Good news! Only half of Internet of Crap apps fumble encryption

February 6, 2019

Updated Evaluating the security of IoT devices can be difficult, particularly if you’re not adept at firmware binary analysis. An alternative approach would be just to assume IoT security is generally terrible, and a new study has shown that’s probably a safe bet. In a paper distributed last week through preprint service ArXiv, computer scientists Davino Mauro Junior, […]

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Operator of Tonga’s internet cable can’t rule out sabotage

February 5, 2019

WELLINGTON: A director at the operator of Tonga’s undersea internet cable said Monday he can’t rule out sabotage as the reason the cable broke and plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks. Repair crews found two breaks along the vital fiber-optic cable that connects Tonga with the rest of the world, Piveni Piukala, a director […]

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The ‘splinternet’: How China and the US could divide the internet for the rest of the world

February 4, 2019

Two internets could emerge in the next five years — one led by Chinaand one led by the United States — a top venture capitalist has predicted, adding to a growing chorus of voices suggesting such a development could take place. The concept has been dubbed the “splinternet,” and it refers to a future in which the internet […]

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your smartphone, tablet or computer for free

February 3, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! This typically means that millions of us in the US are finalizing our plans for the big game with friends or family. While most people will be enjoying the game and its commercials on a large screen TV, quite a few will be tuning in on their […]

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The news about Donald Trump Jr.’s mysterious calls before the Trump Tower meeting, explained

February 2, 2019

When Donald Trump Jr. testified to Congress about his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, he was asked about two calls he placed to blocked phone numbers while setting up the meeting. The president’s son said he couldn’t remember whom he called — and Democrats questioned whether he called his father. But Senate investigators have determined […]

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First carrier-locked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update lands w/ AT&T, S9 too

February 1, 2019

Samsung has been working surprisingly quick on rolling out Android Pie to its portfolio, and today that continues with the Galaxy Note 9. AT&T Galaxy Note 9 owners are reporting Android Pie rolling out right now. This week Samsung has been rolling out Android Pie updates frequently. Three carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have […]

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