Tag Archives: security

Rating the job security of every head coach

8:11 AM ET Who will be the first NFL coach to be fired this season? Chicago Bears coach John Fox, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano and New York Jets coach Todd Bowles own the hottest seats at the moment, according to NFL nation reporters. We rated each coach’s job security on a scale of 1 to 5. Here’s the scale on which each coach was rated: 5: Hot seat: Out if the season is a disappointment4: Warm seat: Not safe if the season is a disappointment3: Lukewarm seat: Not under ...

Read More »

‘Google Play Protect’ Android Security Suite Is Now Rolling Out

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google made a big deal of the new Google Play Protect system at this year’s Google I/O event, citing it as a strengthening of Android security. After a few months of waiting, Google Play Protect is beginning to roll out to devices. However, this isn’t actually a new system; it’s just a new way to present the features that were already there. Play Protect encompasses several features that were completely separate until now. There’s malware ...

Read More »

New iOS 10.3.3 Update Fixes Critical Wi-Fi Security Bug

There’s a new iOS update out, 10.3.3, and if you use Wi-Fi on your iPhone and are still running OS X, you’ll want to grab it immediately. There are a number of other security patches and bug fixes within this version of the OS. But the Wi-Fi problem is grabbing the most attention, on account that it allows a remote attacker to gain full access to your smartphone, rather than requiring local access or for users to take a particular action (like unpacking a malicious file). A full list of ...

Read More »

Social Security Administration warns about fradulent callers trying to steal your checks

A new telephone scam is targeting Social Security recipients. The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323 area code. “The caller claims to be an [agency] employee, and in some instances, tells the victim that they are due a 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of their Social Security benefits,” the post reads. The fraudsters attempt to “acquire personally ...

Read More »

Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

On July 17, a Knightscope K5 robot appears to have lost all patience for its job as a security guard and flung itself into a water fountain. It’s not exactly clear where in Washington DC the incident took place, with mentions of both GMMB and the Washington Harbor mall both popping up on Twitter. Either way, this ignores the true tragedy of the situation — the robot for whom stairs proved too difficult a foe to conquer. This isn’t the first time Knightscope has been in the public eye for ...

Read More »

Why smartphone security is a luxury for those who can afford it

Firm buys and sells hacking tools If you’re a low-income American, there’s a good chance you have anan Android.And unless it’s a newer model with recent software updates, your security could be at risk. Two competing operating systems own the real estate in our smartphones: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Apple’s phones are expensive — the cheapest model starts at $ 400. Meanwhile, some Android phones cost less than $ 50. The closed system Appl (AAPL, Tech30)has built means that everyone who has an iOS device gets access to the ...

Read More »

General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning

Security is taking centre stage in the election campaign as party leaders call for action to tackle radicalisation after Saturday’s London terror attack. Theresa May will stress the importance of leadership and urge tech firms to do more to tackle extremist propaganda. Labour, the Lib Dems and UKIP are criticising her record on police cuts. The campaign was briefly suspended after the London Bridge attack, in which seven people died, but the PM has insisted Thursday’s poll will go ahead. After chairing a meeting of senior ministers and security chiefs ...

Read More »

Great Manchester Run: Thousands take part amid heightened security

Tens of thousands of runners pounded the streets during an emotional occasion for Manchester, days after the arena attack that killed 22 people. Armed police were stationed among spectators at the Great Manchester Run, the latest large-scale event to take place since Monday’s suicide bombing. A huge round of applause for the emergency services followed a minute’s silence for the victims and casualties. Runners set off under the banner #RunForManchester. ‘I’m running for Manchester’ CCTV shows bomber before arena blast Muslim community organises ‘peace walk’ £13k raised in ‘buy 999 ...

Read More »

General election 2017: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face-off over security

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are both vowing action to improve security on Britain’s streets. Mrs May is highlighting Tory plans for a new commission to counter extremism and “stand up” to Islamists and others who threaten British values. Mr Corbyn says Tory cuts have undermined security and is pledging to recruit an extra 10,000 police and more security staff if Labour wins power. The Conservatives say the Labour leader’s sums “don’t add up”. Election campaign latest The two party leaders have been engaged in a war of words over ...

Read More »

Ex-national security adviser 'defies Senate Russia inquiry'

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser is refusing to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. According to US media, Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Mr Flynn stood down in February after it emerged he lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The Senate committee issued a subpoena – a legal summons – two weeks ago to obtain ...

Read More »