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XZ Utils backdoor exposed, synthetic gas innovation

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[7.2] Backdoor in XZ Utils allows unauthorized root access — WIRED

A backdoor was discovered in XZ Utils, a widely used data compression utility on Linux systems. Malicious code in versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 allowed unauthorized access with root privileges. The backdoor was part of a sophisticated supply chain attack, with the perpetrator, Jia Tan, infiltrating the project over years. The backdoor enabled the execution of malicious commands through SSH. The incident was described as a nightmare scenario by experts.

[7.0] Terraform Industries converts electricity and air into synthetic natural gas for the first time — TechCrunch

Terraform Industries has created a machine called the Terraformer that makes synthetic natural gas from electricity and air. It's as big as two shipping containers and uses solar power to turn hydrogen and captured CO2 into gas. The startup claims it can make hydrogen for under $2.50 per kilogram and capture CO2 for less than $250 per ton, aiming to match the cost of natural gas. They've made gas that meets utility standards and are planning to scale up production.

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[6.6] Google agrees to destroy browsing data collected in Incognito mode
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