Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.
A stock market data error this evening set an undetermined number of companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange to a share price of $123.47, sending some tech companies’ stock prices crashing and others’ soaring. In a statement obtained by the Financial Times, Nasdaq said the culprit was “improper use of test data” that was picked up by third party financial data providers. The exchange said it was “working with third party vendors to resolve this matter.”
Following a court ruling last week, Roku devices are now banned from being sold in Mexico. The decision comes cable provider Cablevisión, owned by media company Televisa, previously requested a court order to stop the sale of Roku devices in the country because hackers would use it to offer Roku owners pirated content from HBO, ESPN, and Televisa’s channels. Although Roku fought for a suspension of that order, the court’s decision last week upheld the ruling.
Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it’s in bed with the Russian government, and it’s making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep the money flowing. Founder Eugene Kaspersky tells the AP that he’s willing to provide source code to prove that his online security company isn’t a Trojan horse for Russian spies. He’s ready to testify in front of Congress, too — “anything” to show that his company is above board.
Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years.
So why does it feel like it’s getting worse? Well, that’s because it is getting worse.
The American television series Mr. Robot introduces its viewers to a lot of hacking attacks, techniques, and tools. Most of it is based on actual methods and hardware, even if it is presented as far easier to do on the show than in real life. One thing the show portrays as a common, almost pedestrian attack technique is keylogging.
The SambaCry vulnerability is to Linux what WannaCry and Petya are to Windows: big security threats. Linux users are immune to most vulnerabilities and malware outbreaks that affect Windows users. But the recent discovery of a vulnerability in Samba (dubbed SambaCry) brought them back to reality. The vulnerability has since been fixed, but the discovery warrants a little discussion.
Two campus libraries were evacuated Saturday night due to a bomb threat that was called into the Ohio State Police Division dispatch number, said an OSU spokesman.