Monthly Archives: March 2018

Linux on Windows 10: Microsoft releases new tool to get more distros on Windows

Microsoft's open-source tool should make it easier to run distros on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux.     By Liam Tung | March 27, 2018        Microsoft has released a tool to help Linux distribution maintainers bring their distros to the Windows Store to run on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux. Microsoft describes the…
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Windows 7 Meltdown patch opens worse vulnerability: Install March updates now

Microsoft's Meltdown fix opened a gaping hole in Windows 7 security, warns researcher.       By Liam Tung | March 28, 2018       Microsoft's early patches for Intel's Meltdown CPU vulnerability created an even bigger problem in Windows 7 that allowed any unprivileged application to read kernel memory. Microsoft's January and February patches stopped the Meltdown…
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Facebook: We’ll pay you to track down apps that misuse your data

Facebook is rolling out a twist on its security bug bounty that will reward individuals for finding data misuse.     By Liam Tung | March 28, 2018 -       Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has announced a new category in its bug bounty program that targets "data misuse" in third-party Facebook apps.…
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​Happy 25th birthday Red Hat Linux!

25 years ago, in Bob Young wife's sewing room, the most successful of all Linux and open-source software companies got its start. Young and current Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst share their thoughts on Red Hat's journey.        By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsMarch 27, 2018        Today, Linux and open-source software rule the tech…
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Telstra announces global first 5G Wi-Fi hotspots

Telstra has set up a series of 5G-connected Wi-Fi hotspots in the Gold Coast, with director of Networks Mike Wright telling ZDNet the initiative is all about bringing 5G out of the lab while working around the lack of compatible devices.        By Corinne Reichert | March 27, 2018        Telstra has announced switching on…
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AVCrypt ransomware attempts to eradicate your antivirus

The malware attempts to take your antivirus products out of the equation before locking systems.        By Charlie OsborneMarch 27, 2018       A new type of ransomware which tries to uninstall security software on victim PCs has been discovered in the wild. The ransomware, dubbed AVCrypt, was first discovered by MalwareHunterTeam and later…
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Europol tracks down suspected leader of Carbanak malware campaigns

The suspect is potentially behind cyber attacks against over 100 financial institutions worldwide.        By Charlie OsborneMarch 26, 2018       The suspected leader of a criminal ring responsible for the theft of over €1 billion from financial institutions has been arrested. The suspect, arrested in Alicante, Spain, is potentially the mastermind behind Carbanak…
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7 ways you can (maybe) get Microsoft Office 365 for free

Do you dream of making slides, writing reports, and calculating columns of numbers without cracking open your wallet? If so, have we've got seven (possible) deals for you.        By David Gewirtz March 26, 2018       I remember when I bought my last copy of Office in 2007. It was an upgrade, naturally, because…
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