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Wayne Rash

Freelance Journalist and Columnist — eWEEK, Freelance

Freelance writer, journalist and analyst, former Executive Editor at eWEEK. Columnist at eWEEK.

VW Begins Diesel Car Buybacks Under $15 Billion Emissions Settlement

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Volkswagen has begun the buyback process for owners of vehicles with 2.0 Liter diesel engines with illegally modified control software that cheated on emissions tests. Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Oct.

DDoS Attack on DynDNS Shows Need to Bolster Network Node Security

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: While the details regarding the sources and methods of the Oct. 21 DDoS attack that took down vast areas of the internet are still unclear, insecure endpoints are the likely culprit. The massive distributed denial-of-service attack that took out many popular internet services on Oct.

Improved Antares Space Craft Blasts Off to International Space Station

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: The newly upgraded Antares commercial spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with a load of supplies and scientific research equipment. WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.-In a spectacular night launch visible to millions along the east coast from New York to the Carolinas, Orbital ATK and NASA delivered a flawless launch of over 5,100 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.

FAA Galaxy Note7 Ban Making Shippers Vigilant for Packaged Batteries

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Samsung Galaxy Note7 is banned from all aircraft flying in the US after persistent incidents of burning and exploding devices, which are also complicating product shipping channels. There's no question that airlines in the US are taking the problems with the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note7 seriously.

Microsoft Begins New Update Process for Windows 7 and 8.1

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Beginning this week, all updates will be roll-ups, with complete cumulative updates to begin in 2017, eliminating the ability to choose individual patches. Starting this week (on Oct. 11), Microsoft will change its update method for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the dominant versions of Windows in the enterprise, to match the way updates are handled in Windows 10.

Samsung Pulls Note7 From Production but After a Great Cost to Many

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: After a series of poorly managed recalls and supply chain problems, Samsung starts to permanently get rid of the dangerous devices, but the cost to all involved is significant. It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Tracking the Hurricane Evacuations Using Big Data

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Cities and states in the areas of the Southeastern United States hit by Hurricane Matthew were proactive in ordering evacuations, but did it work? The warnings were grim with this storm.

With Pixel Google Offering Stronger Android, Security Support

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Google's latest effort to produce an Android smartphone to compete with the Apple iPhone looks pretty good. But will it change the market landscape?. At first glance, the new Google Pixel phone is a solid effort to bring customers a phone that's a great piece of hardware supporting a solid implementation of the Android operating system.

U.S. Authorities Probe Attempted Voter Registration Data Hacks

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: Federal authorities saying they are investigating attempts to breach voter registration data and responding to state requests for assistance in securing election systems. Voter registration officials in twenty-one states have contacted the Department of Homeland Security to request help in dealing with attempts to break into their voter registration systems. Responding to a letter sent from the bipartisan leadership of the House and Senate, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reiterated his earlier messages about the willingness of his department to help states deal with cyber-attacks aimed at the voting process.

Internet of Things Devices Used to Boost Scale of DDoS Attacks

eweek.com — NEWS ANALYSIS: More than a million security cameras, video recorders and other devices were used in attacks on a U.S. security researcher and French network service provider. For the past several days, security researcher Brian Krebs has been battling a cyber-attack on a scale unlike any ever previously observed on the internet.
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Oct 24, 2016

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