Wired is out with a major cover story this morning featuring former NSA contractor Edward Snowden clutching a giant American flag. In it, Snowden uncovers knowledge about an NSA program known as MonsterMind, which, if true, could signal a big step in how the U.S. government traces cyberattacks back to their source.
MonsterMind can reportedly analyze incoming malware and block it, according to Wired. But the real power lies in MonsterMind's other capability: It's reportedly capable of hacking back at targets automatically:
If you found your Internet speed has been pathetic today and some sites wouldn't load at all, you're not alone.
Many tier-one Internet service providers (ISPs), and in turn, the last mile ISPs they support, experienced technical problems that resulted in bad service throughout the US and some parts of Canada.
They say never to read the comments. But I do. Every day. I read every comment—the good, the bad, the so ugly it needs to be deleted—because it’s my job. I’m a community management consultant. And, believe it or not, my favorite commenters are anonymous.
Michael Dell announced on Twitter in July that his namesake company would let customers buy Dell products using Bitcoins, making the tech vendor one of the largest businesses to accept the digital currency.
A month later, the Dell CEO said on Twitter that the company had received an order for PowerEdge servers worth more than 85 Bitcoins, or about $50,000. There were no details about the customer that bought the systems, but it's likely among the largest Dell has received since accepting Bitcoins as payment.
According to Reuters, who spoke with people familiar with Apple's plans for HealthKit, the tech giant has held talks about the upcoming service with various companies, including Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins and medical records providers Allscripts and Epic Systems.