U.S. Army just kicked Chinese drone company DJI out of all official operations

August 6, 2017

Image: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. The maker of the drones in question: China’s DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.). SEE ALSO: A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later…


FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

August 4, 2017

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwaretechblog, was detained and then arrested by the bureau at the airport as he was leaving the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. I guess I can cross “get stranded in Vegas with no money” off…


Russia adds own VPN crackdown after VPN apps disappear from Apple Store in China

July 31, 2017

Russians hold a banner reading "Internet for users, factory for workers, land for peasants!" during a rally in Moscow, Russia, on23 Jul 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Just one day after it was revealed that Apple had removed virtual private networking (VPN) apps from its China App Store at the behest of the government, we’ve learned that officials in Russia are cracking down on VPN services, too. SEE ALSO: With this move, China…


Reading your emotions is the creepy next step for facial recognition

July 30, 2017

Image: vicky leta/ mashable Facial recognition is so last week. SEE ALSO: Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass If this Russian tech company has its way, emotion-reading recognition is the cool kid on the block right now. With serious consequences for everyone’s privacy and personal data. NTechLab ignited a controversy last year after it released FindFace, an app that can track everyone…


More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

July 12, 2017

With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillionover the next five years to try to mitigate that, were seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers. In the latest development, Darktrace a cybersecurity firm that uses machine learning to detect and stop attacks has raised $75 million, giving the startup a post-money…


Virgin Media wants you to change your router password

June 24, 2017

Thousands of Virgin Media clients are affected . Image: REX/ Shutterstock Virgin Media wants you to change your router password. The company recently published advice on how to do that for older router examples after Which? publication a publication “known for researching household products” found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so difficult to hack. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that alters people into hackers Which? found that Virgin…


Girl Scouts will offer new cybersecurity badges to increase its STEM focus

June 19, 2017

Girl scouts will be able to earn cyber security badges starting next year.Image: girl scouts of the usa Girl Scouts will soon be ready to take over your IT department. The organization is teaming up with Palo Alto Networks, an internet security company, to introduce a set of new badges to promote computer and internet literacy and cybersecurity. The initiative aims to foster educational programs across all ages of the…


Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/ mashable It is suggested that asking your telephone helper for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung lately partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to start singer bidding banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice dominate via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID….


A ‘second wave’ of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

May 15, 2017

Hackers gonna hack.Image: carl court/Getty Images Microsoft Windows users, brace yourselves. People are worried a second wave of cyberattacks could strike around the world on Monday as employees return to their desks and log onto their computers. Security experts say the unprecedented ransomware attack that on Friday locked up computers across the globe including UK hospital, FedEx, train systems in Germany among other institutions in exchange for payment, could cause…


A 22-year-old \

May 15, 2017

A map of the "unprecedented" WannaCry cyber attack.Image: screenshot/malwaretech Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government agencies in multiple countries. A 22-year-old British researcher unintentionally found the so-called “kill switch” that authors of the malicious software left in the code. Later, he teamed up with a 28-year-old engineer in western Michigan to ultimately halt the infections, the Associated…