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2/21/2018

An unsecured open-source Kubernetes cloud platform used by Tesla exposed credentials for the company's Amazon Web Services resources. Mining scripts used for cryptojacking were discovered, and sensitive data was exposed, researchers found.

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2/21/2018

Organizations are moving toward a compliance-first strategy, and while compliance is important, it should be a subset of the security strategy, writes Jim Kennedy. "Instead of firewalls, network protocols and IoT gateways, organizations should consider data assets and applications; and then determine which user roles require access to those assets," he writes.

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2/21/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a task force that would focus on global cyberthreats to election systems and critical infrastructure. Representatives from the Department of Justice will be part of the task force and will report their findings in June.

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2/21/2018

A patch released for the Nintendo Switch has improved "Doom" gameplay by providing better audio along with motion controls. The patch also improved resolution in certain areas of the game while repairing some bugs and offering CPU optimization.

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2/21/2018

Apple is considering a proposal to purchase large quantities of cobalt for its device batteries directly from miners instead of purchasing the metal from battery companies, sources say. More than 55,000 tons of cobalt were used in lithium-ion batteries last year, and that number is expected to reach more than 324,000 tons by 2030, according to Darton Commodities.

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2/21/2018

Cybersecurity firm Carbon Black has named former Trend Micro executive Tom Kellermann as the company's chief cybersecurity officer. Carbon Black is reportedly looking to issue an initial public offering soon or be acquired a company such as IBM or Microsoft.

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Fortune
2/21/2018

Qualcomm has increased its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors as it contends with a takeover bid from Broadcom. A provision of Broadcom's takeover bid stipulates that Qualcomm not increase its offer for NXP.

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Reuters
2/21/2018

Intel will spend $5 billion by 2020 to expand production at its wafer fabrication facility in Kiryat Gat, Israel. Eli Cohen, Israel's minister of economy and industry, said, "Intel's choice to continue making major investments in Israel is an important vote of confidence in the State of Israel and the Israeli economy."

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2/21/2018

Hatch Entertainment is partnering with Qualcomm to build a cloud-based service for games on demand. Vital to the initiative are servers based on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor, touted as a new standard in cloud computing.

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2/21/2018

Micron Technology is embracing quadruple-level cell technology in its NAND flash memory devices, joining Toshiba and Western Digital in implementing QLC. In upgrading from triple-level cell flash memory, Micron will boost data-storage density by 33% in each memory chip.

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