File-Sharing Software On State Election Servers Could Expose Them To Intruders

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ProPublica: As recently as Monday, computer servers that powered Kentucky’s online voter registration and Wisconsin’s reporting of election results ran software that could potentially expose information to hackers or enable access to sensitive files without a password. The insecure service run by Wisconsin could be reached from internet addresses based in Russia, which has become notorious for seeking to influence U.S. elections. Kentucky’s…

November 4, 2018
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Sources: Amazon in late-stage talks with several cities including Crystal City, Va., Dallas, New York for HQ2, may place smaller operations in runner-up cities (Wall Street Journal)

November 4, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Sources: Amazon in late-stage talks with several cities including Crystal City, Va., Dallas, New York for HQ2, may place smaller operations in runner-up cities  —  The tech giant’s decision, which may be announced in November, could include multiple locations involving smaller sites Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Apple’s First 5G iPhone Will Arrive In 2020, Says Report

Fast Company reports that Apple is working on a 5G iPhone that will come to market in 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter. From the report: Apple plans to use Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones. Intel hopes to fabricate the 8161 using its 10-nanometer process, which increases transistor density for more speed and efficiency. If everything goes as planned, Intel will be the…

November 4, 2018
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Who’s In Your Online Shopping Cart?

November 4, 2018

Crooks who hack online merchants to steal payment card data are constantly coming up with crafty ways to hide their malicious code on Web sites. In Internet ages past, this often meant obfuscating it as giant blobs of gibberish text that was obvious even to the untrained eye. These days, a compromised e-commerce site is more likely to be seeded with a tiny snippet of code that invokes a hostile…

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iRobot, Google Team Up To Understand Your Smart Home

iRobot and Google are looking for ways to integrate the Roomba-maker’s home maps with Google Assistant to extend instructions to other gadgets. “The collaboration centers on iRobot’s Roomba i7+ vacuum models’ ability to map home floor plans and remember room names,” notes TechCrunch. From the report: As it is, Google Home users or anyone with Google Assistant can give a voice command like, “Hey Google, clean the kitchen,” and a…

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Hack the Box: Dropzone Walkthrough

November 4, 2018

Today we are going to solve another CTF challenge “Dropzone”. It is a retired vulnerable lab presented by Hack the Box for helping pentester’s to perform online penetration testing according to your experience level; they have a collection of vulnerable labs as challenges, from beginners to Expert level. Level: Expert Task: To find user.txt and root.txt file Note: Since these labs are online available therefore they have a static IP….

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Old School ‘Sniffing’ Attacks Can Still Reveal Your Browsing History

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Most modern browsers — such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, and even browsers such as FuzzyFox and DeterFox (different, security-focused versions of Firefox) — have vulnerabilities that allow hosts of malicious websites to extract hundreds to thousands of URLs in a user’s web history, per new research from the University of California San Diego. What’s worse, the vulnerabilities are built into the…

November 4, 2018
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GM Is Getting Into the Electric Bike Business

General Motors is planning to bring two new electric bikes to the market in 2019; one will be folding and the other will be compact. TechCrunch reports: The bikes will be “smart” and “connected” and somehow inspired by GM’s OnStar, the company’s subscription-based communications, in-vehicle security and emergency services feature found in cars. Hannah Parish, director of General Motors Urban Mobility Solutions, wouldn’t elaborate what that might look like. We’ll…

November 4, 2018
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Chinese Chip Firm Fujian Jinhua Denies Stealing IP From Micron

Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges against Chinese state-owned Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. and privately owned United Microelectronics Corporation of Taiwan for stealing an estimated $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from U.S. semiconductor giant Micron. On Saturday, Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co denied the charges. “Behavior to steal another firm’s technology does not exist,” Fujian Jinhua said in a statement. “Micron regards the development of…

November 4, 2018
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Amazon In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Open Headquarters In Washington DC Area

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Amazon is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the Washington Post, a paper owned by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, reported on Saturday. Amazon, which is headquartered in Seattle, is seriously considering an area known as Crystal City, a large residential and office complex in Arlington, Virginia, just south of Washington,…

November 4, 2018
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