Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

Enlarge (credit: starwars.com) There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server. While the authentication-bypass flaw represents a major security hole that should be patched immediately, it wasn’t immediately clear what sites or devices were […]

Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects ‘report’ on Khashoggi on his return

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but “expect” the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “That was not our direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday, adding, “we expect some information when […]

Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop

Apple is still grappling with daylight saving time issues after all these years. Some Australian Apple Watch Series 4 owners have reported that their devices are stuck in reboot loops after the country switched to DST this weekend. Apparently, the Activity complication on the Series 4’s Infograph Modular face doesn’t know how to handle a […]

2019 BMW 3 Series Carries on the Tradition, but Leaves a Manual Transmission in the Past

The car’s everything you’d expect a next-generation German sports sedan to be. Lighter, slipperier, more efficient, and slightly larger in footprint. Handling dynamics are reportedly improved — a requirement that, if missed, might necessitate the need for nationwide group therapy. It still looks like a BMW 3 Series, too, as wary designers employed at German luxury […]

Primera Air collapse leaves thousands stranded abroad – what passengers should do next

Low-cost airline Primera Air has gone into administration. Thousands of passengers have been stranded abroad, with the airline flying between the UK and Europe, the USA and Canada. All flights, primarily from Stansted Airport, have been stopped with immediate effect from today (2 October). What should passengers do if they have flights booked with the […]

Pop! Prosecco explosion at Italian reservoir leaves drinkers wine-ing (VIDEO)

Sparkling wine lovers have declared a day of mourning after video footage emerged showing 30 thousand liters of prosecco being unceremoniously wasted after a tank exploded at an Italian reservoir. The tragic spillage was filmed on Tuesday in Conegliano Veneto, in the province of Treviso, after the pressurized tank exploded because it was overfilled by […]

Stormed off? Media dramatizes moment Monica Lewinsky leaves stage after off-limits Clinton question

Monica Lewinsky walked off stage at an event on Tuesday after being asked an ‘off-limits’ question about Bill Clinton — but mainstream outlets dramatized the moment, claiming she “stormed off” stage, prompting Twitter backlash. What actually happened was quite different from what was portrayed. When the interviewer at the Jerusalem Convention Center posed the first […]

Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more

Enlarge / Getting one’s Artifact on. (credit: Valve Software) Editor’s note: This feature’s two videos include transcripts, and many of their details appear in the article’s text and galleries. So however you want to learn about Valve’s latest video game, Ars has your back. BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking […]