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How worried should I be about the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws?

Axios’ Ina Fried says most consumers might be okay — if they update their systems ASAP.<p>In June 2017, Google researchers discovered major security vulnerabilities in common computer processors, which were disclosed to the public earlier this month. And you should pay attention — because those …

How to Install Tripwire IDS (Intrusion Detection System) on Linux

Tripwire is a popular Linux Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that runs on systems in order to detect if unauthorized filesystem changes occurred over …

How to Use Your Smartphone to Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi

Bad wi-fi got you down? You’ve got a host of hardware options that can help you out, from mesh routers to Wi-Fi repeaters, but before you upgrade any …

Windows apps on Linux: Wine 3.0 is out now with Direct3D 10, 11 support

The latest version of the Wine compatibility layer for Windows on Linux is available for download.<p><i>Video: Samsung app will turn phone into Linux …

Free GoCrack password cracking tool helps admins test password security

It takes a mere .25 milliseconds to crack passwords such as “123456”, “qwerty” or “password” — examples of some of the worst, most common passwords …

The nasty future of ransomware: Four ways the nightmare is about to get even worse

WannaCry, NotPetya, Bad Rabbit, and others have demonstrated the power of ransomware -- and new sneaky tricks are only going to make it an even …

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Apps

Windows 10's Subsystem for Linux: Here's how hackers could use it to hide malware

But the Bashware attack is complicated.<p>Researchers at Check Point say they've found a way to use Microsoft's Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to …

Android vs iOS: Which is more secure?

Android and iOS represent the lion's share of the mobile operating system market, and while there's inherent risk with the use of any mobile device …

Shadow IT – How Do You Protect What You Don’t Know You Have?

For a cybersecurity program to succeed, it must identify the assets it aims to protect. Without a clear understanding of its assets, no organization …

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If you've found yourself in a career rut, the …

Ransomware attack is cover for something far more destructive

The GoldenEye attack wasn’t aiming at your wallet. It was trying to destroy your data.<p>As odd as it sounds, the ransomware attack that swept across the world over the past few days wasn't about the money.<p>GoldenEye, also known as NotPetya, swarmed computers on Tuesday, locking up devices at …

The Epic Untold Story of Nike’s (Almost) Perfect Marathon

<b>On the night</b> of May 5, 2017, Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner, lay awake with his eyes open and his mind racing.<p>Under ordinary …

Marathons

Why You Should Push Your Pain Barrier - Men's Running UK

It’s a harsh reality, but no matter how fit you become, or how good a runner you are you can never outrun your pain barrier. Giving your all will …

Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?

Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years.<p>So …

​Here’s Exactly When You Need to Start Training for Fall Marathons and Half Marathons

Make sure you’re preparing for your chosen distance with this handy timeline.<p>It takes time to properly train for a marathon or half marathon. <i>Runner’s World</i> recommends 16 weeks to train for a marathon and at least 10 weeks for a half marathon. To help you get to your finish line healthy and …

How to set up ssh key authentication

Out of the box, secure shell is fairly secure. With the help of ssh key authentication, you can lock down secure shell so that only specific machines …

Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT

FYI: MIT has posted online the video lectures for an essential series of courses. In the playlist of 38 lectures above, you can get an <i>Introduction to</i> …

9 Useful Commands to Get CPU Information on Linux

In a previous article, we put together a list of 10 useful commands to collect system and hardware information in Linux. In this guide, we will …

Researcher Warns SIEMs Are Weak Link In Network Security Chain

Security information and event management solutions are supposed to boost security, but researchers say the network analysis tools are ripe attack …

How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon …

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn't get any better, you're in for a surprise. There's an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

This Chrome Add-On Shows You What Facebook ‘Sees’ In Your Photos

Every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the social network analyzes it and adds tags so that a computer can “describe” your photo to any visually …

ASUS HiveSpot And HiveDot Routers Create A Mesh Network In Your Home

ASUS announce the imminent launch of a new high-speed wireless mesh-networking system which they have created for home environments and which …

Hit by Globe3 ransomware? This free tool could help you decrypt your files

Cybersecurity researchers have already cracked the newest incarnation of Globe ransomware, allowing you to get your files back without paying out to …

Can we stop connected gadgets from taking down the internet?

Late last week, 100,000 compromised connected gadgets helped anonymous attackers launch a massive and sustained DDoS attack. Malware called Mirai took control of the devices to direct large amounts of traffic, potentially as much as 1.2 Tbps, at Dyn, a DNS service provider that routes traffic …

How can I extend Wi-Fi to the other side of my house?

I’ve just switched from slow ADSL broadband, where the router was outside my office, to fast Virgin broadband, where the router is on the other side of the house. Unfortunately, my computer is struggling to pick-up the Wi-Fi signal. In the past, I’ve tried Wi-Fi extenders from Netgear and Belkin …

Wi-Fi

FBI Official Explains What To Do In A Ransomware Attack

Feds say even basic information can advance the agency's investigation.<p>Businesses or consumers hit by ransomware should refuse to pay the ransom and …

Information Security

Flaws in Cisco routers and critical Microsoft patches: Security news IT leaders need to know

<i>This week’s highlights also include Citrix’s GoToMYPC being victim of an attack and Adobe patches for multiple vulnerabilities.</i><p>Microsoft Patch …

Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …