Homeland security looks at Internet of Things
Published in Wearables

The lightbulbs are revolting

The Obama administration has ordered Homeland Security to come up with a cunning plan to make the Internet of Things devices more secure after a huge DoS attack on major websites.

Bug in Intel chips threatens security
Published in News

Wooden flaw

Researchers claim that they have discovered a bug in Intel chips that could compromise system securities.

Zen to have some important security features
Published in News

Hack this chip and Yog-Sothoth eats your soul

Intel had been working to bake in security into micrprocessors, but it seems that effort has drawn to a close with the selloff of its security division into a revamped McAfee company. Now AMD appears to be taking up the idea.

Qualcomm discusses iris, retina verification for mobiles
Published in Mobiles

4G and 5G summit: Iris, retina or facial recognition as a key

Qualcomm's Sy Choundhury, Senior Director of Product Management, talked to the media audience in Hong Kong at the 4G and 5G summit about the security mechanisms and machine learning capabilities of Snapdragon processors. 

Put your D-Link DWR-932 in the bin
Published in News

Router is borked

A security expert has found that the LTE router/portable wireless hotspot D-Link DWR-932 is probably better in the rubbish bin where it can do no harm.

Apple made its passwords easier to hack
Published in Mobiles

A new feature

Security experts have warned that a new feature in iOS has made it a lot easier for passwords to be hacked.

US airforce moves to WIndows 10
Published in News

All ready by 2018

The United States airforce has decided to upgrade all of its systems to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system by 31 January 2018,a year after the Department of Defense (DOD) is expected to complete its upgrade.

Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
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Only they are doing it on the cheap

The Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan has decided to copy the US and start spying on its journalists, political activists and Lawyers, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. But it is behaving more like a script kiddy hacker and doing it obviously and on the cheap.

Changing passwords is bad for security
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FTC’s chief technology officer dispels myth

Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor, who is the US FTC’s technology guru, has debunked a myth that it is a good idea to change your password often.

Apple wins appeal for stealing internet security technology
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Judge orders a retrial

Fruity cargo cult Apple has sort of won an appeal against a patent licensing outfit.