Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has borne the biggest brunt of criticism in both the press and the stock market. Last Thursday, a week after researchers led by Google unveiled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich penned… Please follow and like us:

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After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity concerns. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who conceived the idea of the consumer agency, which… Please follow and like us:

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Self-Driving Cars: We the people will be the test-dummies

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2018: After facing terrorism, possibilities of North Korean aggression, computer hackers taking over our city grids, cyber-bullying, sexual harassment and numerous serious health concerns, one not-so-widely-understood concern for all Americans should be the eventual arrival of self-driving cars. History of fun The automobile industry has a long history of providing fun and exciting… Please follow and like us:

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‘Internet of Things’ Devices Have Their Security Risks. How Regulators Should Address Them.

Most Americans own some sort of “smart” device, whether it’s a smartphone, a smart thermostat, or a smart fitness tracker. These devices are benefiting Americans in countless ways, from helping them become more energy-efficient, to saving money and even tracking their health. But many of these devices can also pose a security risk to unsuspecting consumers.… Please follow and like us:

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9 things you’ll likely pay more for in 2018

With 2017 just about in our rear view, it’s a good time to remember that pretty much nothing stays static over an extended period. Prices are no exception. That’s why it’s important that we adjust our expectations (and our budget) for 2018. Unless you always buy in bulk and have loaded up gobs and gobs of… Please follow and like us:

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Alteryx data breach exposed 123 million American households’ information

Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a discovery that… Please follow and like us:

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Is there such a thing as online privacy? 7 essential reads

By The Conversation. Who’s sharing your secrets? Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Over the course of 2017, people in the U.S. and around the world became increasingly concerned about how their digital data are transmitted, stored and analyzed. As news broke that every Yahoo email account had been compromised, as well as the financial information of nearly every adult… Please follow and like us:

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New Malware Is So Powerful It Can Melt Your Phone

Security researchers have discovered a new form of powerful malware that secretly mines cryptocurrency on a person’s smartphone, which can physically damage the device if it is not detected. Researchers from the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky investigated the malware, dubbed Loapi, which they found hiding in applications in the Android mobile operating system. The malware works… Please follow and like us:

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Don’t Download This Word File: New Ransomware Deletes Victim’s Files In 96 Hours

Security researchers have discovered a new form of ransomware being distributed through malicious Microsoft Office documents and Word files—and attackers have published videos to walk victims through the process of buying Bitcoin to get pay the ransom. The Spider Virus ransomware campaign was first identified on Dec. 10 by researchers at cybersecurity firm Netskope and has… Please follow and like us:

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Dark Web ‘Treasure Trove’ Could Spark Crime Epidemic

A database of 1.4 billion user passwords has been discovered on the dark web, paving the way for what security experts expect to be a “cyber crime epidemic.” The data—compiled from 252 data breaches from websites including LinkedIn, MySpace, Netflix and YouPorn—allows easy access to potentially the largest ever list of information about users. Dark web… Please follow and like us:

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Our Chips, Code Are More Secure Than Silicon Valley’s: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman digitized cockpit display for UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter BALTIMORE: The Pentagon has fallen in love with Silicon Valley — though it’s largely unrequited — but traditional defense firms argue there are some things only they can do. One striking example: this Northrop Grumman factory, where the company makes its own microchips “from sand” with… Please follow and like us:

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Dark Web Drug Sites Grow Despite Major Police Busts

The illegal drug market on the so-called dark web is growing rapidly according to a report that showed a crackdown on more than 20,000 rogue websites on the open web has forced vendors to underground sites. The report by Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA published Tuesday warned that criminals… Please follow and like us:

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John McAfee Says Violent Cartels Are Out to Kidnap Him

In the early hours of September 4, Alex Handrick awoke to the sound of gunfire. Having served in the U.S. Army for eight years, the private security guard recognized the noise immediately. Realizing the shots were coming from above his basement bedroom, 28-year-old Handrick grabbed his assault rifle and rushed upstairs. There, naked but for an… Please follow and like us:

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Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack

Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last year. The hack exposed the data of more than 57 million riders and drivers that use the Uber app, one of the most successful tech companies of the past five years. The cybersecurity incident comes a… Please follow and like us:

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Senate Appropriations Bill Gives SEC More Funds for Tech

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s just-released FY 2018 financial services bill allocates $1.8 billion for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is equal to the FY2018 budget request and includes $245 million for the SEC’s potential headquarters relocation. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in June that the SEC budget request for fiscal 2018 of $1.602 billion is… Please follow and like us:

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