‘World News’

Various world news and ‘world news’… ;-)

Screenshot of Wana Decrypt0r 2.0.

Biggest cyber-attack ever!

Yesterday, a large-scale cyber-attack was launched, using WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WannaCry). WanaCrypt0r 2.0 is an exploit tool created by the US government (the NSA to be more precise). The tool uses a vulnerability which was present in most Microsoft Windows versions, but which was patched on March 14th, 2017 (currently supported Windows versions) and retrospectively […]

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The Church of… Kopimism?

Or, as it’s called in its native language, Det Missionerande Kopimistsamfundet is now formally recognized as a religious organization in Sweden. The Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet registered the Missionary Church of Kopimism as a religious organization in late december, just before Christmas, the group said in a statement today. Members of the church applied three

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Let’s build… a mountain?

The idea probably started as a tongue-in-cheek remark by newspaper columnist Thijs Zonneveld, but now engineers, architects, construction firms and investors are giving serious consideration to building an artificial mountain in the Netherlands, perhaps as high as 2000 meters! (Currently the highest point of the Netherlands, the Vaalserberg, is only 322.7 meters.) In the Dutch

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