Monthly Archives: July 2017

BrickerBot Dev Claims Cyber-Attack That Affected Over 60,000 Indian Modems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: “The author of the BrickerBot malware has claimed a cyber-attack that affected several Indian states and has caused over 60,000 modems and routers to lose Internet connectivity,” reports Bleeping Computer. “The

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Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators May Soon Be Coming To Android

The folks over at XDA Developers are reporting that Android may be getting a new feature that could help users identify how much battery life is remaining in their Bluetooth wireless headphones. The feature for “[retrieving] battery level information of

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AMD Unveils Radeon RX Vega Series Consumer Graphics Cards Starting At $399

MojoKid writes: AMD has officially lifted the veil on its new Radeon RX consumer graphics line-up, featuring the company’s next-generation Vega GPU architecture. Initially, there are four cards in the Radeon RX Vega line-up, the standard air-cooled Radeon RX Vega

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FCC Says Its Specific Plan To Stop DDoS Attacks Must Remain Secret

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Democratic lawmakers have been exchanging letters about a May 8 incident in which the public comments website was disrupted while many people were trying to file

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The Chiefs of Facebook, Google and Other Tech Giants Aren’t Committing To Testify To the US Congress On Net Neutrality

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix — along with their telecom industry foes — have not committed to sending their chief executives to testify before the U.S. Congress in September on the future of net neutrality. From a report: Not a

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Microsoft Won’t Patch 20-Yr-Old SMBv1 Vulnerability (You Should Just Turn the Service Off)

An anonymous reader shares a news post: Following the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, Microsoft recommended all Windows 10 users to remove the unused but vulnerable SMBv1 file sharing protocol from their PCs. This is because both variants of

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Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

Maggie Haberman, Michael D. Shear and Glenn Thrush reporting for The New York Times: President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director (Editor’s note: the link could be paywalled; alternative source), three people close

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LinkedIn Says It’s Illegal To Scrape Its Website Without Permission

A small company called hiQ is locked in a high-stakes battle over web scraping with LinkedIn. It’s a fight that could determine whether an anti-hacking law can be used to curtail the use of scraping tools across the web. From

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Apple is About To Do Something Their Programmers Definitely Don’t Want

Last week, The Wall Street Journal had a big feature on Apple Campus, the big new beautiful office the company has spent north of $5 billion on. The profile, in which the reporter interviewed Apple’s design chief Jony Ive, also

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Free Movement of EU Citizens To Britain Will End in 2019

Free movement of EU citizens to Britain will end when the country leaves the EU in March 2019, Theresa May’s spokesman said Monday, moving to contain a Cabinet row over immigration after Brexit. From a report: Downing Street (headquarters of

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