More security news Splunk pulls out of Russia with mysterious statement You have around 20 minutes to contain a Russian APT attack Apple: iPhone's Group FaceTime isn't working as it did before eavesdrop bug fix Google Earth accidentally reveals secret military sites A Russian national pleaded guilty today in a New York court of creating, running, and infecting users with the NeverQuest banking trojan --also known as Snifula and Vawtrack.The man's name is Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov, a Russian national who went online under the names of "Black" and "Blackf," and who, according to a Department of Justice press release, "was responsible for key aspects of the creation and administration" of the NeverQuest malware botnet.More specifically, DOJ officials say Lisov was the one responsible with renting and then managing the servers that supported the NeverQuest trojan's backbone, the servers to which infected computers would connect, get instructions, and send stolen information.US … [Read more...] about Russian national, author of NeverQuest banking trojan, pleads guilty
The Apple Watch Series 4 is packed with new features: an FDA cleared electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), a faster processor, better screen and louder speaker wrapped in a sleeker exterior. But the best thing about Series 4 may be the fact that it's made the Series 3 much more affordable. The previous generation of Apple's smartwatch shares a lot of the same specs that make the Series 4 great, and the aluminum version is $130 cheaper. So, which one is right for you?Obviously, if you don't mind paying more, you should get the Series 4. And if you want a much more affordable option, you'll want to opt for the Series 3. (In fact, it's on sale right now at Amazon: $229 for the 42mm model.) Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. However, for those of you who want to know the differences in detail, keep reading. Which Apple Watch looks and feels better?At first glance, both the Apple Watch Series 4 and its predecessor seem to share … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Series 3: Which watch should you buy?
It's never too early to be thinking of the next, next generation of wireless. At least that's the stance that President Donald Trump is taking. In a pair of tweets yesterday, he proclaimed he'd like to see "5G and even 6G technology" deployed in the US "as soon as possible." In not so many words, he pretty much told US carriers to get off their butts to deploy the networks before the Chinese beat them to the punch. Many in the tech community scoffed at the President's mention of 6G. Afterall, 5G is barely a real thing. Carriers around the world are just now starting to deploy the technology and there aren't even any 5G handsets in the market. (Although that's soon expected to change as Samsung, Motorola and LG are expected to start rolling out new 5G smartphones.)So what is all this talk of 6G about? Here's an FAQ to help you figure it out. Before we get ahead of ourselves, what's 5G again?5G is the next-generation of cellular technology, which promises download speeds that are 10 to … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘6G’ tweet spurs questions
The Galaxy S10 Plus and I have had a whirlwind relationship so far. We've just barely met, and already it's seldom left my side as I flew from Samsung's Unpacked launch event to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest smartphone show. My first day with the Galaxy S10 Plus was largely about getting to know each other on the airplane. Finally, my first "day" in Barcelona, I had a chance to take it for a spin around one of my favorite European cities. Samsung's Galaxy S10 Plus is the largest and most advanced of the three mainstream Galaxy S10 phones that Samsung plans to sell on March 8. If that sounds like a lot of qualifications to place on a phone that's shaping up to be a real killer device in 2019, you're onto something. Compared to the more feature-packed Galaxy S10 5G and the foldable Galaxy Fold that Samsung also announced this week (was it really just two days ago?), the Galaxy S10 Plus pales in comparison. 5G and foldable mark the future, but … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review, Day 2: What’s good and bad so far
YouTube said Friday it's removing ads that appear on video channels featuring anti-vaccination content. The move comes after some marketers pulled ads from the platform because they didn't know they were appearing with videos that discourage vaccinations. BuzzFeed, who first inquired about the anti-vaccination videos with YouTube, earlier reported the news. "We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos that promote anti-vaccination content are a violation of those policies," a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement. "We enforce these policies vigorously, and if we find a video that violates them, we immediately take action and remove ads."While YouTube is dropping the ads from those channels, the policy is not new. Anti-vaccination content was already considered harmful content, and should not have been monetized in the first place. Lawmakers have recently put pressure on tech giants to stop the spread of misinformation concerning … [Read more...] about YouTube removes ads from anti-vaccination video channels