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J.K. Rowling and Ricky Gervais join forces to shut down Donald Trump

It's another week, folks, and that can only mean one thing — a fresh new chapter in the ongoing Twitter saga that is J.K. Rowling vs. Donald …

Judge Breaks Precedent, Orders Google to Give Foreign Emails to FBI

A potentially major blow for privacy advocates occurred on Friday when a U.S. magistrate ruled against Google and ordered it to cooperate with FBI …

Privacy

The Deep Denialism of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is hardly the first President to lie to the American people. Nor is he the first to place ideology before data. But this White House, unlike any other, has already crossed the threshold into a space where facts appear to mean nothing.<p>Eventually, the President’s daily policy outrages, …

Donald Trump

One hashtag is uniting Americans in the fight against Trump

Among the millions of vibrant, emotional images of protest packing our timelines since Donald Trump's inauguration, one simple six-letter word has …

Facebook Just Made Login Way More Secure

To get ahead of the phishing fad—in which thieves poach people’s passwords—Facebook on Thursday added a new login option to its site: security keys. …

Dad tries very hard to narrate his daughter's makeup tutorial

He tried. He really did.<p>YouTube user Sophie Alder posted this video of her hilarious dad trying his best to narrate her makeup tutorial. And while he …

Makeup Tutorials

Malware uses denial-of-service attack in attempt to crash Macs

Victims are asked to call a phony Apple support number in order to restore their machine.<p>A tech support scam is targeting Mac users with unusual …

Bangkok Was The World's Most Visited City In 2016 [Infographic]

New York, London and Paris all attract hordes of visitors every year but they all trail Bangkok in popularity. According to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, the Thai capital had 21.5 million visitors who stayed at least one night in 2016. By comparison, London had 19.9 million …

Kuala Lumpur

How They Hack Your Website: The Ultimate, Updated Overview of Common Techniques

Website hacking is nothing new, but the techniques of a hacker are in constant flux.<p>In an attempt to keep up with this ever-evolving digital dark …

WTF is a VPN?

You’re watching a movie. A criminal is trying to evade a crime scene in a sports car on the highway. A helicopter is following the car from above. The car enters a tunnel with multiple exits and the helicopter loses track of the car.<p>A VPN works just like the tunnel in this movie scene — it connects …

Macbook seized or stolen? But you've set a FileVault password, right? Ha, it's useless

Luckily, there's a security fixUntil earlier this week, Apple's FileVault 2 disk encryption could be defeated in the time it takes to reboot a Mac, …

Yahoo Tops the List of Cyber Breaches This Year - But It Had Competition

Billions of people had their information accessed.<p>It’s not a list you want to be on, and certainly not at the top. But this year, Yahoo had the …

Digital Forensics

Security experts: 'No one should have faith in Yahoo at this point'

Yahoo ‘did not take security seriously enough’, failing to prevent a hack which exposed the data of 1 billion users<p>Experts have attacked Yahoo’s weak security after the revelation it suffered a hack in 2013, which exposed the personal data of 1 billion users, just months after revealing a …

A Primer on Staying Secure and Anonymous on the Dark Web

Not long back we discussed how you can access the dark alleys of the internet through Tor, but we largely left off on the part about keeping yourself …

Conan's Spoof Phone Calls Between Barack Obama And Donald Trump Will Never Get Old

"What is it? Some kind of meat dish?"<p>What if Donald Trump kept bugging Barack Obama for advice?<p>Conan O’Brien imagines the kind of things the president-elect may be asking the current commander in chief in a series of hilarious spoof telephone calls.<p>From questioning whether Kazakhstan is a meat dish …

How Formula 1 Steering Wheels Have Evolved Since the 1950s

They're not even wheel-shaped anymore.<p>When we talk about Formula 1 cars and how they've changed over the years, we tend to focus on engines. Many fans, for example, miss the V10 and V12 engines from the past. But while the sound they make is definitely lacking, the turbocharged V6 that's currently …

Engines

Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware infects network, demands $73k

<b>Updated</b> Office admin systems derailed by malwareHard-drive-scrambling ransomware infected hundreds of computers at San Francisco's public transit …

Cyber Criminals now spreading ransomware through Facebook, LinkedIn

If you find a graphic or image on your computer and you don’t remember downloading it, stop before opening! Experts have seen a dramatic increase in …

Social Media

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Airlines report problems as booking system goes down

The computer booking system used by major U.S. airlines malfunctioned Friday, and passengers at several airports reported delays in boarding.<p>The system, known as Sabre, said the outage happened at about noon ET. It said about an hour later that its systems had recovered and "our aim is to quickly …

Flying

Russian Hackers Launch Targeted Cyberattacks Hours After Trump’s Win

The group known as Cozy Bear is back with a wave of attacks trying to get into the computer of US government employees, academics, and think tank workers.<p>Merely a few hours after Donald Trump declared his stunning victory, a group of hackers that is widely believed to be Russian and was involved in …

Clinton Foundation

Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here's how to protect yourself

We don’t yet know Trump’s surveillance plans, but follow these guidelines if you think it’s better to be safe than sorry<p>In January 2017, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America, and the most technologically advanced surveillance infrastructure in the world will start …

Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet

If you own Internet of Things devices, it’s time to lock it down.<p>Security experts have been warning for years that the growing number of unsecured Internet of Things devices would bring a wave of unprecedented and catastrophic cyber attacks. Just last month, a hacker publicly released malware code …

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell’s Gmail Accounts

New evidence proves Russian hackers were behind the hack on Podesta, connecting the dots on different parts of the complex hacking campaign.<p>On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google.<p>The email, however, …

Security

Cybersecurity Expert Saket Modi Will Make You Afraid To Own A Smartphone

“How many of you guys have a smartphone?” Saket Modi, cofounder of Lucideus Tech, asked an audience at the 2016 FORBES Under 30 Summit in Boston. “How many of you think you are smart enough to use your smartphone?”<p>Modi, a member of this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia list, set up Lucideus, a cybersecurity …

Payment Systems

This is how far phishers will go to make you click on a bogus link

The anatomy of a phishing attack: how cybercriminals are targeting hospitals to steal data.<p>Hospitals might not be such an obvious target for hackers …

Windows 10

'Most Dangerous Celebrities': All the famous people you shouldn't Google

If you're looking for info about your favorite stars online — look out! Some celebrity searches aren't as safe as others.<p>Each year McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities list, published by Intel Security, reveals which popular personalities are most popular with hackers, phishers and scammers.<p>This …

Miley Cyrus

This is why Yahoo did not reset your password after the massive data breach

Yahoo last week confirmed what many already feared, that unknown hackers have been able to steal account data belonging to hundreds of millions of …