Emerging Technologies

Read: Security Experts Develops Satellite Hacking Device for $1,000

Security Experts Develops Satellite Hacking Device for $1,000

A researcher at security firm Synack has discovered how to hack GlobalStar satellite tracking technology using a $1,000 device composed of a satellite antenna, a software defined radio transceiver and an amplifier.

Read: DHS to Police Agencies: Watch Out for Drones

DHS to Police Agencies: Watch Out for Drones

The Department of Homeland Security has released a bulletin warning law enforcement agencies that drones could be used as weapons in terrorist attacks in the United States.

Read: Security Firm: Android Phones Can Be Hacked With Simple Text Message

Security Firm: Android Phones Can Be Hacked With Simple Text Message

Security firm Zimperium uncovered a vulnerability in Android phones that could potentially affect 95 percent of the smartphone devices.

Read: DHS Expands Lab for Cyber Crime Investigations

DHS Expands Lab for Cyber Crime Investigations

The Department of Homeland Security renovated its forensics laboratory to provide more workspace for specialists who monitor illegal cyber activities.

Read: Microsoft Reportedly Planning to Acquire Cybersecurity Firm for $320M

Microsoft Reportedly Planning to Acquire Cybersecurity Firm for $320M

Microsoft is planning to acquire Adallom, an Israeli cybersecurity company that offers end users information security technology on remote servers, for $320 million.

Read: United Airlines Rewards Hackers With a Million Frequent Flier Miles

United Airlines Rewards Hackers With a Million Frequent Flier Miles

The carrier has hoped to trail blaze in the area of airline Web security by offering ‘bug bounties’ for uncovering cyber risks.

Read: Drones Hamper California Firefighters’ Efforts to Battle Wildfires

Drones Hamper California Firefighters’ Efforts to Battle Wildfires

A spokesman for the San Bernardino Fire Department said drones created a dangerous situation for firefighters as they tried to contain wildfires July 17.

Read: Google Invests Millions in Cybersecurity Firm CrowdStrike

Google Invests Millions in Cybersecurity Firm CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm, has received $100 million in Series C funding from Google Capital, Web-hosting services firm Rackspace, Accel Partners and Warburg Pincus.

Read: Farmers Use of Drones Expected to Increase as Feds Relax Restrictions

Farmers Use of Drones Expected to Increase as Feds Relax Restrictions

The FAA is working on rules that would allow the drones to be used regularly for business while maintaining certain safety and privacy standards.

Read: Rumor: Apple Developing In-Screen Fingerprint Sensors

Rumor: Apple Developing In-Screen Fingerprint Sensors

A new report suggests Apple is looking into developing a new solution for moving its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the display itself.

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