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In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge
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In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge

Tracking the virus in wastewater is helping some cities and hospitals respond to the most recent wave of the coronavirus, but a more coordinated national effort is needed, experts say.

Red Cross implores hackers not to leak data for 515k “highly vulnerable people”
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Red Cross implores hackers not to leak data for 515k “highly vulnerable people”

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The Red Cross on Wednesday pleaded with the threat actors behind a cyberattack that stole the personal data of about 515,000 people who used a program that works to reunite family members separated by conflict, disaster or migration. “While we don’t know who is responsible for this attack, or why they...

If you like the data on your WD My Cloud OS 3 device, patch it now
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If you like the data on your WD My Cloud OS 3 device, patch it now

Enlarge (credit: Western Digital) Western Digital has patched three critical vulnerabilities—one with a severity rating of 9.8 and another with a 9.0—that make it possible for hackers to steal data or remotely hijack storage devices running version 3 of the company’s My Cloud OS. CVE-2021-40438, as one of the vulnerabilities is tracked, allows remote attackers...

FAA clears Boeing 777 and other planes after 5G warning halted some flights
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FAA clears Boeing 777 and other planes after 5G warning halted some flights

Enlarge / A Boeing 777. (credit: Boeing) The Federal Aviation Administration today said it has cleared 62 percent of US commercial airplanes to perform low-visibility landings at airports where AT&T and Verizon are deploying 5G on C-band spectrum this week. Several international airlines previously canceled some flights to the US after Boeing issued a recommendation...