Bad Rabbit ransomware: Should you be scared?

Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe have been targeted by a new strain of ransomware dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/bad-rabbit-ransomware-should-be-scared.html

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Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos


A new ransomware exploit dubbed “Petya” struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe. Petya is believed to be linked to the same set of hacking tools as WannaCry. Petya already has taken thousands of computers hostage, impacting companies and installations ranging from Ukraine to the U.S. to India. It has impacted a Ukrainian international airport, and multinational shipping, legal and advertising firms.

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AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup

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There’s a new high-end, 16-core variant, dubbed Threadripper, and now we’ve got some early rumors on what clock speeds might be. AMD has also trimmed the price on existing Ryzen 7 CPUs.

The post AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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'Winged Serpent' fossil found in 5-million-year-old sinkhole

Inside a 5-million-year-old sinkhole in Tennessee, at a spot dubbed Gray Fossil Site, scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of an ancient “winged serpent” among hundreds of other snake bones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/winged-serpent-fossil-found-in-5-million-year-old-sinkhole.html

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Uber reportedly used secret program to track Lyft drivers

A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/uber-reportedly-used-secret-program-to-track-lyft-drivers.html

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Wikileaks' 'Dark Matter' release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks released another bundle of documents dubbed “Dark Matter.” This time, the organization turned an eye to Apple’s Mac, with a number of exploits that are both insidious and persistent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/wikileaks-dark-matter-release-reveals-cia-efforts-to-infect-mac.html

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PC microphones helped steal hundreds of gigabytes of data from Ukraine firms

A large-scale cyberattack, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” was perpetrated against targets in the Ukraine. At least 70 organizations were attacked, with huge amounts of sensitive information data stolen using PC microphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/pc-microphones-helped-steal-hundreds-gigabytes-data-from-ukraine-firms.html

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

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HP’s new architecture, dubbed The Machine, has reached the prototype phase. While the hardware and software platform is still under active development, the company’s claims about memory-driven computing (and the performance advantages of its new model) are starting to shape up.

The post HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240248-hp-demonstrates-next-generation-computing-prototype-machine-comes-together?source=computing

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Sophisticated 'ProjectSauron' malware hid, undetected, for years

Security researchers have identified a complex malware dubbed “ProjectSauron” that hid, undetected, within a number of organizations for five years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/09/sophisticated-projectsauron-malware-hid-undetected-for-years.html

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Take a look at the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel

Dubbed the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel spans more than 35 miles and took more than 17 years to build. The tunnel, which opened on June 1, runs under the Alps and connects the Swiss municipalities of Erstfeld and Bodio.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/06/take-look-at-worlds-longest-and-deepest-railway-tunnel.html

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Russian 'Collector' Sells Stolen Email Credentials for a Song


A hacker dubbed “The Collector” turned over 272 million stolen email credentials in his possession, Hold Security announced Wednesday. The hacker bragged online about the stash, which included usernames and passwords, the firm said. It got a copy of the data — which the hacker was peddling for 50 rubles, or less than US$1 — after giving him a shout-out in the forum. “We found a post on one of the Russian dark Web forums from a hacker alleging collecting hundreds of millions of credentials,” said Hold Security CISO Alex Holden.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83466.html?rss=1

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Google's Hands Free Puts Your Money Where Your Mouth Is


Google on Wednesday announced that it has begun testing an app dubbed “Hands Free,” which allows Android and iOS smartphone users to make purchases via their devices without taking them out of their pockets or purses. Early adopters in Silicon Valley can use the payment system at a small number of McDonald’s, Papa John’s and other eateries. The app offers hands-free connectivity via Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi and location services on a user’s handset, which can detect when it is at a participating store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83188.html?rss=1

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Inside iOS 9.3: 'Auto-Switch' lets you use multiple Apple Watches with one iPhone

Article Image Upon installing iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, users can take advantage of a new feature Apple has dubbed “Auto-Switch,” allowing users to own multiple styles of Apple Watch and swap them out with ease.

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Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

Article Image A new Wi-Fi standard — officially dubbed 802.11ah “HaLow” by the Wi-Fi Alliance — could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple’s HomeKit.

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Transcend announces ‘SuperMLC’ as an SLC NAND alternative

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Transcend is prepping a new type of MLC NAND it’s dubbed “SuperMLC.” The company wants to combine the high reliability and performance of single-level cell NAND memory with the low cost and economies of scale that exist around traditional multi-level cell flash.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220225-transcend-announces-supermlc-as-an-slc-nand-alternative

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Deals: 2015 iMacs from $999 & 2015 MacBook Pros from $1,179 at final day of B&H's Laptopapalooza sale

Article Image Pricing for one of B&H’s extended holiday sales, dubbed Laptopapalooza, wraps up just before midnight tonight with discounts of up to $250 on 2015 MacBook Pros, 13″ MacBook Airs from $899 (or $1299 fully-loaded), MacBook Pros with CD/DVD for $979, and band new iMac HDs from $999.

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First look: SiriMote lets you control your Mac with an Apple TV Siri Remote

Article Image A new, free OS X app dubbed SiriMote allows owners of the new fourth-gen Apple TV to pair the device’s Siri Remote with a Mac computer, offering a new method of control.

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First look: DJI Osmo 4K steadicam with iPhone connectivity & control

Article Image DJI has begun shipping its anticipated 4K steadicam dubbed Osmo, featuring a three-axis stabilizer and dedicated iPhone clamp, allowing for super-smooth high-resolution footage in a compact and convenient package. AppleInsider offers an exclusive first look at the new device.

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