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Attacks & Breaches, Security

How Email Scammers Are Using Marketeer Methods to Target CFOs

December 4, 2018

Via: Fortune

Online criminals are using commercial data providers to target company executives — mostly chief financial officers — for email-based fraud, according to a new report by an email security firm. Agari published the report, into a British-Nigerian gang known as […]


Federal, Policy

Trump admin. approves seismic tests for Atlantic offshore oil drilling

December 3, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

On Friday, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved a plan to make it legal for five companies to conduct seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, in an area stretching from Delaware to Florida. The seismic testing is an initial […]


Mobility, Networking, Tech

Why Apple Waiting Until 2020 for a 5G iPhone Makes Sense

December 3, 2018

Via: Fortune

Apple has decided to wait until at least 2020 to offer an iPhone with 5G connectivity, according to a new report. And if that’s true, you’ll be happy it did. Earlier on Monday, Bloomberg cited industry sources who said Apple […]


Federal, Policy

DoJ charges Autonomy founder with fraud over $11BN sale to HP

November 30, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

UK entrepreneur turned billionaire investor, Mike Lynch, has been charged with fraud in US over the 2011 sale of his enterprise software company. Lynch sold Autonomy, the big data company he founded back in 1996, to computer giant HP for […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Signs NAFTA Replacement Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico

November 30, 2018

Via: Fortune

The U.S., Canada and Mexico signed a new trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old NAFTA pact, capping a year of intense negotiations and offering a glimmer of certainty amid rising global tensions over trade. Ahead […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Pixel Slate review: Paying the “Google” premium for Chrome OS

November 29, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Google spent a lot of time and effort trying to convince everyone that Chrome OS isn’t just for laptops. The fruits of the company’s labor have been slowly revealing themselves over the past year through software updates and the few […]


Federal, Policy

Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Enters Guilty Plea and Gets Mueller Cooperation Deal

November 29, 2018

Via: Fortune

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a new federal charge and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, admitting that he lied to Senate investigators about his former boss’s business plans in Russia. Cohen entered a new […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers

November 28, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransomware. Then it was cryptocurrency mining attacks. Now, researchers […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

California’s deadly wildfires present opportunity for email scammers

November 28, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The deadly and destructive wildfires that swept across California this month are a ripe opportunity for cybercriminals looking to swindle victims and individuals looking for ways to contribute to recovery efforts, a cybersecurity firm has warned. Agari, which specializes in […]


Federal, Policy

How Apple hopes to stop a customer lawsuit over its App Store monopoly

November 27, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether to allow a 40-year-old legal doctrine to derail a class-action lawsuit arguing that Apple uses its monopoly control over the iPhone app market to overcharge customers for apps. Apple takes a 30 […]