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The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense against WannaCry and Adylkuzz

Despite all the attention currently focused on Windows computers being infected with WannaCry ransomware, a defensive strategy has been overlooked. This being a Defensive Computing blog, I feel the need to point it out.The story being told everywh.....»»

Category: networkingSource:  cwMay 19th, 2017

With...Susan Fowler: She’s 26, and Brought Down Uber’s C.E.O. What’s Next?

In her first interview since the essay that started a wave of sexual-harassment revelations, Susan Fowler tells her life story and looks to the future......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News18 min. ago

MP3 Stream Rippers Are Not Illegal Sites, EFF Tells US Government

The music industry is doing its best to shutter YouTube converter sites and the RIAA recently reported several of them to the US Government. This didn't sit well with digital rights group EFF, who wrote a reply stressing that the music group is twis.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News34 min. ago

Bille Lourd posts a touching tribute on Carrie Fisher"s birthday

Saturday marks Carrie Fisher's first birthday since her death last December. The Star Wars star would have turned 61 on Oct. 21.  It's a sad day, but Fisher's family, friends, and fans are making the milestone a little less bittersweet with trib.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News34 min. ago

Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon"s handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price (Nick Wingfield/New York Times)

Nick Wingfield / New York Times: Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon's handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price  —  SEATTLE — Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News50 min. ago

Vitamin Girl Aims To Be An All-New Pepsiman

Vitamin Girl will have players racing through the streets on bikes, hoverboards, and on foot collecting drinks to clean out the evils of Koko Cola. Read Vitamin Girl Aims To Be An All-New Pepsiman on Siliconera!.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

Google will give you a $1,000 to hack Android’s most popular apps

In order to help ensure that the Google Play Store remains secure and safe, Google has partnered with several app developers to offer an increased bug bounty on those who can help find and fix exploits within Android apps. The post Google will give y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

Google officially activates Project Loon over Puerto Rico

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has officially brought its Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico. The company is hopeful that its new technology will be able to restore internet and cell service to the people of the island. The post Google official.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Tel Aviv"s New Skyline Brings Residential Density

With the completion of the citywide light-rail expected in 2020, connecting Tel Aviv’s city center to neighboring Ramat Gan, Ramat HaHayal, Bat Yam, Jaffa, and Givatayim brings a new wave of residential architecture to transform the skylin.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Sharp’s Aquos R Compact barrows the Essential’s camera notch

It’s been less than half a year since the Essential Phone debuted with a camera cutout in its display, introducing us to the soon-to-be-ubiquitous “notch.” Apple’s iPhone X was next, of course, and now the design is making its.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Verizon’s new phone insurance might be better than AppleCare

Insurance plans offered by carriers are, by and large, a waste of money. Generally, you end up paying too much for a plan that still has a high deductible, and which will leave you waiting weeks just to have your phone replaced with a banged-up refur.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Latest video of iPhone X in the wild shows off white design and more

As we approach the release of the iPhone X next month, the device continues to make appearances in the wild. We shared a video and a handful of images of the device earlier this month, and now another close-up look of the iPhone X in white has hit th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

How to play a Hammond organ

I have a 1956 Hammond M3, youtube and this here book. Wish me luck! I bought Hammond Organ Complete because I literally had no clue how to even turn on the Hammond M3 I decided would complete my living room. Took me a while to figure out it wasn'.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy (Ry Crist/CNET)

Ry Crist / CNET: Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy  —  Review Sections  —  Review  — C.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

We now know when China’s ‘Heavenly Palace’ will crash to Earth. But where?

China's "Heavenly Palace" space station has accelerated its out-of-control descent and is expected to break apart and crash somewhere on Earth in early 2018. The post We now know when China’s ‘Heavenly Palace’ will crash to Earth. B.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 34 min. ago

Actor known for "Twin Peaks" and "Parks and Recreation" dead at 56

Actor known for "Twin Peaks" and "Parks and Recreation" dead at 56.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Google Offers $1,000 Bounties For Hacking Dropbox, Tinder, Snapchat, and Others

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable: Google, in collaboration with bug bounty platform HackerOne, has launched the Google Play Security Reward Program, which promises $1,000 to anyone who can identify security vulnerabilities in participating Google.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Witchkin Pits Your Hiding Skills Against Creepy, Murderous Toys

Unsettling dolls and playthings want to keep you from finding your sister in this eerie, sepia-toned horror adventure. Read Witchkin Pits Your Hiding Skills Against Creepy, Murderous Toys on Siliconera!.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it's nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for not moving fast enough to make the websit.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

10 must-see Dutch Design Week exhibitions that show designers making a difference

Dutch Design Week kicked off in Eindhoven today, and Dezeen is in town hosting debates about whether design can tackle global issues. We've picked out 10 other worthy events and exhibitions, from an embassy exploring the future of food to a plastic.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News3 hr. 5 min. ago