This is according to FBI forensics specialist Bob Moledor, who detailed for Forbes the first known case of police using a deceased person’s fingerprints in an attempt to get past the protections of Apple’s Touch ID technology. Unfortunately for the FBI, Artan’s lifeless fingerprint didn’t unlock the device. In the hours between his death and the attempt to unlock, when the feds had to go through legal processes regarding access to the smartphone, the iPhone had gone to sleep and when reopened required a passcode, Moledor said. He sent the device to a forensics lab which managed to retrieve information from the iPhone, the FBI phone expert and a Columbus officer who worked the case confirmed. That data helped the authorities determine that Artan’s failed attempt to murder innocents may have been a result of ISIS-inspired radicalization.
City of Atlanta has been hit by a ransomware attack, causing outages across internal and customer-facing applications. The cybercriminals are requesting a payment of $6,800 to unlock each computer or $51,000 for all of the needed keys. As of now, the city hasn’t paid and has assured citizens the systems will be restored soon. The FBI is currently investigating to find out who is responsible. You can view the tweet from the city here. IT security experts commented below.
The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced it is launching an investigation into Facebook’s data privacy practices. The announcement is another kick to Facebook, which has been grappling with the fallout from a scandal where data from the social media platform leaked through a third-party app.
In today’s market, no growing business can isolate itself from online communications and commerce. Yet avoiding the internet entirely is the only way to guarantee your company will not be exposed to cyber threats. Once a business is online it will always be exposed to some residual risk it cannot feasibly address in a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan, or through an information security technology solution.
As we close within two months of the deadline for implementing the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enterprises around the world are still grappling not only with preparing for compliance, but what GDPR will mean on an ongoing basis.
Few of us think about filters until we take our car in for its 50,000-mile service. Looking at the service invoice, there’s an air filter, oil filter, fuel filter, cabin air filter, transmission filter…
The last three days marked the 2018 Midwest RepRap Festival. Every year, the stars of the 3D printing world make it out to Goshen, Indiana for the greatest gathering of 3D printers and printing enthusiasts the world has ever seen. This isn’t like any other 3D printing convention — everyone here needs to take the time to get to Goshen, and that means only the people who want to be here make it out.
The U.S. maneuvers against China’s tech giants continue today with an official announcement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the agency may soon ban purchasing anything from companies that “pose a national security threat.” Huawei, ZTE and other major tech manufacturers aren’t named specifically, but it’s clear what is meant.
As you may already know, there’s been a security meltdown at Facebook, thanks to a company called Cambridge Analytica and Donald Trump. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists it wasn’t a breach, which is technically true. But that doesn’t change the fact that the data of 50 million users was obtained without express permission and used for political purposes.
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It’s easy to point out a mistake with the benefit of hindsight.