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2 days ago Your desktop 3D printer is really an IoT device in disguise

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There is a double-edged sword to having internet-enabled 3D printers. Like other IoT devices, they may open potential back doors for hacking and breaches.

2 days ago Microsoft seeks to capitalize on recent spate of MongoDB ransomware with its DocumentDB pitch

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Microsoft is looking to win over MongoDB users who may have been affected by the latest ransomeware attacks with its Azure DocumentDB alternative.

2 days ago Video: How IBM's new Watson cybersecurity solution can drastically speed up incident response

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At RSA 2017, we caught up with IBM's Diana Kelley and learned how Watson's security-expert-as-a-service can enhance the work that CISOs and other security professionals are doing.

2 days ago Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian diplomats have met with a woman arrested in Malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother and confirmed she is an Indonesian citizen, officials said Thursday.

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10 hours ago Explosive blog post details "˜abhorrent' sexism at Uber

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In a blog post published Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti details her experiences working for the company. Sadly, given she's a female engineer working at a thrusting, big-name Silicon Valley startup, the experiences are exactly what you'd expect.

In the post, Riggetti details numerous instances of overt sexist behaviour. She reportedly sent evidence, including email and chat logs to HR, but ran into a brick wall multiple times. In the end, she says that her attempts to quietly report sexist behaviour were turned against her:

I forwarded this absurd chain of emails to HR, and they requested to meet with me shortly after. I don't know what I expected after all of my earlier encounters with them, but this one was more ridiculous than I could have ever imagined. The HR rep began the meeting by asking me if I had noticed that *I* was the common theme in all of the reports I had been making, and that if I had ever considered that I might be the problem. I pointed out that everything I had reported came with extensive documentation and I clearly wasn't the instigator (or even a main character) in the majority of them - she countered by saying that there was absolutely no record in HR of any of the incidents I was claiming I had reported (which, of course, was a lie, and I reminded her I had email and chat records to prove it was a lie). She then asked me if women engineers at Uber were friends and talked a lot, and then asked me how often we communicated, what we talked about, what email addresses we used to communicate, which chat rooms we frequented, etc. -  an absurd and insulting request that I refused to comply with. When I pointed out how few women were in SRE, she recounted with a story about how sometimes certain people of certain genders and ethnic backgrounds were better suited for some jobs than others, so I shouldn't be surprised by the gender ratios in engineering. Our meeting ended with her berating me about keeping email records of things, and told me it was unprofessional to report things via email to HR.

Beyond the reports to HR, Riggetti also details a company overrun with internal politics and management problems:

In the background, there was a game-of-thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management in the infrastructure engineering organization. It seemed like every manager was fighting their peers and attempting to undermine their direct supervisor so that they could have their direct supervisor's job. No attempts were made by these managers to hide what they were doing: they boasted about it in meetings, told their direct reports about it, and the like.

Shortly after the blog post was published, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a statement promising a (secret, internal) investigation into the matter, and reaffirmed Uber's committment to a equitable workplace where everyone isn't trying to stab each other in the back:

"I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."

This isn't the first time that Uber has run into human resources problems within its internal teams and management. In 2014, an Uber exec famously suggested digging up dirt on journalists to discredit them. That statement came in response to a journalist who had accused Uber of sexism once again.

More recently, #DeleteUber trended on Twitter after Uber removed surge pricing at JFK airport during a taxi strike -- a strike that was in protest of President Trump's Muslim travel ban. The same hashtag is trending again tonight following Riggetti's blog post.

6 hours ago Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

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The first owner might still have access. And the second. And so on

Cars are smart enough to remember an owner, but not smart enough to forget one - and that's a problem if a smart car is sold second-hand.

3 hours ago Ukrainian Cybercriminal Sentenced to Prison in U.S.

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Hacker Who Tried to Get Revenge on Brian Krebs for Exposing Him Sentenced to Prison

2 hours ago Top European Cities for IT Professionals in 2017

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In Europe there are many new funds being established to support the IT start-ups accompanied by dozens of IT networking events scheduled to happen this year.

15 minutes ago Cybersecurity Chaos Dominates RSA Conference Discussions

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US Election Interference Highlights Ongoing Dangers, Industry Leaders SayAmidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.

19 hours ago Scam Alert: Anatomy Of An Inheritance Fraud Letter

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We got a letter in the mail the other day saying my wife inherited $7 million. Here's how I could tell it was a scam in a heartbeat.

17 hours ago "Secure" Trump website defaced by hacker claiming to be from Iraq

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"Pro_Mast3r" takes over server associated with campaign donations,

1 day ago "Windows as a service" means big, painful changes for IT pros

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Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to "set it and forget it" as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging.

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13 minutes ago Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

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By Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo.

13 minutes ago Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailout

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Mongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $5.5 billion bailout package, officials announced, as the debt-wracked country tries to stabilise its economy. The landlocked north Asian nation has been hit hard by a more than 50 percent fall over the past five years in the price of copper, its main export. Billions of dollars' worth of natural resources lie buried beneath Mongolia's sprawling steppes, but development has been delayed for years and slowing growth in its biggest customer China has hobbled the economy.

29 minutes ago Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.

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Iraq's U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said on Saturday. The military and security forces last month recaptured the eastern half of the city, Iraq's second largest, and are expected to advance on the western side in coming days. Western Mosul contains the old city center, with its ancient souks, Grand Mosque and most government administrative buildings.

2 hours ago Digital Security: 7 Tips on Keeping Yourself and Your Data Protected

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Millions, that is, billions of people are now in the digital world, which has become a new playground where the bad guys love stealing and performing other types of online violations.