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84 Percent of IT Pros Attribute Cyber Security Incidents to Human Error...
eSecurity Planet | 2017-08-23 17:01 UTC
And while 20 percent have been hit with ransomware, just 8 percent said they paid the ransom, a recent survey found.
By kynast on 2017-08-23 19:51 UTC
Google pulls 500+ backdoored apps from Google Play...
Help Net Security | 2017-08-23 17:16 UTC
Security researchers have identified over 500 apps on Google Play containing an advertising software development kit (SDK) called Igexin, which allowed covert download of spying plugins. The apps in question represent a wide selection of photo editors, In
By kynast on 2017-08-23 19:51 UTC
Best PC Builds...
Tom's Hardware | 2017-08-23 16:45 UTC
Here are nine gaming PC builds that are recommended by the Toms Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three VR-ready systems.
By kynast on 2017-08-23 17:12 UTC
WH Cyber Czar warns against Kaspersky products...
The Hill | 2017-08-23 12:39 UTC
The White House Cybersecurity Czar Rob Joyce said he would advise his family against using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software, products federal agencies and Congress have also railed against in recent months for suspected ties to Moscows intelligence agenci
By viper1 on 2017-08-23 14:13 UTC
Estonia is looking into starting its own national cryptocurrency...
The Next Web | 2017-08-23 10:12 UTC
Kaspar Korjus, the Managing Director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, just announced the program’s proposals to make Estonia the first country in the world to launch its own crypto tokens and Initial Coin Offering (ICO). In his blog post, Korjus illustra
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:43 UTC
The zombie apocalypse just hit the MGM Grand in Vegas...
Digital Trends | 2017-08-23 11:29 UTC
Up to eight players can immerse themselves in the 2,000 square foot Zero Latency arena, allowing them to physically wander considerable distances while completing challenges with other players. The post The zombie apocalypse just hit the MGM Grand in Vega
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:41 UTC
New Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Will Throttle All Videos: Net Neutrality On Its Way Out The Door...
Tech Times | 2017-08-23 11:57 UTC
Verizon replaced its $80 unlimited data plan with new ones that throttle videos. Quality is capped at 480p for smartphones under the $75 Verizon Go Unlimited plan, while the cap is at 720p for the $85 Verizon Beyond Unlimited plan.
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:39 UTC
When Will My Phone Get Android O Update? The Complete List...
Fossbytes | 2017-08-23 12:07 UTC
hen will Android O arrive on my phone? The answer to this question is somewhat uncertain at this point. Android O, Google’s Super Biscuit, had arrived two days ago. There is a lot of work to be done before the Android O update is pushed to smartphon
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:38 UTC
Microsoft releases fix for botched Office 2016 patch, KB 4011093...
Computerworld | 2017-08-23 12:31 UTC
Late last night, Microsoft released a new Office 2016 patch, KB 4011093. According to the KB article, it fixes a bug in the Aug. 1 Office 2016 non-security patch KB 4011051, which left hyperlinks in Excel 2016 non-functional.It also fixes two additional b
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:36 UTC
Here we go again: DDoS attacks on the rise!...
Help Net Security | 2017-08-23 13:12 UTC
Newly released data shows that DDoS and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to Akamai’s Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report. Contributing to this rise was the PBot DDoS malware which re-emerged as t
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:35 UTC
AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off...
ZDNet | 2017-08-22 13:15 UTC
A security researcher has found that the popular weather app sends private location data without the user's explicit permission to a firm designed to monetize user locations.
By kynast on 2017-08-22 22:25 UTC
Block 494,784: Segwit2x Developers Set Date for Bitcoin Hard Fork - CoinDesk...
coindesk.com | 2017-08-18 00:17 UTC
The developer team behind the Segwit2x scaling proposal is set to announce a formal date for a planned bitcoin hard fork today.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-08-18 00:17 UTC
Rebels of Google: Tampons Kept in Men’s Restrooms Because ‘Some Men Menstruate’...
Breitbart.com | 2017-08-17 16:21 UTC
An exclusive interview with a high ranking former Google engineer who wishes to remain anonymous reveals more aspects of the company's political monoculture, in which conservative and libertarian employees allege they experience a hostile work environment
By viper1 on 2017-08-17 20:30 UTC
Google Home Just Became A Telephone: Why Its Much Better Than Making Calls On Amazon Echo...
Tech Times | 2017-08-17 12:32 UTC
Google has announced that its smart speaker can now place calls for free, provided that the recipients are in the United States or Canada. Googles approach to calling services is much better than Amazon.
By viper1 on 2017-08-17 13:16 UTC
Roku Is Warning Users That 'Non-Certified Channels'Are Not to Be Trusted...
Gizmodo | 2017-08-17 01:00 UTC
Streaming media player Roku has begun to crack down on those among its more than 1,000 privately operated channels which are distributing pirated content, TechCrunch reported, and is warning users that subscribe to them that it can shut down the channels
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:26 UTC
Facebook shut down an anonymous group used by its Trump-supporting employees after people started harassing each other...
Business Insider | 2017-08-16 21:32 UTC
Facebook shut down an anonymous online group for employees in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about Donald Trump and politics.
By aphrodite on 2017-08-17 02:26 UTC
Alt-right calls off March on Google...
The Hill | 2017-08-16 13:19 UTC
Alt-right organizers have called off a "march on Google" to protest the firing last week of a programmer who penned a controversial memo on diversity.
By rjx32 on 2017-08-16 14:03 UTC
Millions of RDP Endpoints Exposed Online and Ready for Bad Things...
Bleeping Computer | 2017-08-15 13:15 UTC
An Internet-wide scan carried out by security researchers from Rapid7 has discovered over 11 million devices with 3389/TCP ports left open online, of which over 4.1 million are specifically speaking the RDP protocol. [...]
By viper1 on 2017-08-15 14:13 UTC
Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?...
Wired | 2017-08-15 14:00 UTC
A Chinese physicist hopes that quantum communications will span multiple countries by 2030. So ... what's it for?
By viper1 on 2017-08-15 14:13 UTC
Tucker Carlson: ‘Google Should Be Regulated Like the Public Utility’...
Breitbart.com | 2017-08-15 13:22 UTC
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson made the case that government should regulate Google like a public utility. Carlson made those remarks regarding Google’s dismissal of James Damore, a softw
By viper1 on 2017-08-15 14:12 UTC
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