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WatchGuard Firebox with Total Security Suite Blocks WannaCry – Are your End-users Protected?
  • 18
    May

WatchGuard Firebox with Total Security Suite Blocks WannaCry – Are your End-users Protected?

WannaCry ransomware is the latest advanced threat to take unprotected organizations around the globe hostage. The good news? WatchGuard Total Security Suite successfully blocks this threat, protecting customers from losing data, time, and their reputation. It is our goal that all WatchGuard customers and prospects understand the severity of this threat and how to protect against it. As...

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GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation
  • 13
    Apr

GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

GoDaddy, one of the world's largest domain registrars and certificate authorities, revoked almost 9,000 SSL certificates this week after it learned that its domain validation system has had a serious bug for the past five months... read full article

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Inferring passwords using WiFi signals – Hacking passwords over WiFi
  • 12
    Apr

Inferring passwords using WiFi signals – Hacking passwords over WiFi

It seems that almost everything is breakable when it comes to security on the Internet. We’ve seen even the best security systems having one or more flaws that can be exploited for the hackers’ benefit. No, some professors across three universities have now demonstrated that using banking passwords over WiFi is not safe anymore. They came up with...

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Australian Department of Human Services achieves full Windows 10 deployment
  • 16
    Mar

Australian Department of Human Services achieves full Windows 10 deployment

More of Australian citizens can now get a faster and more personal access to Windows 10 services. Microsoft Consulting Services and Windows team together with Australia’s Department of Human Services recently achieved full Windows 10 deployment for its 35,000 employees in less than a year. This is reportedly the largest commercial deployment of Windows 10 in the Asia-Pacific...

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A USB dongle can hijack all your Web accounts and router in 30 seconds, even if your computer is locked
  • 28
    Feb

A USB dongle can hijack all your Web accounts and router in 30 seconds, even if your computer is locked

A proof of concept from security researcher and software developer Samy Kamkar shows that macOS, Windows, and Linux computers can have any previously active Web logins hijacked merely by plugging in a tiny Unix device via USB or Thunderbolt, even if the computer is locked and password protected, and possibly even when it seems to be asleep. It...

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How to reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10
  • 16
    Jan

How to reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

Do you want to revert your changes to Local Group Policy? In this guide, we'll show you how to reset all those Group Policy objects to their default settings. Windows is not only known for being a powerful operating system for productivity, but it's also.... read full article

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The fastest computer in the world pushes 125 petaflops of data
  • 19
    Dec

The fastest computer in the world pushes 125 petaflops of data

The fastest computer in the world today can deliver about 125 petaflops of performance, but that could quadruple in the coming years. Cray’s XC50, announced Monday, can deliver a petaflop of performance in a single box, and up to 500 petaflops for an entire supercomputer. A supercomputer is typically multiple servers—also called nodes—strung together, combining to provide multiple...

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CryPy ransomware assigns a unique key to each encrypted file
  • 16
    Dec

CryPy ransomware assigns a unique key to each encrypted file

When evil hackers are bored, they don’t stop until they find new ways to do harm and make money off their victims’ backs. A new threat is sowing fear among Internet users, and it’s a ransomware variant dubbed “CryPy”, which was written in the Python language. Unlike other malware, it assigns a unique key to each file that’s...

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Ransomware gets worse! It will out your files on the Internet if you dont pay!
  • 29
    Nov

Ransomware gets worse! It will out your files on the Internet if you dont pay!

The word d0xing originated from documenting. It refers to a situation where cyberpunks threaten the cyber-attack victims of releasing their data on Internet. If a malware is used for this purpose than, the combination of ransomware and d0xing gets more lethal and is referred to as D0xware... read full article

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Optimize Windows in Virtual environment using VMware OS Optimization Tool
  • 28
    Nov

Optimize Windows in Virtual environment using VMware OS Optimization Tool

Virtualization is the backbone of many industrial processes these days and being a virtual image engineer, one needs to ensure that the virtual environment is completely optimized and not wasting any useful resources that could be used to optimize the environment. To take care of this concern, VMware Labs have come up with a free optimization tool called...

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