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

Cisco: IOS security update includes denial of service and code execution warnings

Cisco: IOS security update includes denial of service and code execution warnings

Cisco warns on IOS/IOS XE features: DHCP client (L2TP) Zero Touch Provisioning HTTP server and Web user interface

03/22/17

Can you imagine Mars with Saturn-like rings?

Can you imagine Mars with Saturn-like rings?

It’s hard to fathom and may be even harder for it to happen but a couple NASA-funded scientists say Mars might have had Saturn-like rings around it in the past and may have them again

03/20/17

DARPA wants to cultivate the ultimate transistor of the future

DARPA wants to cultivate the ultimate transistor of the future

Researchers with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will this month present a program that looks to develop a new generation of radiofrequency (RF) and millimeter-wave transistors to address the power and range requirements...

03/17/17

DARPA plan would reinvent not-so-clever machine learning systems

DARPA plan would reinvent not-so-clever machine learning systems

Machine learning systems maybe be smart but they have a lot to discover. Innovative researchers with DARPA hope to achieve superior machine learning systems with a new program called Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) which has as its...

03/16/17

DARPA fortifies early warning system for power-grid cyber assault

DARPA fortifies early warning system for power-grid cyber assault

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continues to hone the system it hopes would quickly restore power to the U.S. electric grid in the event of a massive cyberattack. The research agency this week said it awarded...

03/14/17

Cisco jumps on ex-Juniper exec Davidson for service provider biz

Cisco jumps on ex-Juniper exec Davidson for service provider biz

That was fast. Networking veteran Jonathan Davidson is re-joining Cisco a little less than a week after resigning as rival Juniper executive VP and general manager. Davidson is joining Cisco’s Service Provider Business Unit and will...

03/13/17

Old nemesis spam becoming significant way for attackers to subvert data

Old nemesis spam becoming significant way for attackers to subvert data

Spam is once again raising its ugly head as a chief way for attackers to grab protected data. IBM’s X-Force Threat Intelligence group said today that one of the key findings from its forthcoming Threat Intelligence Index for 2017 is...

03/13/17

Cisco issues critical warning around Apache Struts2 vulnerability

Cisco issues critical warning around Apache Struts2 vulnerability

Cisco security team today called the weakness in Apache Struts “critical” and is evaluating many its products to assess the impact.

03/10/17

IBM technology moves even closer to human speech recognition parity

IBM technology moves even closer to human speech recognition parity

IBM this week said its speech recognition system set an industry record of 5.5% word error rate, a percentage that lets a computer understand human conversation almost as well as the average person does. According to IBM human parity...

03/09/17

Cisco Talos warns of new Cryptolocker ransomware campaigns

Cisco Talos warns of new Cryptolocker ransomware campaigns

A number of reports are warning businesses and consumers alike that a new round of ransomware based on the infamous Cryptolocker (aka TorrentLocker or Teerac) code is making the rounds.

03/08/17

Juniper product development chief resigns, company resets engineering makeup

Juniper product development chief resigns, company resets engineering makeup

Juniper is reshaping some of its top executive roles as Jonathan Davidson, executive VP and general manager of the firm’s Development and Innovation group resigned from the company. Davidson, a former Cisco executive in charge...

03/08/17

U.S. Marshals warn against dual phone scams

U.S. Marshals warn against dual phone scams

The U.S Marshals are warning the public not to respond to two recent scams involving people fraudulently posing as Marshals making calls across the country. The first is a warning about a scam where the fraudster calls members of...

03/03/17

Avaya wants out of S.F. stadium suite, not too impressed with 49ers either

Avaya wants out of S.F. stadium suite, not too impressed with 49ers either

Staring at a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Avaya told the court last week it wants out of the$350,000 annual payment for its San Francisco 49ers stadium suite and that the team’s recent miserable performance has made the suite harder to sell...

03/02/17

Cisco warns of NetFlow appliance vulnerability

Cisco warns of NetFlow appliance vulnerability

Specifically, Cisco wrote: “A vulnerability in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) decoder of the Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliance (NGA) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to hang or...

03/01/17

Cisco tries to squash Smart Install security abuse

Cisco tries to squash Smart Install security abuse

Cisco wrote in a blog this week that a “Smart Install network consists of one Smart Install director switch or router, also known as the integrated branch director (IBD), and one or more Smart Install client switches, also known as...

02/28/17

Space X to zoom two citizen astronauts to the moon

Space X to zoom two citizen astronauts to the moon

Space X today said two unnamed private citizens have paid the company a “significant deposit” to fly them to the moon and back to Earth. “We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this...

02/27/17

IBM, Vermont Electric spawn intelligent energy software company

IBM, Vermont Electric spawn intelligent energy software company

IBM today said it would partner with Vermont Electric Power to create Utopus Insights to research develop and product intelligent analytic software for the energy industry. IBM said Utopus will bring to market a full-featured energy...

02/24/17

Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T grows, testing on tap from UNH lab

Ethernet 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T grows, testing on tap from UNH lab

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) said it would begin offering testing and standards conformance services 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T Ethernet products. The broad testing services safeguard that...

02/23/17

IRS Dirty Dozen: Phishing, phone cons and identity theft lead scam list for 2017

IRS Dirty Dozen: Phishing, phone cons and identity theft lead scam list for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service rounded up some of the usual suspects in its annual look at the Dirty Dozen scams you need to watch out for this year. It should come as no surprise that the IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware...

02/17/17

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