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Hackers use dangerous Petya ransomware in targeted attacks

In a case of no honor among thieves, a group of attackers has found a way to hijack the Petya ransomware and use it in targeted attacks against companies without the program creators' knowledge.A computer Trojan dubbed PetrWrap, being used in atta.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailMar 14th, 2017

You use this word to help you through hard times without even knowing it

We all deal with heartbreak in somewhat predictable ways.  You might eagerly re-top that glass of wine, add a few extra miles to your daily run or binge-watch your favorite childhood TV show.  SEE ALSO: AI figured out the word people text w.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 14 min. ago

How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called "secret conversations" in Facebook Messenger. The post How to use Facebook Messenger’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 34 min. ago

Scientists Name 11 New Cloud Types

The increased use of technology capable of photographing and sharing images has prompted the World Meteorological Organization to add 11 new cloud classifications to their International Cloud Atlas. "A far cry from simple white puffs, these 11 new cl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 6 min. ago

Researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease

Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo......»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News13 hr. 42 min. ago

Tired of big companies using your data for profit? Use yours for good

A new startup wants to help you transform the simple, everyday task of shopping online into social good. Data Does Good, a company founded by two students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, lets you donate your Amazon.com shopping history a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 22 min. ago

Consultant urges never pay ransomware demands

When ransomware criminals lock up files and demand payment to decrypt them, don’t pay, was the advice a consultant gave to a group at SecureWorld.When there’s no risk of losing crucial data, that’s easy to say, and to make is possible requir.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

Microsoft to license its technologies for use in connected cars; Toyota first to sign up

With tech giants Apple and Google continuing their expansion into the connected car segment, Microsoft has decided it wants a larger part of the market. The Redmond-based firm has announced a new program that allows automobile manufacturers to use it.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

Hackers demanding ransom from Apple provide small sample of valid iCloud credentials

A couple of days ago news broke about a group of hackers calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family claiming they had access to at least 300 million Apple accounts, and were demanding a ransom of $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum or $100,000 in iTunes.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

What to do about those ‘government-backed attack’ warnings from Google

 TOTALLY PANIC. Just kidding; please don’t do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are go.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

Fish that keep salmon clean and healthy risk being wiped out

Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

The Morning After: Friday, March 24th 2017

Hey, good morning! It's Friday! We made it. This Friday, hackers are threatening Apple, read about experiences of online dating when as a woman in her 40s, the good and the bad in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Oh and how to dress like an adu.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

IDC"s Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage Taxonomy, 2017

This IDC study contains our file- and object-based storage (FOBS) taxonomy and provides an overview of the current and future use cases driving demand in this market."The growing unstructured data sets continue to push the boundaries of file- and obj.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  idcRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

26% off Nintendo Wii Remote Plus, Toad - Deal Alert

Simple, intuitive and easy to use. The Wii Remote Plus is a unique controller for the Wii and Wii U video game systems, now with the increased sensitivity of Wii MotionPlus built-in. The button presses of typical controllers are replaced by the na.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News19 hr. 22 min. ago

AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April

Having just released its Ryzen 7 processors, AMD is planning to launch Ryzen 5 desktop-use CPUs on April 11, including 6-core 12-threads 1600X and 1600 and quad-core 8-threads 1500X and 1400 for sale at US$249, US$219, US$189 and US$169 res.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News22 hr. 58 min. ago

Some Of Hacker Group"s Claims Of Having Access To 250M iCloud Accounts Aren"t False

Earlier this week, a hacker group claimed that it had access to 250 million iCloud accounts. The hackers, who called themselves part of Turkish Crime Family group, threatened to reset passwords of all the iCloud accounts and remotely wipe those iPhon.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

If you aren’t using two-factor authentication to protect your Apple ID and iCloud account, you really should do it today. Hackers who claim to have millions of stolen iCloud credentials are demanding Apple pay a ransom or they’ll release them.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

Some Of Hacker Group"s Claim Of Having Access To 250M iCloud Account Aren"t False

Earlier this week, a hacker group claimed that it had access to 250 million iCloud accounts. The hackers, who called themselves part of Turkish Crime Family group, threatened to reset passwords of all the iCloud accounts and remotely wipe those iPhon.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

Qualcomm, AT&T, CH2M In Water Management Effort

San Diego-based Qualcomm Intellignt Solutions, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has linked up with AT&T and CH2M to use Qualcomm's modem technology to monitor water usage in Georgia the company said on Thursday. Qualcomm said its power-efficien.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

SpaceX Aims At Re-Launching Rocket With Next Mission

Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch its first, ever, reusable rocket stage next week, in what could be a historic moment for spaceflight. SpaceX reportedly will use the same Falcon 9 first stage booster it used for the earlier CRS-8 missi.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

How to easily switch between open windows of the same program

Switching between multiple open windows of the same program is a problem we try to solve in several ways. Sometimes you have applications that use tabs to view multiple files in one window. For those that don’t, users often turn to Windows’ Sn.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017