Netflix IT exec forced employees to use products from vendors that bribed him

reader comments 49 with 37 posters participating Share this story Netflix’s former vice president of IT operations was convicted of taking bribes from technology vendors in exchange for awarding them contracts with Netflix, the US Department of Justice announced Friday. The former Netflix VP’s illegal scheme forced colleagues to use a variety of products, including […]

New Spectre attack once again sends Intel and AMD scrambling for a fix

reader comments 48 with 36 posters participating Share this story Since 2018, an almost endless series of attacks broadly known as Spectre has kept Intel and AMD scrambling to develop defenses to mitigate vulnerabilities that allow malware to pluck passwords and other sensitive information directly out of silicon. Now, researchers say they’ve devised a new […]

Frontier exits bankruptcy, claims it will double fiber-to-the-home footprint

Getty Images | Rafe Swan reader comments 23 with 22 posters participating Share this story Frontier Communications emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, saying that it plans to double its fiber-to-the-premises footprint by extending fiber to an additional 3 million homes and businesses. “Frontier is deploying capital and pursuing an extensive fiber build-out plan […]

Apple reports 2 iOS 0-days that let hackers compromise fully patched devices

Enlarge / The 2020 iPhone lineup. From left to right: iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 12 mini. reader comments 9 with 8 posters participating Share this story A week after Apple issued its biggest iOS and iPadOS update since last September’s release of version 14.0, the company […]

Verizon agrees to sell Yahoo and AOL to private-equity firm for $5 billion

Enlarge / Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Getty Images | Bloomberg reader comments 49 with 40 posters participating Share this story Verizon announced on Monday that it is selling Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Verizon made the deal official just a few days after news […]

An ambitious plan to tackle ransomware faces long odds

Miragec | Getty Images reader comments 29 with 17 posters participating Share this story Schools, hospitals, the City of Atlanta. Garmin, Acer, the Washington, DC, police. At this point no one is safe from the scourge of ransomware. Over the past few years, skyrocketing ransom demands and indiscriminate targeting have escalated, with no relief in […]

Ford’s ever-smarter robots are speeding up the assembly line

Enlarge / Ford is adding artificial intelligence to its robotic assembly lines. reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized car-making with the first moving assembly line, an innovation that made piecing together new vehicles faster and more efficient. Some hundred years later, Ford is now using artificial […]

More US agencies potentially hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits

Getty Images reader comments 13 with 11 posters participating Share this story At least five US federal agencies may have experienced cyberattacks that targeted recently discovered security flaws that give hackers free rein over vulnerable networks, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN that […]

Verizon tries to sell Yahoo and AOL after spending $9 billion on fallen giants

Enlarge / Yahoo logo at the 2014 International CES conference in Las Vegas. Getty Images | Ethan Miller reader comments 45 with 38 posters participating Share this story Verizon is reportedly ready to give up on Yahoo and AOL after spending a combined $9 billion on the once-dominant Internet brands that fell from prominence years […]

Office default Calibri will join Clippy, Internet Explorer in Windows retirement

reader comments 87 with 71 posters participating Share this story Rumor has it Calibri is already working on its goodbye note. Nathan Mattise Calibri made its big debut as the Microsoft standard with Windows Vista Andrew Cunningham …and it held onto its position during Microsoft’s most notable moment of aesthetic transition in the last 15 […]