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Microsoft captures Russian state hackers utilizing IoT gadgets to breach networks

Microsoft captures Russian state hackers utilizing IoT gadgets to breach networks

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Enlarge / A script used to maintain network persistence. Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, video decoders, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices as a beachhead to penetrate targeted computer networks, Microsoft officials warned on Monday. “These devices became points of ingress from which the actor established a presence on the network…
Baltimore’s costs for ransomware: Over $18 million, up until now

Baltimore’s costs for ransomware: Over $18 million, up until now

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Enlarge / Baltimore City Hall, where the ransomware battle continues. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images BALTIMORE—It has been a month since the City of Baltimore's networks were brought to a standstill by ransomware. On Tuesday, Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young and his cabinet briefed press on the status of the cleanup, which the city's director of finance has…
Blockchain, zero-code artificial intelligence concerning Azure

Blockchain, zero-code artificial intelligence concerning Azure

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Microsoft's annual developer conference kicks off on Monday, and the company will no doubt have all manner of things to announce for Azure and, if we're lucky, Windows. To whet our appetites, the company has unveiled a crop of new Azure and Internet-of-Things services with, as we should no doubt expect these days, a focus…
New variants of Mirai botnet detected, concentrating on extra IoT units

New variants of Mirai botnet detected, concentrating on extra IoT units

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BeeBright/Getty Images Mirai, the “botnet” malware that was responsible for a string of massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2016—including one against the website of security reporter Brian Krebs—has gotten a number of recent updates. Now, developers using the widely distributed "open" source code of the original have added a raft of new…
June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected...

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Enlarge / The air-fried "churros" were delicious, but they tasted nothing at all like churros. Megan Geuss Earlier this month, Ars reviewed the June Oven, an Internet-connected, seven-in-one device that pushes the boundaries of the traditional toaster oven. Overall, I felt pretty positive about the June, especially the internal camera that allows you to watch your…
Logitech disables regional gain access to on Consistency Hubs, breaks automation systems [Update]

Logitech disables regional gain access to on Consistency Hubs, breaks automation...

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Logitech Update, Dec 21, 2:47pm: In response to customers' frustration, Logitech issued another statement today with instructions on how to enable private local API controls. The company created a new XMPP beta program that will give users access to the local controls that were removed in the most recent Harmony Hub firmware update. Logitech plans…

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