James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, told lawmakers Tuesday that governments across the globe are likely to employ the Internet of Things as a spy tool, which will add to global instability already being caused by infectious disease, hunger, climate change, and artificial intelligence.
The US government's tax collection agency has said attackers fooled its computers into generating more than 100,000 tax return Pin codes. The codes could have been used to seek payouts had the scam not been detected. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said no personal taxpayer data had been compromised or disclosed by its systems.
The alterations are fairly subtle: when you receive a message from, or are on the brink of sending a message to, someone using a service that doesn’t support encryption, you’ll see a broken lock in the top-right of the screen. Clicking on the icon will bring up a pop-up alert with an explanation and a warning to perhaps consider removing the offending recipient.
Under section 57.10 of the AWS service terms, it notes that Lumberyard is not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, "however, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is li
Hearthstone, a free-to-play card game based on World of Warcraft, has been indirectly targeted by malware authors. These attackers have created third-party programs that supposedly benefit Hearthstone players, but in reality can compromise their computers with malicious software.
Poseidon’s practice of being a ‘custom-tailored malware implants boutique’ kept security researchers from connecting different campaigns under the umbrella of a single threat actor. This approach entails crafting campaigns components on-demand and sometimes fabricating entirely unique malicious artifacts.
A series of three new satellites will provide faster internet speeds across the globe, delivering a more than twice the total combined network capacity of the 400 commercial communications satellites in space today.
Cloud accounting firm Xero has teamed up with Microsoft to provide an avenue for its customers to collect and collate its own big data across Xero's software and other integrated business applications, via Microsoft Power BI.