In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system — a vulnerability so severe that it could allow intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly. The traffic hijack, they showed, could be done in such a way that no one would notice because the attackers could simply re-route the traffic to a router they controlled, then forward it to its intended destination once they were done with it, leaving no one the wiser about what had occurred.
For the past couple years, Apple users in Canada and Europe have had Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas to look forward to for some post Xmas freebies, and this year, us lowly Americans can now get in on the action. All you have to so is download the app and wait. On December 26th, every day for twelve days, Apple will be giving away an iOS freebie. Sometimes it’s a movie, an episode of a TV show, books, music, games or apps. Viva la free shit!
What with Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in 2015, and Fox unwilling to let go of its precious X-Men movie rights, they’ve decided to go big, by not only talking about bringing X-Men and Fantastic Four together in the movieverse, but by going big in terms of villains. Last week, Bryan Singer announced the next X-movie, due out in 2016, will be called ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and focus on the biggest, nastiest villain in X-Men lore, Apocalypse himself. OH SHIT YEAH
After five hours of shopping, a man in China kills himself after his girlfriend insisted they stay and shop even longer. After insisting she just wanted to look at some shoes, the boyfriend hurled himself from the upper level of the mall to his death, because women be shoppin.