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Report: Russian Malware Infects Half Million Routers, Network Devices In 54 Countries

SAN FRANCISCO - More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn. The malware, which the security researchers are calling VPNFilter, contains a killswitch for routers, can steal logins and passwords, and can monitor industrial control systems.  An attack

By |2018-05-24T12:51:24-04:00May 24th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Equifax’s Data Breach By The Numbers: The Full Breakdown

SAN FRANCISCO - Equifax is offering a closer look at its massive data breach, which revealed sensitive information on more than half the American population last year. The company released the details Monday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, following demands from US senators. The credit-monitoring company, which gathers personal information on people without being required

By |2018-05-10T21:20:02-04:00May 10th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Google Assistant Leaves Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana In The Dust

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. - Google Assistant, Google's rival to Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, sounds remarkably -- maybe even eerily -- human, pausing before responding to questions and using verbal ticks, like "um" and "uh." It says "mm hmm" as if it's nodding in agreement. It elongates certain words as though it's buying time to

By |2018-05-09T16:15:07-04:00May 9th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, Gadgets, New Products / Contracts|

Google Brings Advanced Protection’s Security Features To Apple’s Apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google on Thursday announced that it's expanding its high security features to iOS apps, including Apple Mail, Contacts and Calendar. Google first rolled out the program last October, designed to protect high-risk internet users, like politicians, campaign staffers, business leaders, journalists with confidential sources and people in abusive relationships seeking safety. The protection

By |2018-05-07T20:49:59-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Connected Tech, Cyber Defense|

5G Could Widen The Gap Between Haves And Have-Nots

SAN FRANCISCO - The next generation of wireless technology could bring many new benefits, but they won’t be coming to everyone When it comes to 5G, the possibilities are the stuff science fiction dreams are made of. We picture our lives inside our seamlessly connected smart homes, with autonomous cars to take us to work and the speediest, most

By |2018-03-26T18:13:09-04:00March 26th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Experts Contend Uber’s Driverless Car Crash Was Avoidable

TEMPE, Az. - It's day four of the Tempe Police Department's investigation into Uber's self-driving car crash, the accident that resulted in the first fatality of a pedestrian from a car in full autonomous mode. And there's still no clear answer what went wrong. The Arizona police, along with federal investigators, have been examining the vehicle and accident

By |2018-03-23T12:27:35-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

FCC’s New 5G Rules Favor Fast Setup Over Federal Reviews

WASHINGTON DC - The Federal Communications Commission is altering regulations so wireless carriers can deploy 5G faster. In a 3-2, party-line vote Thursday, agency commissioners passed a measure that exempts small cell radio deployments from federal environmental and historical preservation reviews originally meant for large cell phone towers. The vote didn't affect reviews from towns

By |2018-03-23T12:20:07-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Politics|

DHS election cybersecurity aid draws less than half the states

WASHINGTON DC - Not every US election official is giving the Department of Homeland Security a vote of confidence for cybersecurity. The Senate intelligence committee hosted an open hearing on Wednesday to discuss cybersecurity for elections. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former secretary Jeh Johnson both testified. The committee asked the DHS to explain what

By |2018-03-22T18:57:17-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian – How Does This Impact Autonomous Vehicle Future?

TEMPE, AZ- Despite all the talk about bringing robo-taxis to A City of the Future Near You within the next few years, self-driving cars are still very much in development. We've only just begun seeing how true driverless cars operate in public spaces, and after Monday's fatal autonomous Uber accident in Tempe, Arizona, it could all come screaming

By |2018-03-20T20:38:18-04:00March 20th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

IoT Cybersecurity Attacks Getting Worse – But No One’s Listening

CANCUN, Mexico - There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security." And yes, I'm aware there's no "S" in IoT. Oleg Šelajev, a lead developer for Oracle Labs, coined the phrase in 2016, and it pops up almost every time researchers find security flaws with

By |2018-03-16T10:39:37-04:00March 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, IoT|