Tech Tent: fake news, algorithms and listening gadgets – BBC News

    In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how can scientists re-engage with the public and make sure they are respected and understood? That’s a big theme at the Cheltenham Science Festival from which this week’s edition of Tech Tent comes. We also discuss the growing importance of algorithms in our lives – and ask whether we should be worried that our […]

Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld

Microsoft has fortified the latest version of Windows to make it more secure than previous editions, but the strongest protections will be available only to those willing to pay a steep price for them. Windows 10 Anniversary Update has introduced many mitigation techniques in core Windows components and the Microsoft Edge browser, helping protect customers from entire classes of exploits for very recent and even […]

HP Sprout Pro G2 debuts at CES 2017 with a built-in 3D scanner – CNET

While I, personally, don’t have any use for a computer with a built-in 3D scanner, I have to admit that the HP Sprout G2 is pretty damn cool. It houses both a 2D and 3D scanner, as well as a projector, cameras and touch mat (with stylus) for scanning and manipulating the objects you’ve scanned. The computer is kind of like an all-in-one stop for […]

Best of CES 2017: The Show’s 10 Coolest Designs | WIRED

BEST OF CES 2017: THE SHOW’S 10 SHARPEST DESIGNS FOR A DESIGN lover, CES can be a—how should we put this—challenging experience. Several hundred vendors from around the world fill not one, but two convention centers on the Las Vegas Strip with every gadget you can imagine—and a few you can’t. (Like, say, a dental floss dispenser with a microchip. Seriously.) The sheer quantity of […]

What Is the Difference Between Malware & Spyware?

Malware is a blanket term that is used to describe a number of malicious types of software, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and more. Spyware is a specific type of malware, but is quite different from most other malicious software because of what it is designed to do. Purpose Most malware is designed to cause harm to your computer in some way. Many programs can […]

Why Advanced Ransomware Is Cybercrime’s Most Profitable Business Model – Spiceworks

  RSA did a revealing ransomware risk-reward analysis. See that $6 million number over to the right? Why does cybercrime like ransomware so much? Low Risk, High Payoff From the bad guy’s perspective, advanced ransomware is highly lucrative and relatively risk-free. The FBI estimates it will be a 1 Billion dollar ‘business’ in 2016.  RSA did an analysis which gives us some insight in the […]

11 Things Successful People Do By Age 30

Success is not something easily attained, and you can’t expect it to happen overnight. It requires a particular mindset, determination, and of course hard work. Simply wanting to succeed is not enough. It is also worth mentioning that you should start working on your success as soon as possible. The ideal time period for your career development should be after you graduate, while you are […]

Google Daydream vs. Samsung Gear VR: Which VR ticket out of reality should you choose? – CNET

Wanna get away? If you’re looking for a ticket out of this universe, at least temporarily, VR can deliver that on your phone. Or, even give you ways to reach out and communicate with the world. Samsung (with Facebook) and Google offer you two options: the Samsung Gear VR, and the new Google Daydream View. They work with recent Samsung Galaxy phones and the Google […]

SA Internet turns 25 | ITWeb

South Africa has marked the 25th anniversary of the first Internet networking system in the country.In 1988, Mike Lawrie led the Rhodes University team that established the first South African Internet networking system, but it was only on 12 November 1991 that the first IP connection was made – marking the official start of Internet access in South Africa. Today, the country has over 28 million […]

412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack | ITNews

The websites that have been breached include adultfriendfinder.com, described as the “world’s largest sex and swinger community,” which accounted for over 339.7 million of the 412 million accounts exposed, LeakedSource said Sunday. Other network sites that had user accounts exposed were cams.com with 62.6 million exposed, penthouse.com with 7 million, stripshow.com with 1.4 million, icams.comwith about 1 million and an unidentified website adding 35,372 users […]