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Blue Origin Rocket Sticks Landing - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this week made history when it landed intact in Texas. The unmanned crew capsule returned safely from a test flight that took it 330,000 feet into the air. The New Shepard could become the first reusable booster -- it's scheduled to return to space in a few months. It's now tucked into a storage facility at a launch site in West Texas.
UHD TV - What's the Damage? - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
TV manufacturers could have a very good holiday season. Sales of Ultra High Definition TV sets will exceed 330 million units by the end of 2019, according to Parks Associates. However, while the price of those sets has fallen sharply, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council contended that UHD models use 30 percent more energy than their HD predecessors.
Facebook Tests Tools to Make Breakups More Bearable - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Facebook last week announced it was testing tools that will let people manage their post-breakup life on its pages. "Today social media means that you are guaranteed to run into your ex, and he or she might very well be wrapped around a new partner," relationship expert Wendy Walsh said. "Research has shown that those who don't disconnect electronically have a harder time getting over a breakup."
Is This VR's Mainstream Moment? - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Samsung last week began fulfilling orders for its Oculus-power Gear VR headset, giving U.S. consumers their first taste of Oculus VR's brand of virtual reality. International preorders have opened as well. It won't be until early next year that Oculus VR begins shipping its full-featured Oculus Rift headset, but as a Gear VR collaborator, it has been touting Samsung's mobile-driven headset.
Fitbit Amps Up Tracking Features - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Fitbit on Monday announced the addition of PurePulse heart rate tracking and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition to its Charge HR and Surge devices. The PurePulse monitoring will be activated whenever the devices are used in Exercise Mode, providing users with continuous, automatic tracking of heart rate trends over time without the need for a chest strap.
Vinux Enhances Productivity for Visually Impaired Users - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Vinux 5.0 is a striking example of the flexibility and usability of the Linux OS. Vinux is a fully functional Linux distro that caters to blind and partially sighted users. It's based on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04.3 LTS and gives users support through 2019. The latest version was released earlier this month. It greatly improves on the usability features of other Linux distributions.
New Tech Targets Enterprise Ransomware - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
SentinelOne last week introduced an addition to its behavioral solution designed to address the problem of ransomware scrambling files on a computer. Ransomware has been a scourge not only for consumers, but for the enterprise, too. The malicious software can be particularly nettlesome for enterprises because they have to protect many endpoints -- phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and servers.
Escape From Silicon Valley - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
I started planning to escape the Valley a long time ago, due to very high taxes, a crumbling infrastructure, worsening crime, a massive increase in traffic, and a rather nasty water shortage problem. My wife and I originally planned to escape to Belize but found the unreliable infrastructure, lack of good medical care, and massive crime problem there were not conducive to our continued survival.
Gadget Ogling: A Dumb Watch Dock, a Smart VR Phone Case, and a Fantastic Fireball Thrower - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
No longer leaving it up to third-party companies to create charging docks for its Apple Watch, Apple has released its own official dock. It allows Watch owners to rest the smartwatch in nightstand mode -- a feature introduced in the latest version of the operating system that essentially turns the Watch into a bedside clock -- without tangling it up with the standard magnetic charger.
Microsoft HoloLens, Volvo to Pioneer Augmented Car Showroom Experience - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Microsoft HoloLens on Thursday announced a partnership with Volvo Cars to develop a new holographic technology that could change the way consumers experience auto showrooms. The tech would let potential buyers stay put in the physical world while experiencing an automobile in an entirely new way, suggested Scott Erickson, senior director of Microsoft HoloLens.
Dojo Stands Cybersecurity Guard for Smart Homes - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Dojo-Labs on Thursday introduced Dojo, a device that plugs into the router of a home network and acts as a watchdog to ensure that everything connected to the network is operating on its best behavior. The device brings some of the advanced technologies used to protect corporate networks to the home. It can prevent attacks and detect intrusions by observing how a device behaves on the network.
NASA Awards Space Robot R&D Projects to MIT, Northeastern - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
NASA on Tuesday announced it has awarded one R5 humanoid robot each to MIT and Northeastern University to conduct research on adapting them for use in space. The universities were selected from U.S. entries in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge held in June. Each team will receive up to $250,000 a year for two years. They also will get technical support from NASA.
Nvidia Updates Shield Tablet, Shaves $100 Off Price - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Nvidia this week revealed a refreshed Shield Tablet K1 and indicated that it isn't done updating the gaming slate. One of the biggest parts of the refresh is a cut of $100 off the price of the 16-GB tablet. The original Shield Tablet was available in a $299 16-GB version and a $399 32-GB variant. A new battery replaces the fire-prone cells that caused a recall of the original Shield Tablets.
FBI, Carnegie Mellon Deny $1M Contract to Crack Tor - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
The FBI has denied allegations that it paid Carnegie Mellon University security researchers $1 million to crack a network designed to protect the anonymity of its users. The Tor Project, which operates the network, last week accused the FBI of cutting the CMU deal. The attack on Tor occurred from January to July 2014. The attackers discovered a way to strip the anonymity of Tor users.
Huawei's Fast-Charging Batteries Could Solve Power Users' Problems - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Huawei Technologies last week unveiled lithium-ion batteries that recharge in minutes rather than hours. The batteries, developed by Huawei's Watt Lab, recharge 10 times faster than their competitors and can reach 50 percent capacity in two to five minutes, the company said. Huawei demonstrated two models at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan last week.
Docker, Yubico Team Up to Secure App Development - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Docker this week announced new security enhancements at DockerCon EU in Barcelona, Spain, including hardware signing of container images -- an industry first -- through a partnership with Yubico. Docker Content Trust offers hardware signing through support for Yubico's YubiKey. The YubiKey 4 lets Docker users digitally sign code during initial development and through subsequent updates.
Google+ Tries On New Social Media Identity - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Google has reintroduced its Google+ social network with major revisions to its look and feel, as part of a last ditch effort to make the struggling site a player in a much deeper and more crowded landscape. The site has undergone a major redesign that takes away some of the bloat that slowed down the navigation process, the company said. Its new focus is to serve as a virtual gathering place.
Microsoft Retools Minecraft to Teach Kids to Code - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Microsoft on Monday announced that its Mojang unit's Minecraft will star in Code.org's third annual Hour of Code event in December. A 2-D tutorial version of Minecraft will introduce players ages 6 and older to simple coding, encouraging them to mine and craft by using visual programming, Microsoft said. Players then can engage in a bundle of 14 challenges to reinforce what they've learned.
ISIS Mocks Anonymous' War Declaration - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
ISIS has rebuffed the declaration of cyberwar Anonymous issued. "The #Anonymous hackers threatened in new video release that they will carry out a major hack operation on the Islamic state (idiots)," reads a message posted in a Telegram channel believed to be affiliated with ISIS hackers. "What they gonna hack," it continues. "All what they can do is hacking Alansar twitter accounts, emails etc."
Uber Launches 'Going My Way' Feature - Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Uber this week announced a feature that lets drivers set their destinations twice a day for when they only want to pick up riders traveling their way. The feature is rolling out this week in the Bay Area, reportedly in the company's hometown of San Francisco first. "We are focused on rolling [this feature] out to additional markets," said Uber spokesperson Molly Spaeth.
IRS Releases First in a Series of Tax Security Tips - Posted on Friday November 27, 2015
Original release date: November 27, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the first in a series of tips intended to increase public awareness of how to protect personal and financial data online and at home. A new tip will be available each Monday through the start of the tax season in January, and will continue through the April tax deadline.
The first tip focuses on seven simple steps to secure your computer when conducting business online. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 1 for additional information.
US-CERT Alerts Users to Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns - Posted on Wednesday November 25, 2015
Original release date: November 25, 2015 | Last revised: November 27, 2015
US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed email messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites may request support for phony causes.
To avoid seasonal campaigns that could result in security breaches, identity theft, or financial loss, users are encouraged to take the following actions:
- Avoid following unsolicited links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
- Refer to our security Tips to learn more about Shopping Safely Online and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.
- Read the Federal Trade Commission's blog on Cyber Monday shopping.
- Visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page on Charity Scams.
If you believe you are a victim of a holiday phishing scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:
- File a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
- Report the attack to the police and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
- Contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplainable charges to your account.
- Immediately change any passwords you might have revealed and do not use that password in the future. Avoid reusing passwords on multiple sites.
Dell Computers Contain CA Root Certificate Vulnerability - Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015
Original release date: November 24, 2015 | Last revised: November 27, 2015
Dell personal computers using the preinstalled certificate authority (CA) root certificate (eDellRoot) contain a critical vulnerability. Exploitation of the vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to read encrypted web browser traffic (HTTPS), impersonate (spoof) any website, or perform other attacks on the affected system.
The eDellRoot certificate originated from an update to the Dell Foundation Services (DFS) application on August 18, 2015. As of November 23, that update is no longer being provided. The certificate was also preinstalled on some systems November 20–23, 2015. Dell is pushing a DFS software update to remove the vulnerable certificate from affected systems.
VMware Releases Security Updates - Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015
Original release date: November 19, 2015
VMware has released security updates to address a vulnerability in vCenter, vCloud Director, and Horizon View. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0008 and apply the necessary updates.
IC3 Warns of Cyber Attacks Focused on Law Enforcement and Public Officials - Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015
Original release date: November 18, 2015
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks. In addition to doxing (the act of gathering and publishing individuals' personal information without permission), threat actors have been observed compromising the email accounts of officers and officials. These target groups should protect their online presence and exposure.
Adobe Releases Security Updates for ColdFusion, LiveCycle Data Services, and Adobe Premiere Clip - Posted on Tuesday November 17, 2015
Original release date: November 17, 2015
Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in ColdFusion, LiveCycle Data Services, and Adobe Premiere Clip. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Apache Commons Collections Java Library Vulnerability - Posted on Friday November 13, 2015
Original release date: November 13, 2015
US-CERT is aware of a deserialization vulnerability in the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) Java library. Java applications that either directly use ACC, or contain ACC in their classpath, may be vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#576313 for more information and apply the necessary mitigations.
Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome and Chrome OS - Posted on Wednesday November 11, 2015
Original release date: November 11, 2015
Google has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Chrome and Chrome OS. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Updates available include:
- Chrome 46.0.2490.86 for Windows, Mac and Linux
- Chrome 46.0.2490.82 for all OS devices
Microsoft Releases November 2015 Security Bulletin - Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2015
Original release date: November 10, 2015
Microsoft has released 12 updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-112 through MS15-123 and apply the necessary updates.
Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player - Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2015
Original release date: November 10, 2015
Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-28 and apply the necessary updates.