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Report: US Launched Cyberattack Against Iran After Saudi Oil Strike

WASHINGTON DC - The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike against Iran following attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran's ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials. The cyberattack, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and

By |2019-10-16T20:21:27-04:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Wins Justice Department OK Thanks To Dish Assist

WASHINGTON DC - After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim announced Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.

By |2019-07-26T16:20:28-04:00July 26th, 2019|Mobility|

FCC Gives Mobile Phone Companies Power To Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON DC - Americans are fed up with robocalls. And the Federal Communications Commission are giving carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile the power to do something about it. On Thursday, the FCC voted unanimously on a proposal to give mobile phone companies greater power to "aggressively block" unwanted robocalls.  "This FCC will stand with American consumers, not with those who are badgering

By |2019-06-07T18:51:21-04:00June 7th, 2019|Mobility|

Mueller Report Dives Into Russian Election Interference – Trump Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON DC - The Mueller report, released to the public Thursday, is offering a deeper look at the efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including ways that intersected with actions by members of Donald Trump's campaign. The nearly two-year investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, concluded that Russian interference took place

By |2019-04-25T15:14:04-04:00April 18th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Facebook Two-Factor Authentication Has Two-Factored Problem

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - On Facebook two-factor authentication with phone numbers has a two-factored problem. First: The phone number you give to Facebook to help keep your account safe from potential hackers isn't just being used for security. A tweet thread from Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, on Friday showed that people can find your profile from

By |2019-03-08T19:42:57-05:00March 8th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

About 17,000 Android Apps Collect Personal Info Without Your Consent

SAN FRANCISCO - Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate the search giant's policy on collecting data that can be used to target users for advertising in most cases, the researchers said.

By |2019-02-15T16:03:09-05:00February 15th, 2019|Android, Cyber Defense|

Detroit Auto Show, While Smaller, Will Showcase Electric, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week will certainly be one for the books. While this year's show will be smaller than previous years in terms of automaker presence, those who are coming are certainly bringing the heat. From things like the 2020 Explorer SUV, to electrified concepts, to the

By |2019-01-12T17:21:49-05:00January 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Justice Department Charges Chinese With Cybercrimes That Pose National Threat

WASHINGTON DC - The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hackinggroup called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies

By |2018-12-20T17:20:41-05:00December 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Before You Head To The Airport For Your Thanksgiving Travels Read These Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the busiest travel days of the year in the US are over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. CNET.Com says lots of people at airports will be using their smartphones to surf the net and charge their devices ahead of a long flight. That makes airports prime targets for hackers. Here are a few tips

By |2018-11-15T17:16:13-05:00November 15th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Russian Hackers Trying To Influence American Mid-Term Elections

SAN FRANCISCO - Russian hackers and propagandists who interfered in the 2016 US presidential election didn't stop when it was over. They're still trying to influence the vote, and now they're being joined by other countries hoping to influence the midterms, according to the US Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Two years ago, hackers

By |2018-10-04T20:38:21-04:00October 4th, 2018|Cyber Defense|