FBI/IC3: Vile $5B business e-mail scam continues to breed

FBI/IC3: Vile $5B business e-mail scam continues to breed

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this week said the plague it calls the Business Email Compromise continues to rack-up victims and money – over 40,000 worldwide victims and $5 billion in the latest count.

05/08/17

Ultimate geek dream? NASA challenges you to jump on the FORTRAN bandwagon!

Ultimate geek dream? NASA challenges you to jump on the FORTRAN bandwagon!

NASA is looking to bolster the speed – from ten to 10,000 times -- of the software on its Pleiades supercomputer and is issuing a public challenge to get the job done.

05/05/17

Fragmented, disorganized IT systems thwart feds ability to track visas

Fragmented, disorganized IT systems thwart feds ability to track visas

DHS OIG says ineffective IT process has contributed to a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstay cases.

05/04/17

TSA: “As you can imagine, live anti-tank rounds are strictly prohibited altogether.”

TSA: “As you can imagine, live anti-tank rounds are strictly prohibited altogether.”

“As you can imagine, live anti-tank rounds are strictly prohibited altogether.”

04/28/17

IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats

IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats

IBM X Force says financial services are targeted 65% more by cyber-attacks than the average organization

04/27/17

Juniper finds its head in the clouds; security is another story

Juniper finds its head in the clouds; security is another story

In announcing its Q1 earnings yesterday company executives were gleeful about the company’s returns on its cloud computing directions.

04/26/17

Juniper takes a swipe at Extreme’s network buying spree, plans

Juniper takes a swipe at Extreme’s network buying spree, plans

This acquisition has hindered Brocade/Extreme's ability to meet your long-term goals. They can no longer deliver networking solutions that will help you embark on your digital transformation journey. Juniper Networks can

04/24/17

DARPA opens massive “Colosseum” to develop radical wireless applications

DARPA opens massive “Colosseum” to develop radical wireless applications

DARPA today said it the opened unique and massive testbed it will use as a battleground for researchers to build and test autonomous, intelligent and collaborative wireless technologies.

04/21/17

DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

You could probably see this one and others like it coming, given the current immigration quagmire that is the United States immigration environment.

04/19/17

Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

True legends in any field are few and far between but Robert Taylor, who died last week at 85, was definitely was one in the field of computer networking.

04/17/17

DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification

DARPA to eliminate “patch & pray” by baking chips with cybersecurity fortification

DARPA program wants to have hardware-anchored security become a standard feature of integrated circuit

04/10/17

DARPA semantic program seeks to glean truth from obfuscation

DARPA semantic program seeks to glean truth from obfuscation

DARPA wants to build a develop a “semantic engine” through can see through clouds of information complexity

04/07/17

OPNFV “Danube” upgrade  looks to spur open source NFV expansion

OPNFV “Danube” upgrade looks to spur open source NFV expansion

OPNFV Danube brings together full next-gen networking stacks in an open, collaborative environment

04/05/17

IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.; Darkweb tactics net billions

IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.; Darkweb tactics net billions

From Dec 2016 to Feb 2017, IBM X-Force researchers saw a 6,000% increase in tax-related spam emails.

04/05/17

Open source routing project gets a vital technology infusion

Open source routing project gets a vital technology infusion

Open source networking proponents have uncorked an updated routing protocol project designed to give white box, virtualized environments of all sizes fast and reliable communications.

04/04/17

Cisco issues urgent reboot warning for bug in ASA and Firepower appliances

Cisco issues urgent reboot warning for bug in ASA and Firepower appliances

Cisco says without system reboot the devices will stop passing traffic after 213 days of uptime

03/30/17

IBM technology creates smart wingman for self-driving cars

IBM technology creates smart wingman for self-driving cars

IBM said that it has patented a machine learning technology that defines how to shift control of an autonomous vehicle between a human driver and a vehicle control processor in the event of a potential emergency.

03/30/17

IBM on the state of network security:  Abysmal

IBM on the state of network security: Abysmal

IBM says cybercriminals are starting to grab unstructured data, spam has rebloomed 400% and ransomware has just gone nuts

03/29/17

Cisco Talos warns of Apple iOS and MacOS X.509 certificate flaw

Cisco Talos warns of Apple iOS and MacOS X.509 certificate flaw

Cisco Talos today warned of a flaw in the X.509 certificate validation feature of Apple macOS and iOS that could let an attacker remotely execute code and steal information.

03/27/17

FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!

FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!

The Federal Trade Commission this week issued a warning about the irritating and illegal “Can you hear me now?” robocall scam making the rounds on phones across the country.

03/23/17

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