Researchers Use Supercomputer to Design New Molecule That Captures Solar Energy

Iwastheone shares some news from Sweden's Linköping University: The Earth receives many times more energy from the sun than we humans can use. This energy is absorbed by solar energy facilities, but one of the challenges of solar energy is to store it efficiently, such that the energy is available when the sun is not shining. This led scientists at Linköping University to investigate the possibility of capturing and storing solar energy in a new molecule. "Our molecule can take on two differen...
Tags: Sweden, Tech, Earth, University, Hungary, Bo Durbeej, Department of Physics Chemistry, National Supercomputer Centre NSC, Research Centre for Natural Sciences

iPhone 12 event details expected from Apple this week

This week Apple is expected to make an announcement about an announcement
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Iphone 12, Breaking Twitter

iCloud doesn’t encrypt your data, but these cloud storage apps do

If you're serious about your data security, check out these companies providing serious encryption options.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Cloud Storage, Trends, Ios Apps, Encryption, Icloud, Buying Guides, Secure Storage

Which MacBook has the best battery life?

MacBooks aren't known for their battery life, but there are some standouts. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Macbook, Other, Computing, Laptops, Battery Life, Tier 4

Evilnum hackers targeting financial firms with a new Python-based RAT

RAT Live Anyone paying attention to the cybersecurity technology market has heard the term XDR - Extended Detection and Response. XDR is a new technology approach that combines multiple protection technologies into a single platform. All the analyst firms are writing about it, and many of the top cybersecurity companies are actively moving into this space. Live Networking equipment maker Cisco has released a new version of its Jabber video conferencing and messaging app for Windows that i...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Ravie Lakshmanan, Watchcom

Maximum Lifespan of SSL/TLS Certificates is 398 Days Starting Today

825 days or 398 days Cisco has warned of an active zero-day vulnerability in its router software that's being exploited in the wild and could allow a remote, authenticated attacker to carry out memory exhaustion attacks on an affected device. "An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending crafted IGMP traffic to an affected device," Cisco said in an advisory posted over the weekend. "A successful [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Ravie Lakshmanan

QakBot Banking Trojan Returned With New Sneaky Tricks to Steal Your Money

A notorious banking trojan aimed at stealing bank account credentials and other financial information has now come back with new tricks up its sleeve to target government, military, and manufacturing sectors in the US and Europe, according to new research. In an analysis released by Check Point Research today, the latest wave of Qbot activity appears to have dovetailed with the return of [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Europe, US, Tech, Check Point Research, Ravie Lakshmanan

Russian Arrested After Offering $1 Million to U.S. Company Employee for Planting Malware

Hackers always find a way in, even if there's no software vulnerability to exploit. The FBI has arrested a Russian national who recently traveled to the United States and offered $1 million in bribe to an employee of a targeted company for his help in installing malware into the company's computer network manually. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27-year-old, entered the United States as a tourist [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Tech, Fbi, United States, Unknown, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, U S Company Employee for Planting Malware

APT Hackers Exploit Autodesk 3ds Max Software for Industrial Espionage

It's one thing for APT groups to conduct cyber espionage to meet their own financial objectives. But it's an entirely different matter when they are used as "hackers for hire" by competing private companies to make away with confidential information. Bitdefender's Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab discovered yet another instance of an espionage attack targeting an unnamed international [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Bitdefender, Ravie Lakshmanan, Max Software for Industrial Espionage

Former Mentor Says Mark Zuckerberg Intoxicated by Power, Calls Disinformation 'A National Security Issue'

MSNBC's Ali Velshi interviewed Mark Zuckerberg mentor (and early investor) Roger McNamee for a special report on "the disinformation epidemic." McNamee — also the author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe — says Zuckerberg is too focused on "imposing his vision" to acknowledge the website's threat to national security, adding "It's about power." Ali Velshi: The fact that rumor, innuendo, conspiracies, outright lies are amplified by social media is no accident. That is a feature...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, Tech, Msnbc, Zuckerberg, Facebook It, McNamee, Ali Velshi, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe

New Web-Based Credit Card Stealer Uses Telegram Messenger to Exfiltrate Data

Cybercriminal groups are constantly evolving to find new ways to pilfer financial information, and the latest trick in their arsenal is to leverage the messaging app Telegram to their benefit. In what's a new tactic adopted by Magecart groups, the encrypted messaging service is being used to send stolen payment details from compromised websites back to the attackers. "For threat actors, this [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Magecart, Ravie Lakshmanan

Iranian Hackers Pose as Journalists to Trick Victims Into Installing Malware

An Iranian cyberespionage group known for targeting government, defense technology, military, and diplomacy sectors is now impersonating journalists to approach targets via LinkedIn and WhatsApp and infect their devices with malware. Detailing the new tactics of the "Charming Kitten" APT group, Israeli firm Clearsky said, "starting July 2020, we have identified a new TTP of the group, [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Linkedin, Tech, ClearSky, Ravie Lakshmanan, Charming Kitten APT

Popular iOS SDK Accused of Spying on Billions of Users and Committing Ad Fraud

SDK According to a report published by cybersecurity firm Snyk, Mintegral — a mobile programmatic advertising platform owned by Chinese mobile ad tech company [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Sdk, Ravie Lakshmanan, Snyk Mintegral

Microsoft Issues Emergency Security Updates for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band software update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 systems to patch two new recently disclosed security vulnerabilities. RAS Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed details of a memory vulnerability in IBM's Db2 family of data management products that could potentially allow a local attacker to access sensitive data and even cause a denial of service attacks. CVE-2020-4414 XDR This new technology merges multiple prev...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, The Hacker News, Ibm

Get Lifetime Access to 1000+ Premium Online Training Courses for Just $59

"In today's knowledge economy, continual learning is an imperative." — Those words from Aytekin Tank, the founder of JotForm, are particularly important for anyone working in IT or development. complete list Categories of [Author: The Hacker News]
Tags: Tech, The Hacker News, Aytekin Tank

A Google Drive 'Feature' Could Let Attackers Trick You Into Installing Malware

An unpatched security weakness in Google Drive could be exploited by malware attackers to distribute malicious files disguised as legitimate documents or images, enabling bad actors to perform spear-phishing attacks comparatively with a high success rate. The latest security issue—of which Google is aware but, unfortunately, left unpatched—resides in the "manage versions" functionality [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Google, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan

Hackers Target Defense Contractors' Employees By Posing as Recruiters

CISA Dubbed 'BLINDINGCAN,' the advanced remote access trojan acts as a backdoor when installed on compromised computers. According to the FBI [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Unknown, Cisa

Google Researcher Reported 3 Flaws in Apache Web Server Software

If your web-server runs on Apache, you should immediately install the latest available version of the server application to prevent hackers from taking unauthorized control over it. Apache recently fixed multiple vulnerabilities in its web server software that could have potentially led to the execution of arbitrary code and, in specific scenarios, even could allow attackers to cause a crash [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Google, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan

Experian South Africa Suffers Data Breach Affecting Millions; Attacker Identified

The South African arm of one of the world's largest credit check companies Experian yesterday announced a data breach incident that exposed personal information of millions of its customers. While Experian itself didn't mention the number of affect customers, in a report, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre—an anti-fraud and banking non-profit organization who worked with [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Tech, Experian, Unknown

Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber's former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan "took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach" that also [Author: Wang Wei]
Tags: Tech, United States, Federal Trade Commission, U S Department of Justice, Wang Wei, Sullivan, Joe Sullivan

Researchers Exploited A Bug in Emotet to Stop the Spread of Malware

Emotet, a notorious email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, contained a flaw that allowed cybersecurity researchers to activate a kill-switch and prevent the malware from infecting systems for six months. "Most of the vulnerabilities and exploits that you read about are good news for attackers and bad news for the rest of us," Binary Defense's [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Emotet, Ravie Lakshmanan

How AppTrana Managed Cloud WAF Tackles Evolving Attacking Techniques

WAF WAFs are getting more sophisticated all the time, but as its core protection starts with efficient pattern matching, typically using Regular Expressions, and classifying malicious traffic to block cyber [Author: The Hacker News]
Tags: Tech, The Hacker News

A New Fileless P2P Botnet Malware Targeting SSH Servers Worldwide

P2P Called "FritzFrog," the modular, multi-threaded and file-less botnet has breached more than 500 servers to date, infecting well-known universities in the US and Europe, and a railway company, according [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Europe, US, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan

Critical Jenkins Server Vulnerability Could Leak Sensitive Information

Jenkins—a popular open-source automation server software—published an advisory on Monday concerning a critical vulnerability in the Jetty web server that could result in memory corruption and cause confidential information to be disclosed. Tracked as CVE-2019-17638, the flaw has a CVSS rating of 9.4 and impacts Eclipse Jetty versions 9.4.27.v20200227 to 9.4.29.v20200521—a full-featured tool [Author: Ravie Lakshmanan]
Tags: Tech, Jenkins, Ravie Lakshmanan

Steampunk Game Boy

Nintendo Game Boy Color handheld video game console modified to look like it was made using 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk Game Boy retrofuturistic gadget crafted by Elise Siegwald. Also check out: Steampunk Gizmoduck
Tags: Design, Tech, Elise Siegwald

Do Movie Ratings on 'Rotten Tomatoes' Really Affect a Movie's Box Office?

Either Rotten Tomatoes was destroying the film industry, or it didn't matter much at all, writes The Ringer, noting competing storylines about the influence of the film review-aggregating web site. But they've now performed a statistical deep dive to try to answer the question, and concluded that "The truth likely lies in the middle: Rotten Tomatoes wasn't tanking the industry or single-handedly exposing that Baywatch was bad, but it wasn't irrelevant, either." In fact, our analysis reveals t...
Tags: Tech, Baywatch

Lokalise raises $6 million to make it easier to localize your product

Meet Lokalise, a Latvian startup that focuses on translation and localization of apps, websites, games and more. The company provides a software-as-a-service product that helps you improve your workflow and processes when you need to update text in different languages in your product. The company just raised a $6 million funding round led by Mike Chalfen, with Andrey Khusid, Nicolas Dessaigne, Des Traynor, Matt Robinson and others also participating. When it’s time to ship an update, many compan...
Tags: Translation, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Developer, Google Translate, Gitlab, Ustinov, Localization, Mike Chalfen, Lokalise, Nick Ustinov

Donald Trump Attacks Laurene Powell Jobs After Veteran-Bashing Atlantic Story

President Donald Trump has lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire business executive and widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, due to her majority stake in The Atlantic. “Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by […]
Tags: Apple, News, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Trump, Laurene Powell Jobs, Atlantic Steve Jobs

Is Hot Asphalt Really Increasing Air Pollution?

A new article examines a study which suggested fresh asphalt is "a significant, yet overlooked, source of air pollution," (as reported by Science). "In fact, the material's contribution to one kind of particulate air pollution could rival or even exceed that of cars and trucks." UPI reports: And its emissions double as its temperature increases from 104 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers found. Sunlight plays a key role in these asphalt emissions, with even moderate levels of sunshine tri...
Tags: Tech, Baltimore, UPI, Johns Hopkins University, Peter DeCarlo, DeCarlo, Gentner

Is Hot Asphalt Increasing Air Pollution?

"A new study suggests fresh asphalt is a significant, yet overlooked, source of air pollution," reports Science. "In fact, the material's contribution to one kind of particulate air pollution could rival or even exceed that of cars and trucks." UPI reports: And its emissions double as its temperature increases from 104 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers found. Sunlight plays a key role in these asphalt emissions, with even moderate levels of sunshine tripling the release of air pollutants...
Tags: Tech, Baltimore, UPI, Johns Hopkins University, Peter DeCarlo, DeCarlo, Gentner

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