Tag: Technology

More Malware Threats Ahead For Web Enabled Devices

holstonit | November 28, 2016

If recent events are any indication, Botnets are going to be in the news a lot more in coming months. Less than a month ago, a massive army of hacked internet devices broke records when it attacked a French Internet…


Microsoft Is Losing The Browser Wars

holstonit | November 23, 2016

Internet Explorer is widely regarded as one of the most security riddled browsers in the history of the internet. Microsoft had hoped that with the release of Windows 10, which included a complete overhaul of IE and a rebranding of…


Faster Wi-Fi Coming Soon With New WiGig Standard

holstonit | November 22, 2016

It’s amazing how pervasive WiFi has become. These days, it’s hard to imagine life without it. The internet is everywhere. It’s always on, and you’re always connected. Unfortunately, as speeds have improved and bandwidth has increased, so too have the…


Viruses Affecting Patient Care Hospitals Cause Shutdowns

holstonit | November 21, 2016

So far as is known, no hacking attack to date has resulted in death, but the day is inevitably coming. One day in the not-too-distant future, a hacker will be charged with murder, in addition to their other crimes. The…


FTC Legalizes Hacking Your Own Devices

holstonit | November 17, 2016

There is some big news out of the FTC recently. The agency has announced that they are relaxing the rules governing what is and isn’t allowed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As of today, you can legally hack…


Bank Regulator Downloads Data To Thumb Drive, Then Loses It

holstonit | November 16, 2016

This is how something as innocuous as a thumb drive can become a major security issue. Recently, it has come to light that a soon-to-be retiring regulator at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) had downloaded work…


AtomBombing Attack Could Be Huge Threat To Windows PCs

holstonit | November 12, 2016

Researchers at a cyber security company called EnSilo have found a new vulnerability in Windows PCs, and it’s about as bad as it could possibly get. The new attack vector does not exploit a bug in the code, but rather,…


New DSL Type May See Faster Speeds In Near Future

holstonit | November 8, 2016

If you’re a VDSL user, there’s good news on the horizon. Recently, Nokia has announced some amazing increases in its XG.fast speeds, achieving up to 5Gbps (about 625MB per second) over 70 meters of conventional copper telephone wire. That’s huge,…


More Medical Devices Under Attack, Some PaceMakers May Be Vulnerable

holstonit | November 7, 2016

The Internet of Things has been getting a lot of bad press in recent weeks. Not long ago, an army of enslaved smart devices was used to bring much of the internet in the United States to its knees for…


5G Ready In 2018, May Not Be Seen Until 2020

holstonit | November 2, 2016

Qualcomm has made a bold announcement in advance of this year’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. Their newest offering, the X50, will ship in the second half of 2018, and is being billed as a 5G modem. It will feature…