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7/24/2017

A team of researchers from IOActive discovered that the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO can be hacked remotely through Bluetooth and a modified version of Nordic UART. The researchers were able to reverse engineer the firmware update mechanism to monitor scooter locations, stop the vehicles and lock riders out.

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7/24/2017

Apple's exclusive YouTube spot for the iPhone 7 stars Dwayne Johnson enlisting the help of Siri to get through a hectic day. "The Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" sees Johnson managing to squeeze a few extra activities into his already ridiculously busy schedule, such as flying a passenger jet to Rome and touching up the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

7/24/2017

The transition to design and manufacturing chips with 7-nanometer features at Advanced Micro Devices represents the biggest technical challenge to the IC design firm in decades, believes Mark Papermaster, AMD's chief technology officer. "It's the toughest lift I've seen in a number of [process] generations," he says.

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EE Times
7/24/2017

ARM CEO Simon Segars forecasts about 100 billion chips containing ARM designs will be shipped in the coming four years, largely driven by demand for internet of things applications, especially in server processors. "We are looking to build this platform of technologies," he says in this interview.

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7/24/2017

Seattle has appointed Kate Garman as smart city coordinator. Garman -- who previously worked for the Office of Innovation in Kansas City, Mo. -- will oversee Seattle's smart city projects and establish partnerships.

7/24/2017

Destruction of service attacks, which affect companies' backups, and business email compromise social engineering hacks are attacks that businesses should be on the lookout for, per Cisco's 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report. The report also found that over the past year, 34% of service providers lost revenue from attacks, while 30% lost opportunities or customers due to attacks.

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SDxCentral
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7/24/2017

Microsoft's Security Risk Detection will be available later this summer, the company said. The service detects bugs and other vulnerabilities using artificial intelligence during the development stages.

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eWeek
7/24/2017

As the use of renewable energy sources increases, so does the risk of a cyberattack, write Michael Ruhle and Lukas Trakimavicius. The industry will need to acknowledge these risks and invest in cybersecurity, work closely with the government to prevent attacks, build public-private relationships and provide training to infrastructure operators, they write.

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Politico
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7/24/2017

Lieberman Software has launched the Rapid Enterprise Defense suite of products to help utility companies comply with federal cybersecurity regulations. The RED suite is designed to lower the costs and reduce the uncertainty of compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corp. regulations by identifying and repairing weaknesses and using automated remediation for detected attacks.

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Electronics360
7/24/2017

A distribution partnership between Sears and Amazon could help the former gain ground for its troubled Kenmore brand while giving Amazon a stronger position for future sales. This partnership could also eventually lead to automated replenishing delivery between the two using Amazon's Alexa platform.

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Bloomberg
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