As the global infosec community continues to fight back against the threat of new attacks, the cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks are still at it, attempting to reap as much profits as possible. Security experts have detected new ransom demands made by the WannaCry hackers. Some e...
A wave of attacks hit computer systems in in nearly 100 countries on May 12, 2017, in a global onslaught that impacted Britain's health service, Russia's interior ministry and French carmaker Renault, along with many other organizations around the world. (Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images) Author...
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I JUST GOOGLED “alarm dust,” “alibi sweatshirt,” and “sleuth intelligence.” Then I shopped for industrial dehydrators, scanned a Pinterest page for concrete decks, and read something about nuclear war. The thing is, I’m not in the market for a new dehydrator. Concrete decks aren...
WannaCry, the latest extortionate malware to seize hard drives from Beijing to Boise, may seem like the product of the Mr. Robot writer’s room. But as viruses go, ransomware is actually an antique. The first ransomware virus was unleashed in 1989 — pre-dating the Internet and email as we know i...
It’s amazing what you can learn by analyzing the strategies that are working for your competitors. Best of all, you can incorporate what you learn and put your own spin on it when creating your own campaigns. What are some ways you can find and leverage this valuable information? Read on! Knowledg...
You’ve already read about the big data breaches at the DNC, retail stores, and even tech companies. Yet most people brush it off as if this is just a script for an episode of Mr. Robot or Black Mirror. The scary part is that it’s not. Someone on the Internet is stealing your identity right ...
WHATSAPP users are being targeted by cybercriminals, who have unearthed a new way to pilfer your online bank account details. This is everything you need to know about the new hack, and how to avoid the scam. WhatsApp users should be careful to avoid a new scam that attempts to steal your bank accou...
Is there a troll’s voice inside all of us at one time or another? In today’s online climate, we are witnessing friends unfollowing or actually unfriending each other, while people are boldly insulting each other with their offensive opinions, thoughts and comments. Research from Stanford and Co...
Clueful promises to identify "misdemeanant apps on your iPhone."  There has recently been a lot of concern into the way in which our iOS apps access our personal data, and then what they do with it once it has been collected. Since the whole Path debacle in particular, users seem...
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Weeks after Netflix was held to ransom by hackers over the unreleased season five of Orange Is The New Black, cyber thieves have struck again, this time targeting film giant Disney. Speaking to ABC employees at a town-hall meeting on 15 May in New York, CEO Bob Iger announced that hackers had infilt...
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Adylkuzz is believed to have infected more computers than WannaCry, using the same vulnerabilities (AFP Photo/Damien MEYER)Paris (AFP) - Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP ...
Is your system safe from WannaCry ransomware attack? Head over to find out how you can safeguard your Windows PC/Mac from this ransomware attack and avoid falling prey to it. WannaCry Ransomware Attack has been making international headlines across the world recently. Specifically targeting Mic...
Where does the energy, the drive or perhaps the motivation come from? “Just don’t look at the comments” - a phrase too familiar to everyone who is online with an opinion. We say that to save our friends from the internet's dark side- the one that reeks of venomously upbrought entitlements we r...
Depending on the source, the Internet either is—or isn’t—largely about porn. In the hilarious Broadway musical, Avenue Q, an R-rated send-up of Sesame Street, one of the puppet characters strikes it rich in online porn and leads the cast in the show’s most rollicking song, “The Internet I...
Apple has just released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following around a month and a half of beta testing that began shortly after iOS 10.3 came out. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generat...
Lisa Swan @lisa_swan Mobile phone bills are seemingly more consumer-friendly and easier to understand these days, what with unlimited data deals becoming more prevalent, as well as the demise of traditional two-year contracts. Unfortunately, it's like looking at an Impressionist painting. It appears...
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Ever wonder what your friends, neighbors, and co-workers are searching for online when no one else is around? Well, a new book has all those answers, plus more. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former data scientist at Google. He spent that last four years going through thousands and thousand...
Paladion’s John Daniele, at his firm’s cybersecurity monitoring centre in Oakville, Ont., says Canadian companies tend to lag their U.S. counterparts in spending on data security.(J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail) That message from an Eastern European stranger who would like to make your acqua...
WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware has affected Windows XP systems across the globe.Image: Cisco Talos Factories, businesses and governments around the world are coming to terms with the largest ransomware attack observed in history. Organisations across the globe are coming to terms with the massive ra...
Wearables for the wrist generally fall under fitness or fashion with little in the way of modularity or expandability. The Nex Evolution is unlikely to turn heads for how it looks, but rather for what it can do. Originally a crowdfunded device from Montreal-based Mighty Cast, this band carries a ve...
Too many domain names with non-Latin letters are still shut out of the global Internet economy. ompanies that do business online are missing out on billions in annual sales thanks to a bug that is keeping their systems incompatible with Internet domain names made of non-Latin characters. Fixing it c...
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that locks up the files on your computer, encrypts them, and demands that you pay to get your files back. Wanna Decryptor, or WannaCry, is a form of ransomware that affects Microsoft’s Windows operating system. When a system is infected, a pop up window a...
If you’re buying a used phone, there’s always been one critical thing to look out for: whether the device is stolen. And finding that out is getting a bit easier today. The US wireless industry, through its trade group the CTIA, has launched a tool called the Stolen Phone Checker, which let...
File photo. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel ) Any car owner with a keyless entry and ignition system, be warned: Chinese security researchers have proven that with equipment costing about $25, hackers could easily open car doors remotely from up to 1,000 feet away, start the cars' engines and drive away. Sec...
I just watched “The Circle”, a thriller about a computer company which uses internet connectedness to eradicate privacy in the name of “transparency” and “democracy”. The film is fictional, but the conflict between privacy and internet capitalism is real. The giants of the computer world...
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