The sprawling, monthslong hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to US national security came to be known as SolarWinds for the company whose software update Russian intelligence agents stealthily seeded with malware to penetrate sensitive government and private networks. Yet it was Microsoft whose code the cyber spies persistently abused in the campaign's second stage, rifling through emails and other files of such high-value targets as then-acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf - and hopping undetected among victim networks. This has put the world's third-most valuable company in the hot seat. Because its products are a de facto monoculture in government and industry - with more than 85 per cent market share - federal lawmakers are insisting that Microsoft swiftly upgrade security to what they say it should have provided in the first place, and without fleecing taxpayers. Seeking to assuage concerns, Microsoft this past week offered all federal agencies a year of … [Read more...] about SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in hot seat
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Your guide to the best Google Home sales that are happening online. We're rounding up the best deals on Google's smart home speaker lineup, including the Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Hub (previously known as the Google Home Hub), and the Google Home Max. We've also added the latest sales for the new Google Nest Hub Max and Google Nest Mini devices. The Google Home family of smart speakers are amongst the most popular smart speakers on the market that tap into the convenience of voice control. And don't tell Alexa, but Google Assistant has proved to be considerably smarter at answering our requests. The Google Home and Google Home Mini are roughly on a par with the Amazon Echo range in terms of audio quality for music, but the newer Google Home Max frankly thrashes any of Amazon's Echo speakers for music fans that want to feel every beat. After you save on your new smart speaker, getting going with it is as simple as a voice command. All you need to do is say 'Ok … [Read more...] about The cheapest Google Home sales for April 2021: the best Home Mini, Hub, and Max deals
If Jawbone has its way, you'll soon be wrapping this bendable, waterproof gadget around your wrist, tracking your health with it — and hardly ever taking it off. The Up, Jawbone's first foray into devices that aren't Bluetooth headsets or speakers, goes on sale Nov. 6 for $99 at all Apple, AT&T, Target and Best Buy stores. It syncs with Jawbone's Up app for iPhone (an Android version is in the works) via an audio jack hidden under that silver cap at the end. (That's my first problem with the device — it has a small removable part. I hope Jawbone has prepared plenty of spares.) It also charges via the audio jack, which you'll need to plug into a USB connector every ten days or so. What is the wristband tracking, exactly? In short: sleep and exercise. Much like the Lark, which we reviewed back in June , it looks for micro-movements at bedtime and can tell when you've fallen asleep. Like the Lark, it will wake you with gentle vibrations in the morning instead of music or noise, … [Read more...] about Jawbone Launches the Up: Will This $99 Wristband Rule Your Life?
Over the weekend, the founders of a coffee shop in West Asheville, North Carolina, found themselves caught up in a local uproar after their secret Internet identities, as hosts of a "pick-up artist" podcast and associated Twitter and blog accounts, had been exposed. The duo, Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens, eventually posted lengthy public apologies on Saturday confirming their involvement in the now-offline "Holistic Game" podcast. The original Friday report on the story , from local events site AshevilleBlog, cited a Facebook post (which was not linked) connecting the founders of Waking Life Espresso to the podcast, and it included archived links to the duo's audio and Twitter account , including copies of a few podcast MP3s. One of those podcasts, as mentioned by a report at Jezebel , included Owens telling a story about having sex with someone at a hospital who was drugged—to which Rutledge responded, "Could she give consent?" before the duo began laughing. The podcast … [Read more...] about Coffee shop owners face backlash after “pick-up artist” podcast exposed
Just hours from now, Jake Paul takes on ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match that promises to break the internet. They'll fight on Saturday, April 17, starting around 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET . The Paul brothers, Jake and Logan, have fought multiple times between them, but this one's a little stranger. Ben Askren fought in MMA and is a former world champion. He was primarily a wrestler with rudimentary boxing, but still -- a step up for Jake Paul? SEE AT TRILLER Here's everything you need to know. When does the fight take place? According to the Triller page, the main event will start around 9 p.m. ET on April 17. That's 6 p.m. PT . Viewers in the UK will have to stay up till 2 a.m. on April 18 to watch the fight. If you're tuning in from Australia, the fight takes place at 11 a.m. on April 18. Fight details Jake Paul and Ben Askren are fighting eight rounds at Cruiserweight. That means both fighters can't weigh anything over 200 pounds. Considering Askren … [Read more...] about Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: How to watch, start time, weigh-ins and full fight card