Category: Innovation

Global Cyberattack Underscores Need to Strengthen U.S. Electric Grid

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The global cyberattack that brought millions of computer networks to a halt last week serves as an important reminder that securing the nation’s electric grid must be a key national priority, according to Protect Our Power, an organization of renowned experts dedicated to protecting our electric transmission and distribution system. The electric…

Everything With Wi-Fi Has a Newly Discovered Security Flaw. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

A recently discovered vulnerability could allow attackers to intercept sensitive data being transmitted between a Wi-Fi access point and a computer or mobile device, even if that data is encrypted. The flaw, known as KRACK, affects WPA2, a security protocol widely used in most modern Wi-Fi devices. In some cases, a hacker could exploit KRACK…

Bain Capital and Andreessen Horowitz Confirm Investment in New Cryptocurrency Basecoin

Bain Capital Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz have participated in the pre-sale of a new cryptocurrency called basecoin, the companies have confirmed. Basecoin will be created by three Princeton University computer science graduates, according to Intangible Labs chief executive officer and co-founder Nader Al-Naji on Friday. Related: Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley…

This Unexpected City Says It Has Everything Amazon Wants for a New Headquarters

Kansas City’s mayor reviewed 1,000 products on Amazon. Basketball star Michael Jordan wrote a personal letter to the e-commerce giant’s CEO Jeff Bezos. Meanwhile, Georgia offered to name in new city after the company. But as creative as those attempts are to woo Amazon for its second headquarters, it’s far more likely that the big dollars that Amazon…