There is too much insanity for individual posts….
First we have Tesla. Someone conducted a very unscientific test, but was able to reproduce some of the behavior reported prior to the latest crash.
They want you to believe it was the driver, or a broken part. I think the real reason is that auto-driving cars are not quite ready for prime time. Video shows Tesla Model S Autopilot veering towards barrier where fatal crash occurred – SlashGear
Unfortunately the part that seems to be broken in this video is the autopilot. Not a scientific test, but with 2 data points that line up….
Will be interesting to see if anyone else does something similar.
This is an easy prediction: Attacks on cities and on 911 infrastructure will continue for the foreseeable future.
Cities remain a tempting target for hackers. Cities continue to be vulnerable. (They love to put stuff on the intertubes, but they don’t love to pay for security.) Hackers have taken down dozens of 911 centers. Why is it so hard to stop them?
There have been 184 attacks on cities in the past 2 years.
911 centers have been directly or indirectly attacked in 42 of the 184 cases on SecuLore’s list, the company says. Two dozen involved ransomware attacks, in which hackers use a virus to remotely seize control of a computer system and hold it hostage for payment.
It doesn’t say how many of those attacks were WannaCry, or one of the variants patched by Microsoft last year, but I think it probably fair to say that at least some of those attacks were the result of city managers ignoring pleas from their IT staff to upgrade old systems. Some of them are denial of service and some of them like the hack of Atlanta are newer problems.
As long as managers and people responsible for paying the bills don’t think security is important, we will have more attacks on 911 centers, more retailers will have their systems hacked, and more people who want to buy something or schedule a vacation or get help in an emergency will pay the price.
And finally, the latest retailer to prove that they shouldn’t be trusted with your credit card (or other) information is Panera.