Monthly Archives: September 2017

Router flaws put AT&T customers at hacking risk

The bugs are easy to exploit, but can be easily mitigated.     By Zack WhittakerSeptember 5, 2017 (Image: Victor Gevers)       Thousands of routers, many of which belong to AT&T U-verse customers, can be easily and remotely hacked through several critical security vulnerabilities. Five flaws were found in common consumer Arris routers…
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Google bullied us and must be regulated, says Vivaldi and Opera founder

Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner calls for Google to be regulated after experiencing a three-month Ad Words suspension.     By Liam Tung | September 5, 2017 Vivaldi’s Jon von Tetzchner: “I am saddened by this makeover of a geeky, positive company into the bully they are in 2017.”  Image: Vivaldi Technologies      …
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So what can you actually do with Linux? A guide for beginners

Linux is perfect for everyday tasks like browsing, emailing, photo management, financial management and much more. Here is an overview.     By J.A. WatsonSeptember 1, 2017 In the comments to my recent post about Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes, someone asked for an article about how to actually do…
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Princess ransomware makes a visit to the wrong website a royal mistake

PrincessLocker ransomware is harnessing the power of the RIG Exploit Kit in order to spread itself via drive-by downloads on compromised websites.     By Danny Palmer | September 1, 2017 PrincessLocker provides victims with a “special offer” if they pay up within a week.  Image: Malwarebytes         A newly uncovered cybercriminal…
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