Finite State lands $30M Series B to help uncover security flaws in device firmware

Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30 million in Series B funding.  The funding lands amid

New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor., The bugs are reminiscent of

Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege es

Netgear exploit could expose passwords for thousands of routers

It’s time to update your firmware. An exploit that affects a number of Netgear routers can easily give hackers access to your wireless admin password which could lead to router lock-out or, wors

The new Barnes & Noble Nooks come with free malware

Barnes & Noble began outsourcing its Nook e-readers a few years ago after a partnership with Samsung and their latest $50 Nook 7 android tablet, announced last month, shows us how that has worked

Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China

Commercial firmware pre-installed on some Android smartphone models sold in the US has been found to be secretly sending highly sensitive user data to a third party company based in China, according t

Asus To Transformer Owners: “Here Is Your Unlocked Bootloader. Happy Now?”

The <a HREF="">Asus</a> <a HREF="">Transformer</a> Prime was the great, grey hope for many Android lovers - until they realize

Nikon Coolpix P7000 Firmware 1.1 Update Fixes Issues

<img src="" />Nikon released a firmware update for the P7000 yesterday, fixing many of the problems that came up in the review. Most i

Roku Adds 1080p Streaming To The XR In Firmware Update

Roku has released firmware update 2.9 which includes 1080p support in their XR devices. There are a few other bug fixes in the release including Hulu optimization for all devices. You can download it

New Playstation firmware update coming soon

<img src="" />In a recent updated to the Playstation blog, Sony released some news about the latest firmware update comi

Zune Firmware 4.5 hits the streets

<img src="" />Microsoft just dropped the <a href="">Zune</a> 4.5 firmware update, and it l

Amazon announces better battery life and native PDF support for the Kindle

<img src="" />Amazon announced some major changes to their Kindle e-book reader today. Specifically, it stated that they've wor

iPod Touch 3.0 firmware now $4.95

<img src="" />This doesn't make a lot of sense. Apple launched all kinds of crazy stuff at their event last week yet they did

Rumor: HTC Hero update tomorrow to improve performance, improve camera

<img src="" />It's looking like the latest version HTC Hero firmware will be coming out tomorrow for user in the US. How do we kn

iPhone 4.0 could quite possibly not have "life event"-based notifications

<img src="" /> Welcome to the world of the future! In the future your iPhone will be able to tell you where you are

The great iPhone 3.0 problem of aught-nine: Sporadic Wi-Fi

<img src="" /><a HREF="">There's

iPhone 3.0 handles hotspot log-ins gracefully, with aplomb

<img src="" />Reader Andrew noticed an interesting happenstance when he stopped by his local coffee shop with his 3.0 enabled

Canon outs new firmware for 50D, XSi, and XS

<img src="">New firmware time, shutterbugs! It's a big firmware for the <a href="">50D</a> and addresses t

iXtreme version 1.6 adds further Xbox Live ban precautions

<img src="" />Six years ago, news of a new Xecutuer BIOS would have had me counting down the hours till school let out, at which point I

Next-gen iPhone revealed deep in latest firmware?

<img src="">There is a slight chance that <a href="
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