Is Open Source RISC-V Ready to Take on Intel, AMD, and ARM in the Data Center? (FB)

Fabless RISC-V semiconductor company SiFive announced it’s taking pre-orders through a campaign on Crowd Supply for HiFive Unleashed, a single-board computer (SBC) that runs Linux on the RISC-V-based quad-core 1.5GHz U540 system-on-a-chip, which the company announced in October. The campaign, which runs through March 15, has so far raised nearly $95,000, with orders due to […]

Establishing Trust With Identity Governance Intelligence

Many organizations do not keep well-documented records of where all their data is housed. This is a serious problem with so many new regulations requiring companies to be more accountable for protecting information. Does your organization know exactly who its users are, what they’re entitled to access and where the information they’re accessing is stored? […]

The Biggest Cryptocurrency Mining Hack Yet Made a Grand Total of $24

Criminals: At the very least, you should learn to do a crime properly. I’m not saying I want you to do crimes, I am just saying that you should have some self-respect. Because, folks, listen—this cryptocurrency mining stuff is just not working out. Sunday, hackers orchestrated what’s likely the largest cryptocurrency mining hack to date […]

IBM Study Shows Consumers Don’t Trust Social Networks With Identity Data

These are difficult times for social media services. Between the co-opting of conversations by armies of automated bots and concerns about identity theft and bullying, some of the best-known online gathering spots are being forced to make some tough choices about how they rebuild the public’s trust. IBM’s new “Future of Identity Study” provided another […]

Internet Users Spoke Up To Keep Safe Harbors Safe

Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe.  We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureaucratic requirement that could cause websites and Internet services to lose protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). And we asked them to help keep Congress from replacing the DMCA […]

Hackers Used Ontario Government and CAMH Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Visitors to thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—were forced to unknowingly mine cryptocurrency over the weekend after hackers compromised a popular browser plugin called Browsealoud, and rejigged it to hijack site visitors’ computer power. Among the affected sites, which included the UK’s information commissioner and uscourts.gov, were some prominent Canadian URLs. According to […]

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

Over the weekend, hackers injected thousands of websites—including UK and US government sites—with code that hijacked visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. The attack, noticed on Sunday by security researcher Scott Helme, was pulled off by compromising a single plugin that was used by all of the affected sites: Browsealoud, a reputable suite of accessibility and […]

The Oculus Subreddit Made Palmer Luckey a Moderator and Everyone Is Mad

On Friday, a moderator for the r/Oculus subreddit announced that they and the rest of the community’s moderation team have decided to make the founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, a moderator, causing some members of the subreddit to unsubscribe in protest. „I know this might surprise one or the other but a little while ago, […]

The Best SpaceX Conspiracies About the Falcon Heavy Launch

On Tuesday, SpaceX made history with the successful flight of the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world. I was on site to watch it happen and it looked pretty real to me, but not everyone was convinced. Even SpaceX CEO Elon Musk acknowledged how fake the whole thing seemed. “You can […]

How to Improve Cyber Literacy Within Your Organization

The issue of cyber literacy as a way to improve defenses against future attacks has received a lot of attention lately. This notion isn’t exactly new: A 1994 article from The New York Times mentioned the need to promote cyber literacy, quoting then-Wired editor Kevin Kelly, who spoke of “a different kind of literacy based […]

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone’s Most Sensitive Code

On Wednesday, an anonymous person published the proprietary source code of a core and fundamental component of the iPhone’s operating system. A user named “ZioShiba” posted the closed source code for iBoot—the part of iOS responsible for ensuring a trusted boot of the operating system—to GitHub, the internet’s largest repository of open source code. An […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Civil War’ Hit InfoWars Last Night and It Was Bizarre

I’ve seen a lot of wild stuff happen in cryptocurrencies over the years, like when a guy mined Bitcoin with an NES or when some shitheel accidentally locked up $150 million of other people’s virtual money for good. But last night’s InfoWars broadcast—the conspiracy-peddling, colloidal silver-hawking, Trump-loving talk show hosted by angry ripe tomato Alex […]

Intel Launches Xeon Chips for Edge Computing (FB)

Intel is taking its Xeon processor family to the edge with this week’s introduction of Xeon D-2100, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor designed to meet the needs of edge applications as well as data center and network applications constrained by space and power. When compared to the previous-generation Intel Xeon D-1500, Intel offers benchmarks showing gains […]

Surprise, Surprise: A Deepfakes Website Is Loaded With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

As the banhammer falls on deepfakes communities and hosting on Discord, Gfycat, Pornhub, Twitter, and Reddit people interested in making and consuming AI-generated fake porn have been searching for new internet clubhouses to share nonconsensual porn clips and tips about how to make it. “Deepfakes” are videos created using a machine learning algorithm that swaps […]

Scott Pruitt Is Right, Climate Change Is Good… For Rich White Guys

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, made headlines this week when he suggested that climate change is, to some extent, good. “We know humans have most flourished during times of warming trends,” he told a Nevada TV station. “There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that necessarily is a bad […]

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in ‚Biggest Leak in History‘

Someone just posted what experts say is the source code for a core component of the iPhone’s operating system on GitHub, which could pave the way for hackers and security researchers to find vulnerabilities in iOS and make iPhone jailbreaks easier to achieve. The GitHub code is labeled “iBoot,” which is the part of iOS […]