Two major security firms say the people behind the Flame virus may have already developed three similar viruses that haven’t yet been discovered in action. The claims will raise more questions about the involvement of the US government in cyber-warfare.
I’m not sure Clint Eastwood has even ever been online before, but he’s now succeeded in going viral and kick-starting several memes after his RNC speech.
News agency Reuters has been hacked for the third time this month. This time the culprits posted a bogus report claiming the Saudi Arabia foreign minister had died.
In an age when Presidents (or at least their staff) Tweet, it really isn’t surprising that someone has figured out a way to use social media to register voters. Washington State is going to begin registering voters using a Facebook application. The application will be out sometime within the next few weeks.
Unfortunately cell phone theft is happening more and more these days. Most people know to call their wireless carrier to prevent outrageous calls, Sometimes they can get their private information wiped from their phone. Still cell phone insurance is costly and purchasing a replacement phone is even more expensive. For many of us, it also means losing a lot of personal information that may not automatically back up to Google or the iOS cloud.
Blend a little Terminator with Avatar and you have the Pentagon’s next project. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been watching science fiction movies and hopes to turn them into reality. DARPA has allocated $7 million for project Avatar. A Project that aims to put robot soldier surrogates on the battlefield.
While many people are still trying to figure out what “cloud computing” really means, various businesses specializing in cloud services are going after the U.S. government’s business. Companies like Box and Amazon Web Services are looking to pick up federal government business by providing extra security and specialized “cloud areas”.
Wikipedia has narrowly decided a site blackout to protest against laws billed as combating piracy should be international rather than US only. That’s prompted Twitter’s chief executive to call the move foolish.
Forces appearing to come from Israel and Saudi Arabia have engaged in a tit-for-tat round of attacks. But these aren’t physical engagements: rather the field of battle is stolen credit card details.
The British government is to hold a special event to tackle the problems of outdated information on satellite navigation (GPS) systems. It’s designed to deal with high-profile blunders that have even damaged houses.
This little tidbit comes from the bass-ackwards school of business where the customer is stupid and exploitable until proven otherwise. That said, Verizon didn’t get to get to be the largest wireless and wireline carrier in these oddly dysfunctional United States by knowing when to quit, so gird your loins Joe and Jane Sixpack — they will be back.