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New Ttint IoT botnet caught exploiting two zero-days in Tenda routers

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For almost a year, a threat actor has been using zero-day vulnerabilities to install malware on Tenda routers and build a so-called IoT (Internet of Things) botnet.

Named Ttint, this botnet was first detailed in a report published on Friday by Netlab, the network security division of Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360.

But unlike the myriad of IoT botnets of its kind spotted in the past, Netlab researchers said Ttint was different on several levels.

It didn’t just infect devices to perform DDoS attacks, but also implemented 12 different remote access methods to the infected routers, used the routers as proxies to relay traffic, tampered with the router’s firewall and DNS settings, and even gave attackers the ability to execute remote commands on the infected devices.

“Two zero-days, 12 remote access functions for the router, encrypted traffic protocol, and infrastructure […] that that moves around.

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Black Hole From the Beginning of Time Has Galaxies Caught in Its ‘Spider Web’

Artist’s impression of the ancient web-like structure, featuring a central supermassive black hole, copious amounts of gas, and at least six primordial galaxies.

Artist’s impression of the ancient web-like structure, featuring a central supermassive black hole, copious amounts of gas, and at least six primordial galaxies.
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A remote structure consisting of a supermassive black hole, several primordial galaxies, and copious amounts of gas finally explains how some of the earliest black holes were able to grow so quickly.

The deeper we look into space, the further we look back into time. In this case, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the universe when it was just a toddler—a mere 900 million years after the Big Bang. Using a batch of powerful telescopes, and after a decade’s worth of astronomical observations, an international team of scientists has confirmed the presence of multiple primordial galaxies caught under the influence of an unusually large and bright supermassive black hole, the light from which took 12.9 billion years to reach Earth.

“This is the

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For the First Time Ever, Scientists Caught Time Crystals Interacting



background pattern: For the first time ever, scientists caught time crystals interacting. That's big news for the most mysterious phase of matter—and maybe physics as we know it.


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For the first time ever, scientists caught time crystals interacting. That’s big news for the most mysterious phase of matter—and maybe physics as we know it.

  • In new research, mysterious time crystals interact pretty normally in an experiment.
  • Time crystals are a very new form of matter where particles move forever and don’t lose energy.
  • The interacting time crystals passed magnons back and forth and stayed stable.

For the first time, scientists have observed an interaction of a rare and baffling form of matter called time crystals. The crystals look at a glance like “regular” crystals, but they have a relationship to time that both intrigues and puzzles scientists because of its unpredictability. Now, experts say they could have applications in quantum computing.

🤯 You love time travel. So do we. Let’s nerd out over it together.

Scientists only theorized the existence

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Astronomers discover supermassive black hole caught in a cosmic ‘spider’s web’

The bright galaxies are trapped in a cosmic web of gas that surrounds the quasar  SDSS J103027.09+052455.0


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The first billion years of the universe was about as chaotic as Tuesday’s first presidential debate. Galaxies were forming, gas was flowing… It was a real time. While we won’t want to look back on Tuesday too often, we do like to look back in time. And, in a cosmic sense, Earth is perfectly positioned to do so. Because of how long it takes light to travel across the universe, our telescopes can pick up the faint signals of what life was like in the universe’s very early days. 

On Thursday, astronomers announced the discovery of a massive, intriguing structure from when the universe was just 900 million years old. The structure, about 300 times the size of the Milky Way, contains a supermassive black hole that has ensnared six

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A Tesla Model 3 in China was caught on video smashing into a fake pedestrian in an automatic braking test



a car parked on the side of a road: Tesla


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  • A widely shared clip on Twitter appears to show a Tesla Model 3 dramatically failing an automatic braking test in China.
  • In the clip, originally posted to the social media site Weibo, a simulated pedestrian on a controlled path is mowed down by the car.
  • In the US, AAA has found major flaws with many automakers’ emergency braking software, including Tesla. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Tesla’s automatic braking apparently wasn’t enough to save a simulated pedestrian in China.

Video from social media site Weibo, posted to Twitter this month, shows a stuffed dummy on a track walking in front of a quickly accelerating Model 3. It doesn’t end well for the inanimate walker.

 

Jalopnik first spotted the video. Tesla didn’t respond to questions about it. 

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Caught in China-U.S. trade war, Taiwan offers support to chipmakers

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen promised on Thursday to help the island’s key semiconductor industry overcome difficulties and consolidate its leading position, offering support to a sector increasingly caught up in China-U.S. trade tensions.

Companies such as the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, are major suppliers to the likes of Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc, as well as Chinese firms like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

In July, TSMC said it had stopped taking new orders from Huawei in May and did not plan to ship wafers after Sept. 15, responding to U.S. curbs on supplying the Chinese company, which the Trump administration views as a security threat.

China, for its part, is trying to nurture tech champions of its own, such as SMIC, its biggest chipmaker, and wean itself off reliance on U.S. suppliers.

Taiwan’s chipmakers were a crucial part of the global supply

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They Teach Chinese Kids English Online. Now They’re Caught In Trump’s War On TikTok : NPR

The view outside the Chinese technology company ByteDance in Beijing in August 2020. Trump’s executive order outlaws transactions between U.S. citizens and ByteDance. American instructors who work for ByteDance subsidiary GOGOKID said they feel like their jobs are under threat.

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The view outside the Chinese technology company ByteDance in Beijing in August 2020. Trump’s executive order outlaws transactions between U.S. citizens and ByteDance. American instructors who work for ByteDance subsidiary GOGOKID said they feel like their jobs are under threat.

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Kristie Hunter is a former public school teacher who for the past two years has made most of her money teaching children in China how to speak English online.

“I’ve been a stay-at-home mom with our three children, and as they were getting older, I missed the professional side of my life,” said Hunter, 42, who lives

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