CGI

  • Major Security Bug In Aptean’s Customer Response System Puts User Data At Risk

    Major Security Bug In Aptean’s Customer Response System Puts User Data At Risk

    A bug discovered by security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh can change a standard customer feedback system called Aptean SupportSoft into a method for hackers to grab passwords, credit card information and usernames. Taylor and Welsh have also been able to inject code into chat sessions that makes small windows appear when a customer service chat session is initiated. Read More

  • Houston, We Have A Fake: Human BirdWings Guy Is An Animator [Updated]

    Houston, We Have A Fake: Human BirdWings Guy Is An Animator [Updated]

    Well, the evidence is mounting, and it looks like I may have let my eagerness for the possibility of self-propelled flight (of the Wii-sensored flapping variety) get in the way of reality. Yesterday, we covered Jarno Smeets, a.k.a. The Human BirdWings guy, supposedly taking off on self-built wings on a flight that he claimed spanned over 100 meters. However, the CGI experts are calling BS on… Read More

  • Olympics: Fireworks faked during opening ceremony

    This isn’t soooo bad, I suppose, but apparently about 55 seconds of the opening ceremony for the Olympics this year was rendered as computer-generated imagery, or CGI as we like to call it 95% of the time. While I was all set to slam my broken-hearted fist down on my desk, screaming “How could you?!! You bastards!!!”, it turns out that the part that was computer generated… Read More