Month: April 2017

Goggles give Charlie new sight

Charlie, now eight, started losing his sight aged four, and has only been able to see close up until now. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Data center network monitoring best practices part 2: Network alerting, a deeper dive

Network monitoring without alerting is like having a clock without any hands. In the previous post, Eric discussed setting up a monitoring strategy, and in it we scraped the surface of network alerting. In this post we dive into alerting more deeply. Network alerting on relevant data Alerting comes in many forms. In the previous …

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NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens’ emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications that mention targets of surveillance. The change, which the NSA announced on Friday, stops a controversial tactic that critics said violated U.S. citizens’ privacy rights. The practice involved flagging communications where a foreign surveillance target was mentioned, even if …

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Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

A new malware program that targets macOS users is capable of spying on encrypted browser traffic to steal sensitive information. The new program, dubbed OSX/Dok by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies, was distributed via email phishing campaigns to users in Europe. One of the rogue emails was crafted to look as if it was …

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This overclocked EVGA GTX 1050 Ti costs less than reference models

Today’s deal is one for the budget PC builders: Right now, Amazon’s selling an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming graphics card for $116. That’s $34 off MSRP for this factory overclocked model, and one of the best prices we’ve seen. It’s also the most hassle-free price available—Newegg is also offering a discount on …

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Google’s Chrome will soon start warning you more about HTTP pages

A Google effort to push websites to implement encryption is expanding. Starting in October, the company will roll out new warnings to flag HTTP connections as insecure in its Chrome browser. For users, it means Chrome will display the words “not secure” in the browser’s address bar whenever they type any data into web pages …

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Google’s Chrome will soon start warning you more about HTTP pages

A Google effort to push websites to implement encryption is expanding. Starting in October, the company will roll out new warnings to flag HTTP connections as insecure in its Chrome browser. For users, it means Chrome will display the words “not secure” in the browser’s address bar whenever they type any data into web pages …

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Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm’s revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day. Apple has filed lawsuits against Qualcomm in countries like the U.S., U.K., China and Japan, accusing the chipmaker of using its dominant market position to overcharge licensing fees. The iPhone maker itself doesn’t pay licensing fees directly to Qualcomm. …

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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

As self-driving cars become more advanced with a greater number of onboard computers, sensors, cameras and WiFi, the amount of data is expected to balloon, providing automakers, insurers and others with rich information to harvest. A single autonomous car could generate as much as 100GB of data every second, said Barclays analyst Brian Johnson, in …

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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

As self-driving cars become more advanced with a greater number of onboard computers, sensors, cameras and WiFi, the amount of data is expected to balloon, providing automakers, insurers and others with rich information to harvest. A single autonomous car could generate as much as 100GB of data every second, said Barclays analyst Brian Johnson, in …

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Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation. SNMP is used for automated network device identification, monitoring and remote configuration. It is supported and enabled by default in many devices, including servers, printers, …

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Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation. SNMP is used for automated network device identification, monitoring and remote configuration. It is supported and enabled by default in many devices, including servers, printers, …

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NatWest and RBS banking app fails

Customers are complaining on social media that payments and money transfers have not gone through. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology