The Daily Shaarli

All links of one day in a single page.

March 8, 2020

Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation | MSUToday | Michigan State University
Sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested. Sleep-deprived individuals need to exercise caution in absolutely everything that they do, and simply can't trust that they won't make costly errors.
Empathy and cooperation go hand in hand | Penn Today
Having not just the capacity but the willingness to take into account someone else's perspective when forming moral judgments tends to promote cooperation.
Ransomware took an American gas pipeline operator offline - MIT Technology Review
The attack started because an employee clicked a spearphishing link, a fake link that opened the door to the hackers. They accessed the IT and then industrial networks. The immediate effect was that hackers encrypted data on the victim's networks. The company was unable to read real-time data, prompting a shutdown lasting two days. Both IT and industrial processes were attacked.
UBC research highlights need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks | UBC Engineering
Robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones or Mars rovers can be hacked more easily than people may think, new research suggests.
Negative Emotions Can Reduce Our Capacity to Trust | UZH
Negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, even if these emotions were triggered by events that have nothing to do with the decision to trust.
International airline fined £500,000 for failing to secure its customers’ personal data | ICO
The ICO found Cathay Pacific’s systems were entered via a server connected to the internet and malware was installed to harvest data. A catalogue of errors were found during the ICO’s investigation including: back-up files that were not password protected; unpatched internet-facing servers; use of operating systems that were no longer supported by the developer and inadequate anti-virus protection.
Contact with Nature during Childhood could Lead to Better Mental Health in Adulthood | Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Adults who had close contact with natural spaces during their childhood could have a better mental health than those who had less contact, according to a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa," involving four European cities.
People With a Sense of Oneness Experience Greater Life Satisfaction | American Psychological Association
People who believe in oneness — the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent — appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don’t, regardless of whether they belong to a religion or don’t, according to research.
Computer Scientists’ New Tool Fools Hackers into Sharing Keys for Better Cybersecurity | The University of Texas at Dallas
Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers' tactics. The information is then used to train the computer to recognize and stop future attacks. DEEP-Dig advances a rapidly growing cybersecurity field known as deception technology, which involves setting traps for hackers.