Topic: hackers

LinkedIn open-sources URL-Detector Java library, LokiJS 1.4, and Bulgaria’s new open-source law—SD Times news digest: July 5, 2016

LinkedIn has open-sourced its URL-Detector Java library, which checks URLs for malware and phishing. LinkedIn wants to detect as many malicious links as it can, so it defines a URL to be anything that can resolute into a real site when typed into the address bar of a browser, according to a blog post. In … continue reading

The fourth Android Developer Preview, Samsung acquires Joyent, and GitHub security update—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2016

Google has announced the fourth developer preview of its upcoming operating system, Android N, and the final Android N SDK is now available. The Android N SDK aims to provide developers tools to develop and test against Android N’s official APIs. New features in Android N include multi-windows support, direct-reply notifications, and bundled notifications. With … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car project, Twitter open-sources Heron, and Raspberry Pi 3 for Android—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2016

For a few years, Google’s team has solely been working in the Greater Detroit area. But a recent post on Google+ shows that Google is ready to expand, and is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Mich. The post said that the current partners of Google are based in Michigan, and having a … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Capture the Flag

In an effort to help promote cybersecurity, Facebook is open-sourcing its Capture the Flag (CTF) platform on GitHub. CTF is the company’s hacking competition platform that aims to teach about unfamiliar security technologies as well as exploitation techniques. Facebook has been using its CTF platform since 2013 to educate students about computer science and security. … continue reading

Learn best practices, security measures for World Password Day

This year is marks the fourth annual World Password Day, and yet the old security measure of changing passwords still seems to be troubling both large and small organizations. Today makes it a good day to get updated on the best practices and tips for creating and securing strong passwords. The intention behind World Password … continue reading

Google Glass startup secures $17 million, QAComplete 11.0, and Mozilla fights for encryption—SD Times news digest: April 25, 2016

Google Glass could be coming to health systems, as startup Augmedix has secured US$17 million in a strategic round of funding that includes investments from Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, TriHealth, and one other. This round of funding allows Augmedix to scale Google Glass powered service across the health systems and private clinics. … continue reading

Report: FBI hacked into encrypted iPhone, and Apple wants to know how

The Apple and FBI battle over the encrypted iPhone was believed to be over when the FBI announced on Monday that it managed to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. But Apple wants to know how the agency was able to get through its security features, and so the battle continues. The Los Angeles Times … continue reading

Researcher determines the security of the 2016 presidential candidates’ websites

Websites are playing a critical role for the candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential primary season. These sites are used to encourage voters and educate the people of their platform, but even these candidates are susceptible to hacks and security problems, impacting their campaign or their image. Each presidential candidate has a website, but which … continue reading

Former Intel CEO dies at 79, Node.js for Google App Engine goes beta, and Swift 2.2—SD Times digest: March 22, 2016

Intel announced that the company’s former CEO and chairman Andrew S. Grove died yesterday at the age of 79. “Andy” Grove became Intel’s president in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as the company’s chairman from 1997 until 2005. He is considered by the company to be one of the most influential figures in … continue reading

FTC chief technologist says it’s time to rethink mandatory password changes

There’s a lot of emphasis nowadays on having secure passwords, as well as changing passwords often to keep your information and accounts safe from hackers. Despite what some IT professionals have said in the past, one woman with the Federal Trade Commission has suggested that changing passwords less will actually keep systems safer. Lorrie Cranor, … continue reading

Microsoft joins Eclipse, Embarcadero squares in on developers, and AlphaGo beats worldwide Go champion—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2016

Microsoft is looking to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community as a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This move will allow Microsoft to develop tools and services to all development teams, as well as to continuously improve its cloud services, SDKs and tools. “Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure … continue reading

Tim Cook releases statement on FBI unlocking iPhone, Microsoft’s C++ compiler tool set, and Google’s EarlGrey—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2016

Tim Cook released a message to Apple customers yesterday, saying the United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step that threatens the security of Apple customers. Cook wrote that the company opposes this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said that for years Apple has used … continue reading

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