Consumer & Gadgets

Huawei could be stripped of Google services after US ban

Huawei could lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese tech powerhouse.

Security

New chip stops attacks before they start

A new computer processor architecture developed at the University of Michigan could usher in a future where computers proactively defend against threats, rendering the current electronic security model of bugs and patches ...

Internet

Bots exploiting blockchains for profit

Blockchains have been hailed as fair and open, constructed so a single user can't falsify or alter records because they're all part of a transparent network.

Consumer & Gadgets

Google enables use of Android phones as a physical security key

Google has announced that it has made software updates to Chrome and Android that make it possible to use an Android phone (7+) as a physical security key. In their announcement, Google once again claimed that using physical ...

Software

GPS has its own 19-year cicada problem

Most people of a certain age remember the Y2K problem that worried digitalists worldwide when we transitioned from 1999 to 2000 on the night of Dec. 31, 1999. What would happen to computers and systems when the last two digits ...

Security

Magento commerce platform has fixes, users told to install asap

Patches for an ecommerce platform should be applied immediately. No ifs, maybes, buts, laters. Researchers say anyone using the Magento platform should upgrade as soon as possible and in light of the threat, as soon as possible ...

Security

Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus

In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers ...

Security

What to do if your identity was stolen in mass identity breach

News recently that a malware attack at Detroit-based Wolverine Solutions Group, which handles mailing and other services for hundreds of health care companies, potentially exposed the personal information of hundreds of thousands ...

Security

Testers look into security of car alarms

A: "You mean your keyless-entry car was stolen in spite of your alarm?" B: "No, my car was stolen because of my alarm." Does this make any sense? It would if you read about a UK security firm's findings when they went looking ...

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Security

Security is the degree of protection against danger, loss, and criminals.

Security has to be compared and contrasted with other related concepts: Safety, continuity, reliability. The key difference between security and reliability is that security must take into account the actions of people attempting to cause destruction.

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