CBC: Server crash takes out rich digital archive at Memorial University

CBC: Server crash takes out rich digital archive at Memorial University. “As the start of the school year looms, Memorial University is trying to fix a server crash that made much of the Queen Elizabeth II library’s data inaccessible. The crash happened last month, during routine maintenance inside the library. So far, about half the data has been restored, said David Sorensen, MUN’s communications manager.”

Washington Post: Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds

Washington Post: Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds. “The fax ma­chine is wide­ly con­sid­ered to be a di­no­saur of in­ter­of­fice com­mu­ni­ca­tions, but it may also pres­ent a vul­nera­ble point where hack­ers can in­fil­trate an or­gan­i­za­tion’s net­work, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port from Israel-based soft­ware com­pany Check Point. The com­pany said that the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty was iden­ti­fied as a re­sult of re­search in­tend­ed to dis­cover po­ten­tial se­curi­ty risks, and not as the re­sult of any attack.”

Ars Technica: In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

Ars Technica: In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site. “Hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in DLink modem routers to send people to a fake banking website that attempts to steal their login credentials, a security researcher said Friday. The vulnerability works against DLink DSL-2740R, DSL-2640B, DSL-2780B, DSL-2730B, and DSL-526B models that haven’t been patched in the past two years.”

MakeUseOf: 7 DIY Project Ideas for Putting an Old Raspberry Pi to Use

MakeUseOf: 7 DIY Project Ideas for Putting an Old Raspberry Pi to Use. “You found it! Stuck at the back of your DIY drawer, a Raspberry Pi Model A or B that you put away years ago, perhaps when the Raspberry Pi 2 launched. It has been doing nothing ever since, its time having passed. Or has it? Like an old PC, you can still get great results from an old Raspberry Pi. Here are several ways you can still make use of an older Raspberry Pi Model A or B.”

The Register: Oz retro computer collection in dire straits, bulldozers on horizon

The Register: Oz retro computer collection in dire straits, bulldozers on horizon. “Australian retro computer fans, it’s time to mobilise: the shoestring volunteers trying to preserve computer history here are the end of their lease, money, and wits. So if you have storage space and a sentimental feeling about, say, a DEC MicroVAX 4000, part of a PDP-11, or a Control Data CDC-6600 backplane, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by the Australian Computer History Museum.”

CNET: HP will pay hackers up to $10,000 to break its printers

CNET: HP will pay hackers up to $10,000 to break its printers. “HP isn’t asking people to smash its printers to pieces, but the company is willing to pay people to break its software apart. On Tuesday, HP announced its first bug bounty program that specifically targets its printers, offering as much as $10,000 to hackers who can find vulnerabilities on its machines.”

How-To Geek: You Can Now Schedule Custom Routines in Google Home

How-To Geek: You Can Now Schedule Custom Routines in Google Home. “A few months ago, Google added a feature to Google Assistant called Custom Routines that allows users to create strings of commands that can be executed with just a single phrase. Starting today, you can schedule those commands. The new scheduling option is found inside the Routines menu, though it’s worth noting that it’s only available for new routines, not ones that were created before the feature was live. That means you’ll need to recreate your existing routines if you’d like to schedule them. Bummer.”