Monday, November 11th, 2019
Google announced last month that it had achieved “quantum supremacy,” demonstrating the potential of a new kind of computer that can perform certain tasks many orders of magnitude faster than the most advanced supercomputers. It’s a crucial moment for America’s national security, which depends on winning the race to do ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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