National Inventors Hall of Fame honors creators of Unix, power drills and more

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) joined Engadget on stage today at CES to announce its 2019 class of inductees. While the official induction ceremony won’t actually happen until May 2nd at the National Building Museum in DC, we can tell you that 19 separate innovators representing 12 different inventions will be honored. The […]

Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

Enlarge (credit: g4ll4is / Flickr) Notepad, the text editor that ships with Windows, is not a complicated application. For many, this is its major advantage—by having virtually no features, it cannot go wrong—but especially for software developers, it has often proven an annoyance. That’s because Notepad has traditionally only understood Windows line endings. Windows, Unix, […]

Hackers exploiting rTorrent to install Unix coin miner have netted $4k so far

Enlarge (credit: Elembis) Attackers have generated $ 3,900 so far in an ongoing campaign that’s exploiting the popular rTorrent application to install currency-mining software on computers running Unix-like operating systems, researchers said Thursday. The misconfiguration vulnerabilities are similar in some respects to ones Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy reported recently in the uTorrent and […]