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Open Source Flaw ‘Devil’s Ivy’ Puts Millions of IoT Devices at Risk

Millions of IoT devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras, Senrio reported this week. The firm found the flaw in a security camera developed by Axis Communications, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of the devices. T...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if inten...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if inten...

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed

A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if inten...

OPINION

Why Large Companies Can’t Innovate

One of the things that has made Dell World very different is that at the end, one or more controversial speakers take the stage and provide an incredible amount of insight for the folks who haven't left early. All three of the last three speakers were fascinating, but it wasn't until I wove all thre...

Exploding Chip Could Thwart Cyberthieves

Researchers at Xerox PARC have developed a self-destructing mechanism for microchips embedded on a hardened glass surface. The glass can self-destruct upon command and could be used to secure personal data such as health and banking records. It also can be used to destroy encryption keys stored on m...

OPINION

Nvidia ECS: Where Real Innovation AND Execution Are on Display

One of the questions I've been getting regularly, both because little companies like WhatsApp are in the news and because large firms are struggling to find early stage innovative firms, is "Where do you go to see a lot of small innovative companies?" Firms like this get lost at shows like CES. They...

Oppenheimer to Fly the Apple Coop

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September, when he'll be replaced by Corporate Controller Luca Maestri, the company's VP of finance. Maestri will begin taking the reins in June. The move was expected. When Maestri joined Apple last year, the rumor mill began buzzing about his being groome...

OPINION

Apple, Microsoft and the Innovation Delusion

I got a note from a guy a few days ago who said he had an idea that would transform Microsoft, and he wanted me to introduce him to Bill Gates. I don't do that, but it got me thinking. Given that both Apple and Microsoft are based on ideas that came from outside, there is irony in the fact that both...

Xerox Copiers Found to Futz With the Numbers in Scanned Docs

Some Xerox copiers/scanners have produced altered copies, researcher David Kriesel reported last week. A Xerox Work Center 7535 actually changed the numbers on scanned documents. After looking into the discrepancies, Kriesel posted his findings on his blog: The photocopier was resizing the room dime...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Pie Control Pro Is a GUI Delight

The early-90s Windows 3.11 operating system offered a graphical user interface that was a breakthrough for me. It was, in fact, my first GUI. I'd been using command-line, error-prone MS-DOS for two or three years before that, and it was a delight to suddenly be able to maximize screens, switch progr...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Hacks, Hijacks and Hunts for Chinese Data Thieves

Still smarting from a recent attack on its systems, Facebook started its week with a discovery by researchers at Bitdefender that an infected add-on at the Chrome Web Store was planting malware on its members' computers. The malware, among other things, was padding the Like counts on dummy Facebook ...

AV Pioneer McAfee Covering Tracks in Murder Drama

John McAfee, founder of the eponymous antivirus software company, is wanted in Belize in connection with the murder of American Gregory Faull. The San Pedro police department is said to be actively searching for McAfee, who has gone missing. This episode is focusing a very public spotlight on the do...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

Linus, GNOME 3, and Much Ado About Desktop Interfaces

If ever there was a week to make a person believe in the cosmic forces of fate, this might be it. To wit: Linus Torvalds -- always a topic of interest here in the Linux blogosphere -- has been a particularly "hot topic" in recent weeks thanks to his critical comments earlier this month about GNOME 3...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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