03 Mar 2020

Lockheed Martin, SpaceX And Tesla Caught In Cyber Attack Crossfire

In late February, the research firm Emsisoft alerted Forbes journalists that they believed that SpaceX and Tesla had been hacked due to the discovery of published non-disclosure agreement documents related to the companies by a cybercrime group. Cybercriminals targeted a precision parts manufacturer that supplies automotive and aeronautics parts to

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03 Mar 2020

iPhone, Pixel And Galaxy Smartphones Silently Compromised By $5 Hack

Samsung has reportedly joined iPhone and Pixel by introducing a new secure element chip to the Galaxy S20, bringing new hardware to the sensitive smartphone data storage party. However, Samsung, Apple, and Google are all being targeted by advanced hacking technology according to security researchers. A paper and supporting videos

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02 Mar 2020

First Instance of VA’s New Electronic Health Record System Now Scheduled For July

The VA has again rescheduled the deployment date for its new electronic health records system, changing the date to July. The initial deployment date was four months before, in March. The VA had announced plans to launch the Cerner Millennium platform at Mann Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington

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02 Mar 2020

Tiny cryptographic ID chip can help combat hardware counterfeiting

MIT researchers announced that they have developed a cryptographic ID tag that could help combat chain counterfeiting, which costs companies billions of dollars annually. The tech is small enough to fit on the majority of products and verify their authenticity. In a 2018 report, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and

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28 Feb 2020

Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit government agencies from purchasing equipment made by companies considered to be a threat to national security, like the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The legislation specifically focuses on telecommunications equipment, barring the FCC from using funds to help carriers purchase

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28 Feb 2020

Pentagon Confirms Alka Patel to Lead the Implementation of Its New Ethical AI Principles

Yesterday, the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) confirmed that it has hired Alka Patel to take the reins on the implementation of the JAIC’s new ethical principles regarding AI in warfare. The JAIC’s director announced that the position was already filled during a previous press briefing, but the company

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28 Feb 2020

Apple Just Demanded Santander And A $50 Billion US Intelligence Contractor Reveal How They Use iPhone Hacking Tech

Apple has subpoenaed Santander Bank and the intelligence contractor L3Harris Technologies, aiming to learn more about the companies’ use of Correllium, a cybersecurity startup that the tech giant is suing. Apple is suing Correllium after the startup created tech that produced software versions of iPhones for security and functionality testing.

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26 Feb 2020

Tesla Crash Investigators Slam Autopilot Deficiencies, Lack Of U.S. Rules For ‘Partially Automated’ Cars

US safety investigators have been analyzing four different accidents occurring in Tesla cars in which drivers were using the company’s Autopilot feature. The accidents are highly critical of the system’s technical limitations and highlight the Transportation Department’s failure to enact laws for these partially automated driving systems. One of the

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24 Feb 2020

Looking at the future of identity access management (IAM)

Identity access management (IAM) capabilities and integrations are on track to continue spreading rapidly throughout the enterprise technology sector, transforming the way that businesses operate. IAM predictions for 2020 include single sign-on (SSO) protocols that eliminate or significantly decrease the need for users to have unique accounts and credentials for

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17 Feb 2020

Marine Corps Looks to Virtual Reality as a Recruitment Tool

The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) has filed a request for information this week, aiming to create a “highly-portable virtual reality simulator” to assist the agency in the recruitment of officer candidates across the United States. The agency stated that it acknowledges current students’ immersion in technology and believes that

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