Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

October 02, 2023

The Raspberry Pi 5 is finally here

Tech -- The Verge - Despite doubts that the Raspberry Pi 5 would launch this year, the latest version of the microcomputer has arrived with some notable upgrades at a $60 starting price. Not only is it supposed to perform...

October 02, 2023 06:55 PM

Russian zero-day broker is willing to pay $20M for zero-day exploits for iPhones and Android devices

Infosec -- Security Affairs - A Russian zero-day broker is willing to pay $20 million for zero-day exploits for iPhones and Android mobile devices.

The Russian zero-day broker firm Operation Zero is increasing payouts for top-tier mobile exploits. The company...

October 02, 2023 06:29 PM

September 28, 2023

China APT Cracks Cisco Firmware in Attacks Against the US and Japan

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Sophisticated hackers are rewriting router firmware in real time and hiding their footprints, leaving defenders with hardly a fighting chance.

September 28, 2023 01:32 AM

Threat Data Feeds and Threat Intelligence Are Not the Same Thing

Infosec -- Dark Reading - It's important to know the difference between the two terms. Here's why.

September 28, 2023 01:27 AM

ChromeOS 117 rolls out with a new look, plus better control over charging and cameras

Tech -- The Verge - Google is pushing a new ChromeOS update that introduces significant upgrades, including a new look, some useful battery charging controls, accent color accessibility settings, and more (via 9to5Google).

September 28, 2023 12:32 AM

Microsoft vet lands $10M for new startup that watermarks documents to identify leakers

Tech -- GeekWire - EchoMark, led by CEO and founder Troy Batterberry, raised $10 million for its digital document and email watermarking tool. (EchoMark Photo) A growing number of leaks and stolen intellectual property are unsettling leaders at large-member organizations...

September 28, 2023 12:22 AM

September 27, 2023

AmateurLogic.TV's 18th Anniversary Contest

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Don't miss out on your chance to win a great Icom IC-705 Portable Transceiver and MFJ accessory package.


- Icom IC-705 HF/50/144/440 MHz Multimode Portable Transceiver

- MFJ-1982LP End Fed 1/2 Wave Antenna

- MFJ-4230MVP...

September 27, 2023 10:47 PM

DigitalOcean Launches Managed Kafka Offering

Business Wire -- DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DOCN), the cloud for startups and SMBs, today announced the launch of DigitalOcean Managed Kafka, a new, fully managed data streaming platform as a service offering for Apache Kafka. DigitalOcean Managed Kafka helps...

September 27, 2023 10:44 PM

Lenovo Chromebook Slim 3i: is this 'Chromebook Plus'? [VIDEO]

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - For a few unrelated reasons, we've found ourselves with the recently-discovered Lenovo Chromebook Slim 3i in the office. And while my normal course of action with a new device is to go through the standard unboxing process, I was a bit...

September 27, 2023 06:38 PM

LastPass: 'Horse Gone Barn Bolted' is Strong Password

Infosec -- Krebs on Security - The password manager service LastPass is now forcing some of its users to pick longer master passwords. LastPass says the changes are needed to ensure all customers are protected by their latest security improvements. But critics say...

September 27, 2023 06:07 AM

ChromeOS 118 brings Chromebook hardware diagnostics to the Launcher

Tech -- About Chromebooks - First seen last month in the Canary Channel, ChromeOS 118 brings Chromebook hardware diagnostics to the Launcher. By typing a specific bit of hardware you want to examine, you can see system info data at a glance. Clicking that data...

September 27, 2023 06:06 AM

Why Chromebooks are the new immortals of tech

Enterprise -- The Register - A decade of support is a much better deal than what Microsoft or Apple will give you

Opinion I run my computers until they die. I'm cheap that way and it's one reason why I'm a Linux fan. Thanks to Linux, I have PCs that are closing in...

September 27, 2023 06:04 AM

Ham Radio Mini Beam

EE -- Hackaday - Years ago, ham radio operators more often than not had land, and usually there weren't any restrictions on what kind of antenna they could erect on that land. These days you are more likely to live with less or no land, and even if you do own...

September 27, 2023 06:02 AM

Altoids Tin Spy Radio Goes Solid State

EE -- Hackaday - [Helge Fykse (LA6NCA)] has a type, as they say. At least as far as radios are concerned, he seems to prefer elegant designs that keep the BOM to the minimum needed to get the job done. And Altoids tins - he really seems to like putting radios...

September 27, 2023 03:12 AM

These Open-Ear Wireless Conduction Headphones Are $34 Right Now

Life -- Lifehacker - Open-ear conduction headphones work by sitting above the ears and sending audio directly to the inner ears; and since they don't cover your ears, you can still listen to whatever's going on around you. These open-ear conduction wireless headphones...

September 27, 2023 03:03 AM

Yubico Goes Public

Infosec -- Dark Reading - The Swedish company went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company ACQ Bure.

September 27, 2023 02:58 AM

September 21, 2023

Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed terabytes of sensitive data

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - Warnings about including credentials, keys, and tokens when sharing code on publicly accessible repositories shouldn't be necessary. It should speak for itself that you don't just hand over the keys to your data. But what if a...

September 21, 2023 01:50 AM

Why you can still trust (other) password managers, even after that LastPass mess

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Don't let the terrible mistakes LassPass made scare you away from a good alternative.

September 21, 2023 01:42 AM

Fanuc builds one millionth industrial robot

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - Japanese company developed its first robot in 1974 and entered the North American market in 1982

September 21, 2023 12:07 AM

September 20, 2023

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are now available

Tech -- The Verge - iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, Apple's next major updates for the iPhone and iPad, are now available to download.

With iOS 17, some of the biggest new features come to phone calls. Apple's new Contact...

September 20, 2023 10:10 PM

1Password Surpasses $250 Million in ARR, Propelled by Rapid B2B Growth

Business Wire -- 1Password surpasses $250 million in ARR, propelled by rapid B2B growth.

September 20, 2023 10:01 PM

September 19, 2023

Block Google tracking in Chrome OS

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Google Chrome OS is a useful operating system, however, it regularly violates its users' privacy. If you want to enhance your privacy while using your Chromebook, you need to block Google's tracking at the OS level with a custom DNS solution....

September 19, 2023 04:21 AM

AmateurLogic 185: Unwrapping The Layers of an Unun

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 185 is now available for download.

Mike exposes an Unun. Tommy renews his FCC License step by step. Emile hits the Pi Bullseye. Announcing our 18th Anniversary Contest with an Icom IC-705 and a package of great...

September 19, 2023 04:21 AM

Watch out, this LastPass email with "Important information about your account" is a phish

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - The consequences of last year's LastPass breach continue to be felt, with the latest insult to users coming in the form of a highly convincing phishing email.

Although the "unauthorized party" that compromised LastPass users' data...

September 19, 2023 04:01 AM

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Zero-day vulnerabilities found in Apple's PassKit

Infosec -- Barracuda - Note: This was originally published at SmarterMSP.

Today's Cybersecurity Threat Advisory involves Apple, who recently released critical updates for iPhone and Mac products after two zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in their PassKit...

September 19, 2023 02:17 AM

Apple Takes Quieter Approach to AI Integrations

Media -- PYMNTS.com - It seems like every company and its subsidiary is attempting a significant transformation with generative artificial intelligence (AI).

But for the technology's innovative capabilities to move beyond the buzz, they will have to change consumers'...

September 19, 2023 02:06 AM

Manage passwords locally on Chrome OS

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Master Key is a password manager application that can generate and manage your passwords in a local, encrypted database. In this guide, we'll show you how you can use the Master Key password management tool on your Chrome OS device. Enable...

September 19, 2023 01:26 AM

Google is adding 2 years to Chromebook expiration dates across the board

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Since 2012, Chromebooks have been leading the charge when it comes to accessible, affordable and efficient personal computing. Budget-friendly Chromebooks not only made technology accessible to the masses, but quickly became the go-to...

September 19, 2023 01:25 AM

SpaceX's Starlink made $1.4 billion last year

Tech -- The Verge - Starlink, the SpaceX satellite internet service, generated $1.4 billion in revenue last year, documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal reveal. That's up from $222 million in 2021 but $11 billion...

September 19, 2023 01:21 AM

September 13, 2023

How Much Does a Data Breach Really Cost?

Media -- Source Today - New report reveals that the average cost of a data breach reached an all-time high of $4.45 million this year.

September 13, 2023 07:49 PM

Washington summit grapples with securing open source software

Infosec -- CyberScoop - A who's-who of technology industry representatives and national security agencies are convening this week in Washington to explore ways to improve the security of open source software - a bedrock of the software ecosystem that government...

September 13, 2023 07:16 PM

Gartner Identifies Five Technologies That Will Transform the Digital Future of Enterprises

Think -- Gartner - Gartner today highlighted five technologies that will transform the digital future of organizations. They include digital humans, satellite communications, tiny ambient IoT, secure computation and autonomic robots.

September 13, 2023 07:11 PM

Deduce Raises $9M to Tackle AI-Generated Identity Fraud

Business Wire -- Deduce, the only patented technology platform designed to prevent AI-generated identity fraud, today announced $9M in funding led by Freestyle Capital, with additional investment by Foundry and True Ventures. The funding will launch Deduce's GenAI Identity...

September 13, 2023 06:29 PM

Saab camouflage net blocks radar but lets in GPS and radio signals

gizmag -- Saab's new Ultra-Lightweight Camouflage Screen (ULCAS) is a net that allows soldiers to hide from radar sweeps, while still being able to receive GPS signals and radio communications.

September 13, 2023 05:45 AM

Netcraft acquires Australian online brand protection provider FraudWatch

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Cybercrime detection company Netcraft Ltd. today announced that it has acquired Australian online brand protection provider FraudWatch International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2003, FraudWatch offers an always-available...

September 13, 2023 05:42 AM

How Apple's recent news increases GaN and USB-C ubiquity

Aspencore -- EDN - Apple announced today that its new iPhone 15 will have a USB-C charging port instead of the long-running proprietary Lightning port. This shift aligns with European Union law requiring devices to adopt a standard charging connection by December...

September 13, 2023 05:39 AM

There's never been a more important time in AI policy

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Before we get started I wanted to flag two great talks this week.

September 13, 2023 05:20 AM

A new Repojacking attack exposed over 4,000 GitHub repositories to hack

Infosec -- Security Affairs - A critical vulnerability in GitHub could have exposed more than 4,000 code packages to Repojacking attack.

Checkmarx researchers discovered a new vulnerability in GitHub could have exposed over 4,000 packages to repojacking attacks.


September 13, 2023 05:19 AM

Differences between Thunderbolt 5, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB4

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel has unveiled its new Thunderbolt 5 technology and says the first computers and accessories using the new high-speed connectors should be available in 2024. As expected, Thunderbolt 5 incorporates the USB4 v2 specification that was launched...

September 13, 2023 04:22 AM

We now have a name for Lenovo's addition to the upcoming 'Chromebook Plus' family

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We've been talking a lot about 'Chromebook Plus' (formerly 'Chromebook X') in the past few months. While not yet rolled out, this move by Google to create a sub-brand of Chromebooks could be a real help to consumers if it all goes according...

September 13, 2023 03:04 AM

September 11, 2023

Two tricks that make using the Linux command line a lot easier

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Using the Linux command line doesn't have to be the chore you think it is.

September 11, 2023 10:10 PM

Chrome's "Enhanced Ad Privacy": What you need to know

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - Users of Google's Chrome web browser may wish to dig into their privacy settings as a new feature regarding advertising privacy slowly rolls out to the masses.

Google's "Enhanced Ad Privacy" feature may soon appear in your browser,...

September 11, 2023 10:00 PM

New Google Tasks glanceable shown off in ChromeOS 117

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Following news of the Google Chrome browser redesign, I see a new feature in ChromeOS 117. It's the progression of Google Tasks on Chromebooks. This has been in the works for at least 5 months as a complement to the native Calendar...

September 11, 2023 09:23 PM

UiPath's earnings and revenue beats send stock higher, despite conservative forecast

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Shares of UiPath Inc. ticked up more than 5% in extended trading today, as its strong second-quarter earnings and revenue beats overshadowed a light forecast for the current quarter. The company reported a loss of $60.4 million, down by...

September 11, 2023 04:21 AM

10 tech myths every parent should know before you send your kids off to school

Media -- Fox - Tech - How much do you know about tech and your kid's education? You might be surprised by some of the common myths and misconceptions that many parents have. Tech has become a vital part of every kid's learning experience, especially since the...

September 11, 2023 04:16 AM

Thousands of dollars stolen from Texas ATMs using Raspberry Pi

Infosec -- TripWire - The State of Security - A Texas court has heard how last month a gang of men used a Raspberry Pi device to steal thousands of dollars from ATMs. According to local media reports , three men were arrested in Lubbock, Texas, after attempting...

September 11, 2023 04:07 AM

Overcoming Open Source Vulnerabilities in the Software Supply Chain

Infosec -- Dark Reading - By securing access to code and running scans against all code changes, developers can better prevent - and detect - potential risks and vulnerabilities.

September 11, 2023 01:58 AM

US military planning to fund fleets of 'small, smart, cheap' drones

Tech -- The Verge - The Pentagon is considering expanding its fleet of drones and autonomous systems in the next two years, possibly enhancing it with AI.

According to The Wall Street Journal,...

September 11, 2023 01:34 AM

Testing The New Lacros Browser on ChromeOS Flex: It Works! [VIDEO]

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Not too long ago, we repurposed a Surface Laptop SE - the proposed "Chromebook Killer" from Microsoft - and turned it into a functional Chromebook with the assistance of ChromeOS Flex. If you've not read up on this effort from Google,...

September 11, 2023 01:30 AM

UiPath Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Results

Business Wire -- UiPath, Inc. (NYSE: PATH), a leading enterprise automation software company, today announced financial results for its second quarter fiscal 2024 ended July 31, 2023. "We delivered second quarter fiscal 2024 ARR growth of 25 percent while executing on...

September 11, 2023 01:27 AM