Popular Wi-Fi access points used by businesses are open to two critical security flaws, researchers said Thursday. Researchers at Armis Labs, a security company with a focus on internet of things devices, found in tests that a hacker could completely take over network access points using the vulnerabilities on Bluetooth Low Energy chips.BLE is a different standard from Bluetooth. First introduced in 2011 as Bluetooth 4.0, it boasts a much longer battery life than its predecessor. Because of that longevity, BLE chips are more likely to be used in IoT devices and medical devices. The BLE chip vulnerabilities -- researchers are labeling the pair of flaws "Bleeding Bit" -- would let attackers hijack vulnerable networks and spread malware to any devices connected to those networks, Armis Labs said. Though the hacker would have to be in the device's Bluetooth range, and the Wi-Fi access point would also need to be in scanning mode for the attack to work.Wireless access points can … [Read more...] about Security researchers find flaws in chips used in hospitals, factories and stores
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Start the Countdown Women will pay a lot to smell like a million bucks! Polka Dot/Thinkstock When it comes to women's body products, scent is probably the overriding factor in whether or not a purchase is made. The quality and ingredients in the lotion, scrub or moisturizer are important, but if the scent isn't pleasing to the consumer's nose then the product has little chance for success. This is why manufacturers, both small and large, take a lot of time to perfect the scents used in their products. Some scents come and go, but there's a small stable of scents that are here to stay. Here are 10 top scents used in women's body products. … [Read more...] about Top 10 Scents Used in Women’s Body Products
Image Gallery: Off-Roading An air compressor is a must for any serious off-roader. See more off-roading pictures. George Rose/Getty Images Off-roading is anything but predictable. When your favorite hobby consists of driving a souped-up Jeep Wrangler over piles of jagged rock and up 60-degree inclines, the only certainty is that tires will blow out, rims will bend and vehicles will roll. Since there are few service shops in the middle of the Australian outback or Utah desert, off-roaders travel with their own extensive tool kits. Air compressors are an essential tool in the 4x4 lover's arsenal. Compressors are small electric motors that pump out large quantities of pressurized air. The power that drives an air compressor -- the pressure it produces -- is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). A typical air compressor generates between 100 and 200 psi (690 and 1,379 kilopascals). Another useful measurement for air compressors is cubic feet per minute (cfm) or how much air the … [Read more...] about How are air compressors used in off-roading?
Leeches have been used in medical procedures since ancient times. Sometimes effectively, sometimes not. Hemera/Thinkstock "Leeches!!" Anyone who remembers the scene in the 1986 classic movie "Stand by Me" -- in which the young River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell flail and screech in the mud, flinging the blood-sucking creatures from their arms, backs, legs and...other places -- is justified in believing that these slimy, segmented worms' sole reason for existing is to make people recoil in disgust at the very sight of them. But believe it or not, leeches also serve an important purpose in the medical field. In ancient Greece and 19th-century Europe, leeches were the predominant medical device for bloodletting, a procedure by which practitioners sought to help balance the body's "humors" (phlegm, blood and bile) by simply allowing the subject to bleed for a bit. Bloodletting was prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, from a black eye, headache and fever to … [Read more...] about Are leeches being used in modern medicine?
Start the Countdown Event planners have to be connected at all times, so what do they rely on the most? F1online/Thinkstock In our fast-paced world, the expectation that information gets disseminated quickly and communication is immediate makes high-tech gadgets a must in the event planning industry. The old days of leaving a paper trail won't cut it if you want to stay competitive. Sadly, you know what that means -- buh-bye day planner, hello iCal (a calendar that keeps up with your entire schedule electronically). Take heart, though. These devices really do increase efficiency and therefore, business. Read on for five technology devices used for event planning that will ultimately make your job easier. … [Read more...] about 5 Technology Devices Used for Event Planning