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Move over, SolarWinds: 30,000 orgs’ email hacked via Microsoft Exchange Server flaws

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Four exploits found in Microsoft’s Exchange Server software have reportedly led to over 30,000 US governmental and commercial organizations having their emails hacked, according to a report by KrebsOnSecurity. Wired is also reporting “tens of thousands of email servers” hacked. The exploits have been...

Please do not give billionaire Jack Dorsey money for his tweet

Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter, a man who stans bitcoin right on his Twitter bio, is attempting to sell his very first tweet as an NFT — a digital good that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. You’re probably familiar with the famous tweet, “just setting up my twttr”: just...

NASA’s Perseverance rover scoots around on Mars for the first time

A trail of wheel tracks left by NASA’s Perseverance rover after making its first drive on the Martian surface | NASA/JPL Perseverance, the car-sized rover NASA landed on Mars last month, has taken its first spin on the rocky surface of Jezero Crater, NASA announced today. The rover’s six wheels drove about 21 feet to carry out a key mobility...

The SEC is dragging AT&T to court for illegally duping analysts into lowering expectations

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing AT&T for providing nonpublic information to 20 different analyst firms so they would lower revenue estimates ahead of earnings, according to a press release. That let AT&T “beat” expectations for the quarter when the information-sharing...

How to run a battery life report on your Windows laptop

Screenshot: The Verge When my editor told me about Window’s built-in battery report, my first thought was: “How have I never heard of this before? Also, that sounds pretty useful!” So I looked at the guide he sent (from Laptop Magazine) and tried it out. It ended up being just as interesting as it sounded, so I figured I’d share, in case...

Here’s a first look at Mark Cuban’s podcasting platform Fireside

Last month, The Verge broke news of Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi’s new app Fireside, which promises to deliver a “next-gen podcast platform,” and today, we can provide a better sense of the app’s functionality and interface. It’s currently in beta on iOS with a limited number of testers, most of whom appear to work in venture capital or as podcasters....

Ford recalls some of the first Mustang Mach-E SUVs due to loose bolts

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Ford is recalling dozens of the first Mustang Mach-E deliveries after it discovered loose bolts during the quality checks that are holding up shipments. “[S]ome vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specification,” Ford wrote Friday afternoon. “While the issue in affected...

YouTube has terminated five Myanmar military-run channels as political unrest continues

Photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images YouTube terminated five Myanmar military channels from its platform on Friday, Reuters reports. The removals include YouTube channels for the government-run Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) network and the military-owned Myawaddy Media used to spread military propaganda...

A Silicon Valley school is using virtual escape rooms to evaluate prospective students

The logo on the escape room’s opening screen. | Image: Paruzal Applying to an elite middle school sounds like a stressful experience, and I’m sure COVID-19 doesn’t help. With things like open houses, campus tours, and in-person interviews off the table, applicants have fewer chances to experience their prospective schools — and admissions...

Lo-fi remixes of video game music is my new favorite genre

Image: Rifti Beats I don’t usually work with any music — it often distracts me — but recently, when I’ve needed a little music on in the background, I’ve become obsessed with lo-fi remixes of video game music on YouTube. I’ve already gone on record that I sometimes listen to video game music while working because a) I’m a huge nerd, and...

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