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Mophie Powerstation Plus and XXL portable batteries: One Lightning cable to rule them all

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 CES and MWC are over and it’s time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More Using a Mophie battery pack used to require that you always carried a microUSB cable in your pack, in addition to your Apple Lightning cable. Its new Powerstation… Read more →

New Hakai IoT botnet takes aim at D-Link, Huawei, and Realtek routers

special feature Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World The technology world has spent so much of the past two decades focused on innovation that security has often been an afterthought. Learn how and why it is finally changing. Read More After silently growing in the shadows for months, a new IoT botnet is now making its presence felt online,… Read more →

LifeProof Next for Samsung Note 9: Clear drop protection with little added bulk

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Windows utility used by malware in new information theft campaigns

Researchers have uncovered a new attack chain which exploits little-known Microsoft Windows utilities and innocuous software to fly under the radar in the quest to steal data. According to Symantec, the new malware campaign is a prime example of what the company calls “living off the land.” In other words, attackers are now turning to the resources already available on… Read more →

How Trulia tackled machine learning challenges to build an in-house AI platform

Artificial intelligence will soon enough be a ubiquitous part of our digital life, powering consumer and business technology alike. At the moment, however, enterprises are navigating through largely unchartered territory as they try to infuse their products with AI, coming across a series of challenges for which easy solutions don’t yet exist. Trulia, the residential real estate site, started the… Read more →

When IoT/home automation devices explode

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SonarSnoop attack can steal smartphone unlock patterns

Cheng et al Academics from universities in Sweden and the UK have come up with a new technique that turns a smartphone’s built-in speaker and microphone into a crude sonar system to steal phone unlock patterns from Android devices. The general idea behind this technique –named SonarSnoop– is to use sound waves to track a user’s finger position across a… Read more →

Meet ransomware which wears the face of former president Barack Obama

When ransomware first began to infest our home systems, cybercriminals would often use the threat of the FBI and law enforcement to frighten victims enough to pay up. It’s unusual, though, to see the face of a former head of a country as a brand of malware. Barack Obama’s Everlasting Blue Blackmail Virus Ransomware, as tweeted by MalwareHunterTeam, is perhaps… Read more →

Digital economy can push Asean GDP up $1T, if markets operate as one

Building out its digital economy can drive Asean’s GDP (Gross Development Product) up US$1 trillion by 2025, though, digital trade barriers and lack of seamless cross-border payments are key barriers. The region’s digital economy currently represented just 7 percent of its GDP, which was half of China’s and one-fifth of the US, according to a report by Bain & Company,… Read more →

Five Eyes governments get even tougher on encryption

“The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are committed to personal rights and privacy, and support the role of encryption in protecting those rights,” began a document agreed to last week. Sounds good. But wait. The government ministers who met on Australia’s Gold Coast last week went on to explain that the information… Read more →

​Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs

At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and Dirk Hohndel, VMware VP and chief open source officer, had a wide-ranging conversation about Linux security, open-source developer, and quantum computing. Torvalds would really like his work to get back to being boring. It hasn’t been lately because of Intel’s CPU Meltdown and Spectre… Read more →