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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Nougat review: split screen support with app resizing will be great for large screen devices, and the design of new notification panel is very efficient   —  Big smartphones are everywhere, and Nougat's new features make them more useful.  —  After a lengthy Developer Preview program starting …
Aug 22, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers reveal how the NSA used BenignCertain exploit to remotely extract decryption keys from Cisco's PIX firewalls for a decade   —  Exploit against Cisco's PIX line of firewalls remotely extracted crypto keys.  —  In a revelation that shows how the National Security Agency was able …
Aug 20, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Uber and Volvo partner on $300M program to develop fully autonomous vehicles by 2021   —  The people of Pittsburgh will ride for free in the autonomous XC90 SUVs.  —  On Monday, the Ford Motor Company made news with the announcement that it will build a fleet of self-driving ride-share vehicles.
Aug 18, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
AMD says Zen CPU will outperform Intel Broadwell-E, delays release to 2017   —  Proper SMT, faster caches, 40% higher IPC.  Does AMD have a monster on its hands?  —  AMD's new Zen CPU architecture has been officially delayed until “early 2017.”  The first Zen chips, which will be produced …
Aug 18, 2016, 9:45 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with Huawei Honor 8 dual-camera phone with 5.2" full HD display, 8-core Kirin 950 SoC, 4GB RAM, now available for pre-order in the US starting at $399   —  Huawei's second US-bound “Honor” phone brings another budget flagship option to the table.  —  Huawei might not be well known in the US …
Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux bug lets attackers remotely hijack unencrypted internet traffic on phones running Android 4.4 or later   —  Off-path attack means malicious hackers can be located anywhere on the Internet.  —  An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
J.M. Porup / Ars Technica:
Two-man startup Copperhead ships a hardened version of Android that fixes its security problems and currently works with Nexus devices   —  A multi-billion-dollar megacorp, Google, apparently needs help to secure its OS.  —  A startup on a shoestring budget is working to clean up the Android security mess …
Aug 13, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
ATM and PIN-pad hacks demoed at Black Hat security conference show chip cards aren't impervious to fraud   —  The good news?  Hacks are limited for now.  The bad news?  Hackers will get better.  —  Security researchers are eager to poke holes in the chip-embedded credit and debit cards …
Aug 12, 2016, 8:20 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides   —  Major loss for Tom Wheeler in attempt to boost broadband competition.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks.
Aug 10, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover advanced malware with 50+ modules that's existed since 2011 and infected government agencies and telcos in Russia, Iran, Sweden, China, more   —  Espionage platform with more than 50 modules was almost certainly state sponsored.  —  Security experts have discovered …
Aug 9, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context

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