Monthly Archives: December 2017

AT&T kicks off 5G trial in Texas

Magnolia Market in Waco will be one of the biggest testbeds for AT&T's 5G network, with the carrier looking to expand to additional Texan businesses, homes, churches, and education facilities.       By Corinne Reichert | December 19, 2017       AT&T has kicked off its biggest 5G trial network at lifestyle and homewares…
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WannaCry ransomware: Now the US says North Korea was to blame

'Cowardly, costly and careless' ransomware attack was the work of North Korean hackers, according to the White House.      By Steve Ranger | December 19, 2017       North Korea was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack that caused chaos around the world earlier this year, according to the US government. "After careful investigation,…
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White House: Government Needs More Bug Bounty Programs

By Joseph Marks,December 18, 2017       The IT modernization report also urges moving cybersecurity closer to federal employees.     ChromaWise/Shutterstock.com         Federal technologists have long warned the enterprise-level cybersecurity tools that government has historically relied on—which scan web traffic as it enters and exits government networks—haven’t kept up with…
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Under-the-Screen Fingerprint Readers Are Coming in 2018

By Caitlin Fairchild, Web Producer    December 18, 2017 Here's another option when it comes to smartphone biometrics vladwel/Shutterstock.com           A new style of biometrics is coming to smartphones next year. A fingerprint reader embedded in the glass display of the smartphone will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January…
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How to Give the Gift of Bitcoin This Holiday Season

By Dave Gershgorn, Quart   December 18, 2017 All of your friends and family are secretly hoping to unwrap the gift of a speculative, volatile investment.   Julia Tsokur/Shutterstock.com         While some holiday shoppers might be ogling the Nintendo Switch or that perfect pair of jeans, savvy folk like you and I understand that…
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Hackers use Triton malware to shut down plant, industrial systems

The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.       By Charlie OsborneDecember 15, 2017 Symantec     Hackers utilizing the Triton malware have managed to close down industrial operations in the Middle East, researchers have warned. On Thursday, cybersecurity researchers from FireEye's Mandiant revealed that threat actors deployed malware capable…
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Fact: Broadband really does work over a piece of wet string

And it's faster than kilobit speed dial-up internet.     By Liam Tung | December 14, 2017 Using a length of wet string, the engineer was able to achieve a downlink speed of 3.5Mbps.   Image: Andrews & Arnold           Techies at UK ISP Andrews & Arnold have demonstrated that ADSL broadband…
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MoneyTaker hacking group steals millions from US, UK, Russian banks

Researchers say the cyberattackers have been able to steal potentially millions of dollars in the past two years alone.         By Charlie OsborneDecember 12, 2017       A newly-discovered hacking group had managed to steal potentially millions of dollars from US, UK, and Russian banks in the past two years, researchers…
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