Chinese hackers are some of the best in the world, and several of them recently participated in a network security contest titled the Tianfu Cup. The event is China’s version of the Pwn2Own, a popular computer hacking contest. The Tianfu Cup is considered as China’s most elite competitive cybersecurity event. The organisers of the cup included, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Qihoo 360 and other Chinese tech companies.Over the weekend, a number of participating teams hacked into some of the world’s most popular web browsers, Wi-Fi routers and other software. The hackers tested vulnerabilities hidden in several popular apps, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple's Safari. Participants also found vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe PDF Reader.The event concluded with the team 360Vulcan emerging as the leader. The team won a total bounty of $382,500 (Approx. Rs. 2,74,80,000) by exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge, Adobe PDF Reader, MS Office … [Read more...] about White hat hackers in China hack Chrome, Edge and Safari for Tianfu Cup
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Retail car sales picked up 11 percent in October as the festive season brought an uptick in consumer demand, says apex dealer lobby body Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA).Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV and vans) clocked sales of 248,036 units, a growth of 11 percent year-on-year. Two-wheeler sales during the same month closed at 1.33 million as against 1.27 million units.The data is sourced by the agency from nearly 1,200 regional transport offices (RTOs), making up 85 percent of the total number of RTOs in the country, which are responsible for registration of all vehicles.Close “October retails were in the positive, giving a much-needed respite to the auto industry and especially our dealer community after months of de-growth. Festivals saw very good footfalls at dealerships across most geographies. Consumer sentiment was positive and purchase decisions were concluded as used to be during the growth years,” said FADA President Ashish Harsharaj Kale. … [Read more...] about Car sales rise 11%, bikes by 5% in October, says dealer lobby body FADA
Snapchat is tightening security on its app after hackers earlier this week stole 4.6 million of its North American users’ phone numbers and posted incomplete versions of them on a website. “We will be releasing an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow Snapchatters to opt out of appearing in Find Friends after they have verified their phone number,” the startup said in a blog post, adding that it will also be taking steps to improve rate limiting and other restrictions and making it easier for security firms to “get ahold of us when they discover new ways to abuse our service so that we can respond quickly to address those concerns.” advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Snapchat Tweaks Its “Find Friends” Feature Following Security Hack
advertisement advertisement The concept of road trains–up to eight vehicles zooming down the road Here’s how a road train works: the convoy is controlled by a lead vehicle with a professional driver at the helm–one day, this is where all Formula 1 retirees will end up. The other cars communicate with the leader to join and leave the train when they want, thanks to wireless sensors and their existing sat nav systems. Once on the convoy, the drivers behind the leader are able to take their hands off the wheel to read a book, watch TV, or check company sales figures and decide which poor minion is for the chop this month. Rather than overhauling the continent’s roads, engineers on the Sartre project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) are looking to use off-the-shelf components to modify the vehicles themselves, as it will be a good deal cheaper. “Each of the vehicles will have its own control and software monitoring system,” says Tom … [Read more...] about Are Wireless Road Trains the Cure for Traffic Congestion?
Founder of SpaceX and co-founder of electric car manufacturer Tesla, Elon Musk has suggested that he may be bipolar.The 46-year-old billionaire described his life as having "unrelenting stress" and said that reality was full of "great highs, terrible lows" when asked by a Twitter user if the ups and downs he has makes for a more enjoyable life.To a question asking Musk if he was bipolar, the CEO of Tesla replied, "Yeah".Yeah— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017Close Bipolar disorder is a mental condition involving alternating periods of elation and depression. It often results into low energy levels and inability to think clearly. related news Divided opposition no challenge to us in Jharkhand polls: BJP leader Lankan President-elect Gotabaya's ties with India will depend on his approach towards Pakistan: Report PMC case: 'Depositors can approach RBI administrator for emergency withdrawals' Watch | Elon Musk — A visionary or an overzealous … [Read more...] about ‘Great highs, terrible lows’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he may be bipolar