Category Archives: News

  • Petya Attack: What You Need to Know

    Posted on July 7, 2017 by in News

    With news of WannaCry in the distant past, a new cyber attack, Petya, has invaded systems across the globe. Petya has officials questioning whether or not the attack’s true intention was to generate money via extortion, or if the target was actually aimed at harming key businesses, specifically those based in Ukraine. The virus began […]

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  • Erebus Resurfaces as Linux Ransomware

    Posted on June 30, 2017 by in News

    On June 10, South Korean web hosting company NAYANA was hit by Erebus ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_ELFEREBUS.A), infecting 153 Linux servers and over 3,400 business websites the company hosts. In a notice posted on NAYANA’s website last June 12, the company shared that the attackers demanded an unprecedented ransom of 550 Bitcoins […]

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  • A Cyberattack “the World Isn’t Ready For”

    Posted on June 23, 2017 by in News

    There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness. On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer at IDT, was able to fend them […]

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  • As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating

    Posted on June 2, 2017 by in News

    A Computer Science 50 course at Harvard in 2013. Last fall, more than 60 computer science students were referred to the university’s honor council, which investigates cheating allegations. Credit Joseph Ong For a simple assignment, writing code that would allow one computer to visit web pages located on another, two students in H. E. Dunsmore’s […]

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  • Yahoo Paid out $2M in Bug Bounty Program

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in News

    Yahoo reported on Monday that between the launch of its bug bounty program in 2013 and December 2016 it had paid out a total of more than $2 million. A comparison to the previous report shows that the Internet giant awarded bounty hunters roughly $400,000 in 2016. What is the BugBounty Program?

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  • Ransomware Explodes

    Posted on May 15, 2017 by in News

    Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group Blog: Player 3 Has Entered the Game: Say Hello to ‘WannaCry’  A major ransomware attack has affected many organizations across the world reportedly including Telefonica in Spain, the National Health Service in the UK, and FedEx in the US. The malware responsible for this attack is a ransomware variant known as […]

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  • FCC Chair Unveils Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    Posted on April 28, 2017 by in News

    The attempt to roll back net neutrality has officially begun. Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, laid out plans Wednesday to limit the agency’s oversight of Internet service providers, potentially weakening enforcement of net neutrality.  The net neutrality rules, approved by the FCC in 2015, are intended to keep the Internet […]

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  • The Woman Who Invented Wifi…

    Posted on April 14, 2017 by in News

    A little bit of history about wifi – invented by Hedwig (Hedy Lamar)   The $25 Million Dollar Kiss  

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  • “You Have No Idea What You Agreed To. I Do. “

    Posted on April 7, 2017 by in News

    You think you’re studious? You’re not,” JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon told a crowd of MBA students at a joint town hall put on by JPMorgan and Yahoo Finance. “How many of you use Mint, Google, Apple, Amazon, Digit, any one of those things. Raise your hands.” The crowd raised their hands. “When you pushed […]

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  • A World Without Wi-Fi Looks Possible…?

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by in News

    The Wi-Fi icon — a dot with radio waves radiating outward — glows on nearly every internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. But it’s starting to fade from the limelight. With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to […]

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