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Networking Security, Security

Bitcoin miner in NYC home interfered with T-Mobile network, FCC says

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A New York City resident was ordered to turn off his bitcoin miner after the Federal Communications Commission discovered that it was interfering with T-Mobile’s wireless network. After receiving a complaint from T-Mobile about interference to its 700MHz LTE network […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

32 class-action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to […]


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Don’t Use Huawei Phones, Warn 6 Top U.S. Intelligence Chiefs

February 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

Heads of six U.S. intelligence agencies are warning Americans against using products made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Tuesday, the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, the director of national intelligence, and […]


Mobile Security, Security

Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

February 13, 2018

Via: ZDnet

US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. According to ZDNet sister site CNET, Verizon will […]


Mobile Security, Security

iPhone source code leak? Apple cracks down on ‘iOS bootloader’ posted on GitHub

February 8, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Someone has published the purported source code for the iOS bootloader, iBoot, potentially opening the door for hackers and jailbreakers to find vulnerabilities in Apple’s mobile OS. Motherboard reports that the iBoot source code for iOS 9 was leaked on […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Tech-support scammers have a new trick to send Chrome users into a panic

February 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Con artists pushing tech-support scams have an arsenal of ways to lock up the browsers of potential marks. On Tuesday, a researcher disclosed a new weapon that freezes Google Chrome, which, by most measures, is the Internet’s most widely used […]


Networking Security, Security

Cisco: You need to patch our security devices again for dangerous ASA VPN bug

February 6, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Cisco has released new security updates for the dangerous bug affecting its Adaptive Security Appliance software, after its engineers discovered new ways to attack it that weren’t addressed in the original patch. This development means that even admins who installed […]


Operations Security, Security

Will new border tech put privacy rights at risk?

February 5, 2018

Via: FCW

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned that some technologies being proposed in House border security bills are a potential threat to privacy. The group is concerned that an immigration bill from Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), respectively […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Businesses with Apple and Cisco products may now pay less for cybersecurity insurance

February 5, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple and Cisco announced this morning a new deal with insurer Allianz that will allow businesses with their technology products to receive better terms on their cyber insurance coverage, including lower deductibles – or even no deductibles, in some cases. […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Utah government now blocking up to 900 million cyberattacks daily

February 1, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Utah state government experiences more than 300 million cyberattacks daily. That’s on a good day. Some days they see 900 million cyberattacks. Two years ago, though, there were only 150 million daily attempts to hack into their system. This new […]