More Windows PCs infected with NSA backdoor DoublePulsar

More Windows PCs infected with NSA backdoor DoublePulsar

Although the exact amount varies among security researchers, the number of Windows PCs infected with DoublePulsar continues to rise.

04/24/17

Trump claimed on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

Trump claimed on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the globe for the March for Science on Earth Day; scientists and science supporters protested President Trump's science and climate policies.

04/23/17

Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app

Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app

A lawsuit alleges the Bose Connect app secretly intercepts and shares what you listen to.

04/20/17

Bypass Microsoft's update block for Windows 7, 8.1 PCs running Kaby Lake, Ryzen

Bypass Microsoft's update block for Windows 7, 8.1 PCs running Kaby Lake, Ryzen

GitHub user Zeffy created a custom patch to defeat Microsoft's update block for Windows 7 and 8.1 users using devices powered by next-gen processors.

04/19/17

Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi

Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi

Chinese authorities in Hebei force businesses and places that offer public Wi-Fi to install surveillance tech to record all users’ online activity or face fines and other sanctions.

04/18/17

Facebook yanks video of cold-blooded murder, responds to ‘horrific crime’

Facebook yanks video of cold-blooded murder, responds to ‘horrific crime’

Facebook removed the video of a murder that Steve Stephenson uploaded to the social networking site.

04/17/17

Researchers developing autonomous robot surveillance

Researchers developing autonomous robot surveillance

Using a grant from the U.S. Navy, researchers plan to develop autonomous robot surveillance, many eyes with one mind, to "protect you from danger."

04/12/17

Microsoft kicks security bulletins to the curb in favor of security update guide

Microsoft kicks security bulletins to the curb in favor of security update guide

Bye-bye security bulletins. Dive into Microsoft's Security Update Guide to find out about the 45 vulnerabilities Microsoft patched this month.

04/11/17

Ticked at President Trump, Shadow Brokers dump password for NSA hacking tools

Ticked at President Trump, Shadow Brokers dump password for NSA hacking tools

The Shadow Brokers released the password for the NSA hacking tools they previously tried to sell because the group is angry with President Trump.

04/10/17

Dallas blames hacker for setting off all 156 emergency warning sirens

Dallas blames hacker for setting off all 156 emergency warning sirens

Originally the city of Dallas blamed a system malfunction for causing all of its emergency sirens to go off, but now officials claim a hacker did it.

04/09/17

IoT garage door opener disabled over bad review, then re-enabled after backlash

IoT garage door opener disabled over bad review, then re-enabled after backlash

Garadget, maker of an IoT garage door opener, disabled a customer's door opener over a bad review, then reversed the decision after viral backlash.

04/05/17

Kaspersky Lab reveals ‘direct link’ between banking heist hackers and North Korea

Kaspersky Lab reveals ‘direct link’ between banking heist hackers and North Korea

Kaspersky Lab revealed new details about Lazarus operations, a group of hackers responsible for high-tech bank robberies, as well as a link to North Korea.

04/04/17

Android now the world's most popular operating system

Android now the world's most popular operating system

StatCounter reports Android has overtaken Windows as the world's most popular OS, but some Android apps secretly steal personal information from other apps.

04/03/17

Government domain seizure notice on Kodi TV was April Fools’ prank

Government domain seizure notice on Kodi TV was April Fools’ prank

The U.S. government's domain seizure notice on Kodi TV was an April Fools' gag.

04/02/17

Updating Apple iOS will protect you from this fake ransomware attack

Updating Apple iOS will protect you from this fake ransomware attack

When Apple released iOS 10.3 earlier this week, it closed the attack vector cyber thugs use to lock up mobile Safari and extort money from victims.

03/29/17

People may have been wrongly imprisoned due to faulty ankle bracelet tracking devices

People may have been wrongly imprisoned due to faulty ankle bracelet tracking devices

People may be been sent to prison for tampering with ankle bracelet tracking devices that were faulty and registered false tampering alerts.

03/28/17

Hitachi reveals new AI for real-time identity detection and tracking

Hitachi reveals new AI for real-time identity detection and tracking

Hitachi developed a new image analysis system that uses AI for real-time people tracking and detection.

03/27/17

Microsoft axed Docs.com search option after private files were shared publicly

Microsoft axed Docs.com search option after private files were shared publicly

Microsoft quietly removed the search option on Docs.com after potential PEBKAC/ID10T errors; users set private and sensitive files to be viewed publicly.

03/26/17

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

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