Talib Kweli Flips Out On Don Lemon Over CNN's Ferguson Coverage

This is awesome… Talib Kweli came to Ferguson this week to participate in the protests and the CNN dude tries to get all defensive. Talib proceeds to run train on the "reporter" and calls them out on inaccurate coverage, shuts him down when he tries to interrupt him, and tells him what the headlines should have read. 

To be fair I don't have TV so I have no idea how CNN's coverage has been (did they find the plane in Ferguson?) but Talib is pretty priceless in this interview.


University of Michigan researchers find that hacking into traffic lights is pretty…

University of Michigan researchers find that hacking into traffic lights is pretty darn simple with just a regular old laptop
Three major weaknesses existed: unencrypted wireless connections, the use of default usernames and passwords, and vulnerable dubugging ports—meant that the researchers were able to take control over the lights with a normal laptop. As long as the wireless card in the hacker's computer can communicate at the same frequency that the traffic lights use (5.8Ghz), it can break into the wireless network that powers the entire system.

Scary considering we're putting more and more devices online, but the people doing it don't even put the most basic security practices in place. 

If that doesn't scare you… this sort of thing goes all the way up to the most frightening of things: The launch code for US nukes was 00000000 for 20 years… no really: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/12/launch-code-for-us-nukes-was-00000000-for-20-years/

Traffic Light Study Reveals Serious Hacking Risk | MIT Technology Review
Security flaws in a system of networked stoplights point to looming problems with an increasingly connected infrastructure.