How BlackBerry moved from iconic cellphones to cybersecurity

BlackBerry was once at the top of the smartphone market in the U.S. In 2010, almost half of smartphone subscribers in the U.S. used BlackBerrys, according to Comscore.  The phones were well-known for having a tactile keyboard and for BlackBerry’s advanced cybersecurity — often favored among businesses and governments. But after its phones fell out … Read more

Elon Musk gives Europe’s digital watchdogs their biggest test yet – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. After Elon Musk bought Twitter — and fired almost anyone whose job it was to deal with regulators — the social networking giant is now facing a flood of legal challenges across the European Union. The question now is whether the EU’s watchdogs can … Read more

Industrial Functional Safety Training from UL Solutions

As Verne understood, the U.S. Civil War (during which 60,000 amputations were performed) inaugurated the modern prosthetics era in the United States, thanks to federal funding and a wave of design patents filed by entrepreneurial prosthetists. The two World Wars solidified the for-profit prosthetics industry in both the United States and Western Europe, and the … Read more

New Ethernet Cyberattack Crunches Critical Systems

The core protocol of the Internet, aptly named the Internet Protocol (IP), defines an addressing scheme that computers use to communicate with one another. This scheme assigns addresses to specific devices—people’s computers as well as servers—and uses those addresses to send data between them as needed. It’s a model that works well for sending unique … Read more

Twitter’s SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is Melting Down

Following two weeks of extreme chaos at Twitter, users are joining and fleeing the site in droves. More quietly, many are likely scrutinizing their accounts, checking their security settings, and downloading their data. But some users are reporting problems when they attempt to generate two-factor authentication codes over SMS: Either the texts don’t come or … Read more

Russia’s New Cyberwarfare in Ukraine Is Fast, Dirty, and Relentless

Since Russia launched its catastrophic full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, the cyberwar that it has long waged against its neighbor has entered a new era too—one in which Russia has at times seemed to be trying to determine the role of its hacking operations in the midst of a brutal, physical ground war. Now, … Read more

FTX says it’s removing trading and withdrawals, moving digital assets to a cold wallet after a $477 million suspected hack

In this photo illustration, the FTX website is seen on a computer on November 10, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency firm, agreed to acquire FTX, another large cryptocurrency exchange, in a rushed sale in order to prevent a liquidity crisis, which is known as the “Lehman Moment” in the crypto industry. … Read more

Egypt’s COP27 summit app is a cyber weapon, experts warn – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Western security advisers are warning delegates at the COP27 climate summit not to download the host Egyptian government’s official smartphone app, amid fears it could be used to hack their private emails, texts and even voice conversations. Policymakers from Germany, France and Canada were among those who had … Read more