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U.K. Government Blames Russia for NotPetya Cyberattack - ESToday - 18/02 7:54 am

The British government officially blamed Russia for waging the so-called NotPetya cyberattack that infected computers across Ukraine before spreading to systems in the U.S. and beyond.





Unwelcome Visitors: Police Surprise Darknet Drug Buyers - ESToday - 17/02 7:35 am

Police and federal agents in the Netherlands and U.S. paid unannounced visits to nearly 100 people they say are drug buyers who used the Hansa Market, an online bazaar operating in the "darknet."





Microsoft Testing Win10 Update with 'Ultimate Performance' Mode - ESToday - 17/02 7:35 am

Tech giant Microsoft has pushed forth a flurry of new releases on the Windows testing front, including a new preview build for Redstone 4 alongside the first build for Redstone 5.





Microsoft: Future of Digital Identity Protection Lies with Blockchain - ESToday - 17/02 7:35 am

Identity fraud is a growing problem, as is lack of any legally verifiable identity at all. Microsoft believes a solution to identity management issues can be found in blockchain and other distributed ledger tech.





Windows 10: Is Spring Creators Update Its First Big Patch of 2018? - ESToday - 17/02 7:35 am

The first major update to Windows 10 in 2018 may very well be known as the 'Spring Creators Update,' judging by a screenshot grabbed by IT Pro Today's Richard Hay through a tipster and shared on Twitter.





Midterm Meddling? Lawmakers Warn of Russian Cyberattacks - ESToday - 16/02 7:26 am

Three of the nation's top intelligence officials, including the head of the National Security Agency, say that the U.S. has seen Russian activity aimed at meddling in the upcoming midterm elections.





Tax Time Is Scam Time: IRS Issues Warning for New Con - ESToday - 16/02 7:26 am

The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a new scam -- and to watch their bank accounts for mistaken refunds, followed by calls from scammers to return the money to a collection agency.





Microsoft Testing Window 10 Update with 'Ultimate Performance' Mode - ESToday - 16/02 7:26 am

Tech giant Microsoft has pushed forth a flurry of new releases on the Windows testing front, including a new preview build for Redstone 4 alongside the first build for Redstone 5.





Huawei Branded a Security Threat by CIA, FBI - ESToday - 15/02 7:42 am

Six different directors of U.S. agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA, specifically called out Huawei as posing a security risk to consumers. Huawei vehemently disputes the claims.





China to U.S.: Why Are You So Insecure? - ESToday - 15/02 7:42 am

Beijing has no idea why the U.S. feels "so insecure," a Chinese spokesman said Wednesday, responding to a report singling out China as among the countries posing the greatest cyber threats.





Julian Assange Saga: Judge Ruling on Arrest Warrant - ESToday - 14/02 7:42 am

It is nearly six years since Julian Assange disguised himself as a motorcycle courier and entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek political asylum. His legal battle is at an impasse.





Microsoft: The Future of Digital Identity Protection Lies with Blockchain - ESToday - 14/02 7:42 am

Identity fraud is a growing problem, as is lack of any legally verifiable identity at all. Microsoft believes a solution to identity management issues can be found in blockchain and other distributed ledger tech.





Facebook Aims To Become World's Biggest VPN Provider - ESToday - 14/02 7:42 am

Facebook has added a new option to its mobile app which points users to download Onavo Protect, in order to push this VPN service, but the social network's motives appear quite different.





That's Cold: Winter Olympics Hit by Mysterious Cyberattack - ESToday - 13/02 7:28 am

Winter Olympics officials have confirmed the games were hit by a cyberattack during the opening ceremony -- but have refused to confirm rumors in Pyeongchang that Russia was responsible.





Cybercrime Boss Arrested after Years of Pursuit - ESToday - 11/02 8:02 am

Thai police have arrested a Russian national who ran a cybercrime marketplace where everything from stolen credit card information to hardware for compromising ATM machines could be purchased.





Is Your Smart TV Vulnerable to Hackers? - ESToday - 10/02 7:06 am

So, you took advantage of a Christmas sale and got yourself a new smart TV. Awesome. But buyer beware: since it's a "smart" TV that connects to the internet, yes indeed, it's vulnerable to hackers.





How Harmful Is the iOS 9 Source Code Leak? - ESToday - 9/02 7:26 am

Source code has been leaked online for the bootloader that helps launch Apple's iOS operating system on mobile devices. Apple tries hard to keep code secret, but copies are continuing to float online.





Microsoft Previews Win 10 with Security, Gaming Enhancements - ESToday - 9/02 7:26 am

Build 17093: Microsoft has debuted a fresh preview build of Windows 10 with a raft of new features on board. The company has made tweaks that the privacy-conscious and gamers will appreciate.





Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploit U.S. Weaknesses - ESToday - 9/02 7:26 am

A new investigation says Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft.





Huge Scam Freezes Chrome: But Do Not Panic. Do Not Call. - ESToday - 9/02 7:26 am

Malicious ads and booby-trapped Web pages are freezing users' Chrome browsers. The scam then offers a "fix" suggesting you call a fake tech-support service and pay for help. Do NOT make that call.





Huge Scam Freezes Chrome: Do Not Panic. Do Not Call. - ESToday - 8/02 7:32 am

Malicious ads and booby-trapped Web pages are freezing users' Chrome browsers. The scam then offers a "fix" suggesting you call a fake tech-support service and pay for help. Do NOT make that call.





YouTube Algorithm Can Be Exploited by Hackers, Senator Says - ESToday - 8/02 7:32 am

The top-ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee has warned that YouTube's powerful recommendation algorithm may be open to manipulation by "bad actors."





McAfee CEO Talks Cybersecurity's Never-Ending Riddle - ESToday - 7/02 8:00 am

Security software company McAfee has adapted to many changes over the years, but Chief Executive Chris Young says one thing has remained constant: "our commitment to protecting everyone."





Windows 10: Is 'Spring Creators Update' Its First Big Patch of 2018? - ESToday - 7/02 8:00 am

The first major update to Windows 10 in 2018 may very well be known as the 'Spring Creators Update,' judging by a screenshot grabbed by IT Pro Today's Richard Hay through a tipster and shared on Twitter.





Lauri Love Case: Alleged Hacker Wins Extradition Appeal - ESToday - 6/02 7:37 am

An alleged computer hacker from Britain has won a court appeal to block his extradition to the U.S., where he faces charges in three states. Lauri Love has Asperger's syndrome and a depressive illness.





Cybersecurity Powerhouse DarkMatter Emerging from Shadows - ESToday - 6/02 7:37 am

DarkMatter, a cybersecurity company in the United Arab Emirates that has recruited former FBI and NSA analysts, is stepping out of the shadows amid concerns about its power and potential targets.





Microsoft To Delete Software that Bullies Users To Pay for Upgrades - ESToday - 6/02 7:37 am

Starting next month, Microsoft will be on the lookout for software that uses alarming or misleading notifications to scare users into paying for added security protection and then will delete that software.





Can Blockchain's Buzz Outlive the Hype? - ESToday - 5/02 7:25 am

Cryptocurrency speculation has obscured the fact that blockchain, the decentralized, open-source ledger that drives bitcoin, could radically change how ownership is verified. Now, killer apps are needed.





Cryptocurrencies: What Digital Currency Means for Our Future - ESToday - 3/02 10:17 pm

What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin? In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.





'Ransomware' Gets Credibility, Added to Oxford English Dictionary - ESToday - 3/02 8:09 am

In an unfortunate sign of the times, ransomware, a type of computer virus in the news lately, has joined the ranks of nearly a million other words recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary.





Microsoft To Delete Software that Bullies Users into Paying for Upgrades - ESToday - 2/02 8:42 am

Starting next month, Microsoft will be on the lookout for software that uses alarming or misleading notifications to scare users into paying for added security protection and then will delete that software.





Untrained and Vulnerable: Small Biz Losing War on Cybercrime - ESToday - 2/02 8:42 am

The FBI says small businesses across America are increasingly falling prey to cyberattacks and allowing criminals access into the nation's critical information technology infrastructure.





Saving You from Yourself? Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads - ESToday - 1/02 7:35 am

Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people and companies from advertising what it calls "misleading" financial products.





AMD Reports Profitability, Plans Spectre-Proof Zen 2 Chips - ESToday - 1/02 7:35 am

Sales of microprocessors for computing and graphics shot up dramatically for AMD in 2017, pushing the company into profitability. CEO Lisa Su said the company's 3-year plan to reshape itself is paying off.





Jeff Sessions Announces Crackdown on Darknet Opioid Sales - ESToday - 1/02 7:35 am

The Justice Department has formed a new team to fight online opioid sales, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says. The new task force will focus on opioid sales transacted on the darkweb.





Hacking Bitcoin: Why Crypto Exchanges Are Vulnerable to Hacks - ESToday - 31/01 8:12 am

Blockchain can make transactions secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade bitcoins and other virtual currencies based on this technology are not working on secure networks.





Microsoft Releases Updates To Mitigate Intel's Flawed Chip Fixes - ESToday - 30/01 7:14 am

Intel's first attempt to mitigate two major vulnerabilities in its microprocessors led to PC reboot and behavior problems, so Microsoft has come out with Windows patches to fix Intel's fixes.





Meet Polaris: Microsoft Creating a Stripped-Down Windows 10 - ESToday - 30/01 7:14 am

It appears that Microsoft is working on a revolutionary version of Windows 10, codenamed Polaris, that will ditch traditional desktop apps and take a modular approach to computing.





Jackpotting Attacks Make ATMs Spew Out Money - ESToday - 30/01 7:14 am

Cybercriminals are hacking cash machines to force them to give out money in what is known as "jackpotting," according to two of the world's largest ATM makers and the US Secret Service.





Intel Is Working on Chip-Level Fixes for Spectre, Meltdown - ESToday - 30/01 7:14 am

During Intel's earnings announcement, CEO Brian Krzanich said the company is updating its processors to prevent Spectre and Meltdown, two major vulnerabilities discovered last year.




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Report: Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy, up .. - Wsbtv
WSB Atlanta Report: Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy, up to 200 stores could close WSB Atlanta Up to 200 stores could close as part of a bankruptcy filing, Bloomberg reported. According to Winn-Dixie's website, the retailer has locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and ..
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The $800 Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a solid Android .. - Techrepublic
TechRepublic The $800 Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a solid Android smartphone that's also sleek and stylish TechRepublic The new flagship phone from Huawei is the Mate 10 Pro, and it's a gorgeous device with an excellent Leica dual camera and a fast fingerprint scanner. By Teena Maddox February 17, 2018, ..
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2018 Data Breach Count Remains Below Year-Ago Levels - .. - 247wallst
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