CISA, the FBI and NSA officially implicated the BlackMatter ransomware group in the recent attacks on two agriculture companies, confirming the assessments of some security researchers who said the gang was behind incidents involving New Cooperative and Crystal Valley in September. New Cooperative -- an Iowa-based farm service provider -- was hit with a ransomware attack on September 20, and BlackMatter demanded a $5.9 million ransom. Crystal Valley, based in Minnesota, was attacked two days later . Both attacks came as harvests began to ramp up for farmers. In the advisory, CISA, the FBI and NSA said BlackMatter has targeted multiple US critical infrastructure entities since July. The advisory provides a detailed examination of BlackMatter's tactics and outlines how the group typically attacks organizations. "Using embedded, previously compromised credentials, BlackMatter leverages the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to … [Read more...] about CISA says BlackMatter ransomware group behind recent attacks on agriculture companies
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Spending hours on hold with customer support could soon be a thing of the past thanks to new updates included in Google's new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. The new devices feature an upgraded Phone app that allows users to cut out a lot of the hassle involved with calling businesses today. Google also hopes that the next generation of its Phone app will also help keep users safe from spammers and scammers, and end the peril of answering a call from an unknown number. These are the best business smartphones for work And here's the best video conferencing software for online calls Also check out our best VOIP phone guide Good news for milennials "Our smartphones can do amazing things: They can capture great photos, and they act as our alarm clock, our camera, our stereo, our library, our game console and more, all in one," Jan Jedrzejowicz, Product Manager, Google Voice wrote in a blog post . "But making phone calls, the original 'feature' … [Read more...] about The new Google Pixel 6 can take the pain out of actually calling a company
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday acknowledged “International Pronouns Day,” sharing a post explaining how it is becoming “increasingly common for people to ‘share their pronouns’” weeks after stranding dozens of Americans in Afghanistan and largely failing to address the lingering concerns. “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles. Read more here on @ShareAmerica ,” the State Department tweeted, sharing an article titled, “ Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?” Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles. Read more here on @ShareAmerica : https://t.co/gWhoItvGvo . — Department of State (@StateDept) October 20, 2021 The article itself speaks to the trend of individuals, mainly those who identify on the left end of the political spectrum, putting preferred pronouns in their bios. … [Read more...] about State Department Celebrates ‘International Pronouns Day’
Table of Contents What to Look For in a Drone in 2021 Best Drone Overall: DJI Air 2S Best Budget Drone: DJI Mavic Mini 2 Best Photography Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro Best Video Drone: DJI Inspire 2 Best Drone for Beginners: Ryze Tello with Controller Best Racing Drone: DJI FPV What to Look For in a Drone in 2021 While all multirotor drones are similar-looking at first glance, there are significant differences under the hood. Thankfully, you only need to scrutinize a few key areas before settling on a purchase. Let’s start with the drone’s camera. The same general rules apply here as with any digital camera purchase. Make sure you look for drones that offer the resolution and framerate you want—the better the picture and video you want to take, the better resolution and framerate you’re going to require. If you’re looking to do more professional work, it’s also worth noting if the drone can take RAW photos or videos that have a flat color grade so that they can … [Read more...] about The Best Drones for Holiday 2021: Have Fun Flying
Linux and gaming are starting to come together a lot more lately. The Steam Deck is on the way with Linux installed, and Juno just announced a new Linux gaming laptop called the Neptune 17 with specs that easily rival many Windows models. As this is a high-end gaming PC, it comes with plenty of power, and you can customize it to add some more power if you need to. You can choose between an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 . Either one will handle most games, but of course, you’re limited by the games offered on Linux. In spite of the high-end graphics card, the display is an FHD Panel, so you won’t be able to get up to any 4K gaming. In terms of RAM, you can get as little as 16GB and as much as 64GB. For your SSD , you can snag a small 256GB model if you want to keep the price down a bit, but you can get a 2TB SSD if you want to go bigger. Of course, you’re limited to the games available on Linux. While the list of games is growing, it’s still … [Read more...] about This New Linux Gaming Laptop Has the Specs to Run Anything
If you’ve heard about Pop!_OS , you might have seen people often referring to it as the best Windows alternative or the ideal Linux distribution for gaming. Here’s what’s different about this Linux distribution What Is Pop!_OS? Pop!_OS is a Linux distribution (commonly called a distro) developed by a firm called System76 . Put simply, a Linux distribution is an operating system built on the Linux kernel . Linux is open-source, free, and an excellent alternative to Windows and macOS. Since 2005, System76 has been manufacturing Linux computers that ship with a distro called Ubuntu preinstalled rather than Windows. In 2017, the company created its own distro, Pop!_OS, based on Ubuntu, and began offering it as an alternative. What Makes Pop!_OS Different? There are a lot of significant factors that set Pop!_OS apart from Windows, macOS, and even other distros. Here are some of them. Pop!_OS Is Free To Use and Ad-Free Being an open-source project, Pop!_OS is … [Read more...] about What Is Pop!_OS?
Following recent reports that Google employees plotted to alter search results but didn’t take action, Breitbart News thought it best to recap some of the times that Google actually manipulated search results. Breitbart News reporter Allum Bokhari reported recently that following the introduction of President Trump’s temporary travel ban, Google employees plotted to alter search results to oppose the President’s policies. Bokhari writes : Google employees brainstormed ways to tweak the tech giant’s search functions to encourage users to push back against Trump policies following the President’s proposed travel ban on certain countries in 2017, according to a report on Tucker Carlson Tonight that was also confirmed by the Wall Street Journal. …Google did not deny the existence of the emails, but insisted that none of the ideas discussed were ever acted upon. “These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented,” a company spokeswoman … [Read more...] about 5 Times Google Manipulated Search, YouTube, and News Results | Breitbart
Google was thrown into turmoil last night after the company fired James Damore, author of a manifesto defending viewpoint diversity and a fact-based approach to the alleged gender gap in tech. In exclusive interviews with Breitbart News, more Google employees are now speaking out in support of the manifesto. Damore’s ten-page manifesto, which was met by an immediate backlash, described a climate of fear, in which employees who challenge prevailing leftist narratives at the company are faced with immediate threats to their career. Damore’s own experience appears to confirm this. Breitbart News is exclusively publishing a series of interviews with current and former Google employees who contacted us in the wake of the manifesto’s publication. The interview series, entitled “Rebels of Google,” will be published in full over the coming days. Because every employee who spoke to us fears for their job if their identities were made public, we have provided aliases in place of … [Read more...] about Former Google Employee: ‘There Are Efforts to Demote Anything Non-PC from Search Results’
The new era of broadcast is here — and it’s powered by NVIDIA. A rising demand for entertainment content, combined with the shift to streaming platforms, means traditional broadcast workflows need to evolve. To take advantage of the latest capabilities driven by AI and accelerated computing, broadcasters must transition to flexible, software-defined infrastructure. NVIDIA is working with partners to meet these demands, bringing the future of production and distribution to viewers around the world. NVIDIA RTX GPUs and low-latency NVIDIA Networking products are driving the latest trends in broadcast, including AI, real-time graphics and virtual production. AI Takes Broadcast to New Heights AI-accelerated technologies are helping enhance the experience for content creation, distribution and consumption. With AI, broadcasters can use advanced capabilities like recommender systems, gain deeper insights into content and viewership, and automate repetitive tasks to enhance … [Read more...] about Discover the Future of Broadcast With AI and Accelerated Computing
Roku and Amazon Fire TV are locked in an epic battle for your living room. Lots of people want a cheap, easy way to get streaming video from Netflix , Amazon Prime , Disney Plus , HBO Max , Hulu , YouTube and Apple TV Plus on their TV , and two companies make the most popular gadgets for doing just that. In one corner is Roku , the most popular name in streaming devices . In the other corner sits Amazon Fire TV , the streamer made by one of the most powerful companies in the world. Both boast over 50 million users and offer numerous devices with similar prices and features. But which should you pick? At CNET we've spent countless hours testing both over the years, and in general both work really well. Most of the Roku and Fire TV devices we've reviewed have received an 8.0 (excellent) rating or higher, so it's tough to go wrong. Roku and Fire TV just announced brand-new players for the 2021 holiday season -- the Roku Streaming Stick 4K and … [Read more...] about Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which streaming device is best in 2021?