Day: September 24, 2019

Mysterious Avid Issue Knocks Out Mac Pro Workstations Across Hollywood

A possible computer virus attack has knocked out Mac Pro workstations for many film and TV editors across Los Angeles. According to Variety, the issue — which is causing the workstations to refuse to reboot — is widespread among users of Mac Pro computers running older versions of Apple’s operating system as well as Avid’s…


Anonymous researcher drops vBulletin zero-day impacting tens of thousands of sites

New zero-day could trigger a new forum hacking spree across the internet. …read more Source:: ZDNet


Iranian Government Hackers Target US Veterans

‘Tortoiseshell’ discovered hosting a phony military-hiring website that drops a Trojan backdoor on visitors. …read more Source:: DarkReading


Toyota 86 followup will be a better machine than Supra, engineer attests – Roadshow

Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the Supra, says the 86 will be even better than Toyota’s halo car. …read more Source:: CNet


GandCrab Operators Resurface with REvile Malware

Despite claiming they were retiring, GandCrab’s authors have been linked to the REvile/Sodinokibi ransomware via a technical analysis. …read more Source:: Threatpost


German Prosecutors Indict Top VW Bosses Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

dryriver shares a report from Reuters: German prosecutors have accused Volkswagen’s CEO of holding back market-moving information on rigged emissions tests four years ago, raising the prospect of fresh upheaval at the carmaker just as it tries to reinvent itself as a champion of clean driving. Prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig said on Tuesday…


How 5G moves by Poland and Vietnam could change everything and leave the US cornered

The choices being made by two countries not generally known for shaping the world’s technology standards may result in the US falling into a strategic and technological trap of its own making. …read more Source:: ZDNet


Tech CEO thrown in the clink for seven years for H-1B gang-master role: Crim farmed out foreign staff as cheap labor

Workers brought over from India were supposed to tackle specific projects – not fill a pool for short contracts Pradyumna Kumar Samal, the CEO of two US tech firms, was this month jailed for seven years for what prosecutors called “the largest and most sophisticated H-1B scheme ever prosecuted” in Seattle.… …read more Source:: TheRegister


Google Contractors Officially Vote To Unionize

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Eighty Google contract workers in Pittsburgh employed by HCL America voted Tuesday to unionize with the United Steel Workers (USW). They will organize under the name Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals (PATP). The vote to unionize passed, with 49 voting in favor of unionization and 24 voting…


Adobe Unscheduled Update Fixes Critical ColdFusion Flaws

Overall, Adobe released three patches – one for an “important” flaw and two for critical flaws –in the 2016 and 2018 versions of ColdFusion. …read more Source:: Threatpost