Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley is a senior writer at SiliconANGLE covering Startups, Bitcoin, and the Internet of Things.

Duncan is a co-founder of VC funded media company B5Media and founder of news site The Inquisitr, and was a senior writer at TechCrunch in its earlier days.

Tips? Press releases? Intersting startup? email: duncan@nichenet.com.au or contact Duncan on Twitter @duncanriley

Latest from Duncan Riley

‘Judy’ malware infects up to 36.5M Android devices

A new form of malware dubbed “Judy” is believed to have infected up to 36.5 million Android device users, according to research published last week. Discovered by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Judy was found to be bundled with 41 apps in the Google Play Store developed by a Korean company called Kiniwini that uses the name […]

Pacemakers found to be seriously vulnerable to hacking

Pacemakers may save lives but they are also highly vulnerable to hacking, at least according to a report from a security firm published last week. Security research firm WhiteScope LLC made the claim after studying “implantable cardiac devices,” physician programmers and home monitoring devices for four major manufacturers, finding that there were over 8,000 software vulnerabilities in […]

Proposed drone law would allow state and local governments to make their own regulations

Hot on the heels of a court ruling that struck down the Federal Aviation Administration’s ability to force owners of noncommercial drones to register them, a newly proposed law would give state and local governments the ability to create their own drone regulations. The Drone Federalism Act, which has the backing of Democratic and Republican members of Congress including […]

Proposed bill would allow victims to legally hack those who hack them

A revision to a controversial proposed bill that would allow victims of hacking to legally hack their hackers back was tabled Friday by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.). The proposed law, the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, would allow victims of a cyberattack to access the computer of an attacker to disrupt the attack and gather information to establish attribution. While […]

Microsoft sues Chinese company over Xbox game currency theft

Microsoft Corp. has filed a lawsuit alleging a Chinese company illegally accessed Xbox accounts to purchase game currencies using the credit card details of the victims. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California and first discovered by Bleeping Computer, alleges that Gameest International Network Sales Co. Ltd., Weiwei Chu and Does 1-20 […]

Apple Watch designer debuts an insanely expensive and ostentatious … hourglass

Marc Newson, the Apple Inc. designer who along with Jony Ive gave the world the Apple Watch, has turned to a new form of timekeeping — in this case, an insanely expensive and ostentatious hourglass. The “Marc Newson Hourglass For HODINKEE” is a limited-edition hourglass that doesn’t feature sand but instead what are described as […]

Media player users urged to update software to stop subtitle hacking vulnerability

Users of popular media players such as Kodi, VLC and Popcorn Time are being urgently warned to update their software after it was discovered that hackers could embed hidden computer viruses in the subtitles used by the services. Discovered by security firm Check Point Security Technologies Ltd., the new attack vector involves hackers crafting malicious files […]

Judge orders Uber to hand over Otto due-diligence report to Waymo

The judge presiding over the Waymo Inc. lawsuit alleging that Uber Technologies Inc. stole its self-driving car technology has delivered another blow to the ride-hailing giant. The ruling says Uber must hand over an unredacted version of a due-diligence report it prepared prior to its purchase of Otto, the company founded by former Google Inc. engineer Anthony […]

Samba patches bug that allows hackers to upload malicious files

The administrators behind the open-source Samba software platform have issued an emergency patch for a security hole that potentially could allow hackers to upload malicious files to vulnerable servers running the software. The vulnerability – CVE-2017-7494 – affects versions 3.5 and onwards of the software, which is used on Linux and Unix servers to provide Windows-based file and […]

Business process management firm Appian goes public, shares up over 25%

Business process management firm Appian Corp. today sold shares to the public for the first time, going out at $12 a share and seeing an immediate pop of nearly 35 percent. The Reston, Virginia-based company had announced late Wednesday that it raised $75 million in its long-awaited initial public offering. Its pricing was dead center of the company’s initial […]