News has surfaced of a rather dangerous practice in Microsoft Azure, whereby when a user creates a Linux virtual machine and enables certain Azure services, the Azure platform automatically installs the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) agent on the machine. The user won’t know it.
Powering external devices directly from a PC’s I/O ports has been a thing long before USB was even a twinkle in an engineer’s eye. Some of us may remember the all too common PS/2 pass-through leads that’d tap into the 275 mA that is available via these ports. When USB was first released, it initially provided a maximum of 500 mA which USB 3.0 increased to 900 mA.
In Utah and Oregon — where EVs and increased fuel efficiency are blowing a hole in road repair budgets — drivers are being asked to enroll in voluntary experiments in pay-as-you-go tolling. Under a VMT system, drivers report their mileage electronically, using a plug-in device in their cars or a smartphone app. Per the Deseret (Utah) News: “Users are given the option to pay 1.5 cents per mile traveled or an annual flat fee of $120 for electric vehicles or $20 for gas hybrids.” Oregon is testing several potential funding models based on the time of day and other factors. Under one potential scenario, a driver could pay a statewide 1.8-cents-per-mile fee, plus a 20-cent metropolitan Portland surcharge, plus a virtual toll on Interstate 5 and another fee for entering downtown Portland.
Written by Tim Starks
Our thanks to DEFCON for publishing their outstanding DEFCON Conference Blockchain Village Videos on the groups’ YouTube channel.
Written by Jeff Stone
Improving efficiency for the Cisco team in the Black Hat USA NOC
As a proud partner of the Black Hat USA NOC, Cisco deployed multiple technologies along with the other Black Hat NOC partners to build a stable and secure network for the conference. We used Cisco Secure Malware Analytics to analyze files and monitor any potential PII leaks. We also used Meraki SM to manage over 300 iPads used around the venue for registration, as well as sales lead generation. Last but not least, we used Umbrella to add DNS level visibility, threat intelligence and protection to the entire network.
September 16, 2021 |
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their permission.
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