Rietspoof malware spreads via Facebook Messenger and Skype spam

Avast security researchers have discovered a new malware strain named Rietspoof that’s currently being spread to victims via instant messaging clients such as Facebook Messenger and Skype. In a report published over the weekend, researchers described this new threat as a “multi-stage malware,” that was first spotted in August 2018, but which was largely ignored until a noticeable uptick in… Read more →

Windows 7 users: You need SHA-2 support or no Windows updates after July 2019

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users need to have SHA-2 code-signing installed by July 16, 2019, in order to continue to get Windows updates after that date. Microsoft issued that warning on February 15 via a Support article. Windows operating system updates are dual-signed using both the SHA-1 and SHA-2 hash algorithms to prove authenticity. Bug… Read more →

IBM to launch AI research center in Brazil

IBM is set to launch a research center in the Brazilian city of São Paulo focused on development of solutions around artificial intelligence. The AI center will be the first Latin American institution of IBM’s AI Horizons Network. It will be jointly run by the company and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to pursue “a disruptive research program”, with… Read more →

Tor traffic from individual Android apps detected with 97 percent accuracy

Image: ZDNet, Tor Project Italian academics say they’ve developed an algorithm that can detect the patterns of Android app activity inside Tor traffic with an accuracy of 97 percent. The algorithm isn’t a deanonymization script, as it can’t reveal a user’s real IP address or other identifying details. However, it will reveal if a Tor user is using an Android… Read more →

Who is really in the driver’s seat? Unknown digital threats to your car’s security

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Microsoft is going all-in on ‘Inner Source’

Microsoft is no stranger to open source these days, with the company open-sourcing more and more of its technologies and buying open-source companies. However, one of its next big open-source moves might still surprise some people. Microsoft is moving to adopt formally open-source development methodologies inside the company by going “Inner Source.” Inner Source/InnerSource isn’t a Microsoft-coined term; it’s been… Read more →

Women in tech: Two prominent female CISOs speak out (CxOTalk interview)

The Chief Information Security Officer role has become increasingly important in recent years. But, what are the opportunities for women in this male-dominated field? MUST READ IT security and governance Adversarial AI: Cybersecurity battles are coming AI impact: Rethinking education and job training Defense contractor: IT must embrace radical transparency and culture change As part of the CxOTalk series of… Read more →

Supermicro making a push into high-end gaming motherboards

Think that the consumer PC hardware market is too crowded for a new player? Think again. Supermicro, a company normally associated with servers and storage, is entering the consumer motherboard space with high-end gaming and desktop PC boards. Must read: Apple products you shouldn’t buy (February 2019 edition) Supermicro already manufactures some excellent consumer-grade motherboards, but it seems the company… Read more →

Best Presidents’ Day 2019 sales: Tech deals on laptops, tablets, and more

It seems like most retailers and vendors don’t need much of an excuse to hold a huge sale. From Green Monday to Valentine’s Day, there are so many occasions now where you can find great business deals. And Presidents’ Day is no different. All your favorite sites are planning weekend-long sales this year, so you can save on everything you… Read more →

Juice Pack Access case for iPhone XS: More capacity than Apple, but step back for Mophie

Since I travel about once a month on an airplane, I have purchased some Mophie battery cases over the years. Mophie’s recent Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was just about perfect. Unfortunately, it threw out a few of those great ideas and launched a flawed case for the newest iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. top picks… Read more →

Google Earth accidentally reveals secret military sites

An update to the Google Earth online platform has accidentally led to the exposure of secretive Taiwanese military locations. As reported by the South China Morning Post, some of Taiwan’s most sensitive military sites have been revealed publicly through the update, which included new three-dimensional renditions of Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Taichung. At the time of writing, a military… Read more →