Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

A newly discovered unpatched attacking method that exploits a built-in feature of Microsoft Office is currently being used in various widespread malware attack campaigns. Last week we reported how hackers could leveraging an old Microsoft Office feature called Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), to perform malicious code execution on the targeted device without requiring Macros enabled or memory Source: Hackernews Continue reading Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

Introducing the Arm Innovator Program

As we gear up for next week’s Arm TechCon event, we’ve got some exciting news to announce! Arm has launched the Arm Innovator Program in collaboration with Hackster, a new initiative to support the company’s global ecosystem of developers and highlight the impressive work happening around its technology.Arm Innovators are technical leaders that help extend Arm architecture and share their experiences in a wide variety of domains: IoT, industrial, automotive, artificial intelligence/machine learning, computer vision, drones, robots, aerospace, healthcare, security, open source hardware, education, and makers, to name just a few.In the coming months, Arm and Hackster will be working with … Continue reading Introducing the Arm Innovator Program

Soak Intruders Automatically with the Motion-Activated Super Squirter

While we can’t always be at home to “greet” friends, salespeople, or even intruders, if you’re Matthew Gaber (aka “MerlotMachina”), you simply automate the process. His project uses a PIR sensor to detect those who “rudely” approach his dwelling, then soaks them with an automated water gun.The “Super Squirter” can run automatically using the motion detector, or manually operated with your iPhone. (📷: MerlotMachina)Water flow is handled by a 12V pump meant for car windshields, and the gun moved in several directions using a pan/tilt servo setup to ensure that the visitor (victim?) gets wet.An ESPino controls the triggering of the pump … Continue reading Soak Intruders Automatically with the Motion-Activated Super Squirter

Carefully Researched Raspberry Pi 3 Active Cooling

While it may not be a problem for normal Raspberry Pi use, when pushed to its limits, these boards will eventually overheat. Once they hit 85°C (185°F), the board responds by either running at a lower speed, or even shutting down completely. As reported here, this wasn’t acceptable for a team at Microsoft Research, which was working on porting image and AI models to run on the Raspberry Pi. Without cooling accommodations, these processor-intensive tasks take the board’s temperature well above the 85° threshold, necessitating a solution to keep things at a more reasonable range.3D-printed fan mount for the Raspberry … Continue reading Carefully Researched Raspberry Pi 3 Active Cooling

Google Play Store Launches Bug Bounty Program to Protect Popular Android Apps

Better late than never. Google has finally launched a bug bounty program for Android apps on Google Play Store, inviting security researchers to find and report vulnerabilities in some of the most popular Android apps. Dubbed “Google Play Security Reward,” the bug bounty program offers security researchers to work directly with Android app developers to find and fix vulnerabilities in their Source: Hackernews Continue reading Google Play Store Launches Bug Bounty Program to Protect Popular Android Apps

170: Building a Multimillion-Dollar Startup on Amazon Sales, with Jungle Scout’s Greg Mercer

Greg Mercer built an entire lifestyle business without having to build his own products, distribution network, or even an online store. Instead of creating his first business from scratch, Mercer took advantage of the tools around him and started selling products on Amazon. It worked, to the point that he and his wife were both able to quit their jobs and start traveling the world. He had achieved the dream that so many of us are working toward, all by cleverly riffing on an industry giant. Within two weeks, though, he was bored. Fortunately for us, Mercer’s next project is helping … Continue reading 170: Building a Multimillion-Dollar Startup on Amazon Sales, with Jungle Scout’s Greg Mercer

3D-Printed, Arduino-Powered Alarm Robot Lets You Get More Sleep

Are you tired of waking up groggy to your phone alarm in the morning? Mike, CEO of the Useless Duck Company, has an innovative solution: a robot that automatically swipes the phone to turn the alarm off.Though it won’t necessarily get you to work on time, it does allow you to wake up rested when it’s convenient for you.The device uses an Arduino board for input from a microphone, which activates the robot whenever it hears the alarm. This controls a small stepper motor to swipe the alarm off, using a clever gear-driven linkage system modeled in Fusion 360 just after 1:00 … Continue reading 3D-Printed, Arduino-Powered Alarm Robot Lets You Get More Sleep

Uber Slippers Whisk You Home Like Dorthy

While there may be no magic slippers to transport you home like Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz, technology has now brought us the next best thing: a pair of shoes that hails an Uber via a heel-mounted button.When the button is pressed three times in succession — ideally by clicking the shoes’ heels together — the device summons a driver to come take you home.The build — which is the brainchild of Hannah Joshua — consists of an Arduino Uno and a 1Sheeld board, stuffed into the platform at the shoe’s toe, while a 9V battery pack is embedded into the generous heel. The 1Sheeld enables the Uno … Continue reading Uber Slippers Whisk You Home Like Dorthy