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Desktop Ryzens with Vega graphics

  Last year's release of the Ryzen processors, built around AMD's new Zen core, was a major event for the chip company: after years in the doldrums, AMD finally had processors that were credible alternatives to Intel's chips. However, AMD still didn't offer Intel much competition, because its chips lacked an important feature: integrated GPUs. [...]

By |2018-02-13T12:43:32+00:00February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Desktop Ryzens with Vega graphics

Two men charged in jackpotting scheme that drains ATMs in minutes

  Two men have been charged with stealing as much as $50,000 through "Jackpotting," a crime that causes malware-infected ATMs to rapidly empty their cash reserves to waiting accomplices. Alex Alberto Fajin-Diaz, 31, of Spain, and Argenys Rodriguez, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts, allegedly dressed as ATM repair technicians and approached a machine at the Citizen's [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:30:29+00:00February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two men charged in jackpotting scheme that drains ATMs in minutes

Japan to get latest Aegis ballistic missile interceptors from US

  The US Defense Department's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on December 9 that the US government plans to allow the sale of four Raytheon Standard SM-3 Block IIA missiles and compatible Mk 29 launch canisters from BAE Systems to Japan. The estimated cost will be $133.3 million. The US State Department has approved [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:35:54+00:00February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Japan to get latest Aegis ballistic missile interceptors from US

An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild

  An increasingly sophisticated hacking group is exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player that lets them take full control of infected machines, researchers said Friday. The critical, use-after-free vulnerability, which is indexed as CVE-2018-4877, resides in the latest version of the widely installed Flash, researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group said in a [...]

By |2018-02-03T14:58:59+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Hosting|Comments Off on An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild

Alexa, print money: Even Bezos stunned by Q4 Amazon income

  The fact that Amazon made lots of money in 2017, both in the full year and its fiscal fourth quarter, may not surprise anybody who keeps tabs on the retailer/cloud services provider/video streamer/drone operator. But the newsworthy thing about its latest quarterly financial report (PDF), released on Thursday, comes from comparing it to a [...]

By |2018-02-02T14:25:29+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alexa, print money: Even Bezos stunned by Q4 Amazon income

New IoT botnet offers DDoSes of once-unimaginable sizes for $20

  Organizers of a new botnet made up of infected home and small office routers are brazenly selling denial-of-service attacks of once unimaginable volumes for just $20 per target. Calling itself Los Calvos de San Calvicie, the group is advertising several services on this site. Among the services are distributed denial-of-service attacks of 290 to [...]

By |2018-02-01T19:49:43+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New IoT botnet offers DDoSes of once-unimaginable sizes for $20