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Apple patches HomeKit denial-of-service bug with new iOS update

Apple patches HomeKit denial-of-service bug with new iOS update

Apple patches HomeKit denial-of-service bug with new iOS update Corin Faife On Wednesday, Apple released the 15.2.1 version of iOS, a minor update to the mobile operating system that fixes bugs, including a denial-of-service vulnerability previously reported by The Verge. The 15.2.1 patch addresses a vulnerability triggered through HomeKit, the software API for connecting smart…

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row

Oceans Break Heat Record for Third Year in a Row Chelsea Harvey, E&E News The world’s oceans reached their hottest levels on record in 2021. It’s the third year in a row it’s happened, and it’s driven almost entirely by human-caused climate change, scientists announced yesterday. The findings are presented in a paper published in…

Some COVID Patients Need Amputations to Survive

Some COVID Patients Need Amputations to Survive Carolyn Barber In late summer Candice Davis and her brother, Starr, returned to South Philadelphia from a trip to Mexico, and Davis quickly knew that something was wrong. Both she and Starr felt ill, and both subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. But Starr, who had been immunized, experienced only…

How to mute a word or phrase on Twitter

How to mute a word or phrase on Twitter Barbara Krasnoff In February 2020, I found that that it was possible not only to mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, but (courtesy of a tweet by @nonprofWHIT ) that you could also mute a specific word. And you could do it straight from a…

Hungry Hyenas Can Help Human Health

Hungry Hyenas Can Help Human Health

Hungry Hyenas Can Help Human Health Bethany Brookshire Giggling, sneaky, carrion-scavenging—and good for public health? Hyenas around the Ethiopian city of Mekelle often dine on livestock carcasses. In the process, a new study suggests, they may prevent infections of anthrax and bovine tuberculosis in nearby humans and animals. More than 300,000 people live…