A vulnerability from last century, dubbed ROBOT (Return Of Bleichenbacher’s Oracle Threat) is back and potentially impacts a number of major websites including Facebook and Paypal. ROBOT affects the handling of RSA encryption keys as they are applied to the TLS protocol. If a website uses these keys, it is possible to launch a man-in-the-middle attack by sending dodgy queries to a website which result in the session key being revealed. This allows an attacker to decrypt traffic between the web server and the browser.
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Samsung's original VR9000 POWERBot was a surprisingly effective robot vacuum cleaner. The new VR9200 improves on the tried and tested formula by adding a remote control and Wi-Fi connectivity, and while it's not hugely different to the existing model, it's a little more versatile in how it can be set up and operated. If you have a small living space, and if vacuuming seems like a chore, then the POWERbot can genuinely help out with your daily cleaning duties.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
I am a 21 year old Robotics Engineering student who is heading over to Europe for the first time with a few mates (France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Austria and England.) While the classic tourist destinations would be nice to see, I am more interested in geeky/nerdy/sciency stuff. What destinations/attractions do you recommend that fit this category?