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‘Heroic’ ransomware blocker charged with creating bank malware

A man hailed as a hero just a few months ago for stopping the global spread of damaging ransomware has now been accused of a serious cybercrime. Brit Marcus Hutchins was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The post ‘Heroic’ ransomware blo.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopAug 4th, 2017Related News

UK Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Outbreak Arrested in US

Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: A security researcher who in May stopped an outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware has been arrested and detained after attending the Def Con conference in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins, 23, a British national, was arre.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopAug 3rd, 2017Related News

Google says it has begun rolling out Daydream-ready update to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Google says it has begun rolling out Daydream-ready update to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  —  Google's brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.  —  Reports emerged las.....»»

Source:  MarketingvoxCategory: TopJul 31st, 2017Related News

A Robot At DEFCON Cracked A Safe Within 30 Minutes

schwit1 shared an article from the BBC: Using a cheap robot, a team of hackers has cracked open a leading-brand combination safe, live on stage in Las Vegas. The team from SparkFun Electronics was able to open a SentrySafe safe in around 30 minutes.......»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 30th, 2017Related News

CNET Pranked By Web Site"s Fake "All Out War" Hack During DEFCON

In a piece describing the paranoid vibe in Las Vegas during the DEFCON convention, CNET reported Friday that the Wet Republic web site "had two images vandalized" with digital graffiti. But their reporter now writes that "my paranoia finally got the.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 30th, 2017Related News

US Voting Machines Cracked In 90 Minutes At DEFCON

An anonymous reader quotes The Hill: Hackers at at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday, illuminating glaring security deficiencies in America's election infrast.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 29th, 2017Related News

Systemd Named "Lamest Vendor" At Pwnie Security Awards

Long-time Slashdot reader darkpixel2k shares a highlight from the Black Hat USA security conference. The Register reports: The annual Pwnie Awards for serious security screw-ups saw hardly anyone collecting their prize at this year's ceremony in Las.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 29th, 2017Related News

Sega Genesis Flashback Review

Is this the tribute the beloved Sega Genesis deserves? Miniaturized versions of classic consoles with built-in game libraries made to work on modern TVs aren’t a new idea, but Nintendo certainly caused quite a nostalgia-fueled fervor with las.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameJul 28th, 2017Related News

Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack

Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old. Enlarge (credit: Cheon Fong Liew) LAS VEGAS—It's not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash a self-replicating attack that, with no user int.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJul 28th, 2017Related News

Sounds bad: Researchers demonstrate “sonic gun” threat against smart devices

A team from Alibaba Security shows the power of resonant frequencies at Black Hat. Enlarge / The frequency generator used to power researchers' "sonic gun" at Black Hat in Las Vegas. (credit: Sean Gallagher) LAS VEGAS—At the Black Hat securi.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJul 28th, 2017Related News

Hackers Vandalize Vegas Pool Party Club in "All Out War"

From a CNET report: Next to DJ Tiesto's loud image on Wet Republic's website sits a photo of a bikini model with a beard and an eye patch, with a simple message: "It's all out war." Not exactly the type of message you'd expect from a spot that advert.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 28th, 2017Related News

Flush Times For Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market

The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. From a report: The new reality is on display in Las Vegas this week at the.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 28th, 2017Related News

How to get the latest Windows Server preview from Microsoft

Five weeks ago, when Microsoft announced seismic changes to how it developed, tested and released Windows Server, the company also touted the impending delivery of the first previews of the software.Microsoft followed through with that promise las.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsJul 19th, 2017Related News

How to get the latest Windows Server preview

Five weeks ago, when Microsoft announced seismic changes to how it developed, tested and released Windows Server, the company also touted the impending delivery of the first previews of the software.Microsoft followed through with that promise las.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsJul 19th, 2017Related News

Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle are teaming up for a weekend in Las Vegas

For Kevin Hart's fourth annual benefit event, Heartbeat Weekend, the famed comedian is bringing his comedian friends to perform to benefit children with cancer. Dave Chappelle will close out the event with his own stand-up set. The post Kevin Hart an.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopJul 17th, 2017Related News

Ajit Pai not concerned about number of pro-net neutrality comments

Two million new pro-net neutrality comments claimed by "Day of Action" organizers. Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas on April 25, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Ethan Mi.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJul 14th, 2017Related News

RIP: Vertu, That Crazy-Expensive Phone Brand, is Being Liquidated

If you have ever strolled through the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, it’s possible you came across a certain smartphone store, went inside, then realized there is no way in hell you are about to drop $25,000 for a smartphone. Well, that store belonge.....»»

Source:  DroidlifeCategory: MobileJul 13th, 2017Related News

Faraday says it will move electric SUV production site, mothballs Las Vegas plant

Startup Faraday Future said it would move production of its planned luxury electric SUV to an unidentified site, virtually scrapping a stalled $1 billion Las Vegas factory......»»

Source:  AutonewsCategory: TopJul 12th, 2017Related News

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

 According to a new report from The Washington Post, Trump Hotels has been hacked again. The 14 affected properties include Trump Central Park, Trump Chicago, Trump Las Vegas and Trump DC, with most of the hacks occurring between November 2016 a.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: TopJul 11th, 2017Related News

Faraday Future Aborts Nevada Factory Plans

Troubled electric car maker Faraday Future has halted its plans to build a factory in Las Vegas, due to a cash crunch, according to a report from local Nevada news sources. According to the report, Faraday Future has decided to "put a hold on" its fa.....»»

Source:  SocaltechCategory: TopJul 10th, 2017Related News