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Consumers have a massive blind spot when it comes to privacy and IoT
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The Internet of Things, or IoT, Connected Devices, Smart devices whatever you want to call them have become a fixture in most homes. It has gotten to the point where you have to look hard to find a device that…
Why Tri-Band wireless isn’t; the birth and explanation of a marketing term
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The marketing term Tri-Band is not really new. It was something that marketing people came out with to help sell new 802.11ac routers and access points. Why would they do this? Well most consumers are not going to understand what…
AMD shoots for relevancy in 2017 with Ryzen
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09 January 2017
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AMD shoots for relevancy in 2017 with Ryzen

Since the ATi purchase AMD has struggled with trying to compete in the CPU market. They have tried many different strategies and approaches. One even included distancing themselves from the performance market and focusing solely on mobile. This disastrous strategy…
We meet Venafi's Tammy Moskites to see what has changed about trust in a year
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Last year at Black Hat we had an interesting conversation with Tammy Moskites from Venafi. Although Tammy is both the CIO and CISO of Venafi the conversation did not focus on that company or the product as a whole. Instead…
Qualys talks to us about getting a handle on security and feature parity in the cloud
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Black Hat 2016, Las Vegas, NVWe had the chance to sit down with Chris Carlson, vice president of product management for Qualys and talk a little about what Qualys is up to and where they are moving to in the…
Cymmetria shows us a new type of deception at DEF CON using MazeRunner
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DEF CON 24 - Las Vegas, NVThe term Honey Pot is one that most people are very aware of. It is a form of detection that is designed to lure an attacker into targeting a simulated system so that you…
AMD shares up after licensing moves and Radeon success
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It seems that AMD’s recent licensing moves and the press that Zen has been getting has given investors more confidence in the company. On Friday this confidence pushed AMD’s share price by almost 10% at $6.18 (the 52 week high)…
As printers become smarter so do the bad guys
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14 July 2016
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As printers become smarter so do the bad guys

These days it is not unheard of for something as simple as a printer to have all sorts of bells and whistles. You can find wireless, remote file access, remote (web) printing and more. These devices also have very advanced…
The FBI hides collection of Iris information by local law enforcement since 2013
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In the last week the world saw what appeared to be another attempt to violate privacy by government law enforcement. In this case the FBI opened a “pilot” program to capture iris imprints for a searchable database. To date they…
SVET Working on product to bring healthy light into our lives
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With the rise of the crowd funding the consumer electronic world has been given an interesting kick in a new direction. We are now seeing some very interesting tech from companies that we might never have heard of if it…
US Air Force loses 12 years of IG data with no backup
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It seems that the US Air Force has taken a pretty big hit when it comes to the storage of the data related to internal investigations. The system that they have been using has had a glitch that resulted in…
AMD might have Demo Silicon for Zen at Computex
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AMD might have some demo Zen silicon to show off at their expected press conference during Computex. This is the rumor that is coming from multiple sources at the moment. If true, this would be good for AMD for a…
EagleSoft Pushes FBI to Arrest Security Researcher that found patient data on open FTP
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We have written numerous articles on how bad corporate mentality is shaping security and risking your data, but we have one more to share with you today. We can also guarantee that this will not be the last one we…
Bangladesh Swift payment attack possibly related to the Sony Attack
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It seems that the recent $81 million dollar attack against the Bangladesh Central Bank might have also been about the Seth Rogan Movie “the interview”... ok, not really, but the attack that happened at Sony in 2014 seems to have…
Tuto4PCs might be pushing backdoor access with their software
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Three years ago today DecryptedTech published an article calling out a software distribution company for installing Bitcoin mining software on subscribers’ systems. We highlighted the danger of the trust people put in web services by allowing agent software to run…
Apple posts first loss in 13 years while iPhone sales dip 16%
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All good things must come to an end. In April of 2013 we published an article that Apple and their iOS based devices would begin to slide in 2016. It was in response to a survey/analysis claiming that Apple would…