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Hundreds of millions of cable modems are vulnerable to new Cable Haunt vulnerability

A team of four Danish security researchers has disclosed this week a security flaw that impacts cable modems that use Broadcom chips. The vulnerability, codenamed Cable Haunt, is believed to impact an estimated 200 million cable modems in Europe alone, the research team said today. Cable Haunt impacts Broadcom spectrum analyzers The vulnerability impacts a standard component of Broadcom chips… Read more →

RAVPower Portable SSD: The perfect drive for your PC, Mac, Android device, or iPad Pro

The tech accessories you must include in your travel bag Ed Bott shares his checklist of the gadgets you need to stay powered up, productive, and entertained on the road. Read more: Looking for a portable SSD that’s big enough to store all your files, and yet small enough to slip into a pocket, and that will work with… Read more →

Wayfair expands Google Cloud deal for hybrid cloud strategy

How Wayfair approaches natural language processing, machine learning and returns ZDNet’s Larry Dignan caught up with Dan Wulin, head of data science and machine learning at Wayfair to talk about how the company is using natural language processing for unstructured data and tracking returns on machine learning investment. Wayfair is ramping its hybrid cloud strategy with a bet on Google… Read more →

Nielsen Global Connect buys loyalty analytics platform Precima

Nielsen Global Connect — a division of the Nielsen media and ratings company that’s focused on retail and consumer packaged goods — announced that it has acquired consumer loyalty and retail analytics player Precima. The deal is meant to accelerate Nielsen Global Connect’s AI capabilities and strengthen existing products within its analytic suite. Based in Toronto, Precima — which is… Read more →

Male tech employees are having facelifts (because they’re over 35)

He’s over 35. Should we wonder if he’s had work? I’ve been sitting here wondering whether Elon Musk has had work. Please, it’s nothing personal. Well, not too personal. It did, though, lead me to muse whether Mark Zuckerberg would soon have work. You see, I’ve been bathing in my own tears after reading the stories of men in Silicon… Read more →

Doogee S95 Pro hands-on: A rugged phone with modular speaker and battery add-ons

I quite like the Doogee rugged range of phones. Feature-rich, the company continues to innovate with new form factors and style options. The Doogee S95 Pro rugged phone shows that there is always room for yet another value add in its range. The S95 Pro is rated at IP68 / IP69K. This means that it is shockproof and waterproof in… Read more →

Cybersecurity acquisitions run rampant this week: Who has bought what?

AT&T acquires cybersecurity company AlienVault Fresh off of its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T said Tuesday that it’s buying AlienVault, a cybersecurity and threat intelligence company. Read more: In what appears to be the week for cybersecurity acquisitions, companies, their inventions, and patent portfolios are changing hands worldwide.  We began the week with the news that Armis… Read more →

Google details its three-year fight against the Bread (Joker) malware operation

CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More Google said yesterday it successfully removed more than 1,700 apps submitted to the Play Store over the past three years that had been infected with various versions of the Bread malware, also known as Joker. Google described this malware operation as one… Read more →

Want to analyse your tweets? How to import Twitter JSON data exports into Excel

Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity Michael Coates, CEO and co-founder of Altitude Networks and the former CISO at Twitter, shares best practices for building strong security teams and for starting a career in cybersecurity. Read more: It used to be easy to analyze your Twitter data: you’d go to your settings and… Read more →