Facial recognition in public restroom required if you want toilet paper

Facial recognition in public restroom required if you want toilet paper

If you want toilet paper at one UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, you must submit to a face scan before an allotted amount will roll out of a device.

03/22/17

Samsung virtual assistant Bixby coming to Galaxy S8, then all smart Samsung appliances

Samsung virtual assistant Bixby coming to Galaxy S8, then all smart Samsung appliances

Samsung revealed Bixby, its take on virtual assistants, will first come to Galaxy S8 and eventually to all smart Samsung appliances.

03/21/17

FBI arrests man for allegedly sending seizure-causing GIF to journalist

FBI arrests man for allegedly sending seizure-causing GIF to journalist

The FBI arrested a man for allegedly tweeting an animated GIF of a strobe light to a Newsweek reporter who has epilepsy.

03/20/17

Star Trek-themed Kirk ransomware has Spock decryptor, demands ransom be paid in Monero

Star Trek-themed Kirk ransomware has Spock decryptor, demands ransom be paid in Monero

Newly discovered Kirk ransomware masquerades as Low Orbital Ion Cannon network stress tool. Victims must pay ransom in Monero to get Spock decryptor.

03/19/17

PII of 33,698,126 Americans leaked online

PII of 33,698,126 Americans leaked online

Highly personal identifying information for nearly 34 million Americans has been leaked online thanks to a NetProspex breach.

03/15/17

Microsoft releases 18 security bulletins, 9 rated critical, many bugs disclosed/exploited

Microsoft releases 18 security bulletins, 9 rated critical, many bugs disclosed/exploited

For March's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 18 security bulletins, 9 of which are rated critical.

03/14/17

Rapid7 discloses multiple vulnerabilities in telepresence robot

Rapid7 discloses multiple vulnerabilities in telepresence robot

Rapid7 discovered three flaws in Double Robotics' Double 2 telepresence robots.

03/13/17

On web's 28th anniversary, its creator Tim Berners-Lee takes aim at fake news

On web's 28th anniversary, its creator Tim Berners-Lee takes aim at fake news

Happy 28th birthday, World Wide Web, but your creator is worried about you.

03/12/17

Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and Samsung react to CIA targeting their products

Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and Samsung react to CIA targeting their products

Some companies responded after the WikiLeaks dump suggested that the CIA targets their products, while others remain silent.

03/08/17

BBC warns Facebook about child porn posts, Facebook reports BBC to cops

BBC warns Facebook about child porn posts, Facebook reports BBC to cops

BBC journalists flagged obscene content on Facebook and later sent the images not removed to a Facebook exec as requested. Facebook reported the BBC to the police.

03/07/17

Should police departments be able to have their own DNA databases?

Should police departments be able to have their own DNA databases?

Critics argue that police are creating their own DNA databases to get around regulations.

03/06/17

Ransomware attack hit Pennsylvania Democratic senators

Ransomware attack hit Pennsylvania Democratic senators

The ransomware attack on the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus locked 16 Democratic senators out of their computer network.

03/05/17

Google hopes cord-cutters will sign up for YouTube TV: 44 channels for $35

Google hopes cord-cutters will sign up for YouTube TV: 44 channels for $35

Google jumped into the cord-cutter game with its own live TV option without a contract: YouTube TV. For $35 a month, you get 44 different channels.

03/01/17

821,000 user records exposed due to misconfigured MongoDB for smart stuffed toys

821,000 user records exposed due to misconfigured MongoDB for smart stuffed toys

The MongoDB for CloudPets was not protected with a password; it’s unknown how many hackers gobbled the data, but the database was deleted and replaced with ransom demands at least three times.

02/28/17

Russian cybersecurity expert charged with treason for sharing 'secrets' with US firms

Russian cybersecurity expert charged with treason for sharing 'secrets' with US firms

The treason is linked to seven-year-old accusations of sharing state secret data with Verisign and other US firms.

02/27/17

Ransomware attacks targeted hundreds of MySQL databases

Ransomware attacks targeted hundreds of MySQL databases

In the new ransomware attacks, targeted MySQL databases are erased and replaced with a ransom demand for 0.2 bitcoin, which is about $234.

02/26/17

Microsoft releases Adobe Flash Player fix, but doesn't patch 2 zero-day exploits

Microsoft releases Adobe Flash Player fix, but doesn't patch 2 zero-day exploits

After canceling Patch Tuesday for the first time ever, Microsoft released a Flash patch. Fixes for the 2 vulnerabilities with public exploit code will wait until March.

02/22/17

EFF: Congress considers making it illegal to protect consumer privacy online

EFF: Congress considers making it illegal to protect consumer privacy online

Congress may use an obscure law from 1996 to kill off the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband consumer privacy rules.

02/21/17

Iraqi hacker takes credit for hijacking subdomain, defacing Trump site

Iraqi hacker takes credit for hijacking subdomain, defacing Trump site

A hacker, purportedly from Iraq, defaced a site previously used by President Donald Trump for campaign fundraising.

02/20/17

F-bombing cop recorded threatening to sic dog on driver to rip him up

F-bombing cop recorded threatening to sic dog on driver to rip him up

A perfect example of why you should record the cops.

02/19/17

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