Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
China Used NSA Exploit Tool for Years
Information has surfaced that a group of Chinese hackers has been actively using an NSA exploit since before the Zero Day exploit of 2016. Hackers used the EpMe exploit to attack Windows devices for years, virtually unchecked. Security firm Check Point uncovered and announced the hack. Read this story for more on the story.
Apple Beats Out Samsung for top Smart Phone
Apple ended 2020 by overtaking Samsung for the most smartphone sales for Q4 2020. During the quarter, Apple sold 80 million iPhones, pushed largely by the its entry into the 5G market. The company increased its market share by a full 15% in the period.
Could Earth’s Magnetic Poles Reverse again?
It’s been 42,000 years since earth’s last magnetic reversal and caused a catastrophic climate change. Is it due to happen again? The last event led to several centuries of unlivable, apocalyptic conditions. Some scientists believe that time is nearing again.
Tesla Halts Model Y Standard Sales
Just a month after its release, Tesla appears to have stopped accepting sales for the standard configuration of the Model Y. No information has been given, however Musk has tweeted before that its sub 250-mile-range was unacceptable for release. Tesla has yet to give a reason.