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NT Workstation may make a return with new high-end desktop

  People have been poring over the bad Windows builds that Microsoft accidentally distributed to members of the Windows Insider program last week, and they've found signs that Microsoft is planning to release yet more variations of Windows 10. Each Insider build contains a file enumerating all the different SKUs and their respective product keys. [...]

By |2017-07-02T04:30:49+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NT Workstation may make a return with new high-end desktop

Login-stealing sites conceal their evil with hyphens in URL

  Researchers at PhishLabs recently spotted a trend emerging in malicious websites presented to customers: mobile-focused phishing attacks that attempt to conceal the true domain they were served from by padding the subdomain address with enough hyphens to push the actual source of the page outside the address box on mobile browsers. "The tactic we're seeing [...]

By |2017-06-23T16:39:27+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Login-stealing sites conceal their evil with hyphens in URL

Scammer who made 96 million robocalls to pay $120M fine, FCC says

  The Federal Communications Commission today said that a scammer named Adrian Abramovich "apparently made 96 million spoofed robocalls during a three-month period" in order to trick people into buying vacation packages. The FCC proposed a fine of $120 million, but it will give the alleged perpetrator a chance to respond to the allegations before issuing a final [...]

By |2017-06-23T16:38:14+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Scammer who made 96 million robocalls to pay $120M fine, FCC says

Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

  For the second time this month, Google has removed Android apps from its Google Play marketplace. Google did so after a security researcher found the apps contained code that laid the groundwork for attackers to take administrative "root" control of infected devices. "Magic Browser," as one app was called, was uploaded to Google's official [...]

By |2017-06-23T16:37:05+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

Honda shuts down after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks

  The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected [...]

By |2017-06-23T16:36:34+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Honda shuts down after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks

Intel fires warning shots at Microsoft

  In celebrating the x86 architecture's 39th birthday yesterday—the 8086 processor first came to market on June 8, 1978—Intel took the rather uncelebratory step of threatening any company working on x86 emulator technology. Intel's blog post offers a rundown of all the investments that the company has made in extending and improving the x86 instruction [...]

By |2017-06-23T16:40:20+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intel fires warning shots at Microsoft

Modern Hackintoshes show Apple should probably build a Mac tower

  Hackintoshes are PCs that run macOS, which means you can do whatever you want with the design. Dan Counsell "Matte black, soft touch BitFenix Phenom case next to a Dell 3415W monitor." Mike Rundle Designer Sebastiaan de With's triple-monitor setup uses actual Apple monitors. Right now, Apple doesn't even sell its own monitors, though [...]

By |2017-07-18T03:44:46+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Modern Hackintoshes show Apple should probably build a Mac tower

Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware

  A Web-hosting service recently agreed to pay $1 million to a ransomware operation that encrypted data stored on 153 Linux servers and 3,400 customer websites, the company said recently. The South Korean Web host, Nayana, said in a blog post published last week that initial ransom demands were for five billion won worth of [...]

By |2017-06-20T21:42:47+00:00June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware

Malware targeting US restaurants went undetected by most AV

  Researchers have detected a brazen attack on restaurants across the United States that uses a relatively new technique to keep its malware undetected by virtually all antivirus products on the market. Malicious code used in so-called fileless attacks resides almost entirely in computer memory, a feat that prevents it from leaving the kinds of [...]

By |2017-06-20T21:42:16+00:00June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Malware targeting US restaurants went undetected by most AV

OneDrive done right is back, and now it works properly

  Screenshots 1 through 5 show regularly synced files that happen to be stored locally. Screenshot 6 is marked as being always available locally; it will never be replaced with a placeholder to free up space. Screenshot 7 is only a placeholder; the file can't be used until it's downloaded. Screenshots 1 through 5 show [...]

By |2017-06-20T21:41:07+00:00June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OneDrive done right is back, and now it works properly