10 reasons to buy crypto-currencies other than Bitcoin

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018.: The sudden, perhaps unexpected spurt in the price of Bitcoin is leading investors to show interest in other crypto-currencies. While demand for about a dozen other crypto-currencies of the world remains slightly muted, indications are, their prices would also soar in coming months. Several reasons have led to the exponential increase in… Please follow and like us:

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Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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Last year in tech: 2017 edition

Fidget spinners, iPhone X, tons of hacks, and all the important tech stuff from this past year. Magic Leap Goggles We have seen some things. Oh my, have we seen some things. Magic Leap Year-end wrap-ups are the best. We get to sit here in our new holiday pajamas and dish out harsh judgments on everything… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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Don’t Download This Word File: New Ransomware Deletes Victim’s Files In 96 Hours

Security researchers have discovered a new form of ransomware being distributed through malicious Microsoft Office documents and Word files—and attackers have published videos to walk victims through the process of buying Bitcoin to get pay the ransom. The Spider Virus ransomware campaign was first identified on Dec. 10 by researchers at cybersecurity firm Netskope and has… Please follow and like us:

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What Is Bad Rabbit? Massive Cyberattack Hits Russia

An advanced cyberattack has hit media outlets and infrastructure in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe, causing mass disruption Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky described the malware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, in a blogpost on Tuesday, October 24. They explained how the previously unknown malware takes control of computer systems and encrypts data so that people can’t access it.… Please follow and like us:

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Market For Ransomware Up 2,500% On Dark Web

The demand for ransomware attacks on dark web skyrocketed in the last year, with the marketplace showing a growth of more than 2,500 percent, according to a new report. United States-based cybersecurity company Carbon Black published a study titled “the Ransomware Economy” earlier this week that shows ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly more accessible across the… Please follow and like us:

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Online banking | 5 ways to make your online banking experience safer

Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make your banking life easier and more rewarding! The vast majority of Americans are now using online banking, which means keeping your transactions safe is more important than ever. How to make your online banking experience safer… Please follow and like us:

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5 troubleshooting tips for fixing your own computer

DIY computer repair. You might be able to do a quick repair job on your computer yourself. Unsplash/Stanley Dai Many of us are so reliant on our computers, that when something goes wrong it’s a serious problem—like the power going out or the water getting cut off. Of course you want to get your system back… Please follow and like us:

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Ukraine Blames Russia for Massive Cyber Attack

Ukraine has blamed Russian security services for a massive cyber attack that started in the last week in Ukraine and eventually spread to computers across the world. Ukraine’s security agency, the SBU, said in a statement Saturday the attack bore resemblances to past hacks of Ukrainian infrastructure by the Russian security services. “The available data, including… Please follow and like us:

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‘NotPetya’ ransomware attack shows corporate social responsibility should include cybersecurity

By Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana University. Companies need to make sure their own doors are locked. rodimov/shutterstock.com As the “NotPetya” ransomware attack spreads around the world, it’s making clear how important it is for everyone – and… Please follow and like us:

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How to recover deleted files

Don’t panic—you can get them back You have options for recovering your files back. David Nield/Popular Science Now that we’re living in a mostly digital world, it’s a lot easier than it used to be to accidentally delete that precious family photo or important bank statement. One slip of the finger, and whole folders of files… Please follow and like us:

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North Korea Becomes Usual Suspect in WannaCry Cyber Attack

Cyber security experts admit the technical evidence linking North Korea to the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack is somewhat tenuous, but Pyongyang has the advanced cyber capabilities and the motive to compensate for lost revenue due to economic sanctions, to be considered a likely suspect. Since Friday, the WannaCry software virus has infected more than 300,000… Please follow and like us:

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New Work Week Brings Fears Global Cyberattack Could Spread

A cyberattack that has already taken over computers in 150 countries could spread further Monday, as people return for the start of a new work week and use computers that may not have been updated with a security patch. Europe’s police agency Europol said Sunday the attack had already affected more than 100,000 organizations with so-called… Please follow and like us:

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Global Ransomware Attack Could Have Happened Using NSA Tools

A global ransomware attack of an unprecedented scale took place Friday, affecting healthcare services, banks and tech companies. The attack was reported by the CCN-CERT, the Spanish Government’s Computer Security Incident Response Team at 12:26 p.m. EDT, Friday. “An alert has been issued for a massive attack of ransomware that affects Windows systems, blocking the access… Please follow and like us:

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