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CIA Co-Developed "Athena" Windows Malware With US Cyber Security Company, WikiLeaks Reveals

An anonymous reader writes: Today, WikiLeaks leaked documentation about a tool called Athena. According to leaked documents, which WikiLeaks previously claimed it received from hackers and CIA insiders, Athena is an implant -- a CIA technical term fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up to a year in prison

Ex-tech pleads guilty to smart meter network attack; changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and possi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News25 min. ago

Plaid puts out a “request for startups” in nine underserved fintech sectors

 Plaid wants to make it easier for financial services companies to serve consumers and businesses, but it sees significant holes in the fintech ecosystem. As a result, the company has issued a Y Combinator like “request for startups”.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News57 min. ago

Online music streaming service Pandora’s CEO and founder Tim Westergren plans to step down

The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora until a new chief executive is in place The post Online music streaming service Pandora’s CEO and founder Tim Westergren plans to step down appea.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News1 hr. 41 min. ago

Ringless voicemail spam won’t be exempt from anti-robocall rules

After heavy opposition, robocall company gives up attempt to avoid FCC rules. Enlarge / The FCC was asked to decide whether this ringless voicemail technology should be subject to anti-robocall rules. (credit: Stratics Networks) A petition to.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Ex-technician convicted of (possibly drunken) attack on smart water meter system

Sentenced to a year in prison for disabling networks, he changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Overwhelmed by Air Bag Issues

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News1 hr. 57 min. ago

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites from California Base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenb.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News1 hr. 57 min. ago

Startups, apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF today

 We are still searching for innovative startups that want to launch on our Disrupt SF stage and aren’t afraid to get a little competitive! The winning company takes home the legendary Disrupt Cup and an equity-free check for $50,000 —.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 57 min. ago

PitchBook moves to a microservices infrastructure – scaling the business through scalable tech

PitchBook is a data company. Its reason for being is to provide a platform that tracks a plethora of different aspects of both private and public markets. Want to know about what’s happening in venture capital, private equity or M&A? Chances are.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News1 hr. 57 min. ago

Nintendo Just Announced a Super Nintendo Classic Edition

And it comes with an unreleased Star Fox sequel The Super Nintendo Classic Edition exists, and you can buy one on September 29, Nintendo revealed Monday in a surprise (and bombshell) press release. The pint-sized version of the company’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Final Fantasy XV: Big Announcements to Come at Gamescom

Game director Hajime Tabata teases fans with the prospect of major reveals at the German expo. The team behind Final Fantasy XV has confirmed that it has big plans for the game, to be announced at this year's Gamescom. Gematsu reports that duri.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Nintendo"s Market Value Climbs Past Sony

The company's market value is now higher than Sony's entire electronics and entertainment divisions. Thanks to the success of Nintendo Switch and Pokemon Go, Nintendo's market value has climbed considerably, eclipsing Sony's entire electronics.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Windows 10 code leak raises serious security concerns

Source code spillage represents an embarrassing security incident for Microsoft. Parts of the source code for Windows 10 have been leaked online, and although the spillage isn’t as serious as first thought, the incident still represents.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

DoT to make tracking lost phones easier by formulating harsher rules for tampering of IMEI codes

The International Mobile Equipment Identity Number (IMEI) helps security agencies in tracking mobile phones as well as calls made from them. The post DoT to make tracking lost phones easier by formulating harsher rules for tampering of IMEI codes ap.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News2 hr. 8 min. ago

OnePlus 6: what we want to see

Here's everything we know about the OnePlus 6 and everything we want from it. The OnePlus 5 is a remarkably accomplished phone considering it comes from such a young company and at such a low price. It has a strong new design, a great new camer.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News2 hr. 9 min. ago

The Echo Show is a small step for Echo, a big leap for Amazon

 The Echo Show isn’t a great piece of hardware. It’s beefy and clunky, and kind of looks like something that fell off the back of a RadioShack truck in the late-80s. The display isn’t great (there’s a reason the company&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

Avis signs on to manage Waymo’s self-driving vehicle fleet in Phoenix

 Waymo has entered into an agreement with rental car company Avis that will see Avis manage its autonomous vehicle fleet in Phoenix. Phoenix is the site of Waymo’s first commercial self-driving car service, with the Alphabet-owned company.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Windows 10 source code leak isn’t quite as big as originally thought

Microsoft has assuaged concerns over a recent Windows 10 source code leak by highlighting that it comes from its Shared Source initiative and mostly contained files related to Wi-Fi and USB drivers. The post Windows 10 source code leak isn’t qu.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

WhatsApp is becoming an increasingly popular news source

According to new data from Digital News Report, WhatsApp is becoming an increasingly popular source of news, and in some parts of the world, has overtaken its parent company Facebook as the go-to purveyor of information.  The post WhatsApp is becom.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

Purism offers reassurance with expanded access to security-minded Librem laptops

After two years of manufacturing its Librem laptops to order, Purism has announced that increased demand has prompted changes to its production process that will allow it to hold inventory in reserve. The post Purism offers reassurance with expanded.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago