

    11/06/2014 9:25:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Fox News / AP ^ | 11-7-2014
    FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility. In a letter to the Justice Department last week, the AP requested Holder's word that the DOJ would never again misrepresent itself as the AP and asked for policies to ensure the DOJ does not further impersonate news organizations. In a letter Thursday to Comey and Holder, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asked the agency for full disclosure about the incident. "The utilization of news media as a cover for...
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • Giant Millipedes Intercepted at San Francisco International Airport

    09/01/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Customs agents are used to confiscating fake Viagra pills, counterfeit sports jerseys and illegal DVDS. They're not accustomed to snagging giant myriapodous arthropods, however, that wriggle in the dirt and eat decaying plants. But the U.S. Customs and Border agriculture specialists found and intercepted 20 foot-long millipedes at the San Francisco International Airport mail facility, the agency announced on Friday, and in doing so, stopped the slimy creatures from any further travel. The intended recipient in Vista, California, was sent a letter that his or her package of exotic wormlike insects would not be arriving from Berlin, Customs Chief J....