Daily Tech Briefing March 19, 2018

DHS, FBI Analysis Uncovers Evidence Russia Is Hacking Power Grid VIDEO

March 19, 2018 11:30 AM | ()
DAILY VIDEO: The U.S. government accuses Russia of hacking the power grid, and Google enhances security management features in Chrome Enterprise.

Microsoft Releases Power BI Mixed Reality App for HoloLens

March 19, 2018 11:15 AM | ()
Power BI gets virtual. HoloLens users can now view and interact with business insights without a PC or mobile device.

Comparing Apple’s iPhone X With Samsung’s Galaxy S9: Which One to Buy SLIDESHOW

March 19, 2018 7:55 AM | ()
Now that Samsung has started shipping Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets it time to see how the features of these Android smartphones measure up to Apple’s iPhone X.
Qualcomm Troubles

Former Qualcomm Chairman Reportedly Seeks Financing to Buy Company

March 16, 2018 7:45 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: Former Qualcomm board chairman Paul Jacobs reportedly is looking for financing to buy the chip maker, while the company struggles to close the NXP deal.

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Russian Critical Infrastructure Attacks

US-CERT Finds Russian Hackers Spent Months Inside Targeted Systems

March 16, 2018 6:05 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: A US-CERT report detailed how suspected Russian hackers broke into the networks of U.S. critical infrastructure installations and presented careful steps on how to prevent them in the future.
DDoS bandwidth keep Rising

How DDoS Attacks Techniques Have Evolved Over Past 20 Years

March 16, 2018 5:45 PM | ()
From do-it-yourself denial-of-service attacks in the 1990s to this year's terabit-topping memcached attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks have reached new heights in sophistication and volume.
DHL Delivery Innovation

DHL to Deploy Robots, Drones, Virtual Reality to Speed up Deliveries

March 16, 2018 4:47 PM | ()
To get packages delivered even faster than overnight, DHL Express' eCommerce unit plans to use local crowd-sourced local delivery services for two-hour service. The company is also using a range of new technologies, including robotics and smart glasses to speed up package delivery.
Android security

Google Play Protect Playing Big Role in Android Security Improvements

March 16, 2018 12:38 PM | ()
The security suite helped Google remove more unwanted apps from Android devices and its mobile app store in 2017, the company says.

Major Shareholder Opposes Rumored Dell-VMware Reverse Merger

March 16, 2018 12:05 PM | ()
A large VMware investor is the latest to say that such a deal would hurt the company and benefit only Dell, VMware's majority shareholder.

NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

March 16, 2018 11:56 AM | ()
The NATS project brings a mature open-source messaging technology to the CNCF, in a bid to help to improve high-throughput communications in cloud native environments.

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