Microsoft neuters Office 365 account attacks that used clever ruse
Businesses in 62 countries targeted in financial fraud scam.
08-07-2020 21:59

City builds open-access broadband network with Google Fiber as its first ISP
W. Des Moines to build fiber conduits city-wide, let multiple ISPs offer service.
07-07-2020 15:54

Petnet charges new $30 annual fee for a service that still doesn’t work
The company promised to continue service for those who paid up. So far, it hasn't.
07-07-2020 14:39

The rise and fall of Adobe Flash
Before Flash Player sunsets this December, we talk its legacy with those who built it.
07-07-2020 11:30

Uber plans to gobble up delivery rival Postmates in $2.6 billion deal
Analysts have been expecting the delivery apps to consolidate; now they are.
06-07-2020 16:15

New Mac ransomware is even more sinister than it appears
ThiefQuest or EvilQuest can grab passwords and credit card numbers.
05-07-2020 15:30

The remote British village that built one of the UK’s fastest Internet networks
The serene, postcard-perfect village of Clapham is becoming known for more than its views.
04-07-2020 14:00

The 416 quadrillion reasons why Japan’s supercomputer is number 1
Fugaku's compute power will be focus on parsing earthquakes, weather patterns, and coughs.
04-07-2020 12:00

House OKs $100B broadband plan with $50 monthly discounts for poor people
House broadband plan is not guaranteed to pass in Republican-controlled Senate.
02-07-2020 17:33

Dish buys Boost prepaid biz from T-Mobile, finally enters wireless market
Dish buys former Sprint prepaid business amid plans to build its own 5G network.
01-07-2020 21:16

Unscheduled fixes released for critical flaw in optional Windows codec
Company uses Microsoft Store to fix remote code-execution bugs in codecs library.
01-07-2020 19:46

Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant
"Election" can trigger Alexa; "Montana" can trigger Cortana.
01-07-2020 13:47

YouTube TV jumps 30% in price effective immediately
YouTube's price hike hits new and existing members; AT&T joins in the fun.
30-06-2020 20:47

Foreign adversaries likely to try exploiting critical networking bug, US says
The window of opportunity to fix critical security bug is rapidly closing.
30-06-2020 20:16

Foreign adversaries likely try exploiting critical networking bug, US says
The window of opportunity to fix critical security bug is rapidly closing.
30-06-2020 20:16

Foreign adversaries likely to exploit critical networking bug, US says
The window of opportunity to fix critical security bug is rapidly closing.
30-06-2020 20:16

Comcast’s data cap and overage fees return tomorrow after 3-month break
ISPs can also re-impose late fees and disconnect customers as FCC pledge expires.
30-06-2020 19:31

COVID-19 spread 4X faster in one Amazon warehouse than local area
US employees get a “thank you” bonus; German warehouse workers are on strike.
30-06-2020 17:04

Search engine startup asks users to be the customer, not the product
Rival privacy-focused search engine Startpage is not impressed.
29-06-2020 11:49

An embattled group of leakers picks up the WikiLeaks mantle
DDoSecrets was banned from Twitter after releasing hacked law enforcement files.
28-06-2020 12:00

Microsoft’s “new approach” to retail stores: Closing them forever
Microsoft designed its retail stores to be cool like Apple's. It didn't work.
26-06-2020 17:54

Verizon joins growing Facebook advertiser boycott [Updated]
Civil rights groups go after company’s bottom line.
26-06-2020 13:47

Chinese bank requires foreign firm to install app with covert backdoor
A multinational tech company gets schooled in the risks of doing business in China.
26-06-2020 12:00

Two record DDoSes disclosed this week underscore their growing menace
More bots + better DDoS traps = ever-growing amounts of junk traffic.
25-06-2020 17:32

Comcast, Mozilla strike privacy deal to encrypt DNS lookups in Firefox
Comcast/Mozilla deal follows dispute over ISP snooping and DNS encryption.
25-06-2020 13:00

Western Digital adds “Red Plus” branding for non-SMR hard drives
Update: Western Digital responds to our pricing questions—sort of.
24-06-2020 22:08

T-Mobile already trying to get out of merger conditions on 5G and hiring
T-Mobile seeks 2026 deadline for 5G in Calif. and an end to 1,000-job condition.
24-06-2020 17:02

Western Digital adds “Red Plus” branding for non-SMR hard drives
From a branding perspective, it beats calling the SMR drives “Red Minus.”
24-06-2020 11:34

Twitter terminates DDoSecrets, falsely claims it may infect visitors
Permanent suspension comes for violations of rules against tweeting hacked materials.
24-06-2020 01:28

Microsoft is adding Linux, Android, and firmware protections to Windows
Unfortunately, all 3 additions are currently available only to big organizations.
23-06-2020 20:26

If T-Mobile’s giant outage affected you, now’s your chance to tell the FCC
FCC asks public to describe experiences during last week’s 13-hour outage.
23-06-2020 18:45

Crooks abuse Google Analytics to conceal theft of payment card data
Ecommerce site's "blind trust" makes the service a perfect place to dump data.
22-06-2020 20:36

North Face, Patagonia, REI join Facebook advertiser boycott
Civil rights groups go after company’s bottom line.
22-06-2020 19:20

Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing
Today's product announcements carefully accentuate Intel's current strengths.
18-06-2020 22:15

Chrome extensions with 33 million downloads slurped sensitive user data
Spying campaign tied to 15,000 malicious or suspicious domains uploaded data.
18-06-2020 21:57

To evade detection, hackers are requiring targets to complete CAPTCHAs
Requiring human interaction thwarts automated analysis used by good guys.
18-06-2020 12:01

Amid pressure, Zoom will end-to-end encrypt all calls, free or paid
Bowing to critics, Zoom will offer E2EE if non-paying customers register an account.
17-06-2020 18:14

AT&T’s “headcount rationalization”—i.e. job cuts—hits thousands more workers
AT&T network operations take big hit—thousands of contract workers lose jobs too.
17-06-2020 17:24

AT&T’s “headcount rationalization”—i.e. job cuts—hit thousands more workers
AT&T network operations take big hit—thousands of contract workers lose jobs too.
17-06-2020 17:24

Lawsuit vs. Western Digital wants to end any use of SMR in NAS drives
The hits keep coming against Western Digital's much-loathed SMR Red disks.
17-06-2020 10:30

Multiple “CIA failures” led to theft of agency’s top-secret hacking tools
Vault 7, the worst data theft in CIA history, could have been avoided, report finds.
16-06-2020 21:06

T-Mobile’s outage yesterday was so big that even Ajit Pai is mad
But Pai's FCC has a history of letting carriers off easy.
16-06-2020 17:19

Intel will soon bake anti-malware defenses directly into its CPUs
Control-Flow Enforcement Technology will debut in Tiger Lake microarchitecture.
15-06-2020 13:00

Deepfakes aren’t very good—nor are the tools to detect them
Winning algorithm from a Facebook-led challenge missed one-third of altered videos.
14-06-2020 10:50

Spies can eavesdrop by watching a light bulb’s variations
Technique allows for real-time listening in on a room hundreds of feet away.
13-06-2020 11:07

Knoxville shuts down parts of its network after being hit by ransomware
Knoxville is the 51st city or state entity hit by the ransomware scourge this year.
12-06-2020 01:35

OpenZFS removed offensive terminology from its code
The terminology removed was inaccurate, as well as inappropriate.
12-06-2020 01:18

Machine-learning clusters in Azure hijacked to mine cryptocurrency
Microsoft shuts down hacking spree that preyed on misconfigured machines.
11-06-2020 21:20

FCC has “serious doubts” that SpaceX can deliver latencies under 100ms
SpaceX can apply in low-latency tier, but FCC says it faces “substantial challenge.”
11-06-2020 17:55

UPnP flaw exposes millions of network devices to attacks over the Internet
Unsafe for more than a decade, universal plug and play strikes again.
11-06-2020 10:30

3M sues price-gougers who used Amazon to sell masks at 1,800% markup
3M is as tired of those shady pop-up resellers as defrauded customers are.
10-06-2020 19:50

Ajit Pai caves to SpaceX but is still skeptical of Musk’s latency claims
SpaceX wins FCC funding battle but must prove it can deliver low latencies.
10-06-2020 17:05

Honda halts production at some plants after being hit by a cyberattack
Security researchers suspect outage is the result of a ransomware infection.
10-06-2020 01:11

FCC failed to monitor Chinese telecoms for almost 20 years: Senate report
Senate report blasts FCC and other agencies for two decades of inaction.
09-06-2020 21:22

Plundering of crypto keys from ultrasecure SGX sends Intel scrambling again
Intel's speculative execution flaws go deeper and are harder to fix than we thought.
09-06-2020 18:19

1 billion robocalls net $225M FCC fine that will likely never be collected
Insurance scam faked Caller ID and targeted numbers on Do Not Call List, FCC says.
09-06-2020 18:00

Hackers for hire targeted hundreds of institutions, says report
28k webpages set up to steal passwords from elected officials, lawyers, and journalists.
09-06-2020 15:57

Spearphishers from “Dark Basin” go after lawyers, journalists, and more
28k webpages set up to steal passwords from elected officials, lawyers, and journalists.
09-06-2020 15:57

IBM asks Congress for police reform, leaves facial recognition business
IBM wants Congress to act “in pursuit of justice and racial equity,” CEO wrote.
09-06-2020 15:29

Cox slows Internet speeds in entire neighborhoods to punish any heavy users
Cox warns customers to lower usage, imposes 10Mbps upload limit on "gigabit" plan.
08-06-2020 20:55

This bot hunts software bugs for the Pentagon
Champion of a 2016 DARPA contest at DEFCON, now Mayhem gets used by the military.
07-06-2020 11:30

Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online
Once elusive, remote code execution is looking increasingly likely.
06-06-2020 14:42

Iran- and China-backed phishers try to hook the Trump and Biden campaigns
It's starting to feel a lot like 2016.
05-06-2020 01:29

Small ISP cancels data caps permanently after reviewing pandemic usage
Antietam Broadband cancels cap—Comcast, AT&T only waived caps through June 30.
04-06-2020 18:10

Zoom defenders cite legit reasons to not end-to-end encrypt free calls
Critics say everyone deserves it. Others say safety should be factored in, too.
04-06-2020 16:23

“Culture of workplace fear” leads to COVID-19 spread at Amazon, suit says
The suit seeks a ruling forcing Amazon to do better instead of financial damages.
04-06-2020 15:37

Employees, civil rights groups blast Facebook inaction on Trump statements
The platform's tiny and occasional blocks do not stem the greater tide it permits.
03-06-2020 21:26

Frontier users must pay “rental” fee for equipment they own until December
FCC issues 6-month delay on law banning rental fees for equipment customers own.
03-06-2020 19:05

TrueNAS isn’t abandoning BSD—but it is adopting Linux
The company's in-development TrueNAS Scale project is based on Debian 11.
03-06-2020 18:15

Ransomware gang is auctioning off victims’ confidential data
New high-pressure tactic is designed to increase the chance of a hefty payout.
02-06-2020 21:18

Google fixes Android flaws that allow code execution with high system rights
Flaws in the Android system component are among the most severe.
02-06-2020 18:35

AT&T exempts HBO Max from data caps but still limits your Netflix use
AT&T-owned HBO Max gets special treatment on AT&T network.
02-06-2020 18:26

Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers full access to user accounts
Report of serious vulnerability lands developer $100,000 bounty.
02-06-2020 00:57

Nest users now covered by Google’s ultra-secure Advanced Protection Program
APP is the most effective way to prevent hijackings. So what are you waiting for?
01-06-2020 20:11

Walmart employees are out to show its anti-shoplifting AI doesn’t work
The retailer denies there is any widespread issue with the software.
31-05-2020 10:45

An advanced and unconventional hack is targeting industrial firms
Steganography? Check? Living off the land? Yep. Triple-encoded payloads? Uh-huh.
30-05-2020 16:19

Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel
WD clearly underestimated the consumer outrage they'd face over SMR disks.
29-05-2020 21:40

Border Patrol flies anti-terrorism drone over Minneapolis protestors
A Predator B drone from near-by Airforce bases makes six passes over protestors.
29-05-2020 19:42

Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software
Cisco is one of many to get bitten by vulnerabilities in open source Salt manager.
29-05-2020 00:30

Russian hackers are exploiting bug that gives control of US servers
Sandworm group uses emails to send root commands to buggy Exim servers.
28-05-2020 20:38

Dangerous SHA-1 crypto function will die in SSH linking millions of computers
Lagging far behind others, SSH developers finally deprecate aging hash function.
28-05-2020 12:15

Bankrupt OneWeb seeks license for 48,000 satellites, even more than SpaceX
OneWeb asks FCC for expanded license as it prepares to exit bankruptcy.
27-05-2020 18:51

GE switches off light bulb business after almost 130 years
GE started with lighting, but today it’s more of an “industry and debt” firm.
27-05-2020 15:04

Choosing 2FA authenticator apps can be hard. Ars did it so you don’t have to
Losing your 2FA codes can be bad. Having backups stolen can be worse. What to do?
27-05-2020 11:15

Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone
Tool released over the weekend makes it a snap to remove restrictions built into iOS.
27-05-2020 00:00

SpaceX and US Army sign deal to test Starlink broadband for military use
Army will test Starlink performance before deciding whether to be a customer.
26-05-2020 19:33

New Android vulnerability Strandhogg 2.0 exploits user trust
SuperHappyFunGame, once installed, could steal the focus from unrelated apps.
26-05-2020 18:26

The Nigerian fraudsters ripping off the unemployment system
"Scattered Canary" group is scamming vital benefits programs amid the pandemic.
25-05-2020 10:54

Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves
In some ways, the Navy's latest computers fall short of the power of 1930s tech.
24-05-2020 11:46

Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?
A cable lobby lawyer reveals the industry’s darkest fears.
23-05-2020 12:45

IBM laying off thousands, seeking “flexibility” during COVID-19 crisis
If other companies close their doors, whom does an enterprise supplier supply?
22-05-2020 19:27

AT&T still refuses to kill misleading 5GE network icon for 4G service
AT&T drops ads after losing appeal but keeps using “5GE” network indicator.
21-05-2020 15:48

Crypto hedge funds struggle to recover from “bloodbath”
Volatility in cryptocurrency prices causes big losses for highly-leveraged funds.
21-05-2020 14:38

Hackers infect multiple game developers with advanced malware
Never-before-seen PipeMon hit one developer's build system, another's game servers.
21-05-2020 09:30

Ajit Pai doubts Elon Musk’s SpaceX broadband-latency claims
FCC to rule Starlink is high-latency, making it harder to get broadband funding.
20-05-2020 18:48

iPhone crypto hid al-Qaida link to naval base shooting, AG fumes
Investigators say they spent 4 months and huge sums to decrypt suspected iPhones.
18-05-2020 19:59

Cell-tower attacks by idiots who claim 5G spreads COVID-19 reportedly hit US
US warns carriers to boost security, citing reports of attacks in several states.
18-05-2020 17:35

ZFS versus RAID: Eight Ironwolf disks, two filesystems, one winner
We exhaustively tested ZFS and RAID performance on our Storage Hot Rod server.
18-05-2020 11:30

All your reaction GIFs now belong to Facebook, as it buys Giphy for $400M
Facebook's onward march to bring all of the Internet in house continues apace.
15-05-2020 21:05

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now
Fed up with cryptojacking ads? Google developers have you covered.
14-05-2020 19:37

source : arstechnica