More businesses are reporting extortion attempts after suffering flooding attacks on their servers.
Source: Giant DDoS attacks are now hitting 500Gbps as criminals flex their muscles | ZDNet
A new tool from Malwarebytes hopes to help protect PC users against ransomware, a type of attack which encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you
Source: Malwarebytes’ latest tool protects against ransomware
Come on Joe… Really?
It’s kinda tough to represent brand loyalty when you don’t practice it yourself. Especially when you’re the face of Microsoft’s Windows Phone and you’re caught tweeting with an iPhone. On Tuesday, Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems group (and more importantly,
Source: The face of Microsoft Windows Phone uses an iPhone
AV-Test Institute’s latest findings show that Microsoft has significantly advanced its stock anti-malware offering. And surprisingly, Windows Defender protects better on Windows 8 than Windows 10.
Source: Windows Defender improves, rises above nearly half the competition in new antivirus test
Oracle has shipped an update for its Java software that fixes at least eight critical security holes. If you have an affirmative use for Java, please update to the latest version; if you’re not sure why you have Java installed, it’s high time to remove the program once and for all.
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How does the FBI crack down on child porn on Tor? By hacking, spying and conducting home raids.
Source: FBI hackers took down a child porn ring
This primer on storage-area networks covers what small, medium, and large businesses need to know about this method of storing large quantities of primary data.
Source: Storage-area networks: The smart person’s guide – TechRepublic
“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it” ― D.L. Moody In my last post, I described how the cloud
Source: 4 Dos and Don’ts When Using the Cloud to Experiment | Stephen Orban | LinkedIn
Google’s Chrome is a fine browser on its own, but it only becomes truly unique – and powerful – when you add Chrome extensions and apps to your personal installation. There are tens of thousands to choose from on the Chrome Web Store, most of which (despite the name) are free. Here are the very best.
Source: 25 extensions to super-charge your Chrome browser
Symantec has terminated an agreement with one of its partners after a rival security firm …
Source: Norton Antivirus tech support scam lands Symantec reseller in hot water