By now most people know that Teslas are quick in a straight line; all their electric torque almost guarantees it. But what do you do if you want your Muskwagen to carve up some corners? Well, if you've got a Model 3, you can call up Sasha at Mountain Pass Performance in Canada. He's already turning out suspension and brake upgrades for a car that is only just getting to market in significant numbers, but is it any good to begin with or is it like trying to make an elephant rollerskate?Actually, according to Sasha and the gents from Speed Academy, the Model 3 has an excellent chassis. Unfortunately, that chassis is hamstrung by low-grip tires, undersized brakes and stability control that (on track, anyway) is too eager to intervene. Mountain Pass has solutions for all of these problems, and you can see how well they work in Speed Academy's video above, which documents a test session with the car.As impressive as the testing video is, it's meaningless without context, and Mountain … [Read more...] about Wait, what? A Tesla Model 3 time attack car? Is that a thing??
Most people would assume that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk would be extremely busy attempting to manage multiple companies effectively, but Musk still finds the time to attack journalists critical of his work on Twitter. Slate recently published an article titled “Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove,” which followed Elon Musk’s latest attacks on journalists critical of his companies via Twitter. Through a series of Tweets, Musk went on what Slate described as a “veritable Twitter rampage” aimed at Business Insider journalist Linette Lopez.Musk took issue with Lopez’s reporting on his electric car company, Tesla, claiming that she has “published several false articles” about the company including a claim that Tesla scrapped more batteries than their total Model S, Model X and Model 3 production number, which Musk claims is impossible. An alleged Tesla investor who goes by the name “S Padival” on … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk Spends His Free Time Attacking Journalists on Twitter
If you received an email from one of your trusted subscription accounts informing you that someone has tried to log in using your details, and therefore urging you to update your password and personal information, would you question its legitimacy? Probably not if the email seemed authentic, with the recognisable company logo, and follow through link incorporated. After all, the company is going out of its way here to inform you, so you can protect yourself.Or could it be alerting you to a potential phishing attack? At first glance the email may appear helpful and trustworthy, but it may not be as it seems. For example, look at the screenshot below:There are always a few tell-tale signs which reveal this as a classic phishing attempt: the correspondent’s email or web address is different to the genuine organisation’s address, clumsy spelling and grammatical errors are littered throughout and a non-specific greeting is used. Yet, despite worldwide increased spending on … [Read more...] about Hook, line and sinker: how to detect and protect your business from phishing attacks
In March, artist and programmer Brannon Dorsey became interested in a retro web attack called DNS rebinding, teaching himself how to illicitly access controls and data by exploiting known browser weaknesses. It's a vulnerability that researchers have poked at on and off for years—which is one reason Dorsey couldn't believe what he found. Sitting in his Chicago apartment, two blocks from Lake Michigan, Dorsey did what anyone with a newfound hacking skill would: He tried to attack devices he owned. Instead of being blocked at every turn, though, Dorsey quickly discovered that the media streaming and smart home gadgets he used every day were vulnerable to varying degrees to DNS rebinding attacks. He could gather all sorts of data from them that he never would have expected. "I'm technical, but I'm not an information security professional," Dorsey says. "I didn’t reverse any binaries or do any intense digging. I just followed my curiosities and suddenly I found some sketchy … [Read more...] about Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack
A preliminary case report on the victims of mysterious “health attacks” in Havana, Cuba details the results of extensive clinical evaluations, concluding that the individuals appear to have sustained “injury to widespread brain networks without an associated history of head trauma.” In clinical evaluations of 21 of 24 individuals affected, an interdisciplinary team of doctors at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine retrospectively pieced together symptoms—an average of 203 days after individuals were exposed. They found that the most common issues persisting more than three months after exposure were cognitive impairment (17/21); balance issues (15/21); visual (18/21) and hearing (15/21) problems; sleep impairment (18/21); and headaches (16/21). More specifically, individuals had difficulty remembering things (17/21), reported feeling more emotional (11/21), had trouble getting their eyes to work together to focus on nearby … [Read more...] about “Injury to widespread brain networks” in victims of mystery attacks in Cuba