Microsoft and Code.org have partnered to release a new Hour of Code installment based around the popular Minecraft game. In this installment of Hour of Code, you learn how to control either Steve or Alex as they perform various tasks in a top-down Minecraft world.
Google has updated their Safe Browsing feature to warn visitors of sites that are considered deceptive. Google categorizes deceptive sites as ones that pretend to act, or try to look and feel, like a trusted company or ones that try to trick you into doing something like calling for tech support or installing software.
A new Ransomware as a Service has been discovered called the Cryptolocker Service. This service states it will go live in the next few days and allow affiliates to distribute their ransomware for a 10% commission.
We have a new deal today for a Pay What You Want: The Android Expert's Coding Course Bundle where 10% of the proceeds go to the Project Hope charity. With the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get these courses for as little as you want to pay while helping charities.
Today Microsoft released their first major update for Windows 10 called the November Update. This update includes performance enhancements as well as new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and the enterprise.
The New Xbox One Experience has started rolling out to all Xbox One owners worldwide. This major update integrates a new user interface and select Xbox 360 game backwards compatibility while being powered by Windows 10.
Kaspersky has released 14,000 additional decryption keys for users infected with the CoinVault or BitCryptor ransomware infections. Using their decryption tool you may be able to recover your encrypted files for free.
A new deal was released yesterday for 92% off of a Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer: Server Infrastructure Course Bundle. These courses normally go for $790.00, but have been discounted 92% to $59.99 USD. For those who are looking to become a certified MCSE, this is a bargain priced bundle to get prepared for the test.
Adobe releases security updates for Adobe Flash that fix 17 security vulnerabilities. Out of these 17 vulnerabilities, 16 of them could lead to remote code execution. It is important that everyone update Adobe Flash to the recommended versions so they are no longer affected by these security holes.
Today Microsoft released 12 security updates, with four of them being marked as critical. Microsoft updates are labeled critical when the vulnerability could be exploited by a remote user to execute code on the attacked machine.
The New York Times has partnered with Google to offer all of their home delivery subscribers a free Google Cardboard Viewer. This viewer along with The New York Time VR app allows you to enter an immersive 360-degreee virtual reality experience of their featured stories.
Vssadmin.exe is a utility bundled with Windows that allows you to administer Shadow Volume Copies. Unfortunately, this tool is also being used by Ransomware developers to make it harder for you to recover your files. This article explains how Shadow Volume Copies work and why it is important for every user to disable vssadmin.exe.
A new deal was released today for 98% off of a CompTIA-IT Certification Career Advancement Course Bundle. These courses normally go for $4,099, but have been discounted 98% to $59 USD. For those who are looking to get into the IT industry and be prepared for the CompTIA-IT Exam, this deal is something to consider.
A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file's name along with the data as well. A new version of CryptoWall has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file's name along with the data as well.
A new ransomware has started to become seen on various computer support forums that encrypts your data and then appends the email@example.com string to the filename. Thankfully Kaspersky's RakhniDecryptor tool is able to decrypt this infection.
IT Jetpack is a live online show where computer techs and IT business owners talk about issues they face every day. This show's topic discusses how to improve your networking and presentation skill. For those who are in or looking to get into the computer repair business, this is a good show to watch.
It is bad enough when a ransomware infection encrypts your data and demands a ransom, but it's even worse when shoddy programming destroys it instead. This is what happened in a new variant of the Power Worm ransomware where bad programming encrypts your data using AES encryption and then throws away the key
Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10576 to Windows Insiders on the fast ring. This version not only fixes some known bugs, but also includes some additional features as as Media Casting from Microsoft Edge, updated Cortana features, and the latest Windows 10 Xbox Beta app .
A new deal was released today for 93% off of a New Deal: 93% off a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) & Professional (CCNP) Certification Bundle. These courses normally go for $1,051, but have been discounted 93% to $65.99 USD.
Today Telltale Games released Episode 2 of the Minecraft: Story Mode narrative drive adventure game. In this Episode Jesse and his friends continue to search for the Order of the Stone in order to defeat the evil that was released in the first episode.