Day: February 6, 2019

HelpSystems Buys Core Security Assets to Grow Infosec Portfolio

Acquisition will enable it to provide threat detection, pen testing, and other security tools to customers. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Rumored Sony Xperia XA3 has two rear cameras, near bezel-less display – CNET

The upcoming phone is expected to debut at MWC 2019 and may come in four color variations. …read more Source:: CNet

Hubitat’s smart home works without the internet – CNET

The sleek new Hubitat Elevation Hub processes everything locally, so you can keep using your smart home even when the Wi-Fi goes down. …read more Source:: CNet

Flickr gives you one more month to download your photos before deletion – CNET

The 1,000-photo limit still stands, but site owner SmugMug won’t delete your photos yet if you’re having trouble fetching them now. …read more Source:: CNet

The TRS80 Model 100 Gets A Brain Transplant

We’ll forgive you if you were busy in the ’80s, and missed the TRS80 Model 100. It was a portable version of the original, ran on four AA batteries, and even had an integrated acoustic coupler which proved handy for workers on the go. However, time is rarely kind, and [Trammell] had come across a…

WhatsApp on How It’s Fighting Bulk Messaging and Suspicious Accounts

Ahead of India’s national elections later this year, WhatsApp is trying to wrangle bulk messaging and suspicious accounts. From a report: At a press briefing in New Delhi early today, company executives said they have built a machine learning system to detect and weed out users who engage in inappropriate behavior, such as sending bulk…

Consumers Care About Security – Sometimes

New RSA Security survey shows a generation gap in concerns over cybersecurity and privacy. …read more Source:: DarkReading

From Firefox to fired cocks: Look who’s out to save you being shafted by insecure Internet of Dingalings – it’s Mozilla!

Secret-keeping screw-ups bedevil amorous appliances Hewing to its pubic public service mission, Mozilla has published a privacy and security evaluation of sex toys and other connected goods in preparation for Valentine’s Day next week.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59, Ep. 516) – CNET

Plus, Spotify gets deeper into podcasts and Apple loses its retail chief. …read more Source:: CNet

2018 Was Earth’s Fourth-Hottest Year on Record: NOAA and NASA Report

The string of hotter-than-average annual temperatures continued in 2018, as Earth experienced its fourth-hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [PDF]. From a report: Also in 2018, the United States suffered 14 weather and climate disasters with costs surpassing $1 billion during a warmer- and wetter-than-average year, NOAA…