Arista Acquires Awake Security
Arista has formally announced its official acquisition of Awake Security. Awake security is a leader in cloud networking. Their acquisition of Awake Security indicates they are moving to combine both artificial intelligence with human expertise to find internal and external threats to their security. Acquiring Awake Security is both a network detection and response to …. Read More
New Vulnerability Leaves ALL WIFI Insecure
Yesterday, we learned about KRACK (or Key Reinstallation Attack) – a security flaw in the WPA2 protocol, which could see an adversary break the encryption between a router and a device, allowing them to intercept and interfere with network traffic. But understanding the issue is tricky. This, obviously, is profoundly complicated stuff. To help clear things, David …. Read More
How You Should Respond To The Equifax Breach
Do not try to frivolously sue a $17B company Step Number 1.0 Relax. Your info isn’t likely to be used unless you lose the lottery I talk about later. And nobody is playing the lottery until about 90 days from now. So relax. But take it seriously. This is still important. What Happened? Equifax, one of the …. Read More
Tesla Model S Travels 1078 km On A Single Charge Breaking The Current Record
On Friday, a Tesla club in Italy announced that they had driven a Tesla Model S100D 670 miles on a single charge — a new record distance. Tesla Owners Italia tweeted the news Friday with a photo of the vehicle display and a small explanation: “1078 km – 669.83 miles with Tesla ModelS 100D in a …. Read More
Are you protected from Wanna Crypt ransomware?
This past weekend many corporations around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software. We at Economic Computers wanted to reach out and check if this malware affected any of our customers. Please contact us if you are experiencing problems due to this or any future attacks. We have a partnership with Microsoft, which allows us to receive up to date patches and guidance for scenarios like these.
HP Recalls another 100,000 Laptop Batteries After Reports Of Overheating and Damage.
HP is extending its recall of potentially dangerous laptop batteries. HP has recalled more than 100,000 lithium-ion batteries from its various notebook models. This recall is expanding from the existing 41,000 battery recall earlier. The affected laptops were said to include a lithium-ion battery containing Panasonic cells that malfunctioned, leading to “overheating, melting and charring …. Read More
SpaceX Requesting Permission To Launch Over 4000 Satellites For High Speed Global Internet
The aerospace company SpaceX on November 15th filed a fairly long application with the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) to launch over 4425 satellites into orbit. SpaceX, founded by the tech enrapture/mad scientist Elon Musk also runs the growing car company Tesla. This type of big thinking is not new to him however, a few years ago …. Read More