Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid

Blackout a reminder that the US grid itself isn't ready for extreme weather either.

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A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse

Deal or no deal, either way cities pay through the nose because of failed IT practices.

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Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors

"Industry 4.0" is already here for some companies—especially silicon foundries.

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Potent Firefox 0-day used to install undetected backdoors on Macs

So far, attacks are known only to target Mac users involved in cryptocurrency.

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Nation-sponsored hackers likely carried out hostile takeover of rival group’s servers

Like an episode of Spy vs. Spy, Russian-speaking Turla appears to hijack OilRig's network.

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The trick to saving human factory jobs might be teaming up with the machines

“It’s all about making humans <em>better</em> rather than replacing them."

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Oracle issues emergency update to patch actively exploited WebLogic flaw

Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs.

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Starry aims to bring its $50, 200Mbps broadband to 25 more US states

Starry buys 24GHz spectrum to serve apartment buildings, some single-family homes.

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For the industrial Internet of Things, defense in depth is a requirement

The shift in how we make things brings with it a shift in how we secure things.

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New vulnerabilities may let hackers remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems

Netflix researchers discovered 4 flaws that could wreak havoc in data centers.

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Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs

Samsung Support USA deleted its own virus-scanning recommendation.

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Cloudflare aims to make HTTPS certificates safe from BGP hijacking attacks

Free service prevents BGP hijackers from fraudulently obtaining browser-trusted certs.

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The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things

IoT has arrived on the factory floor with the force of Kool-Aid Man exploding through walls.

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“We are very sorry”—Boeing division CEO apologizes for 737 Max deaths

Planes remain grounded as Boeing continues work on a software fix.

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Russia warns of “cyberwar” following report the US attacked its power grid

NYT reported on US efforts to insert malware into Russia's energy infrastructure.

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AT&T cuts another 1,800 jobs as it finishes fiber-Internet buildout

1,800 new job cuts in addition to 23,000 AT&#38;T jobs cut since December 2017.

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Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

In the meantime, IEA says value of subsidies for fossil fuels has increased.

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Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

Group responsible for safety tampering Triconex malware has expanded, researchers say.

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Cable companies can save money now that DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade is mostly done

Broadband investment happens in cycles—despite what the FCC tells you.

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Target’s same-day deliveries might break my Amazon Prime addiction

I tried Target's new same-day delivery service—it was fantastic.

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Ajit Pai says NOAA and NASA are wrong about 5G harming weather forecasts

Pai tells Congress that NOAA warnings are based on bad data.

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Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news

Over 215 social media accounts tied to effort to get followers through disinformation.

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I’ll be passing on Google’s new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here’s why

If using Android to log in to Google from an iPad sounds complicated... you're right.

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Huawei cancels MateBook laptop launch because of US export ban

MateBook launch cancelled for this week—and may not happen at all.

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Group to fund and operate first hydrogen fuel ferry fleet in the US

Investment group is also exploring refueling infrastructure.

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If you haven’t patched Vim or NeoVim text editors, you really, really should

Sandbox escape in the ancient text editors lets attackers get a reverse shell.

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Google Stadia in 4K might push you past your home-Internet data cap

At Google Stadia's recommended speed for 4K, you'd use 1TB in 65 hours.

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