Monthly Archives: June 2018

Cisco: Patch now, attackers are exploiting ASA DoS flaw to take down security

Apply our security fix to your Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance devices now, Cisco warns.     By Liam Tung | June 28, 2018 Cisco patches critical Smart Install flaw: 8.5 million devices affected.         After observing attacks on customers, Cisco is telling users to install the fix for a recently disclosed denial-of-service flaw affecting a…
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TLBleed is latest Intel CPU flaw to surface: But don’t expect it to be fixed

Researchers find a new side-channel attack against a performance-enhancing feature in Intel CPUs.     By Liam Tung | June 26, 2018 Intel says it can't protect all chips vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.       Intel won't be patching a newly revealed side-channel vulnerability in its CPUs, even though it could be used to leak encryption…
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Phishing scam claims to deliver WannaCry, demands bitcoin ransom

While the message claims it will encrypt data if you don't pay up, the threat is an empty one.     By Danny Palmer | June 25, 2018        A new phishing campaign falsely claims to infect PCs with WannaCry ransomware and then demands users pay a bitcoin ransom in order to prevent their files from…
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​Linux and open-source jobs are in more demand than ever

The Linux Foundation and Dice.com's 2018 Open Source Jobs Report shows the demand for open-source savvy employees is stronger than ever.     By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols June 25, 2018  Top IT jobs and hiring trends for 2018 listed in Tech Pro Research survey       Do you want a tech job? Then, it's time to…
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What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution

It is a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. Sure, you'll download movies faster on your phone, but that's not the real reason 5G's arrival is being accelerated.     By Scott Fulton III | June…
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KT unveils airship drone for use in 5G emergency network

The telco's Skyship Platform features an airship drone that will scan for mobile signals of those in need of rescue.     By Cho Mu-Hyun | June 25, 2018 KT's Skyship platform will have its namesake airship search for survivors and alert command. Image: KT       South Korean telco KT has unveiled its 5G emergency network…
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​European Union prepares to wreck internet with new copyright law

If passed, Article 13 will force all websites to check any and all posts for copyright violations. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, software code, etc, etc. Think about that for a minute, and shudder.     By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols June 22, 2018        The internet is a bastion of free speech.…
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