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711 million email addresses ensnared in “largest” spambot

Bottom Line IT
October 2, 2017 11:00 AM

Erik and Mike discuss the world’s “largest” spambot, and how it ensnared 711 million email addresses. Other topics include how to recover from a situation like this (change your password, use MFA), and how to know if your email addresses have been compromised.

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Cyber-flaw affects 745,000 pacemakers – BBC News

Bottom Line IT
October 2, 2017 10:00 AM

A major cyber flaw in 745,000 pacemakers left a security vulnerability that would have allowed them to be hacked, according to the FDA. The flaws could’ve been exploited to cause the pace makers to malfunction. Mike and Erik discuss rampant security flaws in various technologies.

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Self-driving car to start delivering pizza in Domino’s deal with Ford

Bottom Line IT
October 2, 2017 9:00 AM

Ford and Dominos have partnered up to deliver pizza with autonomous vehicles. By 2021 Ford will be in full production of driverless vehicles. Mike and Erik discuss the future of automobiles, and pizza.

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Will Big Data Change How You Use Social Media?

Bottom Line IT
September 29, 2017 5:00 PM

What is big data? How may it change how you use social media? Erik and Mike discuss what big data is and whether its impact on social media may affect things like life insurance policies and loans.

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Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans [Krebs on Security]

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Mike and Erik come together to provide insight on the news that everyone has been talking about, the Equifax security breach… A massive security breach hit the credit monitoring company Equifax, and resulted in the leaking of the personal data of nearly 143 million Americans.

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Tesla building ‘world’s biggest’ lithium-ion battery in Australia

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike and Erik discuss Elon Musk’s latest and greatest challenge: to build the worlds biggest lithium ion battery in south Australia. According to Musk it will be ‘three times more powerful than anything on Earth.’

Full article HERE

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Tech Giants Rally in Support of Net Neutrality

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

In response, a plethora of tech giants such as Amazon, Reddit, Facebook and Google (among many others) have planned a “day of action” displaying alerts on their homepages detailing what the Internet may look like without net neutrality. The response highlights a popular belief that without net neutrality, ISPs will slow down Internet traffic and throttle startup companies. Erik and Mike deliberate.

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Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 9:00 AM

The well known freeware and Internet fixture Adobe Flashplayer is finally calling it quits in 2020. Chrome, Edge, and Safari have been partially blocking Flashplayer for a year. HTML5 standards are more secure, and the need for Flashplayer just isn’t there anymore. Erik and Mike discuss.

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Researchers Shut Down AI that Invented its Own Language

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 4:00 PM

AI bots designed by Facebook invented their own language that was unreadable to humans in order to negotiate more effectively.

Elon Musk, despite being a known pessimist on the dangers of AI, suggest that we let computers develop their own languages. Erik and Mike ponder, will machines over rule their operators…

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China Declares Bitcoin Illegal

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 2:00 PM

The Chinese Government declared Bitcoin to be illegal. Bitcoin value tumbled as much as 11.4 percent, the most since July. The ethereum cryptocurrency was down more than 16 percent Monday, according to data from Coindesk. Erik and Mike sit down to discuss.

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