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Samsung Smart TV pwnable over Wi-Fi Direct, pentester says

Sammy says trust-known-MACs code is a feature not a bug A security researcher is complaining that Samsung isn't making a serious response to a vulnerability in its Smart TVs.…

Police story differs from videos of man dragged from United flight

Two officers blame 69-year-old passenger for his injuries.

Drugs already in medicine cabinets may fight dementia, early data suggests

In mouse and cell studies, drugs shut down damaging stress response, protected brain.

Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks.
In this blogpost we outline some of the recent ‘improvements’ to Hajime, some techniques that haven’t been made public, and some statistics about infected IoT devices.

Once more with feeling: Climate models don’t exaggerate warming

An important correction to some lowball estimates of climate sensitivity.

Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts

Deployment of THAAD upsets China, seen as espionage tool.

Google Home can now tell users apart just by their voice

Now up to six people can train Google's voice appliance to recognize them.

AWS CodeStar offers templates to ease cloud app deployments

Amazon looks to simplify building and deploying apps on its cloud platform with the introduction of the AWS CodeStar service this week.The cloud service eases project setup by using templates for web applications, web services, and other projects on common development platforms.

Developers can provision projects and resources for software development processes ranging from coding to testing and deployment.

Templates are featured for such AWS options as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, and Lambda, and supported languages include JavaScript, Java, Python, Ruby, and PHP.[ The cloud storage security gap — and how to close it. | The InfoWorld Deep Dive: How to make document sharing really work in Office 365. ]AWS CodeStar was launched in response to organizations facing the challenge of having agile, dynamic software development processes, said AWS Technical Evangelist Tara Walker. "The first challenge most new software projects face is the lengthy setup process that developers have to complete before they can start coding," she said.

This process could include setting up IDEs, accessing code repositories, and identifying infrastructure needed for builds, tests, and production.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Scammers mine online recruiter for patsies in package reship scheme

One job-seeker applied for real job, got an offer from scammer posing as CEO.

Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Microsoft on Friday said it had patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the National Security Agency (NSA) using tools that were leaked last week.The Windows flaws were disclosed by the hacking gang Shadow Brokers in a l...

Apple is replacing busted fourth-gen iPads with the newer, faster Air...

Your replacement tablet may be two years newer and faster than your old one.

Latest Shadow Brokers Windows Exploits Already Patched by Microsoft

A set of 13 exploits was released by the Shadow Brokers hacker group, with Microsoft providing a rapid response, downplaying the current risk.