Apple devices make hundreds of false 911 calls from refurbishment centre

2018 02 23 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Around 20 false emergency calls a day… Emergency dispatchers in California have fielded in the region of 1,600 accidental calls ROOT CAUSE: it’s not clear how the calls are being triggered COMPANY RESPONSE: We take this seriously and we are working closely with local law enforcement […]

US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks

2018 02 14 – Click to read full article COST: the country is spending around $60bn (£40.8bn) to maintain museum-ready computers RISK: many do not even know how to operate any more, as their creators retire RISK: “Replacement parts for the system are difficult to find because they are now obsolete.” COMPANY RESPONSE: instigating a full […]

Google’s Project Zero disclosed a major Grammarly security bug that exposed everything you write

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: if you’re a regular Grammarly user, your writing history may have been compromised recently due to a major software ROOT CAUSE: The bug … exposed Grammarly’s authorization tokens to “all websites,” allowing them to login to a user’s Grammarly.com account to view their full writing history. […]

Marijuana growers say computer glitch with the state could put them out of business

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Some marijuana growers say they’re unable to sell their products to retailers ROOT CAUSE: the state’s new computer system is having problems communicating with the retail stores Each product has a traceability number which make it trackable all the way back to the grower and the […]

Computer glitch holds up payments to 11000 disabled student veterans

2018 02 03 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Monthly stipends for 11,000 disabled student veterans are delayed this month, potentially causing the former troops to be late paying rent, food and other pressing bills. ROOT CAUSE: a computer glitch COMPANY RESPONSE: The glitch “has been”fixed and it won’t occur again the future” “We apologize […]