Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they’ve got an imposing arsenal to carry...

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No, Walmart, you can’t walk away with my smartphone for price-matching purposes

Thanks to Amazon Marketplace fraudsters listing PS4 consoles for $90, Walmart fell prey to the scam before changing its online price-matching policy. The price-matching abuse scheme recently had some Walmart managers befuddled enough...


Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks

In its Request For Information, the Air Force said this so-called directional networking would focus a greater amount of radiated energy on an intended receiver through a combination of transmitter and/or receiver aperture...

Would Amazon Web Services ever build an on-premise private cloud?

Amazon cloud executive says it has no plans to build an on-premises private cloud.

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Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus now guarded by Daleks

Once again, science fiction predicts the future, as spooky robots will patrol the campus.

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Thwarting attackers with threat intelligence

News reports show cyber attacks continue to outpace IT’s ability to protect critical data, but teams that have built systems to deliver accurate threat intelligence can often end an attack before damage is done.

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Apple announces Black Friday sale

Apple this week announced what it has in store for Black Friday

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Convert your car into a 2-ton video game console: What could go wrong?

Allow me to introduce the Baen Cube, which while merely a Kickstarter gleam at the moment, promises to ultimately “enhance your driving experience, letting you play games with your car.” That's with not in.

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Peter Thiel's 3 critical decisions for startups

At DEMO Fall 2014, legendary investor Peter Thiel told entrepreneurs to resist convention in founding a business.

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Google delays demise of old-style Chrome plug-ins

Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a three-step plan to finalize their demise in 10 months.

SDN up 200% among service providers

Standards, management and complexity concerns persist despite boost in use, study finds

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Sony Pictures hackers reportedly had help from insiders

Hackers under the banner of GOP (Guardians of Peace) claim to have worked with insiders from Sony Pictures to breach the company and then dump over 200MB of the company’s “secrets.”

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.


Internet of Things helps asthma patients breathe easily

Medical device company Aerocrine, which specializes in devices that help physicians diagnose and monitor asthma, is using new IoT-focused services from Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to reduce device downtime and help its sales and...

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At least 150,000 Hikvision DVRs vulnerable to remote wipe of surveillance footage

Rapid7 discovered that a minimum of 150,000 Hikvision DVRs are vulnerable to attackers taking total control of the devices and remotely deleting surveillance footage.

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Next-gen car maps will be nowhere near the center stack

Look for a change in the automobile speedometer cluster, because maps will be appearing there soon.

5 PCI Compliance gaps

With the holiday shopping season coming up, and crooks lining up to take advantage of the stress and confusion, this is a good time for merchants to review their payment security procedures.


Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Microsoft has yet to provide a solution for customers who can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780

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Jolla’s open-source tablet might actually stay the course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

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