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What you need to know about KRACK, the WPA2 vulnerability

Exploit in WPA2 means it’s open season on your Wi-Fi network, no matter what router you use. For years we’ve all depended on the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) protocol to secure our Wi-Fi networks. That all comes to an end today. Security researcher KU Leuven has revealed what he has labeled KRACK; an exploit that attacks a vulnerability in the handshake of the WPA2 protocol that you most likely use to protect your Wi-Fi at home and millions of small businesses around the world use, too. Speaking at the ACM…

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Daydream Audio: What to do when there’s no headphone jack

Don’t panic at the lack of a headphone jack! The Pixel 2 was revealed alongside the newest iteration of Google’s Daydream View headset, and while this phone is amazing for VR it is rather conspicuously missing something. That something is, of course, a headphone jack. This isn’t the first Daydream-ready phone with no headphone jack, but it is certainly the most popular. Since wireless headphones don’t offer the best experience for VR due to issues with latency. While this isn’t ideal, it’s no reason to panic. We’ve got your options…

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Android 

Here’s what we’re reading, watching, and listening to this week

How we’re spending our leisure time. Everyone has a bit of quiet downtime once in a while. Whether you’re sitting quietly at home or trying to relax on a plane or just giving your busy mind and hands a break, it’s important to relax. A good way to do that is to read a book, listen to some music or watch a movie or show. See what’s caught our attention for the week of October 13. Daniel Bader It’s a great week for new music, and I was thrilled to…

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Technology 

What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving schedule, making it a challenge to guarantee safety or quality. The end result is software that is hard to audit, reason about, secure, and manage. It is difficult not just to know what a VM or container was built with, but what has been added or removed or changed and…

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Dangerous Sound? What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks

It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect.   The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of mysterious sounds that…

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