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Microsoft cans Outlook.com as it rolls features into Office 365

  Microsoft is shaking up its consumer-oriented e-mail offerings, further improving the value of its Office 365 subscriptions as it continues to push customers away from perpetual licenses. Features formerly part of the Outlook.com Premium scheme, an annual subscription to Microsoft's consumer e-mail and calendaring service, are now rolled into the Office 365 Home and [...]

By |2017-10-31T12:47:18+00:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Microsoft cans Outlook.com as it rolls features into Office 365

Mercedes handles the competition it knows how to handle data, too

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing car and Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes battle during the United States Formula One Grand Prix. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton drives the (44) Mercedes to victory during the United States Formula One Grand Prix. Clive Mason/Getty Images Hamilton (left) and Bottas, each from [...]

By |2017-10-30T14:19:53+00:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mercedes handles the competition it knows how to handle data, too

Bad Rabbit used NSA “EternalRomance” exploit to spread

  Despite early reports that there was no use of National Security Agency-developed exploits in this week's crypto-ransomware outbreak, research released by Cisco Talos suggests that the ransomware worm known as "Bad Rabbit" did in fact use a stolen Equation Group exploit  revealed by Shadowbrokers to spread across victims' networks. The attackers used EternalRomance, an [...]

By |2017-10-29T16:04:00+00:00October 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bad Rabbit used NSA “EternalRomance” exploit to spread

Worker who snuck NSA malware home had his PC backdoored

  A National Security Agency worker who reportedly sneaked classified materials out of the agency stored them on a home computer that was later infected by a malicious backdoor that allowed third parties to remotely access the machine, officials with Moscow-based antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab said. The NSA worker—described in some published reports as a [...]

By |2017-10-28T15:42:38+00:00October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Worker who snuck NSA malware home had his PC backdoored

Kaspersky reportedly modified AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets

  The rapidly evolving story about Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's involvement in helping Russian government hackers steal sensitive National Security Agency materials has taken yet another turn, as The Wall Street Journal reports that the assistance could have come only with the company's knowledge. Wednesday's report, citing unnamed current and former US officials, said the help came [...]

By |2017-10-28T15:40:15+00:00October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kaspersky reportedly modified AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets

If Bill Gates really thinks ctrl-alt-del,he should have fixed it

  Once again, Bill Gates has bemoaned the creation of the ctrl-alt-del shortcut. Talking at Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Gates reiterates that he wishes IBM had created a dedicated button for the feature. We're republishing this piece from 2013, because we still think that Gates' telling of the story is a little misleading; for IBM [...]

By |2017-10-28T15:41:18+00:00October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on If Bill Gates really thinks ctrl-alt-del,he should have fixed it

Equifax website hacked again,redirect to fake Flash update

  In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers, names, and a dizzying amount of other details for some 145.5 million US consumers. For several hours on Wednesday the site was compromised again, this time to deliver fraudulent Adobe Flash updates, which when clicked, infected [...]

By |2017-10-28T15:39:40+00:00October 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Equifax website hacked again,redirect to fake Flash update

10Gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads coming in DOCSIS update

  Cable Internet with download and upload speeds of 10Gbps may eventually come to American homes thanks to a new specification for higher-speed, symmetrical data transmissions. The industry's R&D consortium, CableLabs, today announced that it has completed the Full Duplex Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification, an update to DOCSIS 3.1. The completion of the [...]

By |2017-10-12T15:37:54+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10Gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads coming in DOCSIS update