Month: October 2017

This Machine Crushes Beer Bottles Into Sand to Save Our Beaches

Drink beer, save the environment. That’s the rallying cry of DB Breweries, helping to combat the global sand shortage. DB Breweries built a fleet of machines that crush empty glass bottles into a sand substitute, used to save the nation’s “pristine beaches.” Sand is used in everything from construction to pharmaceuticals; a major ingredient of mortar, plaster, concrete, and asphalt, businesses often collect beach sand in bulk. As a result, according to DB, two-thirds of the world’s beaches are retreating. “Amazingly, the answer to the sand shortage could be to drink beer,” the company said in a promotional video....

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Severe Vulnerability Found in Wi-Fi Devices

This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Wordfence team regarding a security issue that has a wide impact. Today is being called “Black Monday” in many information security circles. We have had a major Wi-Fi vulnerability announced that affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A second vulnerability also emerged today, and we will cover that at the end of this post. The Wi-Fi vulnerability is being called “KRACK”, which is short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. I’m going to cover the problem in relatively non-technical terms in this post...

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