Posts Tagged ‘china’

If you own a D-Link router, stomp it, burn it, and never buy D-Link again

// September 30th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Maybe other router manufacturers are as magnificently dumb as D-Link but regardless, get rid of all D-Link routers and vow to never buy another D-Link product for a long as your lungs suck in air. The security vulnerabilities present in their devices, especially the DWR-932B router, are so far beyond stupid, well, you’d swear the […]

Interesting list of Chinese filtered words, banned domains, and potential username/passwords

// December 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

That China filters their Internet traffic is no secret – their societal system (many believe) requires that information be filtered. What is more interesting, are the *words* that are filtered. Several research groups have studied China’s walled-off Internet infrastructure (via search engine results, reverse engineered software and hardware products, leaked router or firewall settings, etc.) […]

Rare cross-platform malware targets iOS and Android devices of Hong Kong protestors

// October 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

An Israeli security firm has discovered evidence of a cross-platform (iOS and Android) malware attack targeting the Operation Central (Umbrella Revolution) protestors in Hong Kong. The spyware, Xsser mRAT (or Xsser.0day), exposes information on the devices such as SMS and email messages, instant messages (e.g. Tencent Archive), GPS location data, phone call logs, contact information, […]

China’s lunar rover may have just experienced a catastrophic failure – world holds breath (update)

// January 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover is a little over a month into its three-month lunar exploration mission. Today the Chinese State Administration of Space, Technology, and Industry for National Defense has said the rover has experience a “mechanical control abnormality” that was the result of a “complicated lunar surface environment”. In other words, it’s stuck […]

China’s bizarre Nail Houses – when owners refuse to move, construction projects build around them

// August 5th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Chinese nail house in middle of highway - Wenling, China, 2012

The Chinese call them “nail houses”, a home whose resident has refused to leave in order to make way for new construction. Rather than cease development, builders simply build around the home, often using innovative, but visually unpleasant, means to continue construction unabated. The term nail house is a pun coined by construction workers and […]

Largest building in the world opens and includes an indoor beach

// July 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

The largest building in the world has opened in China this week. At 1.7 million square meters, the glass and steel-frame New Century Global Center took only a little more than a year to build. It stands 18 stories tall and sits above a new subway station in Chengdu, a Sichuan province city of more […]

China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer destroys speed record to become fastest supercomputer on the planet

// June 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

The Cray Titan lost bragging rights this past week as China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer clocked in at a silicon-scorching 30.65 petaflops (74% faster than Titan) making it the fastest supercomputer on the planet. The feat was even more impressive given that Tianhe-2 was not even running at full capacity. Theoretically it could hit 50 petaflops although

Corps of Engineers confirms that sensitive National Inventory of Dams (NID) database was hacked by Chinese

// May 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Army Corps of Engineers has admitted that an unauthorized Chinese user has hacked the National Inventory of Dams (NID) database in January 2013 and that the attack was not discovered until sometime in April. There are about 8,100 major dams in the U.S., and the NID database has information about all of them, including […]

Differences in Chinese and Russian security philosophies and how the United States should counter

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Technology

I enjoy hacking. The intrigue, digging through arcane protocol specs in order to discover some new architectural design flaw or idiotic programmer bug, and the excitement surrounding a mysterious hidden world that few are capable of experiencing, in my mind is akin to losing yourself deep in a software coding problem. I consider myself a […]

China’s modern Internet architecture – a framework for effective and efficient Internet traffic communication or model for mass censorship

// March 14th, 2013 // No Comments » // Technology

When it comes to Internet architecture, China has a huge advantage over the rest of the world. Given its relatively new economic status (the Internet was not introduced to China until 1994), China is in the unique position to build its Internet, from the ground up, using proven and sound architectural schemas (in contrast to […]

China’s ghost cities – Chinese find out the hard way that “if you build it they will come” does not always apply

// March 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Vacant Chinese Ghost City

One of the hottest economies in the world belongs to the Chinese and within their economy, one of the hottest markets is real estate. Or so they thought. Chinese commercial developers have built miles and miles of commercial and residential properties that have gone unused and remain vacant in eerie, empty cities. At a growth […]

Largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers – vulnerable machines used to attack Facebook, Twitter

// February 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Apple announced yesterday (2/19/13) that hackers had infected Macintosh computers of employees using an exploit in Oracle’s Java software stack. The attack is largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers. The malware is believed to have originated from an iPhone developer website and was later used to launch massive attacks against Facebook, Twitter, and “other […]

Chinese hackers invade New York Times – steal passwords for every employee

// January 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The New York Times revealed yesterday that Chinese hackers have attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. It is believed that the hackers have had access to their internal network for four months. After breaking into the NYT network, the hackers installed malware that […]

China rolls out the world’s longest high-speed train line – 1,428 miles at 186 mph

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // General Science News

China continues its expansion of high-speed rail lines with the introduction of the world’s longest high-speed train line. Spanning 1,428 miles from Beijing (the capital) to Guangzhou (a popular economic hub), the train tops out at 186 mph cutting the time required to travel between the two popular cities from 20 hours (the old train […]

Chinese orbiter completes close flyby of asteroid 4179 Toutatis

// December 17th, 2012 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

The Chinese lunar orbiter Chang’e 2 has completed a maneuver that allowed a close flyby of asteroid 4179 Toutatis, a five-kilometer (three mile) long space rock that recently had a “close” encounter with Earth. The flyby was made on December 13, 2012. According to Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency, the probe made a close approach […]

China plans to build futuristic, 120 million square foot city – from scratch

// December 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

China's Changsha, Meixi city project

China plans to build a 120 million square foot city – from scratch. The Meixi Lake Master Plan project will be built in the metropolitan area of Changsha, China and will integrate mountains, lakes, parks, and canals in its architectural design. The city will be built around a 40 hectare lake which will act as […]