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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video ...

Researcher Discloses New Zero-Day Affecting All Versions of Windows

A security researcher has publicly disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating system (including server editions) after the company failed to patch a responsibly disclosed bug within the 120-days deadline. [1] [1] By Mohit Kumar on ...

Gartner lists top 10 tech trends for 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a megatrend that the industry will continue to talk about for the next 20 years. So said Brian Burke, chief of research at Gartner, who presented the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019 on day three of ...

Navigating through the new cyber threat landscape

The increase in cyber attacks in recent years has led to IT security becoming a business-wide priority. However, the almost-daily headlines of data breaches and defrauded customers often lead to uncoordinated responses from many businesses. Observing such behaviour, Quentyn Taylor, ...

Trojan malware campaign expands with attacks against new banks

A banking trojan malware scheme most likely run by a cyber criminal gang is ramping up its operations by targeting several new financial institutions in a previously untargeted region in what security researchers warn could be a test run for ...

Phishing scam claims recall on exploding Barclays credit cards

Scammers are taking phishing attack low tech in a scheme targeting Barclays customers, claiming that a recall has been issued for customers cards because their EMV chips could explode. The crooks are sending out letters in postal mail instructing users ...

5 things we love about Extreme’s network fabrics

Last time, we explored the evolution of networking. And back in the second post in this blog series on fabric networking, we saw how fabrics have moved beyond the data centre and into the campus.   First Technology offers a range ...