Day: November 2, 2020

Apple on the hook for another $503m in decade-long VirnetX patent rip-off legal marathon

Guess what? It’s going to appeal. Again again. Again. Again Apple has to pay another $502.8m to network security outfit VirnetX for infringing its patents, a court has decided.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Hacker group uses Solaris zero-day to breach corporate networks

The zero-day appears to have been bought off a black-market website for $3,000. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Arista Networks Q3 revenue and earnings top expectations, revenue outlook higher as well amidst improving business trends

Shares of the networking equipment vendor rose in late trading as the company said it has been seeing a recovery from COVID-19 patterns in its market. …read more Source:: ZDNet

PS5 Faceplate Seller Cancels All Orders Following ‘Legal Action from Sony’

A peripheral company selling custom PS5 faceplates has been forced to cancel all its orders and pull the products from sale, following reported legal action from Sony. From a report: had already been forced to rebrand to following a complaint from Sony earlier this week, but now the seller claims that subsequent threats…

Black Friday tip: Get a $100 Amazon gift card when you sign up for Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa – CNET

This is basically free money to blow on gifts or anything else at Amazon. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC Funding Aims To Guarantee 100 Mbps Internet Throughout Puerto Rico

On Monday, the FCC’s Wireless Competition Board announced that newly allocated financing part of Stage Two of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico fund will ensure that every location across Puerto Rico will have access to broadband internet with download speeds of at least 100 Mbps, with one-third of the territory getting 1 Gbps internet. From…

$100M Botnet Scheme Lands Cybercriminal 8 Years in Jail

Aleksandr Brovko faces jail time after stealing $100 million worth of personal identifiable information (PII) and financial data over the course of more than 10 years. …read more Source:: Threatpost

No, Sean Connery Did Not Write a Mean Letter To Steve Jobs

A fake letter from Sean Connery to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is making the rounds on social media following the actor’s death on Saturday. Just to reiterate: it’s fake, the product of humor site Scoopertino, which posts satirical articles about Apple and goings-on at its Cupertino (get it that’s the name) headquarters. From a report:…

Survey: Cybersecurity Skills Shortage is ‘Bad,’ But There’s Hope

Automation, strategic process design and an investment in training are the keys to managing the cybersecurity skills gap, according to a recent survey from Trustwave. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Malicious npm package opens backdoors on programmers’ computers

JavaScript library posing as a Twilio-related library opens backdoors to let attackers access infected workstations. …read more Source:: ZDNet