Monthly Archives: January 2018

Transitioning from traditional IT into cybersecurity

This article was produced by CBS Interactive's Studio 61 custom content group and is not part of ZDNet's editorial content.   Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and projected to skyrocket, which means that today's students and IT professionals are in a prime position to take full advantage of the trend. Read on for some…
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Windows 10: Latest preview builds hint at new privacy tools

For years, privacy advocates have been pushing Microsoft to offer more transparency over the telemetry data it collects in Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview builds suggest that new tools to manage this data are in the works.     By Ed BottJanuary 22, 2018       Why you shouldn't call a Windows tech…
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Suspected LeakedSource operator charged in Canada

The for-profit breach notification site offered access to approximately three billion identity records.       By Charlie OsborneJanuary 16, 2018 File Photo       The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have announced charges against Jordan Evan Bloom for operating the LeakedSource for-profit data breach website. On Monday, the law enforcement agency said that…
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$400,000 stolen in Lumens BlackWallet theft

Another day, another theft in the world of cryptocurrency wallets.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary 16, 2018       Unknown threat actors have compromised the BlackWallet application and stolen $400,000 in user funds. Over the weekend, as reported by Bleeping Computer, a DNS server connected to the domain of browser-based wallet application BlackWallet was…
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Ericsson to power Dallas smart city traffic solutions

Ericsson will provide its Connected Urban Transport solution for the City of Dallas' Advanced Traffic Management System to monitor, manage, and maintain systems and performance and share data.       By Corinne Reichert | January 9, 2018     Ericsson has announced that it will provide the technology behind a smart cities traffic solution…
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How to hack public Wi-Fi to mine for cryptocurrency

A new attack called CoffeeMiner can exploit public Wi-Fi services to secretly mine cryptocurrencies.        By Charlie OsborneJanuary 8, 2018 File Photo       A researcher has published a proof-of-concept (PoC) project called CoffeeMiner which shows how threat actors can exploit public Wi-Fi networks to mine cryptocurrencies. Last week, a software developer called…
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Four ways to run Windows 10 on your Mac

People are buying new Macs at the rate of around 4 to 5 million every quarter, but it seems that many users still can't make a total break from Windows. Here's a look at how you can run Windows 10 on your Mac alongside the macOS operating system.     By Adrian Kingsley-HughesJanuary 8, 2018…
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This Android malware mimics Uber to steal your login and password

The FakeApp trojan has returned with new tricks to stop users noticing they've been duped.          By Danny Palmer | January 4, 2018   The malware users a fake Uber overlay to steal user credentials. Image: Getty             Uber users with Android smartphones are being targeted with malware…
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