A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A researcher has developed software for breaking password protections used for wireless networks.According to Reuters, security expert Thomas Roth says he can break into protected networks by running 400,000 potential passwords per second using Amazon Web Services (AWS).Roth will present his findings at the Black Hat conference in Washington, DC. later this month.Roth made news last November when as we reported, he used the new Amazon Cluster GPU instance to crack SHA1 hashes. According to Wikipedia, “SHA-1 is the most widely used of the existing SHA hash functions, and is employed in several widely-used security applications and protocols.”Roth was able to crack 14 hashes with passwords ranging in length from one to six characters in 49 minutes.Now he has developed software using AWS that could be used to break into corporations, public institutions or the wireless networks people use in their homes.According to Reuters:Roth said that he used his software and Amazon’s cloud-based computers to break into a WPA-PSK protected network in his neighborhood. It took about 20 minutes of processing time. He has since updated his software to speed its performance and believes he could hack into the same network in about 6 minutes.“Once you are in, you can do everything you can do if you are connected to the network,” he said.Bruce Schneir is a security blogger who has also explored how the cloud is being used to hack passwords. He wrote in July about a mechanism that has been developed to capture network traffic that is then uploaded to the WPA Cracker. The data is then subject to a brute force cracking effort that can reduce exponentially the time it takes to crack a network. Schneir touches on other effects of the mechanism as well:It gets even better. If you try the standard 135-million-word dictionary and do not crack the WPA encryption on your target network, there is an extended dictionary that contains an additional 284 million words. In short, serious brute force wireless network encryption cracking has become a retail commodity.Password security is proving to be a risky proposition. Cloud computing makes it easier for hackers to take advantage of weak security networks. There will be some huge and successful attacks this year. The level of preparedness is just not high enough to expect anything else except for some very high profile break-ins. Related Posts alex williams Tags:#cloud#security Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Lokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumoursby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlbert Sambi Lokonga has denied he’s angling to leave Anderlecht.The 19 year-old attacker has been offered to Barcelona, Manchester City and Sevilla by agents with his contract due to expire in June.However, Lokonga insists his priority is to stay with the Belgian giants.”My priority is to stay two more years in Anderlecht,” said the midfielder.Anderlecht are eager to tie down Lokonga to new terms. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rafael Garcia thrilled with first pro Everton dealby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafael Garcia has signed a first pro Everton deal until the end of June 2022 after turning 17 earlier this month.A first pro deal is a reward for the youngster despite confirmation that he will miss the rest of this season, having suffered an ACL injury while in pre-season.”Signing a first pro contract is a huge thing and hopefully it will be the start of something big,” Garcia told evertonfc.com.”I’ve had so much help since I’ve joined Everton, from my teammates, my coaches and the staff.”The people at Everton are very nice and very kind. The transition has been easy.”It is a great club to be at, with a brilliant history.”Getting the injury was a blow but the aim is to get back for pre-season next year and be stronger and fitter than I was.”
MINSK, Belarus — The leader of Belarus has warned Russia that it could lose its ally if it fails to offer compensation for higher oil prices.President Alexander Lukashenko’s statement comes amid a bitter energy dispute that has marred close ties between the two neighbours and allies.The Belarusian leader, who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation of 10 million with an iron fist for nearly a quarter-century, has relied on loans and cheap energy from Russia. Belarus has exported oil products made with cheap Russian oil, and Moscow’s decision to charge a higher price for crude supplies will cost it billions of dollars in lost revenue.Lukashenko warned Thursday that Russia’s refusal to offer compensation could result in “the loss of its only ally in the West.” He ordered officials to find alternative revenue sources.The Associated Press
Ohio State freshman forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup (9) takes the ball downfield during the Ohio State- BGSU game on Sep. 22. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorTwo goals proved insufficient for both teams as the No. 16 Ohio State men’s soccer team (7-1-1, 3-0-0 Big Ten) tied Detroit Mercy (5-2-2, 2-1 Horizon) 2-2 Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The tie ends the Buckeyes’ win streak at six games and their consecutive shutout streak, which now is the all-time school record at six games. Bluem said he wasn’t overly concerned about the shutout streak coming to an end.“Maybe we were a little too uptight about that,” Bluem said. “Well we don’t have to worry about that now. Now we start a new streak.”The team may have avoided a loss, but Ohio State head coach John Bluem was not happy with the team’s effort.“For me it wasn’t a good soccer game,” Bluem said. “There wasn’t really much soccer played, it was up and down, way too many fouls, I think there was 36 fouls in the game. It’s difficult to play in an environment like that. I think that’s how Detroit wanted the game to be and for us we weren’t able to control the game.”The Buckeyes scored their two goals before the 20th minute, the first coming in the 10th minute off the foot of junior midfielder Abdi Mohamed, assisted on by forward Nate Kohl and defender Kevin Blackwood. The next goal came eight minutes later in the 18th minutes as midfielder Brady Blackwell buried the ball in the net with assists from Kohl and forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup to give the Buckeyes the 2-0 lead.It was during the 33rd minute when the Buckeyes started to lose their momentum as the Titans’ leading scorer Spiro Pliakos buried his seventh goal of the season, jump-starting the comeback.The tying goal came on a rebound off goalie Parker Siegfried’s hands into the foot of forward Aleks Vushaj in the 64th minute.Bluem took some of the responsibility for the loss of momentum, but also acknowledged that his team lacked consistency throughout the game.“I substituted a little bit too early maybe, when we had the 2-0 lead maybe I should’ve kept that first group on the field that was playing well and see if we could push and get a third goal, so I’ll take responsibility for that,” Bluem said. “But what I think happened their team outcompeted us during stretches of the game and that hasn’t happened to us too much this year. We really have been a team that fights hard for 90 minutes and it wasn’t there tonight. It’s been a long stretch and we’ve played very well over that stretch and today we didn’t have our best game.”The game lasted through two overtimes, but the teams managed only two shots apiece over the combined 20 minutes of play, ending the game in a tie.Though his team saw both the win and shutout streak go by the wayside, Mohamed said a tie should not distract them from the upcoming schedule that includes Big Ten opponents in four of the next six games.“Eventually we were going to get scored on, it’s good to do it now and see how we react to it, so we’ll be ready for October and the challenges to come ahead,” Mohamed said. “We were looking to win, keep the streak going, but now it’s time to regroup and turn our heads to Michigan State.”The Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on conference opponent Michigan State Sunday at 3 p.m.
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (6-1) cruised to a 104-62 victory against Florida Gulf Coast (6-1) behind senior guard Kelsey Mitchell’s 34-point performance in the second round of the Play4Kay Showcase on Thursday in Las Vegas.On her fourth triple of the game, she passed Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to become the Division I all-time leader in career 3-pointers made. She went 11-for-15 from the field and hit 7-of-11 3-pointers. Ohio State had no issue scoring and jumped out to an early 32-9 lead after the opening quarter. It made 58 percent of its shots and Florida Gulf Coast converted just 35 percent of its shot attempts.That discrepancy extended beyond the 3-point line. The Buckeyes hit 14-of-24 shots from beyond the arc. The Eagles also made 14 3s, but attempted 42 triples.The Buckeyes dominated the glass for the second game in a row, though no player had more than six boards. Ohio State held a 47-29 rebounding advantage and scored 42 points in the paint, while the Eagles had just 16 points in the paint. Ohio State forward Stephanie Mavunga added 14 points, and guards Linnae Harper and Asia Doss dropped 17 and 10 points, respectively. Doss led the game and set a career-high with eight assists and zero turnovers.Forward Rosemarie Julien and guard Taylor Gradinjan each scored a team-leading 15 points for Florida Gulf Coast.The Buckeyes will take on the winner of Stanford and Belmont in the finals of the tournament at 11 p.m. Saturday night. In the first round on Thursday, Ohio State beat Memphis 100-69.
Alisson Becker has dismissed any speculation of nerves creeping into the Liverpool squad as they bid to win the title for the first time in 29 years.The Brazilian shot-stopper still believes they can win the Premier League despite City returning to the top of the table on goal difference.However, the Reds can reclaim top spot if they beat Bournemouth on Saturday, after managing back-to-back draws with Leicester and West Ham.🔙🔛🔝#PL pic.twitter.com/u5z2qtPZfX— Premier League (@premierleague) February 6, 2019When asked if nerves are playing a part, the Brazilian goalkeeper told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t say anything on the matter.“We believe we can win the league.“We’ve shown in the past that we’re good enough and we’ll continue to show this in the games we’ve got to come.”Report: Injury update on Liverpool’s Becker George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Liverpool has released an update on Alisson Beckers progress as he recovers from injury.According to Liverpoolfc.com, there is still no timeline for the Brazillian…“Our pressure is the same,” he added. “We take things game by game without worrying about what our opponents are doing.“Everyone wants to win this league but at Liverpool, our concern is winning games and not dropping points.“We don’t think about Man City, we think about ourselves. We only think about what we can do and how things are moving forward.”😍 THAT pass from @Alissonbecker… pic.twitter.com/NDH1egNkbs— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 1, 2019That starts on Saturday, according to the Brazilian, who says Liverpool’s game against Bournemouth at Anfield is a must-win for Klopp’s side.“I really want to win the Premier League with Liverpool,” said the goalkeeper. “We need to win games and we need to focus on our next opponent.“To get back to the top of the league we need to win games that comes from hard work, starting on Saturday.”
Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP Sunday said it had filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to ensure that it got a hearing in case the state government moved the apex court against the Calcutta High Court verdict on the party’s proposed “rath yatra”. “We have filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to ensure that we do not go unheard if the Bengal government decides to move the apex court against the order passed by a division bench of the Calcutta High Court (on the “rath yatra”),” state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He claimed that the West Bengal government did not want the saffron party to conduct the “rath yatra”, adding, “We are apprehensive that the government may move the Supreme Court.” A caveat is a notice that states that certain actions may not be taken without informing the person who has given the notice. The caveat in the apex court was filed by the BJP Saturday. A division bench of the Calcutta High Court came down heavily on the West Bengal government Friday for not responding to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) letters, seeking permission for three “rath yatra” in the state, and directed top officials to take a decision on the processions by December 14. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Justices Biswanath Somadder and A Mukherjee said the government’s silence on the permission was “astonishing and astounding”. The BJP wrote to the West Bengal government Saturday, stating its readiness to join discussions over its proposed “rath yatra”, as directed by the high court the previous day. BJP national president Amit Shah was to kickstart the party’s “Save Democracy Rally” comprising three “rath yatra” — one from Coochbehar in the northern parts of the state last Friday, one from Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district Sunday and one from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14. The three “rath yatra” were scheduled to cover all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. A single-judge bench of the high court had refused permission to the BJP Thursday for conducting a “rath yatra” in Coochbehar, after the West Bengal government refused to allow the event saying it may cause communal tension. The party then moved the division bench of the court against the verdict Friday. The chief secretary, the home secretary and the director general of police shall hold a meeting with three representatives of the BJP by December 12 and take a decision on the matter by December 14, the division bench directed.