Information Technology

Facebook gives investigators new details on Russian ads     – CNET
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The social networking giant has given copies of ads and other information involving what it’s learned from the 2016 election, according to a report in The WSJ.

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Equifax executives out after massive hack     – CNET
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The officials were in charge of information and security when hackers stole 143 million consumer records from company systems.

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Equifax CIO, CSO “retire” in wake of huge security breach
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Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Equifax announced that two top executives would be retiring in the aftermath of the company’s massive security breach that affected 143 million […]

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Failure to patch two-month-old bug led to massive Equifax breach
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Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Alex E. Proimos) The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data for as many as 143 million US consumers was accomplished by exploiting a Web application vulnerability that had been patched more two months earlier, officials with the credit reporting service said Thursday. “Equifax has been intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion […]

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Department of Energy Invests $50 Million To Improve Critical Energy Infrastructure Security
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Orome1 shares a report from Help Net Security: Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $50 million to DOE’s National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the resilience of the Nation’s critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil […]

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Apple’s Upcoming A11 Mobile Chip To Feature Six Cores
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Apple is all set to unveil a number of products at its upcoming event being held today in its new Cupertino campus, and one among them is the company’s next mobile chip, which is expected to power the new Apple iPhone that will debut during the event. The new mobile chip, the A11, features a […]

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Was Apple employee behind alleged iPhone 8 leaks?     – CNET
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Commentary: Influential Apple commentator John Gruber says he’s “nearly certain” that someone at Apple is behind the information seeping out.

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In Irma prep, GasBuddy downloads increased 10x, nuclear reactors stayed online
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Enlarge (credit: GasBuddy) Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West, FL on Sunday morning, Floridians hustled to make final preparations in case the storm severed an of the critical transportation, communication, and power lines that keep modern life humming. That sent much of the state driving to gas stations to top off tanks in the […]

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Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed
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Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and […]

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