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Mobile Security, Security

Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable

November 19, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Until recently, weaknesses in Android camera apps from Google and Samsung made it possible for rogue apps to record video and audio and take images and then upload them to an attacker-controlled server—without any permissions to do so. Camera apps […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Louisiana government hit with ransomware attack

November 19, 2019

Via: StateScoop

An attempted ransomware attack Monday prompted Louisiana officials to deactivate servers for numerous state agencies, including the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature, the Office of Motor Vehicles and the office of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. […]


Big Data, Hardware, Tech

UPS Says Jobs Will Survive A.I.—But With One Condition

November 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

The logistics industry is on the cusp of dramatic transformation at the hands of artificial intelligence and drone technology. But what does that mean today for all the employees involved in the industry? According to UPS CEO David Abney, who […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows security warning: Ransomware is growing fastest, and just got harder to tackle

November 18, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Ransomware is growing fast and could become more difficult to tackle as the criminal ecosystem shifts from a few dominant players to many smaller ones. Tech security company Bitdefender analysed Windows security threats including ransomware, coin miners, fileless malware, PUAs […]


Mobile Security, Security

What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

November 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

New Mexico has ‘no formal plan’ for broadband expansion: Report

November 15, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Despite investing more than $300 million of state and federal funding to increase broadband connectivity over the last four years, New Mexico “lags behind” the rest of the nation in adoption due to a decentralized broadband governance structure, according to […]


Federal, Policy

Global Stocks Sink After Trump Threatens More China Tariffs

November 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS – which is growing fastest?

November 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

As cloud computing continues to eat up traditional tech spending, businesses are beginning to change where they spend their money. The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to a total of $266.4 billion, up […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Election Commission Needs More Authority In Face of 2020 Threats, Report Finds

November 12, 2019

Via: Government Executive

With less than a year until the 2020 presidential election, a new report calls on Congress to bolster the authority of the agency that serves as the nation’s elections clearinghouse and devote more funding and resources to it. The Brennan […]


Federal, Policy

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans to Break Up Homeland Security Dept. and Expand VA

November 12, 2019

Via: Government Executive

One of the top 2020 Democratic presidential contenders has unveiled plans in recent days to overhaul two of the three largest federal agencies, promising to siphon off major components of one while dramatically expanding the other. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., […]