SpaceX set to launch critical Dragon demonstration mission tonight

A pretty day at Kennedy Space Center on Friday, as remote cameras were set up. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann for Ars Technica. ] It’s finally go time. For the first time since 2011 and the space shuttle’s retirement, a rocket and spacecraft stand on a launch pad in Florida capable of blasting humans into space. Launch time […]

Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal

Enlarge (credit: Victorgrigas) Millions of sites that run the Drupal content management system run the risk of being hijacked until they’re patched against a vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely execute malicious code, managers of the open source project warned Wednesday. CVE-2019-6340, as the flaw is tracked, stems from a failure to sufficiently validate user […]

China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won’t surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it’s now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown on residents who post criticism of the government on Twitter, even though the […]

Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions […]

The Critical Points: No More Fluff, Give Me the Bad News Straight

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Climate change situation is critical, here's how your car choices can help

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Car Buying,Used Car Buying,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency,Green Culture,Green Driving,Electric,Hybrid The U.N. report on climate change is devastating, but you can help. Continue reading Climate change situation is critical, here’s how your car choices can help Climate change situation is critical, here’s how your car choices can help originally appeared on […]

The Critical Points: Don’t Let Chase’s Shutdown Pattern Bite You

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7 Critical Rules for Maneuvering the Airplane Aisle

Travel Etiquette: How to Politely Use the Aisle Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]