Thursday, December 14, 2017

Maker of sneaky Mac adware sends security researcher cease-and-desist letters

"If there's code that's mining data and hiding itself on a computer without any way of removing it, that's malware, plain and simple."

IBM offers code patterns for AI, microservices, blockchain apps

IBM has released two sets of freely available code and other development assets: IBM Code Patterns and Bot Asset Exchange.The features in IBM Code Patterns With IBM Code Patterns, IBM is providing more than 120 open source code patterns intended to ...

T-Mobile promises to end the “complete bulls—t” from TV companies in...

John Legere wants to give the cable companies a taste of the "Un-carrier" medicine.

Security researcher says DirecTV hardware can be easily hacked

The flaw was privately disclosed to the device maker in June, but six months later, there's still no patch.

Computer science student pleads guilty to creating Mirai botnet

Meet Paras Jha, who was identified by KrebsOnSecurity back in January 2017.

IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to the cloud, best-of-breed wins

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? LeBron James or Steph Curry? Muhammad Ali or Floyd Mayweather? And while we’re at it: best-of-breed or single-vendor/integrated-stack?Classic debates. Myself, I prefer the Beatles, Steph, and Ali.

As for best-of-br...

A Republican lawmaker urges FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote

FCC should wait for Congress to create net neutrality law, Republican says.

IDG Contributor Network: Two common threads tying together 2018 tech trends

Many of the technology trends that drove us into 2017 will continue into 2018: connected devices, digital transformation, the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation.These hot-button issues will remain par...

The risky business of bitcoin: High-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes of 2017

As Bitcoin lurches toward mainstream acceptance, ZDNet reviews the high-profile disasters, data breaches, vulnerabilities, and criminal cases that shook up digital currency in 2017.

Ever wondered what 1975’s The Star Wars would have looked like?

McQuarrie's concept art set the tone for Star Wars, now the DAVE School has brought it to life.

Barclays employee sentenced for aiding Dridex money launderers

Six years's porridge.

Dridex not a laundry soap btw; it's a Trojan An employee of Barclays Bank who laundered thousands of pounds on behalf of Moldovan cybercriminals was sentenced to six years and four months in prison yesterday.…

M-Files 2018 is industry’s first solution to intelligently unify and manage...

New Intelligent Metadata Layer uses artificial intelligence to eliminate information silos and simplify the user experience without disrupting existing systems and processesM-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today anno...