Day: January 16, 2020

Google Account Security Keys Launch for iPhone

iPhone users can now use Bluetooth to secure their Google accounts. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Cyberpunk 2077: Release date pushed back and everything else we know – CNET

It’s just a little longer. …read more Source:: CNet

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

In December, scientists sent 40 very muscular mice to live temporarily at the International Space Station. The resulting research, they hope, could lead to new treatments for kids with muscular dystrophy, or cancer patients with muscle wasting. From a report: In early December at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, two anxious scientists were about…

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

The SharePoint CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability has been one of the most targeted security flaw …read more Source:: ZDNet

JRR Tolkien’s Son Christopher Dies Aged 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien who was responsible for editing and publishing much of his father’s work, has died aged 95. The Tolkien Society released a short statement on Twitter to confirm the news. The Guardian reports: Tolkien, who was born in Leeds in 1924, was the third…

FBI Changes Policy for Notifying States of Election Systems Cyber Breaches

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will notify state officials when local election systems are believed to have been breached by hackers [the link may be paywalled], a pivot in policy that comes after criticism that the FBI wasn’t doing enough to inform states of election threats, WSJ reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter….

Legendary, mysterious giant squid’s genome revealed – CNET

A team of scientists are analyzing the genes of ancient sea monsters. …read more Source:: CNet

NBC Peacock’s originals include Twitter tell-all and Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling shows – CNET

Peacock added six new shows to its pipeline, according to a report in advance of the service’s unveiling. …read more Source:: CNet

Remember when Netscout got so upset at ‘challenger’ label in Gartner Magic Quadrant, it sued? Well, top court just ended all those shenanigans

Connecticut Supremes affirm trial judge’s decision to toss ‘pay to play’ claim Gartner did not defame network app biz Netscout by placing it in the “challenger” section of its Magic Quadrant instead of the “leaders” section, the Supreme Court of the US state of Connecticut has ruled.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid commands a premium over standard SUV – Roadshow

The starting price is almost $10,000 more than an entry-level Q5, but there’s always the federal tax credit to help out. …read more Source:: CNet