Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hit by ransomware? This new free decryption tool for GandCrab might help

Operation by Bitdefender, the Romanian Police,DIICOT and Europol provides decryption keys for one of the most aggressive forms of ransomware seen this year.         By Danny Palmer | February 28, 2018 GandCrab demands ransom payments be made in Dash.  Image: Malwarebyes           Victims of one the newest - and most unusual - families of…
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Facebook updates Messenger with more business chat features

The social networking giant said Messenger 2.3 will bring deeper engagement between businesses and customers.        By Natalie GagliordiFebruary 27, 2018         Facebook has updated Messenger with more business chat features. The social networking giant said Messenger 2.3 will bring deeper engagement between businesses and customers via improved customization features for customer…
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Sprint 5G coming to LA, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston

The six cities will begin experiencing 5G upgrades on Sprint as of April, with the carrier saying it will deliver the first US 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019 thanks to its 'deep spectrum position'.         By Corinne Reichert | February 27, 2018        Sprint has announced that it will be bringing…
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Avalanche botnet mastermind? Wanted cybercrime suspect has just been arrested

​Gennadiy Kapkanov, suspected of running one of the world's largest malware networks, nabbed in Ukraine.        By Andrada Fiscutean for Central European Processing | February 27, 2018 Ukraine police say Gennadiy Kapkanov had been in hiding and using a forged passport. Image: Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs/Twitter       Alleged leader of the massive Avalanche cybercrime network, Gennadiy…
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Windows 10 tip: Search for any file by date

Finding the right file can be frustrating, especially if you have a large number of files in multiple sub folders. If you know approximately when that file was saved, though, you can narrow the search quickly.        By Ed Bott February 26, 2018 - Click the Date Modified button (top left) to fill in the search…
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Hacker returns 20,000 ETH stolen during CoinDash ICO

Cryptocurrency stolen from the platform during an ICO has reappeared as mysteriously as the attacker's apparent conscience.        By Charlie Osborne  February 26, 2018   bkeychain.com           When cryptocurrency platforms, hackers, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) hit the spotlight, it is rarely good news. Time and time again ICOs are compromised, investor…
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​MWC 2018 preview: IoT, 5G, B2B take center stage

Mobile World Congress used to be the land of the latest smartphones, but today is more about digital transformation, 5G and using the Internet of things to revamp cities and multiple industries.         By Larry DignanFebruary 23, 2018         Mobile World Congress used to be the place where the latest greatest smartphones…
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Poor smart contract coding exposes millions of dollars in Ethereum

Researchers have discovered over 30,000 contracts are open to exploit.         By Charlie OsborneFebruary 23, 2018 File Photo       Smart contracts are meant to be just that; smart, irrevocable, transparent, and secure. However, coding bugs in 34,200 of these contracts currently in circulation has exposed millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency to the…
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