Four-star hotel and ski-resort in Australia paid a reported $1,600 ransom to regain control of its computer system during a fully booked weekend. The systems were kicked offline which temporarily interfered with room keys and guest check in among other things. This ransom marks the third attack on the hotel
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Microsoft freaked out many tech pros, announcing that February patches would be delayed till Tuesday, March 14th, because of a “last minute issue”.
Tech professionals often plan such patching schedules and prefer to know in advance when major vendors are set to release the next patch, since they are most likely deploying
Windows as a service means less control for IT professionals. Faster upgrade cycles, single rollup patching, and no more service packs.
Aggressive upgrade cycles means that you can no longer deploy a version of windows and stick with it for 5 or 7 years. The upgrade cycle has shortened dramatically to
New Android Trojan virus reported by Kaspersky Lab, that goes by the name, Switcher.
Switcher Trojan infects wifi routers through an infected Android, where an attacker can then reroute other users on the network to malicious sites. This is through brute force attacks against the admin interface of the router –
What is a VPN? A virtual private network creates a secure tunnel between two sites via the Internet to protect your privacy. This is usually a paid service to ensure web browsing is secure and private while using public wifi or less secure wifi networks.
What happens? Your PC connects to
Atlanta based company KwikVR is confident they can deliver a wireless VR headset device that is capable with both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
The device is less than a pound and is attached to your belt. It features two USB ports and an HDMI port. The company reports
Researchers from German security company, Security Research Labs, recently revealed the poor security behind the current travel booking systems. Three of the largest Global Distributed Systems (GDS) handling flight reservations for worldwide travel are Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. These three systems handle 90 percent of flight reservations.
The poor security stems
First Optane storage announced at CES in the low form of 16 GB and 32GB units to be used as cache, not primarily storage. It is anticipated that Optanes will gradually grow in densities and capacities over the next few years.
3D Xpoint is the technology that bases Optane. Memory
Have you been getting random calendar invitations from unfamiliar sources about events you have never heard of before? It seems we are not the only ones. Most of the calendar invitations seem to be coming from email accounts from other countries, promising deals on brand name products such as Ray-Bans.
Now that holiday shopping is upon us, security researchers are handing out advice on how to protect yourself and your information from cyber hacking. More and more shoppers use their smartphones while they are shopping, to compare prices and deals at other stores or online. Reports by RiskIQ, an enterprise