Month: March 2017

Is the Intel Management Engine a backdoor?

Is the Intel Management Engine a backdoor?

Is Intel’s Management Engine a backdoor for security groups and hackers, or just a feature created to aid businesses? Various sources report that Intel’s latest x86 chips contain a secret backdoor. SoftPedia cites security expert Damien Zammit as revealing that these Intel chips come with an embedded subsystem called the […]

WikiLeaks: The CIA is using popular TVs, smartphones and cars to spy on their owners

WikiLeaks: The CIA is using popular TVs, smartphones and cars to spy on their owners

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/07/why-the-cia-is-using-your-tvs-smartphones-and-cars-for-spying/   My thoughts: ANY device with a camera or microphone can be used to record/transmit images or sounds. This is especially true with surveillance devices and with “open mic” devices that perpetually have their microphones active to receive commands, such as information providers like Apple’s “Siri”, Android’s “Okay Google”, […]

Highlights from the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Highlights from the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Highlights from the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report