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NY-DC Hyperloop tunnel? Musk tweets about vague “verbal govt approval”

The Boring Company is looking for a project, so take Muskrsquo;s tweets with a grain of salt.

Split Tunnel SMTP Exploit Bypasses Email Security Gateways

Attackers can inject malicious payloads directly to email server via email encryption appliances, Securolytics says.

Check out how much quicker Formula E has gotten in just...

A neat video shows the difference over a lap of Monaco.

Vacant tunnel at nuclear site collapses in Washington state

Nearby roadwork may have caused the collapse.

NASA wants YOU (to make its Fortran code run faster)

Up to $55,000 in prizes for those who can juice up supercomputer software.

Use of DNS Tunneling for C&C Communications

Often, virus writers don't even bother to run encryption or mask their communications. However, you do get the occasional off-the-wall approaches that don't fall into either of the categories.

Take, for instance, the case of a Trojan that Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in mid-March and which establishes a DNS tunnel for communication with the C&C server.

Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes Internet privacy...

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history.Opera debuted a VPN -- virtual private network -- a year ago, and finalized the feature in September.

A VPN disguises the actual IP address of the user, effectively anonymizing the browsing, and encrypts the data transmitted to and from sites, creating a secure "tunnel" to the destination.[ Also on InfoWorld: Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it. |  Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]By using a VPN, U.S. users block their Internet service providers (ISPs) from recording their online activity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Pushing apps to the edge, Fly.io puts middleware in the cloud

New service puts logic closer to users, aims to be "global load balancer" for apps.

ATM hackers release cold, hard cash at the click of a...

The ATMitch heist has shown attackers are now able to remotely create an ATM tunnel to financial reward with little effort.

Prysmian to realise a new interconnector between France and the UK...

The project, awarded by ElecLink to a consortium of Prysmian and Balfour Beatty is worth approximately 219 m € in totalThe HVDC interconnector will increase the energy exchange between the two countriesMilan, 23 February 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new important contract - in consortium with the leading international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty - for the realisation of a new High Voltage... Source: RealWire

Fileless attacks against enterprise networks

This threat was originally discovered by a bank’s security team, after detecting Meterpreter code inside the physical memory of a domain controller (DC). Kaspersky Lab participated in the forensic analysis, discovering the use of PowerShell scripts within the Windows registry.

Additionally it was discovered that the NETSH utility as used for tunnelling traffic from the victim’s host to the attacker´s C2.

Hyperloop pod competition yields a few outstanding models, tunnel announcement

Student, private research teams show off engineering prowess. Bonus: Musk announces tunnel.