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GM: Software, New Battery Parts Will Solve Bolt Fire Issues

DETROIT (AP) — Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look for …

Data Accident Releases Covid-19 Results for 25% of Wyoming

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Department of Health employee working with computer code accidentally released COVID-19 test results for one-quarter of the state’s residents as well as associated names, addresses, birth dates and other information, the department announced Tuesday. …

Toyota Unveils New Models in Advanced Driver-Assist Technology Push

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp unveiled on Thursday new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars. Toyota’s latest launch comes as automakers, electric car …

Tool Created to Aid Cleanup From Microsoft Hack in Broad Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has been downloaded more than 25,000 times since it was released last week, the White House’s National …

Facial Recognition Company Sued by California Activists

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Civil liberties activists are suing a company that provides facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies and private companies around the world, contending that Clearview AI illegally stockpiled data on 3 billion people without their knowledge …

Critics Say Microsoft Failed to Shore Up Defenses That Could Have Limited Solarwinds Hack

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. A …

Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. The federal investigation of the hack will take several …

Russian Hack of US Agencies Exposed Supply Chain Weaknesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t need to painstakingly break one-by-one into the networks of each department in order to cause havoc. Instead, they got inside by …

FBI Probe of Major Hack Includes Project-Management Software From JetBrains

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 — The FBI is investigating whether the hackers behind a series of intrusions at U.S. federal agencies and companies also broke into project-management software created by the Czech-based company JetBrains in order to breach its customers, two …

Little-Known Solarwinds Gets Scrutiny Over Hack, Stock Sales

Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to major corporations and government agencies worldwide. But the revelation that elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds’ software …