A botnet is a series of computers that seem to be ordinary computers functioning in people's homes and businesses, but are really secretly controlled by hackers. The Internet of Things, is a new term in the tech industry that refers to a concept where every device in your house gets its own computer chip, software, and connection to the Internet: your fridge, thermostat, smart water meter, door locks, etc.
To a hacker, they all become computers that can be hacked and controlled.
In this case, hackers broke into more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets, such as home-networking routers, connected multi-media centers, televisions, and at least one refrigerator, Proofpoint says. They then used those objects to send more than 750,000 malicious emails to enterprises and individuals worldwide.
Really great collection and I enjoy the author's irreverent delivery.
Very Nice Man
These mini-videos are pretty amazing! I love the idea of using aerogel as in insulator in space. I wonder how cost efficient this stuff is to make? Would it be inexpensive enough to use as home insulation or in extreme cold?
7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics
Man can do a lot of stuff with the elements - and I say, more power to 'em - as long as they "mold" matter and energy responsibly.
Mind bending science!
I wanna touch it...
Thumbs down purely for that fact that not one of these things 'Laughs in the Face of Physics'. It's only through modern scientific understanding, almost all of it from or based on Physics, that we can understand and make these things.
How do they "Laugh in the Face of Physics" it is because of physics we have this stuff.
It's rare to find a cracked article I really like. I've seen a couple of the things listed here, but others are completely new to me.
A collection of the stuff our dreams of the future are made of.
thanks for sharing, really nice websites
Amazing collection of scientific WTF's.