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Newer versions of Ubuntu OS will start collecting user data; you will have an option to opt out

Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux operating system Ubuntu, has decided to go the route of Apple and Microsoft and start collecting user data and diagnostic information in their freely distributed operating system.  This change will be visible in the new release, 18.04 LTS, or codename Bionic Beaver.  They are set to collection user [...]

By | 2018-02-16T17:25:00+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Software News|Comments Off on Newer versions of Ubuntu OS will start collecting user data; you will have an option to opt out

The first Specter and Meltdown exploits appear

Experts on IT security warn that soon all of us can expect big problems. According to multiple credible cybersecurity companies, criminals are already developing viruses that exploit meltdown and specter, a security bug that affects every Intel chip made in the past couple years.  The security analysts reported the detection of 139 different malwares that [...]

By | 2018-02-01T15:02:46+00:00 February 1st, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on The first Specter and Meltdown exploits appear

A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

In the fall of 2016, a source announced the appearance of a new type of malware, Android Trojan DressCode,  a hidden malware which without the users knowledge, used the infected devices in a botnet.  The hacker who wrote it kidnapped confidential information even from secured networks by distributing it in applications for phones that anyone [...]

By | 2018-01-29T12:02:40+00:00 January 29th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

In an age where it seems like every company is looking to extract and sell every drop of data it can squeeze out of users its a breath of fresh air to hear about a company that not only doesn't collect and sell your data, but actively alerts you to who your favorite websites are [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:16:37+00:00 January 25th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

5 Coolest gadgets from CES

e other day the world's leading consumer electronics exhibition, CES in Las Vegas, was held. We were shown thousands of cool and unusual exhibits - concepts, preliminary samples, ready devices, and things that will be on the shelf soon.. Some of the novelties were sold by Gearbest and Madrobots . We will save you the [...]

By | 2018-01-16T11:50:36+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Cell Phones, Hardware News, IT News, Software News|Comments Off on 5 Coolest gadgets from CES

Tacotron 2

Specialists from the search engine giant Google have published an article in which they stated that they have "created a speech generator capable of speaking indistinguishable from a living person." The development is called Tacotron 2 and has the ability to convert text to speech and sound as lifelike as humanly possible. The program is [...]

By | 2017-12-28T10:48:06+00:00 December 28th, 2017|IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Tacotron 2

Evolution of the hard drive, from dedicated rooms to pocket sized devices (Part 1)

To the moon:  Just how much hard drives have changed over 60 years.   Modern hard drives are incredibly sophisticated high-tech devices. Just imagine: the size of the writing part of the magnetic head is only 120 nanometers, and the reading one only 70 nanometers. To imagine such a size, check out the image below [...]

By | 2017-12-21T16:05:46+00:00 December 21st, 2017|IT News, Software News|Comments Off on Evolution of the hard drive, from dedicated rooms to pocket sized devices (Part 1)

MacOS High Sierra: A Fatal Flaw.

A huge flaw has recently been discovered in the newest operating system High Sierra on Apple laptops and desktops. This flaw gives a would be attacker the ability to access the admin rights to your system without a password. In fact, the only word needed is "root." After the initial login the assailant wont have [...]

By | 2017-11-28T18:05:02+00:00 November 28th, 2017|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on MacOS High Sierra: A Fatal Flaw.

Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Specialists MWR Labs spoke up recently about a new, rather interesting vector of attacks on Android-devices. The researchers claim that their attack will work against gadgets running Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat, which is about 77.5% of all devices running the android operating system. The key component of the attack is the service MediaProjection, a program [...]

By | 2017-11-27T09:46:55+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Cell Phones, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Microsoft patches 17 year old Office vulnerability

As part of the "Tuesday Updates," Microsoft released security updates that address 53 vulnerabilities in the manufacturer's products, including the CVE-2017-11882. This has been a problem in Microsoft Office for over 17 years. The vulnerability allows executing malicious code without interaction of the user and is present in all versions of the software. The vulnerability, [...]

By | 2017-11-17T09:35:00+00:00 November 17th, 2017|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft patches 17 year old Office vulnerability