Insecure Apps that Open Ports Leave Millions of Smartphones at Risk of Hacking

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that hundreds of applications in Google Play Store have a security hole that could potentially allow hackers to steal data from and even implant malware on millions of Android smartphones. The University of Michigan team says that the actual issue lies within apps that create open ports — a known problem with computers — on (Mohit Kumar) #HackerNews #News #Security #Internet

What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan

Blocked from major operations in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders deploys caregivers with small backpacks full of medicine on the road to the border. The post What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan appeared first on WIRED. by Adam Rogers
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When Should You Replace Your Major Home Appliances?

You probably replace something when it breaks down and no longer works (or repair it if the costs aren’t too high). However, that’s usually not a good strategy for large, expensive appliances in your home that you rely on every single day. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of most appliances and when they should be replaced.

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Atlas of Reddit’s /r/place makes sense of beautiful chaos

Reddit’s massive /r/place art experiment remains one of the most remarkable collaborative endeavors I’ve ever seen on the internet. Screw you, museums: this is really modern art. It’s dizzying to look at it and try to make sense of the many, many, different references, pictures, flags, and symbols painted into /r/place. Luckily, an enterprising group of people put together an atlas. When Bryan wrote about it, the /r/place canvas was still being worked on. It was one of many April Fool’s gimmicks we’d picked through that day in order to find something that sounded like authentic news. It looked like an amorphous mass…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Rachel Kaser
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