Kevin Fogarty | February 25, 2014
A lab-created proof-of-concept virus proves it’s possible for malware to attack whole networks rather than one PC at a time.
In a keynote of a conference nearly sunk by controversy over RSA’s involvement with the NSA, RSA chief Art Coviello offered little to opponents.
Kevin Fogarty | February 24, 2014
Microsoft’s EMET zero-day exploit prevention app stops many attacks, but is easily bypassed by attackers able to adapt to its protections.
The new SGP Technologies Blackphone is designed to be easy to use, without storing precious metadata.
Kevin Fogarty | February 21, 2014
New study shows taking a walk without leaving your desk could make you 10 percent more productive and a lot more healthy.
Free calls over WiFi networks would be great if the restrictions were less onerous; an LTE-4G gateway could cut costs.
Kevin Fogarty | February 20, 2014
So many mobile apps show so many security flaws (an average of 13 each) that it’s much quicker to count the few that are secured.
For the first time in the U.S., consumers can buy cryptcurrency in the real world, under the same rules required for any other ATM.
Kevin Fogarty | February 19, 2014
Google invites nine cities to compete for the next open slot on its Gigabit Ethernet service list.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will take court’s invitation to re-create Open Internet regulations, a plan that already faces opposition from Republican FCC commissioners.
Kevin Fogarty | February 18, 2014
Security firms conclude there are so many vulnerabilities in home routers, the hardware is almost impossible to secure.
Even properly implemented, the HNAP remote-access management protocol is hardly better than having no login security at all, experts warn.
Kevin Fogarty | February 17, 2014
A leaked NSA memo claims Edward Snowden obtained extraordinary access to secrets by borrowing a colleague’s login to the super-secret NSANet intranet.
No credit-card data was stolen, but hackers managed to siphon names, emails, and other user information; Kickstarter CEO recommends users change passwords.
Kevin Fogarty | February 14, 2014
U.S. keeps increasing R&D, IT-driven growth as the world races to catch up, but a quarter of Americans still don’t know the Earth revolves around the Sun.
New study shows one specific section of the insular cortex that seems to be the key to the brain’s ability to make decisions about love.
A zero-day flaw in IE 10 is being used by attackers via a compromised VFW site; Apple won’t talk security with developer who found ‘monster’ iPhone flaw.
Kevin Fogarty | February 13, 2014
Police busted Utopia a day before word leaked out that hackers stole the whole $2.5 million worth of Bitcoin.
Rand Paul suit charging White House violated Fourth Amendment joins water cutoffs, protests and legal analyses in varied effort to curb NSA spying.
Kevin Fogarty | February 12, 2014
Google and VMware are aiming to make DaaS simpler and PC costs lower.
Anti-eavesdropping activists have identified the NSA datacenter’s water supply as its Achilles Heel, and are urging lawmakers to attack it.
Kevin Fogarty | February 11, 2014
A new app, ‘I Am Alive,’ Tweets news that the user survived a bombing; the author thought it was simply satire until 4,000 people started using it.
High-end robotics DIY’er Jose Julio built a very competitive robotic air hockey game for his daughter, partially by cannibalizing parts of a 3D printer (which he also built).
Kevin Fogarty | February 10, 2014
A demo model combines packet and circuit switching on a 256-core chip to let each core run at different power, making one chip run more like a cluster.
President Obama’s decision to store secret metadata somewhere other than the NSA has left the agency wondering where to put it… and who to trust.
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