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19
Apr

Hackers steal casino database exploiting fish tank smart thermometer

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Genius Hack: Hackers steal casino database by exploiting fish tank’s “smart thermometer” Cyberthieves got into the unnamed casino’s network via the “smart” thermometer monitoring water in the lobby aquarium, located the database and sucked it back over the network and out into the cloud via the thermostat https://mashable.com/2018/04/15/casino-smart-thermometer-hacked/ More work to do on the notoriously insecure […]

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02
Apr

Long Term Fallout Facebook Security Blunders

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7 Long Term Fallouts from Facebook Security Blunders An indicator for a coming bear market is the number of companies using data miners like Cambridge Analytica, which took $95 BN off Facebook’s market value overnight (with an assist from FB). Savvy investors will find out if a public company has hired regulator bait like Cambridge […]

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21
Oct

Massive Internet-wide DDoS attack October 21 2016

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Internet-wide DDoS attack October 21 2016 Today’s (October 21, 2016) wide spread global DDoS attack was a big event, and a bad one: An attack on the Internet, not just on a website. A DDoS attack is when bad actors flood a server with redundant or duplicate requests to freeze it up and make it […]

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02
Oct

Next Generation of Search: Star Trek Holodeck

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The “Next Generation” of Search Web search will inevitably give way to “distributed” search. Instead of typing a query into a browser, you’ll ask a ubiquitous digital assistant  (in your phone, watch, car, as well as on your PC). This is already with us. The digital assistant —  Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s […]

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24
Feb

The Biggest Big Data of All Time

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Imagine generating so much data that each day’s worth needs the processing power of one hundred million PCs and would take two million years to playback on an ipod*. The Square Kilometer Array (SKA), http://www.skatelescope.org/, is about to do exactly that, by scanning the deep universe for radiation data about conditions within a sliver of the […]

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01
May

Big Data Downsized for Small Businesses

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Small Businesses can use Big Data — if it’s Downsized Every day, billions of sources — transaction records, mobile phone signals, weather sensors, traffic cameras, electricity meters, digital photos and videos, social media posts, website click-streams — create quintillions of bytes of data (2.5 quintillions, according to IBM. A quintillion is 10 X 18 trillion). […]

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