Kobo Nia Review: A Decent Kindle Alternative

Kobo Nia Review: A Decent Kindle Alternative

Long after the rest of my family is in bed, I tear through New England beach romance novels about people with names like Hobby or Cash, who get their hearts broken, eat truffle breadsticks, and dry their whale shorts on clotheslines. Luckily, these books are free—I’ve been downloading one every few days from my local…

Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

Since WannaCry and NotPetya struck the internet just over three years ago, the security industry has scrutinized every new Windows bug that could be used to create a similar world-shaking worm. Now one potentially “wormable” vulnerability—meaning an attack can spread from one machine to another with no human interaction—has appeared in Microsoft’s implementation of the…

Google Moves to Secures the Cloud From Itself

Google Moves to Secures the Cloud From Itself

Sensitive data needs to be encrypted both at rest and in transit—that is, when it’s passively stored and when it’s being sent from one spot to another. Covering these two bases protects information a lot of the time, but still doesn’t account for every scenario. Now Google Cloud Services—which counts PayPal, HSBC, and Bloomberg as…

The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

The Covid party craze continues to sweep the nation—or, at least, the nation’s news organizations. The latest example comes from Texas, where a 30-year-old man is said to have confessed on his death bed that he had attended one. “Just before the patient died,” announced Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at Methodist Hospital in San…