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Technology NewsUpdated Sunday, December 4th, 2016. Powered by


There’s a new DDoS army, and it could soon rival record-setting Mirai:

For more than a week, someone has waged massive attacks on a daily basis.

FCC says AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption:

Verizon also in trouble with FCC over charging competitors for zero-rating.

At least 10 million Android users imperiled by popular AirDroid app:

For six months, the remote management app has opened users to code-execution attacks.

Microsoft shareholders express fear that the company is abandoning mobile:

Users aggrieved at Microsoft-developed apps coming to Android and iOS first.

Shamoon wiper malware returns with a vengeance:

Displays body of drowned Syrian boy after wiping drive; Saudi government targeted.

Mozilla and Tor release urgent update for Firefox 0-day under active attack:

Critical code-execution flaw resides in Windows, Mac, and Linux. Patch now.

Cablevision owner replacing cable with fiber, pledges 10Gbps speeds:

Altice, 4th largest US cable company, will bring fiber to millions of homes.

Netflix’s new offline mode lets you download shows, watch them offline:

Downloads available on iOS and Android, but only for "select" shows and movies.

Firefox 0-day in the wild is being used to attack Tor users:

Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.

The limits of AT&T’s DirecTV Now: No DVR and limited ability to pause live TV:

DirecTV online lacks key functions, and AT&T is vague on when it'll be fixed.

Muni system hacker hit others by scanning for year-old Java vulnerability:

Backups meant SFMTA didn't have to pay 100-Bitcoin ransom demanded by the attacker.

Forgotten audio formats: Wire recording:

From espionage to home recording, the colorful life of the longest-used audio medium.

AT&T’s “$35” DirecTV streaming will cost $60 unless you sign up right away:

Standard prices range from $35 to $70 a month, plus $5 extra for HBO.

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks:

Researchers detect barrage of exploits targeting potentially millions of devices.

How to stop the wave of Apple Calendar invite spam:

Deleting them just encourages them—and confirms your address is live.

Google DeepMind could invent the next generation of AI by playing Starcraft 2:

How Google’s AI research team has teamed up with Blizzard to further deep learning in AI.

Elegant 0-day unicorn underscores “serious concerns” about Linux security:

Scriptless exploit bypasses state-of-the-art protections baked into the OS.

AT&T defends DirecTV’s data cap exemption in net neutrality case:

FCC has allowed data cap exemptions to spread without issuing clear guidelines.

x86 emulation rumored to be coming to Windows for ARM in late 2017:

This would enable the use of real Windows applications in Continuum docking mode.

Office Depot caught claiming out-of-box PCs showed “symptoms of malware”:

News investigations show office supply chain sold unneeded fixes for $180.

Security AlertsUpdated Sunday, December 4th, 2016. Powered by



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