Ayn Rand personally profited from FDR's New Deal

In 1936 Ayn Rand was no fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal programs. So it may come as a surprise to fans of Rand that the libertarian icon took money from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Theatre Project. Like a lot of money. » 12/04/14 3:36pm 12/04/14 3:36pm

Express Your American Pride with Vintage-Style National Park Posters

Between 1936 and 1943, the Works Progress Administration produced about 2,000 posters to publicize everything from civic events to national parks. They're gorgeous. So gorgeous that graphic designer Steven Thomas used them as inspiration for his latest project: See America. » 5/09/14 5:40pm 5/09/14 5:40pm

WPA Wi-Fi Security Gets Cracked; Your Network is No Longer Secure

When it came to setting up Wi-Fi networks, if you knew what you were doing you would enable WPA security. This would keep people with a small amount of knowledge from gaining access to your network, which is very easy with the much weaker WEP security. No more! WPA security has now been cracked, rendering all but the… » 11/06/08 11:15am 11/06/08 11:15am

Hackers Use Nvidia Graphics Card to Smash Wi-Fi Encryption 10,000…

Here's one way to tap the parallel processing power in Nvidia's graphics cards » 10/10/08 3:00pm 10/10/08 3:00pm: Wi-Fi security hacking. Russian hackers reportedly bored through WPA and WPA2 encryptions using a brute-force technique juiced with one of Nvidia's latest graphics cards (they don't say ). The card supposedly made the "password recovery"…

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Incompatible with Apple's Airport Extreme 802.11n

Two can play the incompatibility game. It looks like Microsoft's getting back at Apple's "don't get Vista if you want to use iTunes" by telling Xbox 360 users not to get the new Airport Extreme because it's incompatible with their game console. » 2/07/07 7:54pm 2/07/07 7:54pm

TiVo Finally Gets Wireless Adapter With WPA Support

Security-minded wireless users have long switched from the weak WEP encryption to WPA or WPA2 on their wireless routers. WPA and WPA2 are slightly more secure than WEP, which can be cracked within seconds with the right tool. » 8/28/06 8:00pm 8/28/06 8:00pm