Daily Archives: June 14, 2019

“Son of Mirai” botnet appears

While the Mirai IoT botnet primarily targeted consumer devices using default credentials, a spiritual successor has emerged which could potentially infect devices running on enterprise networks. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 recently discovered a new strain of a botnet malware called Echobot which is based on Mirai’s …

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Yubico to replace compromised authentication hardware

Yubico has announced that it will soon replace hardware security keys from its YubiKey FIPS series due to a firmware flaw that reduces the randomness of cryptograhic keys generated by the devices. Unlike the company’s consumer-focused products, the YubiKey FIPS Series are certified for use on US government networks and …

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TV’s biggest competitor? TCL’s CEO says smartphones

Screens are everywhere now. Taking into account mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and televisions – not to mention smart displays – it’s no longer surprising to have several screen-based devices in your home, making the classic television a harder proposition than ever. So how does a TV maker compete in …

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Qualcomm readies for a 5G future

With 5G now poised for release across the UK, the use cases for the next-generation networks are beginning to be realised in full flow. Qualcomm has been heavily involved in 5G for many years, with its role as probably the world’s leading chipmaker putting it in pole position to take …

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New AfterShokz Aeropex bone-conduction headphones want you to sweat

When you’re running, it can be tricky to strike the right balance between immersing yourself in your workout music and remaining safely aware of your surroundings. Aftershokz’ latest bone conduction headphones, the Aftershokz Aeropex might just solve that problem. That’s because bone conduction headphones leave your ear canals totally open, …

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Electric scooters: your complete guide

Electric scooters are springing up in cities around the world, often without warning or explanation. They’re a fun, convenient way to get around, but there are a few facts you should be aware of before hiring one (or taking the plunge and buying one yourself), so read on and enjoy …

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