Monthly Archives: August 2017

3D-Printed Gun Designs Are Selling for $12 on the Dark Web

The additive-manufactured RAMBO system includes an NSRDEC-designed standalone kit with printed adjustable buttstock, mounts, grips and other modifications—modifications made possible by the quick turnaround time afforded by 3D printing     By Patrick Tucker               A new report shows just how easy it is becoming to download designs for…
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The US Army Just Ordered Soldiers to Stop Using Drones from China’s DJI

By Ben Watson  August 4, 2017   Brett Velicovich, former U.S. Army intelligence soldier who now runs the business Expert Drones, flies a DJI Mavic Pro in northern Virginia, July 22, 2017.               An Aug. 2 memo cites 'increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities' with drones from China’s market-leading DJI.…
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Would you prepay for Apple’s iPhone 8, sight unseen?

How badly do you want a new iPhone? Would you pay in advance for a device you know nothing about? Let's just think about that for a minute.     By David GewirtzAugust 7, 2017 What we know about the iPhone 8 is limited. By limited, I mean we only have rumors, speculation, and innuendo.…
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WikiLeaks Outs New CIA Tool Targeting Windows Webcams and Microphones

    According to recent reports, WikiLeaks has released information on yet another CIA hacking tool. This particular malware is called Dumbo and it allows users to compromise webcams and microphones of target PCs and prevent them from recording or transmitting data. The trick is, it can only be delivered by a USB stick that must…
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UK researcher who stopped WannaCry outbreak indicted over Kronos malware

Marcus Hutchins, a British national, is in FBI custody for alleged involvement with the Kronos malware.       By Zack Whittaker | August 4, 2017 (Image: Frank Augstein, AP) A security researcher who in May stopped an outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware has been arrested and detained after attending the Def Con conference in…
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Uber Freight expands to new regions across the US

The trucking app now covers more than a quarter of the country's drivers and freight.     By Stephanie CondonAugust 3, 2017 Uber is expanding Uber Freight, its app that connects truck drivers with available commercial trucking jobs, into several new markets spanning the US. After launching the service in Texas earlier this year, it's…
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Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft’s mixed report card

Two years after its splashy debut, Windows 10 is now running on more than 500 million PCs worldwide. Was the upgrade worth it? Here's my report card.  By Ed BottAugust 3, 2017 By historical standards, this upgrade has been relatively free of drama, especially coming on the heels of Windows 8, an unqualified flop. The…
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