FBI, Homeland Security detail how Iranian hackers stole US voter data

They made at least some attempt to cover their tracks. Many of the linked IP addresses come from NordVPN’s service as well as other VPN providers.The attackers obtained voter registration info for “at least one” state, officials said, although they unsurprisingly weren’t specific about the nature of that breach or the volume of data taken.CISA…

Hitting the Books: How one of our first ‘smart’ weapons helped...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Excerpted from 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon by Jamie Holmes. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.From the deck of the USS Lexington, on May 8, 1942, a barrage of deafening shots flung dozens of five-inch rounds into the clear sky. They…

The Morning After: Apple starts a repair program for AirPods Pro...

You saw the video. The SSC Tuatara hit 331 MPH and set a new speed record for a production car… or did it? Car fans have been dissecting the company’s claim ever since the video was posted, and on further analysis that figure doesn’t seem to hold up.  As a result, SSC North America CEO…

‘League of Legends’ RPG ‘Ruined King’ will launch in early 2021

Almost a year ago, developer Riot Games unveiled Ruined King, a story-driven title set in the League of Legends universe. We haven't heard much about the game since then, which isn't surprising -- the company has been busy with Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics and countless other projects. Today, though, we finally have a…

SSC NA promises a re-run of the Tuatara’s top speed record...

Since then, SSC NA has said the wrong video may have come out, but stood by tis numbers, and said the record was certified using Dewetron GPS equipment. However Dewetron said it could not certify the results, and did not have the raw data, as Autoblog’s explainer breaks down in full.Now, early on Saturday morning,…

What we need in the UK’s telecoms diversification strategy

tanaonte - stock.adobe.com Removing Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks creates huge problems in the resiliency and deployment of next-generation mobile. The government’s strategy must tackle these challenges By Julian David, TechUK Published: 30 Oct 2020 The UK’s 5G future is caught between more than just the one proverbial rock and a hard place. On…

Being LGBTQ+ in science and tech – Alfredo Carpineti

By Clare McDonald, Business Editor In this video from Computer Weekly’s annual diversity and inclusion in tech event, in partnership with Spinks, Alfredo Carpineti, founder of charitable trust Pride in STEM, talks about some of the difficulties faced by people from the LGBTQ+ community in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors, and highlights…

Accidental heroes: How one scaleup pivoted to cyber

By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 30 Oct 2020 15:30 Vivida was never meant to be a cyber security business really, says founder Simeon Quarrie. A storyteller at heart, Quarrie founded and built his young virtual reality (VR) scaleup with the objective of using interactivity to change business cultures. He saw some early success creating…

How to practice better allyship – Suzanne McGovern

By Clare McDonald, Business Editor In this video from Computer Weekly’s annual diversity and inclusion in tech event, in partnership with Spinks, Suzanne McGovern, head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Splunk, discusses how to practice better allyship, explaining why it’s important to have allyship within a business and giving practical tips on how individuals…

Five steps to build an artificial intelligence strategy

Artificial intelligence is the next frontier for IT in businesses, helping to increase competitive advantage. A truly successful AI strategy needs careful planning By Michael Chalmers Published: 29 Oct 2020 The competitive business landscape is ripe for the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven to set organisations apart. Yet, many are still treating AI like a…

Walmart’s Black Friday sales start Nov. 4. Here are the best...

Walmart This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET's gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. Hopefully you're not burnt out on holiday deals yet. We know you're still recovering from Prime Day sales, but Walmart has already announced plans for Black…

Best DIY home security systems of 2020

Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of signing you up for a multiyear contract with a broad coverage-based subscription fee, most DIY security systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your house. That usually means you can sign up for a professional monitoring…