ransomware

The Rise of Ransomware

Hacker Ransoms on The Rise Due to Connected Devices Cyber security experts are warning that over the past year they have noticed increasing numbers of people are falling victim to ransomware attacks on their connected devices. Ransomware essentially involves a hacker gaining access to a person’s computer, smartphone, smartwatch, or any other connected device and […]

Android Malware Gooligan

1 Million+ Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan

Researchers announce they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts. 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones. Check Point go on to say, “As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today […]

Tesco Bank Robbery

Tesco’s £2.5 Million Refund. ‘Have you got your receipt?’

Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak Don’t panic! No personal data stolen – just £2.5 million pounds belonging to over 9,000 customers, say Tesco. – Okay, so just the bank robbery then. Immediately after the attack Tesco Bank Chief executive Barry Higgins told BBC Radio 4 that during the evening of November 5, the bank saw […]

Solid-State Drives On Test

SSD Reliability In The Real World

Using data from millions of drive days in Google datacenters, a new paper offers production lifecycle data on SSD reliability. Surprise! SSDs fail differently than disks – and in a dangerous way. Here’s what you need to know. Key conclusions Ignore Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) specs. A meaningless number. Good news: Raw Bit Error […]

EU Charge Google with Anti-Trust Violations.

EU Officially Charges Google with Anti-Trust Violations over App Bundling & Android Contracts | Android Tablet Forum

The European Union has moved from investigating Google to charging them for supposedly violating anti-trust regulations. This charge is in reference to the way Google has bundled apps with Android, and for the aggressive contracts with Android OEMs which forced them to do so. Basically, the EU contends that Google’s contracts force Android OEMs to […]

CloneApp – Back All Your Windows Settings

A fresh re-install always makes Windows much faster but that means you lose all your program settings. CloneApp will Backup all your App settings from Windows directories and the Registry and only those you really need. The Idea behind is a bit different from the “classic” Backup tool. The Main purpose is ONLY to backup […]

Prevent Unwanted Software Installing On Your Machine

Tired of unchecking unrelated offers while installing software? Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a […]