Monthly Archives: July 2016

Long-running malvertising campaign infected thousands of computers per day

The AdGholas malvertising operation tricked ad networks and malware scanners using steganography. Lucian Constantin  IDG News Service Jul 28, 2016 12:26 PM   Security researchers have shut down a large-scale malvertising operation that used sophisticated techniques to remain undetected for months and served exploits to millions of computers. The operation, dubbed AdGholas, has been running…
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Must-have mobile apps to encrypt your texts and calls

LINE: Free Calls & Messages LINE reshapes communication around the globe, bringing you closer to your family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety of exciting stickers, you’ll be able to express yourself in ways that you’ve never thought possible. With over 600 million users worldwide, LINE’s…
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Cleaning up after cyber attacks is good, but deterring attackers is better

President Obama's cyber strategy directive sets out which agencies will lead cyber attack response, but dealing with the hackers themselves is a more vexed issue. By Steve Ranger | July 29, 2016 -- 10:31 GMT (03:31 PDT) The White House has published its strategy outlining how the country will respond to significant cyber-attacks.   The…
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FBI investigate US political party hacks, Russian ties

Is Russia at the heart of the alleged intrusion into Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee systems? By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | July 29, 2016 -- 10:34 GMT The FBI is reportedly investigating a cyberattack levied against computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) which may have ties to Russian hackers. According to…
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WaterStrider™: A Multi-Terrain Landing System

    WaterStrider is a flotation device that gives new capability to your existing drone! Our patent pending and innovative design allows your drone to maneuver around the pool before taking off, flying through the air, and landing on the ski slopes, the beach, or the grass you should have mowed last week.  Plus, installation…
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DroneRafts LLC Creates WaterStrider™: A Multi-Terrain Landing System

DroneRafts, LLC     Adam Morrison, Co-Founder INDIANAPOLIS-April 22, 2016- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, are one of the hottest new products on the market for both hobbyists and businesses. However, one of the shortcomings of the drone is its inability to land on water and other varied terrain. DroneRafts LLC has developed the Patent Pending…
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Flaws in wireless keyboards let hackers snoop on everything you type

By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | July 26, 2016 -- 13:30 GMT This nondescript USB dongle can be used to spy on wireless keyboards from hundreds of feet away. (Image: Bastille)   Your wireless keyboard is giving up your secrets -- literally. With an antenna and wireless dongle worth a few bucks, and a…
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The silver linings amidst crumbling iPhone, iPad and Mac sales

By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | July 26, 2016 -- 21:14 GMT While Apple narrowly beat Wall Street expectations, the third quarter has been a pretty bad month for hardware sales. Let's begin with iPhone sales, which at 40.4 million, is the lowest sales Apple has seen since Q4 2014. Not exactly falling off…
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Windows 10 tip: Temporarily delay the Anniversary Update

Microsoft is about to release a big upgrade to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can wait a few months before you install this version. Here's how. By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | July 27, 2016 -- 12:07 GMT On August 2, 2016, Microsoft's update servers will…
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