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HP ships keylogging Conexant driver by default with many laptops

Written by: Stewart Olson Nth Generation Security Consultant On May 11th, German researcher, Thorsten Schroeder, reported discovery of an audio driver on HP laptops which intercepts keystrokes. The purpose for the keylogging is intended to catch when certain special keys are pressed to trigger audio events such as “volume up,” “mute,” and so on. However, poor design.... Continue Reading >>

Four Reasons to Secure your Apps with Us

How Nth Generation Fortifies your Software to Keep Hackers at Bay Sure, you built enough security into your apps. Or did you? With the increasing complexity of the networked universe and a growing list of cyber threats, it is all too easy to miss a step, or not adequately protect your application from the latest insidious attacks.... Continue Reading >>

OEMs: Is Your Software Secure?

Defending your applications against the newest threats The hackers are out there – more numerous and sophisticated than ever. They are hungry for data and business logic: private information including your intellectual property, business secrets and customer financial and personal data they can use and abuse. What’s more, they are poised to infiltrate and compromise the applications.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech July 1st, 2016

Reset Password Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen multiple CEOs get hacked. On June 5th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pintrest were compromised. Apparently, his password was the same across all three social platforms, “dadada”; which in security rankings doesn’t stray far from “password” or “abcdef” since there are no capital letters, numbers or symbols..... Continue Reading >>

HPE Discover 2016 Recap

If you missed HPE Discover last week, we’ve wrapped up the highlights and key takeaways of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s biggest yearly conference in Las Vegas.     Day 1   “Digital transformation is no longer a choice; it’s a requirement” – Meg Whitman, CEO HPE Day 1 in Las Vegas focused on digital transformation, touching on the.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech, June 3rd, 2016

Uber’s $3.5 Billion Funding Uber is continuing its world domination with a new $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Investment Fund. The ride sharing giant has already raised $13.8 billion in the past two years, rapidly growing and still dodging a public IPO. The recent funding is predicatively going towards expansion in the Middle East and trumps any previous.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech: May 27th, 2016

New Translating App and Earpiece A new, smart earpiece is helping to expand the language development space and translate conversation. Developed by Waverly Labs, an app will translate the communication directly into the wearer’s ear, cultivating conversation in close to real-time.  With more solid, technical details still on the horizon, it’s a great first step in innovative.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech: May 13th, 2016

Google Car Testing in Arizona Needing a side job? Google is paying $20 an hour to Arizona residents for testing out new self-driving cars. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, clean driving record, no criminal history and a minimum 40 words per minute typing score. With Google looking to test performance in the desert’s high temperatures, this expansion.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech: April 29th, 2016

Bragi’s Wireless Headphones Introducing Bragi’s new smart and wireless headphones: The Dash. It’s the first of its kind and holding up to 1,000 songs without the help of an additional device. You can browse music by swiping its interface, get heart rate analytics and physical metrics, and even block out the noise around you. According to Engadget’s review,.... Continue Reading >>

This Week in Tech: April 22nd, 2016

Don’t Spare Security: Bangladesh Bank Hack Don’t get caught without a firewall. Hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank in February due to their use of $10 switches and absolutely no firewalls. How’d it happen? Hackers got into their system and requested that money be moved from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to accounts in Sri.... Continue Reading >>

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