Month: June 2020

FCC Designates Huawei & ZTE as National Security Threats

Backdoors in 5G network equipment from these vendors could enable espionage and malicious activity, agency says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives ‘On Pause’

Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk. …read more Source:: DarkReading

The internet becomes trademarkable, sort of, with near-unanimous Supreme Court ruling on

Lawyers lick their lips at litigation to come Analysis The internet has become potentially trademarkable following a decision by the US Supreme Court today that the name “” can in fact be registered with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), against the government office’s objections.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Attackers Will Target Critical PAN-OS Flaw, Security Experts Warn

After Palo Alto Networks alerted users to a simple-to-exploit vulnerability in its network security gear, security agencies quickly warn that attackers won’t wait to jump on it. …read more Source:: DarkReading

YouTube TV Jacks Up Pricing To Become Most Expensive Cable TV Alternative

On Tuesday, Google’s YouTube TV announced a monthly $15 price hike, bringing its streaming package of channels to $64.99 monthly, from $49.99. “YouTube TV is now the most expensive of the cable TV streaming alternative services,” notes USA Today. “When YouTube TV launched in 2017, it was $35.” From the report: In a company blog…

FTC warns of COVID-19 scam claiming to give funds for bank info – CNET

Scammers are sending emails claiming to be government officials giving money for a “Global Empowerment Fund.” …read more Source:: CNet

Apple nixes some future Arcade games to drive subscribers, report says – CNET

Apple is looking for games that better hook players, according to a report from Bloomberg. …read more Source:: CNet

Android’s AirDrop Competitor Is Coming Soon

Android’s long-awaited “Nearby Sharing” feature, which allows you to share files between Android devices wirelessly, is rolling out to beta testers. Android Police reports: Nearby Sharing may appear slightly differently depending on the type of content you try to share. In all cases, it shows up as an app in the apps list on the…

Database maestro Antirez says arrivederci to Redis: Seems he wants an unstructured life writing code, not a structured one managing software

Open-source database project gets new heads, inclusive code of conduct Salvatore Sanfilippo, better known by the nickname antirez, stepped down on Tuesday as the maintainer of Redis, a popular open-source database project released in 2009.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

National Mask Mandate Could Save 5 Percent of GDP, Economists Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: After a late-spring lull, daily coronavirus cases in the United States have again hit record highs, driven by resurgent outbreaks in states such as Florida, Arizona and California. Hospitals in Houston are already on the brink of being overwhelmed, and public health experts worry the…