If something is too good to be true, then it probably is. Such is the case with the many scams that are advertised on the Internet such as getting free rewards by participating in surveys, unbelievable work at home offers, and what we will be discussing in this article, free Amazon gift cards.
The Spectre & Meltdown mess continues with Dell now recommending their customers do not install the BIOS updates that resolve the Spectre (Variant 2) vulnerabilities. These updates have been causing numerous problems for users including performance issues, boot issues, reboot issues, and general system instability.
Opera released new versions of their mobile browser today that blocks in-browser cryptocurrency mining as long as the built-in ad blocker is enabled. This feature has already been present in the desktop version of Opera since December and is a welcome addition to their mobile counterparts.
Linus Torvalds wrote a scathing email to the Linux Kernel mailing list where he does not hold back regarding how he feels about the Spectre patches. Calling them "complete and utter garbage", Linus states that while Intel appears to be trying, or will be doing, the right thing regarding the Meltdown patches, he felt that Intel was pa
The Turkish Cyber Army hacking crew has been making rounds lately by hacking numerous web sites and twitter accounts, but appearing to target conservative U.S. political figures and reporters. Their latest victim is former Sherrif David A. Clarke, Jr., who gained publicity during President Trump's election campaign and presidency.
If you are an Overwatch fan, tomorrow is a big day as Blizzard will be releasing the long awaited cosmetic update. As a teaser for the cosmetic update, Blizzard continues to reveal new hero skins on their Twitter feed. This includes today's release of the legendary skin for D.Va called Black Cat D.Va.
An modified version of the open-source ransomware project called desuCrypt is being used as the base code for a new ransomware family being actively distributed. This family currently has two variants being distributed, with one appending the .insane extension and the other appending .DEUSCRYPT.
A new information stealing Trojan called Evrial is being actively distributed in the wild. Like most infostealing Trojans, Evrial can steal browser cookies and stored credentials, but this Trojan also has the ability to monitor the Windows clipboard for certain text replace it with text received from the attackers.
While binaries for Slack have been available for Ubuntu and Fedora, other Linux operating systems are not so lucky. To overcome this, Canonical has released Slack as a Snap, which allows Slack to be installed and used on a greater variety of Linux distributions.
In an ABC interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Cook apologized once again for the battery slowdowns and stated a future iOS will allow users to disable this "feature".
As part of its Grow with Google program, Google has created an IT Support certification program based on the same methods that they use train their own employees. Called the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, this certification aims to prepares people for an entry level job in the information technology support field.
An open-source cross-platform version of PowerShell, called PowerShell Core 6.0, has been released by Microsoft that not only runs on Windows, but runs on macOS and Linux as well. Going forward, this version is going to be the actively developed with the original PowerShell only receiving security updates.
Another week when only small variants were released. Hopefully this downward trend is a slowdown in ransomware distribution. This biggest news was that the HC7 ransomware accepted Ethereum as a ransom payment. This is the first time this digital currency has been used with ransomware.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. It is important to note that computer's with AMD processors will have this preview build blocked due to the Spectre & Meltdown security update rollout as explained in this support article.
According to Microsoft the rollout of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now fully available worldwide. Originally released to select group of devices and regions, over time a new feature update is made available to a wider audience. At this time, Fall Creators Update is now available to all users running Windows 10.