Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

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Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/252600-security-robot-takes-life-dc-fountain-tragedy?source=Computing

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Kuna outdoor smart security camera and light can stop burglars in their tracks

Kuna is a security camera built inside a porch light that is designed to protect against unwanted intruders. You can interact with visitors at your front door via your smartphone from anywhere.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/kuna-outdoor-smart-security-camera-and-light-can-stop-burglars-in-their-tracks.html

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Microsoft ‘Autopilot’ Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update

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Microsoft is adding a new set of Autopilot deployment tools and security systems to the Fall Creators Update.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251896-microsoft-will-deploy-new-management-tools-dubbed-autopilot-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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After NSA tool used in Petya cyberattack, congressman urges agency to thwart malware

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wants the National Security Agency to stop the crippling Petya ransomware from spreading, if it can.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/after-nsa-tool-used-in-petya-cyberattack-congressman-urges-agency-to-thwart-malware.html

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/israeli-spy-agency-mossad-targets-cutting-edge-tech-sets-up-innovation-fund.html

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3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84627.html?rss=1

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?source=Computing

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This smart mannequin aims to improve pat-down procedures at airports

Airport security frisks can sometimes upset passengers, so the TSA is now using a smart mannequin to train officers on how to get the pat-down procedure exactly right while ensuring nothing’s missed

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/this-smart-mannequin-aims-to-improve-pat-down-procedures-at-airports.html

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Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools


Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. “RHEL 7.4 enables data centers to continue running mission-critical stuff,” noted Red Hat’s Steve Almy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84557.html?rss=1

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Can artificial intelligence help thwart ransomware?

In the future, security systems could use artificial intelligence to monitor user behavior, track activity, suggest when there may be a danger, and even mount an attack against the ransomware purveyors, effectively rendering the deadline malware client inoperable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/can-artificial-intelligence-help-thwart-ransomware.html

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North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say

Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than 300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/north-korea-possibly-behind-global-cyberattack-researchers-say.html

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Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks


Microsoft this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the U.S. military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. “This is an emerging pattern in 2017,” Smith wrote Sunday in an online post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84531.html?rss=1

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WannaCry ransomware hits 'limited number' of U.S. companies, DHS official says

Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “WannaCry” malicious software over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/wannacry-ransomware-hits-limited-number-u-s-companies-dhs-official-says.html

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

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Last week, Intel disclosed a serious security flaw that could be used to gain remote access to business computers without the OS ever knowing such access had occurred. Now we know the situation is even worse than we thought.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248919-major-intel-security-flaw-serious-first-thought?source=Computing

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Here's how easy it is to hack a keyless car

Any car owner with a keyless entry and ignition system, be warned: Chinese security researchers have proven that with equipment costing about $25, hackers could easily open car doors remotely from up to 1,000 feet away, start the cars’ engines and drive away.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/heres-how-easy-it-is-to-hack-keyless-car.html

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Israel Security Agency is looking for cyber ninjas

The Israel Security Agency (otherwise known by the Hebrew abbreviation – Shin Bet) has launched a new interactive website with a highly complex riddle designed to recruit potential new employees.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/01/israel-security-agency-is-looking-for-cyber-ninjas.html

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How to safeguard your data at the US border

The Trump administration, with its special interest in immigration and security, raises new questions about how much control you actually have over your data while traveling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/how-to-safeguard-your-data-at-us-border.html

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