FBI gives shocking advice to ransomware victims
By Paul Hill · 7 hours ago
Over the last few years ransomware has become a prominent way for hackers to extort money from victims. Ransomware such as Cryptolocker encrypts a victims computer and demands a payment to decrypt the files. What's surprising is how the FBI deals with victims of ransomware attacks. Last week at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 event, Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent in charge of the FBI's CYBER and Counterintelligence Program at the FBI's Boston office revealed that the FBI can't really do a lot about the problem.
Facebook Message Requests wants to replace your phone number
Facebook's new solution for getting messages from non-
By Ian Paul
PCWorld | Oct 28, 2015 7:07 AM PT
How to Insure Your Personal Electronics Against Damage and Theft
Like cars and homes before them, mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, something we all need to stay current on the days events or respond to emails while on the road. But what can you do to protect them in case your case can’t protect them from threats external or otherwise?
Breaking down processed meats and cancer risk
By Meredith Placko Oct. 27, 2015 8:31 am
First off, this isn’t even new news. The idea that processed meats, cured meats,
meats packaged with sodium nitrate, and red meats may be linked to colon cancer has
been floating around since at least 2005. It just exploded today because the International
Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) made public a decade-
IRS tells Senate: We only use our stingrays with court orders
"It can only be used based on probable cause of criminal activity."
by Cyrus Farivar -
The head of the Internal Revenue Service told a Senate committee on Tuesday that its stingrays are "only used in criminal investigations."
KENTUCKY MAN HAD RIGHT TO SHOOT DOWN DRONE, JUDGE RULES
October 28, 2015
Back in July, a Hillview, Kentucky man shot down a drone that was flying over his property. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment for destroying the $1,800 unmanned aerial vehicle.
MIT uses wireless signals to identify people through walls
Tech could identify intruders in your home or power motion capture for movies.
by Jon Brodkin -
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab is developing a device that
uses wireless signals to identify human figures through walls. Called RF-
Unprotected license plate surveillance cameras let anyone with a web browser tune in
By Colin Lecher on October 28, 2015 12:24 pm
Automated license plate recognition systems, also known as ALPR or simply LPR systems, have become increasingly popular — and controversial — tools for law enforcement in recent years. The systems can automatically photograph and record data on license plates in real time, drawing the ire of privacy advocates like those at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has just released information on security vulnerabilities in ALPR systems across the country.
It's Now Legal to Jailbreak Smart TV, Smartphone Or Tablet
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Khyati Jain
It’s still illegal to rip DVD and Blu-
Jailbreaking of mobile phones, tablets, wearables, and smart TVs get DMCA exemption.
by David Kravets -
Movie enthusiasts hoping to legally make backup copies or space-
Library of Congress Gives Thumbs-
By Shirley Siluk
October 28, 2015 10:28AM
Jailbreaking legally purchased tablets, hacking your own smart car and circumventing
software defenses for security research have all -
INTERNET PROVIDERS PROBED OVER BROADBAND SPEEDS
October 27, 2015
Are you really getting the internet speed you think you’re getting?
You Can Hack Your Own Car — It's Legal Now
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Khyati Jain
Yes, you heard right. You can now hack a car by making necessary modifications – but to the car owned by you, not your neighbors.
MasterCard Aims To Enable Payments via Any Gadget
By Shirley Siluk
October 27, 2015 10:13AM
Working with a diverse group of partners, MasterCard has launched a new program designed
to enable mobile payments via practically any type of gadget -
Oct 28 AT 10:25 AM Steve Raycraft
Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out
Microsoft Officially Unveils Its Arrow Launcher For Android
Posted 35 minutes ago by Sarah Perez
There are a number of ways to customize an Android smartphone, but one of the more unexpected tools to emerge earlier this year was Arrow, an Android launcher application designed by Microsoft. This summer, an unfinished version of the launcher was discovered by way of a Google+ group for beta testers. But, today, the app has gone live on the Google Play store for all to try.
Here's How Websites Are Tracking You Online
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Swati Khandelwal
Webmasters can track all your activities on the Internet – even if you have already cleared your browsing history and deleted all saved cookies.
This $99 HDTV will fit anywhere you need it to
By Maren Estrada, BGR Deals Team on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:45 PM
What quality TV can you get for $99 these days? Not much, unless you know where to look.
$99 Kangaroo Pocket PC Hops Mobile Barriers
By Jennifer LeClaire
October 27, 2015 09:22AM
A new Windows 10 mobile desktop, Kangaroo, has just hopped into the market with what it is billing as the smallest form factor on the PC market. The cost: $99.
How to Easily Transfer Photos from Your PC to Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
To view your photos on your iPhone or iPad, you can use a cloud service to store them and then access them on your device. However, what if you want your photos available offline? Transferring your photos to your iPhone or iPad is easy using iTunes.
Does Your Ear Wax Contain Insecticide?
Some scientists suspected that our ear wax may contain a natural fungicide, bactericide, and insecticide, the better to protect against buggy invaders crawling inside the ear canal. Alas, this turns out not to be true.
How to fix “Setup couldn’t start properly, Please reboot your PC and run set up again” in Windows 10 [Tip]
Tip / Trick
By Mathew -
The “Setup couldn’t start properly, Please reboot your PC and run set up again” is a common error people updating to Windows 10 face when updating using the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft or a Windows ISO image file. If that sounds like the way you plan on upgrading, you might want to check out this guide below.
How to uninstall stock apps on Windows 10 and reinstall them again [Tip]
Tip / Trick
By Mathew -
One of the neat additions you’ll find when updating to Windows 10 is the collection of stock apps that Microsoft wish for you to have along with your new operating system. The latest Windows 10 comes with a great many of apps and more than you would find in any of its predecessors like Windows 8. Those stock apps need to sit somewhere and that somewhere is obviously on your system and using memory.
MagicStick Windows 10 mini-
By Christopher Dupres · Oct 27, 2015
Another new entrant into the new form factor of very small, fully featured Windows
PCs is the MagicStick Wave, a pocket-
US Senate passes controversial CISA surveillance bill
Cybersecurity legislation goes forward, regardless of strong opposition from tech industry
Thomas McMullan 28 Oct 2015
A major cybersecurity bill has been overwhelmingly passed by the US Senate, regardless of warnings from critics that the legislation would majorly infringe on privacy and civil liberties
Samsung announces 18.4-
By Mihaita Bamburic Published 2 hours ago
Samsung does not shy away from releasing tablets that consumers might find too big,
proof being that, last year, it introduced the 12.2-
Videocon teams up with Microsoft for 'world's first Windows 10 TV'
By Manish Singh · 1 hour ago
Videocon unveiled the "world’s first hybrid Windows 10-
Geek deals: Asus F555LA 15.6-
By Grant Brunner Oct. 28, 2015 10:15 am
Looking for a solid laptop at a fantastic price? Check out this dual-
Women’s Freedom Conference Amplifies The Voices Of Women Of Color
Posted 5 minutes ago by Kaya Thomas
The Women’s Freedom Conference made history this past Sunday as the first all-
Garmin dives into wrist-
Garmin developed its own heart rate monitor and also debuted a smart scale.
by Valentina Palladino -
If fitness trackers are kneeling to smartwatches, you'd never be able to tell by
the number of new products hitting the scene. Garmin is the latest to introduce a
new device to its already strong family of trackers. The new Vivosmart HR is a dedicated
activity tracker that is Garmin's first to feature a built-
$1,400 device can track users for days with little indication anything is amiss.
by Dan Goodin -
Researchers have devised a low-
How to Pick the Right Shoe For Any Workout
Filed to: SHOES 10/28/15 10:00am
In a simpler time, a single pair of sneaks was adequate for all activities: walking,
biking, running, gardening—you name it, and the shoe fit. Now, it seems more like
the other way around: the workout must fit the shoe. These days, shoe shopping can
be overwhelming for first-