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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

Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the roofing industry

Meet Roofr, a Y-Combinator startup that uses satellite imagery software to analyze your roof and determine whether or not you need to hire a roofing contractor for repair or replacement.  The post Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News31 min. ago

Arkansas thieves forgo cunning scheme and just ram an ATM with a big ol" forklift

Sure, you can plan an elaborate heist for months, splitting the money with ten other people while looking serenely at the Bellagio fountains. You can do that, nobody's going to stop you. Or, you can learn how to use a huge forklift and just lift stuf.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 47 min. ago

How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates

How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. It’s a good thing that you can stop Windows 10 automatic updates. The operating system might be more frustrating for some people to use every day if they couldn.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News5 hr. 3 min. ago

ICE: We don’t use stingrays to locate undocumented immigrants

Letter adds that, even when you’re targeted via stingray, you can still call 911. Enlarge / Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seen here during a February 2016 Senate hearing. (credit: Al Drago/CQ Roll C.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

ASUS Blue Cave AC2600 WiFi Router Revealed!

The ASUS Blue Cave AC2600 is a dual-band WiFi router targeted at non-techies, with an emphasis on aesthetics and user-friendliness. Read all about it here!... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago

After 15 Years, Maine"s Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores

For years Maine has been offering laptops to high school students -- but is it doing more harm than good? An anonymous reader writes: One high school student says "We hardly ever use paper," while another student "says he couldn't imagine social stud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 3 min. ago

Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac – it’s easier than you think

Here's a quick explanation of how to take a screenshot on a Mac, whether you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or applications such as Grab and Preview. Once you know how, you'll be able to capture images within seconds. The post Here’s how to t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Hacking the home: how connected tech is making your shack a security risk

Your home may be getting smarter, but hackers are making it look pretty darn stupid. If there’s one place in the world that’s supposed to feel safe and comfortable, it’s the home. When you’re not working or doing thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To "Watch" You

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

From beautiful LEDs to stunning OLEDs, these are the best Sony TVs

Because Sony only makes high-end products, it can be tough to use spec sheets alone to determine the best Sony TVs to buy. After hours viewing them in person, these are our top picks from the brand. The post From beautiful LEDs to stunning OLEDs, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

 An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card info.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Engineers have found a way to 3D print more realistic bones for medical use

Researchers at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan School of Engineering have developed a new 3D-printable artificial bone design for stronger and more effective bone replacements. The post Engineers have found a way to 3D print more realis.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO"s social media passwords

The leaks just keep coming. The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven't let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn't include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely c.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

‘Robotarium’ lets you remotely control a swarm of robots — with your own code

Georgia Tech is opening a new 725-square-foot “Robotarium” lab, where users from around the world can upload their own code and use it to remotely control a swarm of almost 100 robots. The post ‘Robotarium’ lets you remotely control a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher who stopped WCry, complained his code was lifted. Enlarge / Marcus Hutchins, security researcher for Kryptos Logic. In May, he registered a domain name that neutralized the WCry ransomware worm. In August, he was.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Barcelona attacks

Airbnb is looking to lend support to those affected by the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. After a van drove through crowds on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, Airbnb activated its disaster response tool to hel.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Bigger isn’t always better: 5 of the smallest smartphones worth buying

Phones are getting larger and larger - but what options exist for the small-of-hand, or people who just want a phone they can use one-handed? That's why we put together a list of the best of the smallest smartphones! The post Bigger isn’t alway.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

New ‘Robotarium’ lets you remote control a swarm of robots — with your own code

Georgia Tech is opening a new 725-square-foot “Robotarium” lab, where users from around the world can upload their own code and use it to remotely control a swarm of almost 100 robots. The post New ‘Robotarium’ lets you remote control.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

This woman was asked to comment on the South Sudan refugee crisis. She responded with a poem.

When Emi Mahmoud was asked to comment on recent news — that the one-millionth South Sudanese refugee just crossed into Uganda to escape conflict, drought, and economic collapse — she decided to use her voice in a unique and.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

How Hackers Are Targeting the Shipping Industry

An anonymous reader shares a report: When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. "Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus," explains co-foun.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017