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Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early
  • 6
    Dec

Man Hacks Jail Computer Network to Get Friend Released Early

A Michigan man pleaded guilty last week to hacking the computer network of the Washtenaw County Jail, where he modified inmate records in an attempt to have an inmate released early. The man, Konrads Voits, 27, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was arrested earlier this year after an FBI investigation.... read full article

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks
  • 22
    Nov

Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks

If you were lucky to escape ransomware infection from WannaCry or Petya this year, there is one more threat to deal now. In the last couple of days or so, a new ransomware has emerged called by the name “Bad Rabbit”. Like other Ransomware does, Bad Rabbit also encrypts all the files on the PC and asks for...

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New 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware attack spreading across Europe
  • 8
    Nov

New ‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware attack spreading across Europe

Following in the footsteps of WannaCry and Petya, a new strain of ransomware is now making its way across Russia and Europe. A new ransomware attack is now spreading across Europe in an outbreak that carries echoes of the WannaCry and Petya attacks that hit scores of PCs earlier in 2017. Called Bad Rabbit, the malware appears to...

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6 best IoT simulators for PC
  • 7
    Nov

6 best IoT simulators for PC

IoT simulators allow you to design, create and test IoT apps and devices without actually using real IoT boards. If you’re looking for an IoT simulator but you can’t decide which one to get, read this article to learn what are the best IoT simulators that you can use on your Windows PC..... read full article

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Man sick of waiting for the NBN builds his own broadband network
  • 31
    Oct

Man sick of waiting for the NBN builds his own broadband network

A man has built a broadband network to rival the NBN because he was sick of waiting for it to reach his regional Queensland town..... Bundaberg man Luke Baker teamed up with friends to make their own rival network called Open Cloud Broadband, offering internet speeds double that of the NBN. Mr Baker said the idea grew from...

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What is the Year 2038 Problem all about? Is it like Y2K?
  • 30
    Oct

What is the Year 2038 Problem all about? Is it like Y2K?

Seventeen years after the concerns raised by the Y2K bug across the globe; the world is now worried about a new problem. This is called the Year 2038 Problem, and there is a lot of confusion around this problem. People are wondering if the Y2K38 problem is similar or worse than Y2K. What will happen in 2038? Some...

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How to run blazingly fast WordPress on Microsoft Azure
  • 18
    Sep

How to run blazingly fast WordPress on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is the next big thing in cloud computing. Azure is basically a cloud computing service provided by Microsoft that can be used to build, deploy and manage applications through a network of Microsoft-owned datacentres. It is basically a collection of around 68 products that include virtual machines, SQL Database, App Service and others. Azure is a...

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What is Domain Hijacking and how to recover a stolen domain name
  • 29
    Aug

What is Domain Hijacking and how to recover a stolen domain name

Do you run or maintain a website? If so, you must have heard the term – Domain Hijacking. With competition taking over the market these days, protecting your businesses identity is a must. And domains are one of the most vulnerable asset these days. This post is all you need to know about Domain Hijacking, how to prevent...

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What is ambient computing and why does it matter to you?
  • 14
    Aug

What is ambient computing and why does it matter to you?

Ambient computing is a term that we are hearing more often lately. But what is it and why does it matter? To understand ambient computing we must first understand the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT refers to the interconnected array of computing devices, objects, and machines with unique identifiers that are capable of transferring data over a network...

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What's the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?
  • 6
    Jul

What’s the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?

So you've read somewhere online about malware and viruses, but just what are they and what are the differences between antivirus and anti-malware products? Two major types of protection for Windows (and PC owners in general) are an antivirus and anti-malware suites. These software solutions offer measures to help keep OS installations secured from attack, be it from...

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