The EFAIL vulnerability – why it’s OK to keep on using email

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

This week’s bug of the month is the trendily-named EFAIL. Like many groovy bugs these days, it’s both a BWAIN (bug with an impressive name) and a BWIVOL (bug with its very own logo, shown in the image at the top of this article). The name is a pun of sorts on ...

How to use Let’s Encrypt to secure your websites

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Securing your business website with HTTPS isn't just a good idea, it's a necessity. Google Chrome now marks HTTP payment and login pages and search pages as insecure if they're not using HTTPS. Fortunately, Let's Encrypt makes it both free and easy to lock down your websites. After countless website security ...

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

Friday, May 19th, 2017

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals. Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a ...

Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Sometimes Linux users can be smug about their system's security. And sometimes a major hole that's been hiding in Linux since about version 2.6 opens up and in you fall. The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the ...

Paperspace: Your full computer in the cloud

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

I'd forgotten that I signed up to test the BETA version of this service about a year ago and I finally got an invite over the weekend and started playing around with it.  VDI is not new but it's now becoming more affordable for the consumer and they offer some ...

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