Day: September 14, 2020

Top crypto traders explain why Yearn.finance (YFI) may top $50K soon

Over the weekend YFI, the native token of Yearn.finance, reached a new all-time high at $43,966 on Binance exchange. This occurred as the crypto market was still reeling from Bitcoin’s (BTC) sharp 17.5% correction which saw its price drop as low as $9,800 on some exchanges.  As Bitcoin price slowly recovered, YFI price increased by …

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New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

Enlarge VGrigas (WMF) Researchers have developed and published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently patched Windows vulnerability that can allow access to an organization’s crown jewels—the Active Directory domain controllers that act as an all-powerful gatekeeper for all machines connected to a network. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, carries a critical severity rating from …

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GM talks ‘Crab Mode’ and reveals unveiling date for Hummer EV

By Joey Klender Posted on September 14, 2020 General Motors has announced that it will unveil the all-electric Hummer EV truck on October 20th. The legacy automaker will also detail the vehicle’s “Crab Mode,” which it teased last week with a cryptic logo that the company Tweeted. GM confirmed that the Hummer EV would utilize …

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Joe Biden’s campaign app had a bug that made it too easy to access voter info

JIM WATSON via Getty Images A bug in Joe Biden’s official campaign app may have exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, according to security researcher the App Analyst. One of the features of the Vote Joe app allows users to sync their phone’s contact list with the software to see if their friends …

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Defi Boom: Bubble Fears Grow as ‘Toxic’ Community Disagrees on Way Forward

The decentralized finance (defi) space is headed for an implosion unless the divided community leaders step forward with solutions. This is discernible from September 13 Sunday morning tweets by some influential players in the defi space wherein they attack each other. Waves blockchain creator Sasha Ivanov kicked things after depicting current defi ecosystem as Ponzi …

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Chemical that shouldn’t be there spotted in Venus’ atmosphere

Enlarge / The spectral signature of phosphine superimposed on an image of Venus. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Greaves et al. & JCMT Today, researchers are announcing that they’ve observed a chemical in the atmosphere of Venus that has no right to be there. The chemical, phosphine (a phosphorus atom hooked up to three hydrogens), would be unstable …

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Sweeping internal Facebook memo: “I have blood on my hands”

Enlarge Facebook / Aurich Lawson After being fired by Facebook this month, a data scientist published a 6,600-word memo to the company’s internal communication systems breaking down 2.5 years of her experiences on the “fake engagement team.” The resulting stories, largely centered on misinformation campaigns with both subtle and clear links to government staffers and …

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AMD reveals its Radeon RX 6000 GPU design on Twitter — and in Fortnite

AMD’s last batch of new graphics cards, the midrange Radeon RX 5700 series, didn’t wow with their designs or performance — but the new Radeon RX 6000 looks like it could actually be the long-awaited answer to Nvidia’s flagship graphics cards. When I say “looks like,” I mean it quite literally, though: AMD revealed the …

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