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Microsoft Goes All VR And Announces ‘Creator’s Update’ For Windows 10
It’s that time of the year again when Microsoft host their October media event and try and get the tech world excited about what Windows 10 users can expect from the Redmond based tech giant. And would you believe it, but this year’s updates seem to have gotten the... Read more
Ransomware Attacks And Our Vehicles
A rash of ransomware attacks have left US hospitals and medical centers reeling from the aftereffects of having their networks locked and their patient information hanging in the balance. Part of the reason the facilities have suffered from data breach threats is because–quite frankly–they work. When hospitals are left... Read more
AI ‘Nightmare Machine’ Creates Scary Images For Halloween
The debate surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and whether its impact on mankind will have a positive or negative effect on mankind has been going on since before the 1960s. But the programmers behind the Deep-Learning AI ‘Nightmare Machine’ may not have done the ‘AI is a force for good’... Read more
Blood Donors’ Compromised In Red Cross Breach
With worldwide shortages of donated blood staying in a constant state of “crisis” level, the last thing the medical community needed was another reason for people to fear rolling up their sleeves. Over the years, false stories of becoming infected while donating or suffering some form of medical emergency... Read more
Software Error Responsible For Mars Lander Crash (Probably)
Scientist at the European Space Agency (ESA) are now thinking that the cause of last week’s Schiaparelli lander crash and destruction, was more than likely down to a computer glitch than some form of catastrophic mechanical failure. Anyone in any doubt of the fate of the ExoMars lander only... Read more
Apple Updates iOS 10 To Fix Issues
Did you update your phone to iOS 10, only to discover that your Instagram pictures were now zebra-stripped? Or that your Amazon Echo app no longer liked you? You’re not alone. A number of iPhone users have reported that some of their favorite apps had to be uninstalled and... Read more
Russian Linked With LinkedIn Hack Named
29-year-old man’s arrest linked to 2012 professional social network security breach that saw over 150,000,000 user’s details being stolen. A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies The US attorney’s office in San Francisco has announced that... Read more
Consumers To Blame In DDoS Attack
Blame is an ugly word, but sometimes the truth hurts. At least, that’s where the news and investigation into last week’s large-scale DDoS attack have been taking us. While the full blame for the attack rests squarely on the shoulders of the perpetrators, there’s another group who carries some... Read more
USA Hands Out New Toddler Screen Time Advice
The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has announced new screen time guidelines for children under three years old While previously the AAP had advised no screen time for at all for children under the age of 2, the advice has now changed. The AAP which first issued that recommendation back... Read more
Banks Stock Up On Bitcoin For Cyber Ransoms
Banking experts are claiming that several high-profile banks have decided it’s cheaper to pay hackers in bitcoin than deal with damaging and embarrassing cyber attacks. According to cybersecurity company Malwarebytes, the City of London is a literal ground zero for ransomware attacks compared to the rest of Europe. The... Read more
Is The DDoS Attack Just The Beginning?
Last Friday, a DDOS attack set off a shockwave of disbelief when internet users couldn’t access some of their typical websites. Some major websites were affected, along with a few others who rely on the same infrastructure provider, Dyn. Dyn reported repeated DDoS attacks that came in one after... Read more
Tech Guide: Only 65 Days Til Christmas…
Ah, the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The family togetherness, the decorations, the lovingly selected and well-thought out gifts… and the murder and mayhem of holiday shopping. If you’re one of the growing number of people who would willingly skip the potential penny-saving discounts in order to avoid... Read more
Assange Internet Access ‘Temporarily Restricted’
The Ecuadorian government has confirmed that it has “temporarily restricted” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s access to the internet at its embassy in London. On Tuesday Ecuador’s foreign ministry released an official communique stating that the country “exercised its right……temporarily restrict access to some…private communications network within its Embassy in... Read more
Arrest Made In 2012 LinkedIn Breach
Hacking and data breaches were once “needle in a haystack” crimes, with international efforts to track down and apprehend the culprits typically resulting in little to show for it. With better networking and technology to help with the legwork, law enforcement officials are having more and more success in... Read more
Pixel: The Power Of Software
The anticipation leading up to Google’s launch of its new smartphone came with mixed speculation. While known for innovation and a game-changing approach to its products, the Pixel and Pixel XL came to market with a cloud of naysaying speculation hanging over its launch. But now that Pixel is... Read more
UK Spied Illegally On Own Citizens for 17 Years…
…But since February, it has been legal… UK Intelligence agencies have been found to have broken privacy rules over the large scale bulk collection of its own citizens data without appropriate legal oversight, the UK’s own Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled. The IPT declared in their report that... Read more
Verizon’s Yahoo Bid Sails Toward Rocks
Life for anyone involved with the troubled former internet titan, Yahoo, is continuing to get worse. With a recent history of failed spinoffs, strategic blunders, falling market share, and a continual brain drain as employees jump ship to competitors, it now also seems that Verizon’s $4.8 billion bid for... Read more
Australian airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights
Qantas, JetStar, and Virgin Australia take step to snuff out risk of on-board fires The 3 airlines all cite the smartphone’s potential fire risk as the reason for the ban, which came into effect on Sunday night.   It’s more bad news for Samsung which is currently in the... Read more