The next frontier in hacking could soon be in the skies.
A subsidiary of aircraft-maker Boeing, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is apparently working on a drone capable of delivering spyware to unsuspecting devices below.
The project involves Insitu, a Boeing-owned company that specializes in drones, and Hacking Team, the Italian firm that develops surveillance technology.
Hacking Team was recently hacked itself, which is apparently how the details of the Boeing project came to light.
The blueprint for this aerial spyware project says excitedly: “develop a way to infect computers via drone. One engineer is assigned the task of developing a mini infection device, which could be ‘ruggedized’ and ‘transportable by drone (!)'”, T3 translated.
If these plans were successfully carried out, drones would also be able to fetch spyware-carrying devices, latch onto Wi-Fi networks and release surveillance codes into a device of a suspect sipping on an espresso at Starbucks.
These plans were in the early budding stages, and there is no clear customer yet.
By foraging other Hacking Team information that was released in WikiLeaks, researchers and journalists recently also discovered a plan that involves spyware dressed up as an Android app bypassing Google Play’s app restrictions.
Studies confirming that soda really is as bad for us as we think continue to pile up—so, hey, here’s one more.
In the first-ever study to establish a direct link between sugar-added sodas and heart-disease risk, UC Davis reports that subjects who downed drinks with low, medium, and high amounts—read: any amount—of high-fructose corn syrup for two weeks raised their (heart-damaging) blood levels of LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and triglycerides.
And though another UC Davis study found that sugary beverages can relieve stress by blunting cortisol, it also found that stress relief was actually just the start of an unhealthy cycle: Stress ➝ drinking soda ➝ relief ➝ more stress ➝ more soda, which led to weight gain. So hardly a ringing endorsement.
Like the glaring Fs on the report card of the adult world, resume gaps are viewed as imperfections on our work record. It happens to the best of us. One day you’re working, and the next day you’re sitting at home wondering, “What’s next?”
Maybe your gap is due to layoffs, or perhaps you decided you couldn’t take a certain aspect of your job anymore. Either way, they can be tough both while you’re in them and when you have to explain them to an employer. But if you use your time between jobs wisely, it can make you a more competitive candidate.
Why you’ve got to be honest
It can be tempting to embellish your resume just a bit to scrub away those periods of time when you were out of work. You may try to rationalize it by telling yourself that it was only a few months, or that the recruiter will never find out. But in reality, recruiters can and often do find out — which burns a bridge for you immediately. Just play it safe and tell the truth.
Remember, you’re interviewing for more than just a paycheck. You’re interviewing for a lasting relationship with an employer; a relationship that should be built on trust from both parties. Start out the relationship by lying, and it probably won’t go much further than chatting with the recruiter.
Nascar takes another step up the Lame Ladder, jumping on the Confederate bandwagon, taking away fans’ Freedom of Expression
NASCAR’s Daytona Speedway is trying to entice fans away from displaying the Confederate flag on their vehicles and persons by offering a special “trade-in” for every Confederate flag turned in to Speedway offices.