Cyber Attack Leads to Twenty-Four Million Dollar Loss

Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum company that employs over 30,000 people, has been hit by malware just last week. They said they are slowly bringing affected systems back online, but this incident will still cost the company about 300 million Norwegian Kroners, or twenty-four million US Dollars in damages. Most of those misfortunes had been

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Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Windows 10 Will Uninstall Bad Updates

Windows 10 seems to be learning how to avoid problematic updates. A recently published page on the Microsoft support site describes what Windows will do in the event of a recent update causing a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall the recently updated software and roll-back to a configuration that has worked before. It will

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Zero-Day Vulnerability affects Chrome and Windows 7

Security analysts at Google and Microsoft have watched assailants utilizing a mix of a fixed Chrome weakness and an unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability. The declaration of the issue comes as a major aspect of their vulnerability disclosure policy. Both the Windows bug and Chrome bug deal with accessing memory that should not be accessed by the

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NSA releases cyber-security software to open source.

The National Security Agency (NSA) creates software that can be used for hacking and testing vulnerabilities. Most, if not all, of this software is kept secret and only used by the NSA. However, during a conference on Tuesday, the agency presented their program, Ghidra, which they have decided to make open-source. Ghidra is a reverse

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Vulnerability Leaves Cisco Routers Exposed.

Cisco has issued a security alert, warning users of a very serious attack concerning three models of devices. It has been given a 9.8/10 on the severity rating scale. The weakness can be tracked on Cisco’s website here. This attack can be used over the internet and bypasses administrator authentication. This means anyone can break

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