There was a time when Yahoo was the internet company that Google is now. What happened?
Source: The rise and fall of Yahoo | ZDNet
One of the best… in my opinion.
The newly-released Acronis Backup 12 can back up a 180GB virtual machine in 35.6 minutes.
And… Remember to always follow the 3-2-1 rule of backing up.
Source: Acronis Backup 12 offers ‘world’s easiest and fastest backup’ | ZDNet
A criminal gang recently found an effective way to spread malware that drains online bank accounts. According to a blog post published Monday, they bundled the malicious executable inside a file that installed a legitimate administrative tool available for download.
The legitimate tool is known as Ammyy Admin and is used to provide remote access to a computer so someone can work on it even when they don’t have physical access to it. According to Monday’s blog post, members of a criminal enterprise known as Lurk somehow managed to tamper with the Ammyy installer so that it surreptitiously installed a malicious spyware program in addition to the legitimate admin tool people expected. To increase their chances of success, the criminals modified the PHP script running on the Ammyy Web server, suggesting they had control over the website.
Source: Criminals plant banking malware where victims least expect it | Ars Technica
You need nothing more than a grudge and an Internet connection to launch attacks on a massive scale.
Source: Thanks, script kiddies: 100Gbps DDoS attacks now commonplace | ZDNet
More than three quarters of organisations vulnerable to hackers due to lack of cybersecurity staff or tools, says report.
Source: Most companies still can’t spot incoming cyberattacks | ZDNet
The FBI does “not believe” that the hacking tools it uses to break into the computers of suspected criminals should be considered “malware,” because it says they’re used with good intentions.
In the court filing, first spotted by Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, the FBI said that its hacking tools, so-called network investigative techniques (NIT), are not “malicious.”
Source: FBI says its malware isn’t malware because ‘we’re the good guys’ | ZDNet
Microsoft and IBM just signed an agreement that should have Apple on the defensive
Source: Microsoft and IBM partner for Surface – Business Insider
Apple’s Mac Pro starts at $3,000. You don’t need to spend that kind of money to own a great Mac computer — here’s how to build one of your own for cheap.
Source: How to build your own Apple ‘Hackintosh’ – Business Insider
You could keep worrying about being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, or you could try the best of all Linux desktops: Mint 18.
Source: Linux Mint 18: The best desktop — period | ZDNet