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As printers become smarter so do the bad guys
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14 July 2016
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As printers become smarter so do the bad guys

These days it is not unheard of for something as simple as a printer to have all sorts of bells and whistles. You can find wireless, remote file access, remote (web) printing and more. These devices also have very advanced…
The FBI hides collection of Iris information by local law enforcement since 2013
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In the last week the world saw what appeared to be another attempt to violate privacy by government law enforcement. In this case the FBI opened a “pilot” program to capture iris imprints for a searchable database. To date they…
SVET Working on product to bring healthy light into our lives
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With the rise of the crowd funding the consumer electronic world has been given an interesting kick in a new direction. We are now seeing some very interesting tech from companies that we might never have heard of if it…
US Air Force loses 12 years of IG data with no backup
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It seems that the US Air Force has taken a pretty big hit when it comes to the storage of the data related to internal investigations. The system that they have been using has had a glitch that resulted in…
AMD might have Demo Silicon for Zen at Computex
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AMD might have some demo Zen silicon to show off at their expected press conference during Computex. This is the rumor that is coming from multiple sources at the moment. If true, this would be good for AMD for a…
EagleSoft Pushes FBI to Arrest Security Researcher that found patient data on open FTP
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We have written numerous articles on how bad corporate mentality is shaping security and risking your data, but we have one more to share with you today. We can also guarantee that this will not be the last one we…
Bangladesh Swift payment attack possibly related to the Sony Attack
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It seems that the recent $81 million dollar attack against the Bangladesh Central Bank might have also been about the Seth Rogan Movie “the interview”... ok, not really, but the attack that happened at Sony in 2014 seems to have…
Tuto4PCs might be pushing backdoor access with their software
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Three years ago today DecryptedTech published an article calling out a software distribution company for installing Bitcoin mining software on subscribers’ systems. We highlighted the danger of the trust people put in web services by allowing agent software to run…
Apple posts first loss in 13 years while iPhone sales dip 16%
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All good things must come to an end. In April of 2013 we published an article that Apple and their iOS based devices would begin to slide in 2016. It was in response to a survey/analysis claiming that Apple would…
"New" flaw in Windows bypasses App Locker settings
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There is nothing like finding out that all of your protections are useless. This is almost what happened when security researchers found a massive hole in the Windows App Locker protection. Although the news that there is a flaw in…
AMD to license off x86 technology to Chinese Goup.
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It looks like AMD is trying to develop a new revenue stream and also create some additional competition for Intel. Ever since AMD bet the farm on purchasing ATi they have been taking a back seat to Intel. The reasons…
Chris Vickery under attack after disclosing open DB for uKnowKids
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One of the dangers of pointing anything out about the security, or lack of security, with a product or service is the chance that someone will not like what you say and come after you. This is what is happening…
NVIDIA could be testing two different models of Pascal for an April Launch
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The experts have all weighed in. 2016 will be the year of Virtual Reality. The problem is that the experts are very often wrong. Still that has not stopped multiple companies from pushing out new VR headsets, APIs, development kits…
Flash is certainly on its way out, but will that really fix much?
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Last week Google announced that they will no longer be accepting ads that feature Flash. This new should really come as no surprise as Flash (and its spirit brother Java) have taken a beating on the security front for years.…
Copyright groups demand 1.2 billion from Dutch government
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There is a twisted and flawed logic to the copyright industry. They seem to think that they can hold anyone they want accountable for breaking laws. It does not matter if that person is responsible or not, they want to…
MIT and Texas Intruments create an RFID Chip that is secure.. for now
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The term hack-proof is one that people have thrown around for some time. It is one of those phrases like NSA-Proof or malware proof that really do not mean what they should mean. However, it is certainly meant to mean…