List/Grid Tag Archives: Wired

CACI, AOptix Developing Smartphone Biometric Device

CACI, AOptix Developing Smartphone Biometric Device

In a recent $3 million Defense Department contract, CACI International and California-based technology firm AOptix will develop a biometric identification system for mobile devices. According to a Wired article, the technology… Read more »

Report: Majority of Drones Susceptible to Hacking, Lack Encrypted Communications

Report: Majority of Drones Susceptible to Hacking, Lack Encrypted Communications

Video transmission data from US drones is easy to intercept because it lacks encryption, Wired reports.  A source told Noah Shachtman and David Axe that only 30 to 50% of… Read more »

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Potential security flaws of Apple’s iCloud service were recently exposed following the hacking of a Wired technology journalist’s account. Mat Hanon recounted details of the hacking that compromised his Twitter… Read more »

Report: Gartner Predicts IT Spending May Reach $3.6 Trillion in 2012

Report: Gartner Predicts IT Spending May Reach $3.6 Trillion in 2012

Gartner recently released a new technology report titled, “Gartner Raises IT Spending Growth Projection on Cloud Services” Wired.com’s Cloudline reports. The technology research company reveals global IT spending has exceeded… Read more »

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

A water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility failed Nov. 8. Usually this would be considered a technical difficulty, but this failure has raised eyebrows of the federal government. Joe… Read more »

Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells

Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells

Researchers are now warning that vulnerabilities in the electronic infrastructures of prisons could allow hackers to release prisoners from their jail cells. According to Wired, security consultant and engineer John… Read more »

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