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Windows Backup Privilege: CMD.EXE

You probably encountered the situation where you could not access a file, even as an administrator. For example hiberfil.sys.There is a way in …

Information Security

The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad

With the imminent release of the new <i>Star Wars</i> film, <i>The Force Awakens</i>, many theatergoers are re-watching the original movies to reacquaint themselves …

The Website Downloader

Download Entire Websites<p>Download and save an entire website to your computer. Web2Disk automatically fixes the links so your offline copy works just …

Software

13 million MacKeeper users exposed after MongoDB door was left open

Expect more breaches in the future as 35,000 MongoDB installs are misconfigured.<p>Security researcher Chris Vickery has found and reported a massive …

Databases

Sync Security and Privacy Brief Now Available

Security and privacy are two of the leading issues for users when transferring important data. Keeping data on-premises makes business and IT leaders …

Information Systems

ProtonMail: what we learned from being the victim of Europe’s biggest DDoS attack

After going public about the DDoS attack that took it down, encrypted email provider is hit by another massive surge in traffic

Encryption

Everykey: Your Only Key

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In a galaxy not so far away, a star hosts a potentially habitable planet

UNSW Australia astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 …

Universe

Important Announcement about ScreenOS®

An important announcement about ScreenOS<b>®</b> software is being released in conjunction with Juniper Security Advisory 10713.

Why You Might Want to Upgrade to Kali Linux 2.0 - or Not

I spent the last two weeks making a trial of Kali Linux 2.0, and for a command-line person, there just isn’t that much reason to upgrade from Kali …

The longest — and probably largest — proof of our current climate catastrophe ever caught on camera.

Photographer James Balog and his crew were hanging out near a glacier when their camera captured something extraordinary.<p>They were in Greenland, …

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy

LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. It was the first time we’d met in person; he first …

Privacy

Download Windows 10 November Update ISO file via Microsoft's Media Creation Tool | On MSFT

If you want to install Windows 10 from scratch with the November update bits included, then you might be looking around the Web for ISOs. Microsoft …

BBC Radio 4 - Money Box, Cyber attack on TalkTalk, HMRC refund delays

More than four million customers of TalkTalk may have had their full data stolen, including bank details. It's not yet clear to what extent the data was encrypted. The programme looks at some of the problems listeners have had getting compensation for past breaches.<p>There are long delays by Her …

How to Say No in Turkish: Navigating a New Language

By Bernd Brunner October 20, 2015<p>On Language<p><i>Navigating a new language.</i><p>A postcard of the harbor in Constantinople, ca. 1914.<p>Some people see learning a language as an obstacle course or, more euphemistically, as a second coming of age. Whichever way you look at it, when it comes to Turkish, English …

Language

Watch Takata's Defective Airbags Explode in Slow Motion

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it has expanded its investigation into defective Takata airbags that …

Web Browser Security Checklist for Identity Theft Protection

Since the ancient times it is considered that the IP Address and the HTTP Cookies is the only reliable digital fingerprints which affects the online …

It's Not Just VW: A Robust Market For Reprogramming Vehicles

Lawmakers want to know more about Volkswagen's massive cheat — how the automaker used software to crank up the power on a vehicle, and then hide the fact. By now everyone's heard of the VW emissions cheating scandal. But less discussed are the many products on the Internet that let you do, in …

California Air Resources Board

The rise of .NET and Powershell malware

A long time has passed since the infamous virus writer Benny from the 29A group released to the world his proof of concept malware ‘Donut‘, targeting …

.Net Framework

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don't Actually Exist

There’s a simple recipe for building the Universe as we know it today: take a sea of matter and radiation that starts off hot, dense and expanding, and give it time to cool. Over long enough timescales, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, and eventually stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies will …

Cosmology

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

Geobacter – a current favourite<p>STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We …

On SQL Injection

I spent some time last weekend building a new web server. Actually, I lie. I spent pretty much all weekend building it. I haven’t named it yet but …

Web Servers

Earth's Gravitational Pull Cracks Open the Moon

Earth's gravitational pull is massaging the moon, opening up faults in the lunar crust, researchers say.<p>Just as the moon's gravitational pull causes …

Astronomy

New zero-day exploit hits fully patched Adobe Flash [Updated]

Attacks used to hijack end users' computers when they visit booby-trapped sites.<p><b>Update on October 14 at 1:15pm PDT:</b> Adobe officials have confirmed …

Spearphishing

A Shodan Tutorial and Primer

Shodan is a search engine for finding specific devices, and device types, that exist online. The most popular searches are for things like webcam, …

Download official Windows 10 Build 10565 ISO

Earlier this week, Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10565 to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. Today, the company is releasing the official ISOs …

Dow Jones: We were hacked, client data exposed

Dow Jones said Friday that hackers breached its system and possibly stole payment information for some former and current subscribers.<p>The News Corp …

Dow Jones