Hexbyte  News  Computers The mysterious crystal that melts at two different temperatures

Hexbyte News Computers The mysterious crystal that melts at two different temperatures

Crystals of acetaldehyde phenylhydrazone appear colorful when exposed to polarized light under a microscope. Credit: Terry ThrelfallIn a little-known paper published in 1896, Emil Fischer—the German chemist who would go on to win the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for synthesizing sugars and caffeine—said his laboratory had produced a crystal that seemed to break the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree

A single group of hackers appears responsible for supply chain hacks of CCleaner, Asus, and more, planting backdoors on millions of machines.Elena LaceyA software supply chain attack represents one of the most insidious forms of hacking. By breaking into a developer’s network and hiding malicious code within apps and software updates that users trust, supply…