Tag Archives: Wired

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 is meant to allow soldiers in the field to record facial features, iris scans and other details of  people up close …

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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 account and erased data on his Apple devices including a Macbook, iPad and iPhone. The hacker, a 19-year-old male who …

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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 forecast growth, reporting numbers that may reach a 3 percent increase or $3.6 trillion in 2012. Telecom service is reportedly …

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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 Strauchs said some of the same vulnerabilities that the Stuxnet superworm used to sabotage centrifuges at a nuclear plant in …

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