GeekSpeak for 2017-09-15

Tesla Jacks Equifax's Ultrasonic Pot

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The Geeks discuss the need for a corporate death penalty in light of the Equifax data breach exposing private info of every adult in the US. Don’t worry, they talk about some fun tech too and even drug running. Well, maybe not running since apparently the regulations mandate you drive your pot within the state of California.

California bans drones from delivering marijuana

Drones delivering hamburgers, beer, and Amazon products might be right around the corner, but don’t get your hopes up if you want your weed sent to you via robot.

Voice assistants can be hacked by commanding them with inaudible ultrasonic speech / Boing Boing

In DolphinAttack: Inaudible Voice Commands, researchers from Zhejiang University demonstrate an attack on popular voice assistants in laptops and mobile devices from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei: by commanding these assistants using speech that has been shifted to ultrasonic ranges, they are able to hijack devices in public places without their owners’ knowledge.

Hobbyist gives iPhone 7 the headphone jack we've always wanted

It requires real courage and lots of cash.

Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire

I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans.

Equifax moves to fix weak PINs for “security freeze” on consumer credit reports

Customers found PIN was just a date-time stamp, vulnerable to brute-forcing.

Equifax blames open-source software for its record-breaking security breach

The credit rating giant claims an Apache Struts security hole was the real cause of its security breach of 143 million records.

This speed bump goes soft for motorists driving at low speeds

A Spanish company has designed a speed bump that won’t hinder slow drivers but will still stop motorists driving too fast.