Timehop Suffers Security Breach Compromising 21 Million Accounts

Science August 5, 2018 0 Comments

Timehop has admitted that a data breach that occurred on July 4 now involves more data that originally reported. When the company first announced the data breach over the weekend, it said that users’ names, email addresses and phone numbers had been compromised. Now, Timehop says other data, like date of birth and gender, was also compromised. All in all,…

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What is Blockchain Technology? A Beginner’s Guide

Science March 24, 2018 0 Comments

You may have heard the term “blockchain technology” before, in reference to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For the uninitiated, the term might seem abstract with little real meaning on the surface. However, blockchain technology is a critical element of cryptocurrencies — without it, digital currencies like Bitcoin would not exist. If you are new to cryptocurrencies, and new to blockchain technology, read this…

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The Zanco Tiny T1 Is the Smallest Phone in the World

Science January 29, 2018 0 Comments

Whether for better or for worse phones are getting bigger and bigger. They have high definition, multitouch displays, high performance CPUs, fantastic cameras, and more. But bigger isn’t always better and there are people who want a more traditional cell phone – as well as others who may enjoy the novelty of a compact phone. Enter the Zanco Tiny T1.…

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Major Intel chip flaw may hurt performance

Science January 26, 2018 0 Comments

Updated: Intel denies product flaw, says other chipmakers affected. A major flaw in Intel CPUs is expected to be revealed as early as this week, with the fix likely to have a performance hit on Intel-based machines. Update, 4 Jan 8.28am AEST: Intel has confirmed it is affected by a still-undisclosed “exploit” but denied there is a “bug” or “flaw” in its…

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

Science January 25, 2018 0 Comments

Are you scared about Skygofree? I mean, from the sound of things, this newly discovered malware can give the bad guys free rein on your Android smartphone. Let’s start with the facts. Skygofree is bad. It’s Trojan horse malware that can do many horrible things to your Android smartphone. Like what? Glad you asked. Kaspersky, the antivirus company that found it, has a whole…

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Science January 24, 2018 0 Comments

Through blockchain, Roberto Galoppini sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: His organization, FileZilla, can offer users free online data storage while also allowing them to earn valuable cryptocurrency. Galoppini, director of strategy for FileZilla, the popular, open-source FTP client, said his service is planning to shift direction this year by using a peer-to-peer (P2P), distributed storage platform…

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EFF, Lookout Discover Nation State Mobile Espionage On Global Scale

Science January 24, 2018 0 Comments

The EFF and mobile security company Lookout uncovered a global espionage campaign targeting primarily mobile users that downloaded fake secure messaging applications. The EFF and Lookout traced the “Dark Caracal” malware to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut. EFF Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin said that: People in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Lebanon, and France have been hit by…

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Science December 26, 2017 0 Comments

Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. You no longer have to deal with cords if you don’t want to. True wireless earbuds connect to one another and your audio source via Bluetooth. No wires mean no inline microphones or controls, but truly wireless earbuds sound just…

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