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GOP data firm leaks personal info on almost 200 million Americans

By | 2017-06-20T08:16:55+00:00 June 25th, 2017|News|

Deep Root Analytics, a conservative marketing and data firm, confirmed to Gizmodo that political data collected on nearly 200 million Americans was publicly exposed. To put that into context, the total population of the United States is over 300 million. The data contained a treasure trove of personally identifiable information (PII) on voters including birthdays,

Computing evolves from outside in to inside out

By | 2017-06-20T08:13:30+00:00 June 24th, 2017|News|

Sometimes, the most radical changes come from simply adjusting your perspective. In the case of computing and the devices we spend so much of our time on, that perspective has almost always been from the outside, where we look into the digital world that smartphones, PCs, and other devices essentially create for our viewing pleasure.

Eero revamps its mesh networking kit with a faster router, tiny ‘Beacons’ and a new network security service

By | 2017-06-14T09:15:42+00:00 June 21st, 2017|News|

Mesh networking is becoming a popular option for people that need to cover a large area and don’t want to deal with the nuances of setting up routers, extenders and access points blanket their homes with Wi-Fi. These kits come in bundles and offer a more limited routing feature set compared to the top routers

New Android malware Xavier quietly steals your data

By | 2017-06-20T08:13:13+00:00 June 20th, 2017|News|

Trend Micro has discovered a new Trojan malware that is pretty nasty. The security analysts identified the malware as “ANDROIDOS_XAVIER.AXM” or Xavier for short. It is an ad library that quietly sends user data to a remote server. What makes it so nasty is the methods it uses to cover its tracks and disguise its

Best Buy will soon let you try-before-you-buy with rentals

By | 2017-06-14T09:10:36+00:00 June 19th, 2017|News|

Amazon has decimated brick-and-mortar retailers over the years through a combination of convenience, fast and affordable shipping, competitive pricing and until just recently, a sales tax loophole. Companies that haven’t been driven out of business entirely are pulling out all the stops in an effort to remain relevant. Best Buy and its latest initiative is

Marissa Mayer resigns as Verizon closes Yahoo acquisition

By | 2017-06-14T09:12:01+00:00 June 18th, 2017|News|

Verizon as anticipated on Tuesday sealed the deal with regard to its acquisition of Internet pioneer Yahoo. After gaining shareholder approval last week, the nation’s largest wireless carrier today finalized the purchase which sent former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer packing. As has been previously reported, Verizon intends to consolidate what’s left of AOL and Yahoo

Stuxnet 2.0? “Crash Override” malware linked to Kiev power grid take down

By | 2017-06-14T09:04:32+00:00 June 17th, 2017|News|

According to Wired, a power outage occurred a week before Christmas in Kiev, Ukraine. Hackers unleashed a particularly nasty malware that was able to take control of the SCADA systems that control the electrical equipment and substations. The damage was relatively weak only lasting about an hour, but compared to a similar attack on Ukraine

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