Ohio Crop Tour follow-up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To follow up on our I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, we got some of the actual yields from the fields we sampled in August. Below you can see how well (or how poorly) we did with our yield estimates.County, Actual yield, Crop tour estimate in AugustCrawford: 240, 231Darke: 164, 217Delaware: 168, 204Defiance: 105, 113Fairfield: 171, 175Franklin Co.: 176, 146Hancock: 220, 200Henry: 158, 159Highland: 179, 210Madison: 228, 186Medina: 150, 160Miami: 202, 190Paulding: 90, 70Pickaway: 220, 235Preble: 200, 234Putnam: 96, 119Ross: 205, 203Wood: 117, 136Wyandot: 195, 186Van Wert: 110, 98The combined numerical tour average was 175 bushels on the August crop tour. The formula used is accurate plus or minus 30 bushels for the areas of the fields sampled. The terrible conditions in northwest Ohio, we believed, would pull down the total average of the state, however. The group consensus in August was 166 bushels for a 2015 state average based on what we saw with extremely poor conditions in so much of northwest Ohio and many unseen holes in fields from early wet conditions throughout the state. We didn’t not reduce the yield enough, however. Ohio’s final 2015 average corn yield (released Jan. 12) was 153 bushels per acre, down 23 bushels from last year. The USDA’s final national average corn yield is 168.4 for 2015.last_img read more

Xiongmai to recall 10,000 compromised webcams after U.S. attack

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Chinese webcam manufacturer Xiongmai has issued a recall of around 10,000 compromised webcams, which were linked to a serious U.S. cyberattack last week.The attack rendered major websites like Spotify and Twitter offline for hours. It took security experts a few days to figure out exactly what happened, as this is a new type of attack that takes devices with lacklustre security and uses them to overload websites with traffic.See Also: Could EyeSee’s eye-tracking tech help brands improve their pitch?Most consumer webcams have no security or encryption on the device, leaving them open to attack. Webcam owners tend to not change the password on the device, so hackers were able to gain entry quicker.Xiongmai has patched the vulnerability and blocked access to telnet. It has also prompted users to update webcam passwords to avoid another attack.“The reason why there has been such a massive attack in the U.S. and (one) is not likely going to be in China is that most of our products in China are industrial devices used within a closed intranet only,” said Liu Yuexin, Xiongmai’s marketing director to Reuters. “Those in the U.S. are consumer devices exposed in the public domain.”Liu also mentioned plans to move to a more secure operating system and add additional encryption to webcams, to avoid a similar attack in the future.“Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been subject to cyber attacks because they are mostly based on the Linux open source system,” he said. “Our R&D department had been looking to develop products based on other systems since 2015 and plan to do more in the future.” Tags:#China#cyberattack#hack#webcam#Xiongmai David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Related Posts last_img read more

Aussie TV reporter claims bringing explosives into CWG venue

first_imgAn Australian TV channel has claimed that its crew got past security personnel and entered the Commonwealth Games village with crude explosives bought in New Delhi a few days ago, raising questions over safety at the event venues.Channel 7 journalist Mike Duffy claimed that he walked into one of the Games venues with a case of explosive which could have triggered explosions if fitted with a detonator.The video footage put up in a website called 3news.co.nz showed Duffy secretly filming the purchase of the case from the boot of a car in New Delhi.The video also showed how Duffy was even given a demonstration by the vendors.”If I need to blow up this car, all I need further is a detonator and explosive,” the vendor told Duffy in the video.Duffy claimed that he was easily able to buy the items, including ammonium nitrate and explosives used for mining, in New Delhi, which is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14.”We found that without too much trouble one can purchase these explosives and equipment on the streets of New Delhi. At the mining areas, they sell it almost alongside groceries,” he said in the news footage in the website.On Sunday, two Taiwanese nationals were injured when two motor-cycle borne attackers fired at a bus carrying foreign tourists outside Jama Masjid, raising fresh concerns about security in the wake of the Delhi Games.last_img read more