This week on the Waves of Tech 245, hackers hit the Sony PlayStation Network again just days after the Sony corporate network was hacked and caused a number of issues. The recent hack leads us into a conversation about gaining and losing trust with tech companies. To finish to show, we discuss texting turning 22 years old and the Orion Launch. Enjoy the episode and continue to ride…the waves of tech.
Hackers hit Sony again
Days after the hacker group known as The Lizard Squad hit the corporate network of Sony, the group hit the PlayStation Network. The hack took down the system for a short time, causing Sony to tweet updates and apologies. Sony has a history of being the target of hackers, leading to a series of question marks about the company’s security protocols. Hacks don’t seem to slow the company and the gaming business down at all though.
Rebuilding trust with tech companies
Consider what it takes for you to lose faith, to lose trust in a company you trust. For many, that make take a while. And for others, that may take a single action to cause distrust. With all the recent news of hacks and stolen identity and security breaches, lack of trust seems to be something some firms are suffering from. We have a very dynamic discussion about this.
Texting turns 22
Do you know what the first text message sent said? In 1992, an engineer sent ‘Merry Christmas’ to a coworker. Little did he know that just 15 years later, the world would experience a text message revolution and would soon become the premier method of communication. With texting turning 22 this year, we have yet to find a method that is as efficient, quick, and enjoyable than texting.
The Orion Launch
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. On December 5, 2014, Orion launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex Flight Test on the Orion Flight Test: a two-orbit, four-hour flight that tested many of the systems most critical to safety. The Orion Flight Test evaluated launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield. In the future, Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. More powerful than any rocket ever built, SLS will be capable of sending humans to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and eventually Mars. Exploration Mission-1 will be the first mission to integrate Orion and the Space Launch System.