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From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 18, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

AT&T hits online TV customers with second big price increase this year

Two price hikes in seven months raise some bills 50%.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 18, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

"Solid state storage" replaces IBM Series/1's floppy drive.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious attacks over Wi-Fi

Buffer overflow can be triggered in Realtek Wi-Fi cards, no user interaction needed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 17, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Yahoo is deleting all content ever posted to Yahoo Groups

You have until December 14 to download files before they're permanently removed.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 17, 2019, 5 p.m.

Chrome rolls out new protections preventing password and data theft

Site isolation debuts in Android Chrome while desktop versions extend it to new fronts.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 16, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Merger gets final US approval, but states are still suing to block the deal.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 16, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

SpaceX might launch another 30,000 broadband satellites, for 42,000 total

SpaceX makes preliminary filing with ITU as it considers big Starlink expansion.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 16, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

US claims cyber strike on Iran after attack on Saudi oil facility

Iranian official laughs off alleged cybering: "They must have dreamt it"

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move?

"We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 15, 2019, 9 p.m.

Army aims to test extreme-long-range “strategic cannon”

US aims for test of artillery prototype with range of over 1,000 miles by 2023.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 15, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

FCC failure to preempt keeps Washington State net neutrality law on the books.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 15, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar

Thriving underground market imitated site, likeness of KrebsOnSecurity writer Brian Krebs.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 15, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Researchers find bug in Python script may have affected hundreds of studies

"Willoughby-Hoye" scripts used OS call that caused incorrect measurements on Linux, Mojave

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 14, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

AT&T charged customers for a corporate tax that it doesn’t have to pay

Portland tax exempts utilities like AT&T—but carrier added it to customer bills.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 14, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Sikorsky makes its bid for Army’s next scout copter

Derived from Raider demonstrator, new design looks "low-observable."

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 13, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200

Proof-of-concept shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 12, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps

"Pegasus," developed by Israel-based NSO Group, stalks 2 Moroccan, researchers say.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 11, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes

AT&T tacks on fee after locking customer into contract, raises it from 3% to 7%.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 11, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game

Finnish broadcaster Yle's game uses real samples to show how disinformation is spread.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 11, 2019, 12:40 a.m.

Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware

Apple patches actively exploited flaw that let ransomware crooks evade AV protection.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 10, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Disinformation campaigns: Not just for state actors anymore

With a fake company and $6,050, Recorded Future tracks troll factory tactics.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 10, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Iran shows off new killer wheeled robots designed to take on tanks, infantry

Heidar 1 project's uncrewed ground vehicles shoot guns, roll under tanks, blow up.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 10, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Adobe backtracks, will refund customers after canceling their accounts

Adobe still deactivating Venezuelan accounts but will give money back to users.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 10, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

A detailed look at Ubuntu’s new experimental ZFS installer

Let's take a sneak ZFS peek under the hood of Ubuntu Eoan Ermine's latest build.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 10, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Forum cracks the vintage passwords of Ken Thompson and other Unix pioneers

Security in the early days of Unix was poor. Then, there were the passwords.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

AT&T, facing $158 billion debt, to sell Puerto Rico network for $2 billion

Liberty to buy AT&T wireless and fiber networks in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 9, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Comcast incorrectly charged 2,000 customers for exceeding data cap

Comcast issues refunds after software bug caused inaccurate data meter readings.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 9, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

FBI misused surveillance data, spied on its own, FISA ruling finds

Contractor looked up relatives; data was used to vet agents, sources in US.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 9, 2019, 1:30 a.m.

Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap

Twitter 2FA is every bit as bad as critics said it was. Site signals a change is coming.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 8, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Shark-like “Invictus” is Bell’s bid for Army’s future attack-recon aircraft

Single-rotor light helicopter design aims to take on scout role now held by Apaches.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 7, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

FBI warns of major ransomware attacks as criminals go “big-game hunting”

Threat data firms see spike in sophisticated criminal ransomware operations.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 7, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Hospitals that are turning away patients reportedly pay ransomware attackers

Officials have obtained the decryption key and are working to rebuild their networks.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 4, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

The broken record: Why Barr’s call against end-to-end encryption is nuts

Barr, DHS Secretary, UK, and Australia say end-to-end encryption will help child abusers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 4, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Microsoft says Iranian hackers tried to hack a US presidential campaign

Over a recent 30-day stretch, Iran-sponsored hackers attacked 241 accounts in all.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 4, 2019, 6:04 a.m.

Attackers exploit 0day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones

Vulnerable phones include 4 Pixel models, devices from Samsung, Motorola, and others.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 4, 2019, 3:10 a.m.

US wants Facebook to backdoor WhatsApp and halt encryption plans

Here we go again. DOJ renews its "going dark" warning amid Facebook privacy shift.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 3, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Egypt used Google Play in spy campaign targeting its own citizens, researchers say

Google removes app that logged detailed information about users' calls.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 3, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Average cable bill includes $50 in hidden fees and taxes

Analysis of cable bills finds loads of fees not mentioned in advertised price.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV

SandCat revealed because Uzbek intelligence agency is bad at OPSEC.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 3, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Augmented Reality is making industrial work more productive

Fieldbit's augmented reality support app is like an interactive Haynes manual.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 2, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Google adds password “checkup” into Web account password manager

Breached, reused, and weak passwords all flagged in Google account settings.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 series desktop CPUs will offer full RAM encryption

Ryzen Pro brings Epyc's Secure Memory Encryption to the desktop, more or less.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 2, 2019, 11 a.m.

Portugal’s navy reveals “tech guerrilla” unit creating tech toys that kill

Unit uses "asymmetrical thinking" to turn off-the-shelf tech into instruments of mayhem.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 1, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Former Yahoo engineer admits using his access to steal users’ sexual images

The 34-year-old man targeted accounts of younger women, including friends and colleagues.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 1, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients

"A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems," hospital officials warn.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Oct. 1, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Most mobile browsers display the Web, that’s it—Vivaldi Mobile can change that

Vivaldi's power-user browser used to be desktop only. Not anymore.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 30, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Webkit zero-day exploit besieges Mac and iOS users with malvertising redirects

Flaw rendered ad-sandboxing protections "entirely useless," researchers say.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 30, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Councilman “mind-boggled” by Baltimore City IT department ineptitude

City IT lost data for audit because it was all kept on staff workstations.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 30, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

German police seize “bulletproof” hosting data center in former NATO  bunker

Data center in former military complex hosted drug, child porn sites.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 28, 2019, noon

Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changer

Unpatchable vulnerability is a game-changer that even Apple will be unable to stop.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Feds say Boeing 737 needs to be better designed for humans

NTSB review suggests pilots may have been overwhelmed by multiple alerts and warnings.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 27, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Nonprofit fights TV networks in court to keep free TV service alive

Locast says ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC limit reach of broadcasts to boost profits.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 27, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Unpatchable bug in millions of iOS devices exploited, developer claims

"Checkm8" exploit works on devices from iPhone 4s to iPhone X, developer claims.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 27, 2019, 12:45 a.m.

DoorDash hack spills loads of data for 4.9 million people

Intruders got access in May. DoorDash only found out earlier this month.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 26, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Vimeo collected detailed facial scans without consent, lawsuit alleges

Service Vimeo acquired in April allegedly collects facial data in violation of Illinois law.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 26, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

AT&T vows to keep DirecTV despite losing millions of subscribers

AT&T tries to quiet concerns about DirecTV after talks about divestiture.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 26, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

Google Play apps laden with ad malware were downloaded by millions of users

Remote configuration files allowed malware to slide past Google security checks.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 26, 2019, 2:15 a.m.

No, it wasn’t a virus; it was Chrome that stopped Macs from booting

Google pulls Chrome update that kept some Macs from booting.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 25, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Public exploit code spawns mass attacks against high-severity vBulletin bug

Devs push a fix for the flaw, but hackers are still hitting unpatched sites.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 25, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Fake veteran hiring site downloads spyware instead of jobs

Lookalike domain to legitimate site offers a free desktop app. But it's a trap.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

Magecart  skimmers seen targeting routers for customer Wi-Fi networks

Web-skimming malware makers appear to be testing attacks against layer 7 routers.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 25, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

Inside the campaign that tried to compromise Tibetans’ iOS and Android phones

Remember the 2-year campaign targeting iPhones? Here's the rest of the tale.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 24, 2019, 2:51 a.m.

Russian national confesses to biggest bank hack in US history

In all, defendant stole more than 100 million records stole, prosecutors say.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 23, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

IE zeroday under active attack gets emergency patch

Denial-of-service flaw in Microsoft Defender also gets unscheduled fix.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 23, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Busy North Korean hackers have new malware to target ATMs

Lazarus, once considered a ragtag group of hackers, is now among the world's most active.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 23, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Coder deletes open source add-on for Chef in protest over ICE contract

CEO said multiple Chef customers affected; now Chef won't renew contract.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 23, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Yahoo data-breach settlement: You’ll get $100, if you’re lucky

Yahoo settlement website goes live, warns that you might not get full amount.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 23, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Defense media tweet threatening Area 51 “raiders” pulled, DOD apologizes

Defense media outlet joked about B-2 Spirit being "last thing millennials will see" in Area 51 raid.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 21, 2019, 3:20 a.m.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in ongoing privacy investigation

Apps improperly obtained user data, installed malware, and committed other offenses.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 20, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Medicine show: Crown Sterling demos 256-bit RSA key-cracking at private event

Demo of crypto-cracking algorithm fails to convince experts.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 20, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts

Vulnerability was demonstrated one week ago, when iOS 13 was still in beta.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 20, 2019, 11 a.m.

Payment card thieves hack Click2Gov bill paying portals in 8 cities

New wave of attacks comes after previous Click2Gov hack compromised 300k payment cards.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 19, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

World’s most destructive botnet returns with stolen passwords and email in tow

Noticing an uptick in spam from people you know? You can probably blame Emotet.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 19, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

In India, you don’t need a Google phone to have a Google Assistant

A new toll-free Google Assistant service in India can be accessed from any phone.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 19, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Iowa officials claim confusion over scope led to arrest of pen-testers

Rules of engagement covered courthouse and authorized lock picking.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 19, 2019, 1 p.m.

Can artificial intelligence make enterprise hybrid storage better?

Storage management largely revolves around pattern recognition—and AI can help.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 19, 2019, 1:39 a.m.

AT&T considers getting rid of DirecTV as TV business tanks, WSJ reports

AT&T reportedly considers spinoff of DirecTV or combination with Dish.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 18, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

More evidence points to Iranian cruise missiles, drones in attack on Saudi oilfield

Cruise missile parts, UAV wreckage indicate attack was at least backed by Iran.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 18, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Advanced hackers are infecting IT providers in hopes of hitting their customers

Previously undocumented Tortoiseshell is skilled, but by no means perfect.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

No phishing: LA Cyber Lab puts out app to help spot malicious emails

Nonprofit LA Cyber Lab launches app to help small businesses spot phishing, malware.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 18, 2019, 2 p.m.

Protocol found in webcams and DVRs are fueling a new round of big DDoSes

WSD is supposed to be confined to local networks. It's not, and researchers are concerned.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Millions of Americans’ medical images and data are available on the Internet

Anyone can take a peek.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 17, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Lawsuit: AT&T signed customers up for DirecTV Now without their knowledge

AT&T faces investor lawsuit as TV business continues freefall.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 17, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Video: DOD pulls plug on Boeing/Raytheon missile interceptor program

DOD takes its search for a multi-target interceptor into recompete.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 17, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Missiles and drones that hit Saudi oil fields: Made in Iran, but fired by whom?

Evidence shows Iran supplied cruise missiles, "loitering munitions" used previously.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 16, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Password-exposing bug purged from LastPass extensions

Google Project Zero finds and reports flaw in widely used password manager.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

WSJ: Amazon changed search results to boost profits despite internal dissent

Amazon denies report; WSJ says algorithm uses factors associated with profitability.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 14, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

New clues show how Russia’s grid hackers aimed for physical destruction

2016 Russian cyberattack on Ukraine intended to cause far more damage than it did.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 13, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Meet the three North Korean hacking groups funding the country’s weapons programs

Hackers are behind attacks that wreak destruction and steal hundreds of millions of dollars.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 13, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Verizon plans 5G Home Internet in every city where it deploys mobile 5G

Verizon Wireless home Internet due for expansion, but 5G availability is sparse.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 13, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Check the scope: Pen-testers nabbed, jailed in Iowa courthouse break-in attempt

Iowa court officials authorized "various means" to check county court's security.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 12, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations

Attacks work by sending commands directly to applications stored on SIM cards.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 12, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

AT&T to lose 1.1 million TV subscribers as DirecTV continues nosedive

AT&T forecasts subscriber loss as big shareholder says DirecTV buy was a mistake.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 12, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

SpaceX says it will deploy satellite broadband across US faster than expected

SpaceX will reorganize orbits to cover more of the US in initial deployment.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 11, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

18 months after indictment, Iranian phishers are still targeting universities

A group charged with stealing 32 terabytes of academic data is still going strong.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 11, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

Debian 10: Playing catch-up with the rest of the Linux world (that’s a good thing)

If you skipped the last release, Debian 10 (Buster) should encourage an update into 2019.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 10, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes

DDIO makes servers faster. It can also allow rogue servers to covertly steal data.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 9, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week

Users on the Canary or Dev builds of ChromeOS got a nasty shock last week.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 7, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Apple takes flak for disputing iOS security bombshell dropped by Google

Apple statement alienates the security community when the company needs it most.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 6, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Verizon’s 5G network isn’t good enough to cover an entire NFL stadium

In-stadium 5G only reaches some seating sections and some concourses and gates.