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Beware of hotel Wi-Fi — Russian hackers are stealing information from it

As per a new report from security firm FireEye, a Russian hacker group called APT28 or Fancy Bear has been targeting hotel Wi-Fi networks to spy on guests. The group has reportedly begun to use a leaked NSA hacking tool. The post Beware of hotel Wi-F.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsAug 12th, 2017

This app scans your dick pics, but for, you know, good reasons

It's hard out there for a sexter. Living life fast, easy, and one poorly lit pic at a time sure sounds like fun, but what happens when the hackers come a' knocking? Your unmentionables end up on the deep web, that's what.  Unless, if headline-gr.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 18 min. ago

Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseases

MyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one another, and enable faster gene discovery......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News3 hr. 9 min. ago

B-21 cost info to stay secret despite new Air Force leadership

The Air Force chief of staff reviews the B-21 program every few months to see whether new details can be released, but it will be “some time” before the service divulges more cost information, the........»»

Category: aviationSource:  defensenewsRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

What Is a Vehicle Trim Level?

If you’re a typical car buyer, you’ve probably spent a generous amount of time deciding what model you want to buy, and in your research, you’ve come come across information on “trims” for that vehicle—whatever that me.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

Google reportedly serves fake ads to fact-checking sites

It's not just Facebook that has a fake news advertising problem. Google also found evidence of Russian influence in the most recent US presidential election, and reportedly set up anti-Muslim ads (which it subsequently shut down). Now,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizures

The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is the NYPD's huge database where it stores ownership information on the millions in New Yorkers' property it takes charge of every year (including about $68m in cash and counting), through evidence c.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News4 hr. 18 min. ago

‘Bad things happen,’ Facebook’s response to Russian election interference

 Facebook has come under fire for its role in influencing the U.S. presidential election, particularly when it comes to “fake news” and Russian-sponsored ads.  When asked about this at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Facebo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 26 min. ago

Intranets Juggle Multiple Roles in Digital Workplace Strategies

Intranets long ago shed their reputation as a mere document repository. Instead, they now satisfy employees craving for a centralized communication tool that offers both an information portal and ways to collaborate with others at your company. Con.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

Twitter took 11 months after being notified by GOP to shut down a fake Twitter account with 136K+ followers run by a Russian troll farm, posing as Tennessee GOP (Kevin Collier/BuzzFeed)

Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed: Twitter took 11 months after being notified by GOP to shut down a fake Twitter account with 136K+ followers run by a Russian troll farm, posing as Tennessee GOP  —  The account was one of hundreds created b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

343 Details Next Round of Halo 5, Halo Wars 2 Updates

Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 are getting updates and additional functionality for all Xbox users, and upgrades for Xbox One X. 343 Industries has shared new information regarding updates coming soon to Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, and more. In a.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

"Small number" of Russian Facebook election ad accounts used Messenger

According to David Marcus, Facebook's VP of Messaging Products, a "small number" of the 470 Russia-linked accounts that attempted to influence last year's US elections also used Messenger. He said so in an interview at Wall Street.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News6 hr. 9 min. ago

AI, robotics, IoT, augmented and virtual reality to bolster ICT spending

According to IDC, spending on new technologies will accelerate over the next five years and boost spending on information and communications technology overall......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News6 hr. 18 min. ago

Engineer/hero/entrepreneur Limor "ladyada" Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why

Limor "ladyada" Fried (previously) is one of the great hardware hackers of her generation and is the co-founder of the pioneering open source hardware company Adafruit; she's also not allowed on Facebook anymore. (more…) Limor "ladyada" Frie.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News7 hr. 18 min. ago

Where are VR and AR headed? We’ll explore at the Engadget Experience.

We're diving head-first into the world of virtual and augmented reality next month at the inaugural Engadget Experience. The event, which takes place at LA's Ace Hotel on November 14th, will bring together pioneering minds in these.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

Watchdog warns of dangerous security vulnerabilities in children"s smartwatches

Safety concerns over children’s connected toys are nothing new. Wi-Fi enabled dolls such as My Friend Cayla and Barbie were found to be vulnerable to hackers, while smart Fisher-Price toys and HereO watches also featured dangerous security hole.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

New Car Technology Increases Risk of Cybersecurity Hacks

As vehicle technology becomes more and more advanced, the risk increases for hackers to take control of your vehicle and steal your personal information. Because more new vehicles are equipped with a host of technology and intelligence features that.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Somehow this dude allegedly stole $1.2 million dollars of fajitas

Stealing a million dollars worth of any food seems like a difficult task in itself. Yet somehow, an employee by the name of Gilberto Escamilla, who works for the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department in Texas, was alleged to have stolen $1.2 mil.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News21 hr. 18 min. ago

Russian Troll Factory Paid US Activists To Fund Protests During Election

bestweasel writes: The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling, but interestingly, this one comes from a respected Russian news source, the RBC. From the report: "Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 18 min. ago

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Microsoft never disclosed 2013 hack of secret vulnerability database

Database contained details required to carry out highly advanced software attacks. Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Red Agenda / Flickr) Hackers broke into Microsoft's secret, internal bug-tracking database and stole informatio.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017