The Senate has unanimously passed legislation that would make it a federal crime to hack an election system. The bipartisan bill came in response to a Justice Department report that under current law, it would be difficult to prosecute someone for hacking voting machines.
Slack is resetting 100,000 passwords for accounts that were compromised in a 2015 breach in which hackers were able to capture passwords as they were typed. At the time, Slack reset passwords, but after receiving new information through its bug bounty program, it is resetting additional passwords for some of its 10 million users.
About 60% of gamers play on their smartphones, which accounts for about 50% of the $140 billion gaming market, and tech companies are developing high-end game-friendly phones to meet the demand. ZTE/Nubia, Razer, Xiaomi and ASUS ROG are launching gaming phones with initial marketing targeting China, which has 600 million gamers.
Google is significantly increasing its bug bounty rewards in the Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program and the Google Play Security Reward Program. It will increase the maximum baseline reward amount from $5,000 to $15,000; bump the amount from $15,000 to $30,000 for high-quality reports; and move rewards from $500 to $1,000 for bugs found in the Chrome Fuzzer Program.
Starbucks is adding a store design to accommodate the rise of mobile ordering, opening the introductory Starbucks Now in Beijing. The store features separate areas for preparing mobile and in-store orders, as well as a dedicated space for delivery pickups.
Successful leaders guide their own choices and seek advancement opportunities instead of waiting for praise or career guidance from a supervisor, Diana Peterson-More writes. "I have long thought that if we all just focused on one career -- our own -- we could do so with precision, accept responsibility for how it unfolds, and be intentional about our actions," she writes.
Hackers are using server-parsed HTML (SHTML) file attachments in phishing emails to direct users to malicious sites in an attempt to get sensitive information. The attacks, which appear to originate in the UK, are targeting financial institutions around the world.
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has prompted K-12 schools to add classes in cybersecurity strategies and practices. Some high schools offer professional certification and college credit and allow students to serve apprenticeships in which they help schools and districts with their cybersecurity needs.
General Motors' Chevrolet.com charging page, developed as the automaker seeks to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles, will guide Chevy EV owners to certified charger installers. The site provides price quotes and installer contact information.
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