Monthly Archives: April 2018

Man who hacked jail systems to free associate sent behind bars

An attempt to change an inmate's release date has cost the 27-year-old hacker dearly.    By Charlie OsborneApril 30, 2018 File Photo       A man who compromised jail systems in an attempt to change the release dates of an associate will now be joining them behind bars. Konrads Voits of Ypsilanti, Michigan, has been jailed…
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Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update arrives on Monday

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 feature update has an official name and a release date. You've got questions? I've got (some) answers.         By Mary Jo FoleyApril , 2018 Credit: Microsoft       Windows 10 "Redstone 4" finally has an official name: The Windows 10 April 2018 Update. And it also finally has an official…
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Google offers Cloud Platform credits to promising researchers

The new program aims to make research cheaper, faster, and more secure.        By Charlie Osborne April 27, 2018       Google has launched a new program for researchers keen to utilize the Google Cloud Platform in their studies. On Thursday, the tech giant said that academic research can become quicker, more efficient, cheaper, and…
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Apple makes yet another short-sighted decision

Apple has discontinued a product that it should have made a cornerstone of its home automation and entertainment ecosystem.        By Adrian Kingsley-HughesApril 27, 2018       After months of rumors, Apple has finally killed off its line of AirPort Wi-Fi routers. Big mistake. The AirPort line of routers is a product from a different…
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Hackers built a ‘master key’ for millions of hotel rooms

New research shows how hackers can manipulate hotel room key cards to gain access to an entire building.        By Zack Whittaker  April 25, 2018    (Image: F-Secure/supplied)     Security researchers have built a master key that exploits a design flaw in a popular and widely used hotel electronic lock system, allowing unfettered access to every…
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Cheap crimeware kits help wannabe hackers get into the malware business

Latest kit costs $40 a month and allows users to conduct mass campaigns.        By Danny Palmer | April 26, 2018       A new crime-ware kit for sale on a hacking forum is offering aspiring cybercriminals a cheap way to launch malware spam campaigns. Uncovered by researchers at Flashpoint, the kit was first offered for…
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Ransomware warning: This phishing campaign delivers new malware variants

Tens of thousands of messages are being sent each day in an effort to trick people into installing this particular form of ransomware, say researchers.       By Danny Palmer | April 26, 2018        A new spam campaign designed to infect victims with GandCrab ransomware has surged over the past few days, as the criminals…
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