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Badly coded ransomware locks away data forever

<b>Coding mistakes in a malicious program that encrypts data mean anyone hit by the Power Worm virus will not be able to recover files, say security experts.</b><p>Usually viruses known as ransomware decrypt files when victims have paid a substantial fee.<p>But one variant of Power Worm destroys keys that could …

Web Servers

360 Security - A lot of bang for zero bucks

Most antivirus apps do about one or two things and it usually revolves around your security. It’s interesting and unique when an antivirus app tries to do more to optimize your device and keep it safe, secure, and free of worries. 360 Security is an app that tries to do all of this and it does it …

Apps

Blizzard Looking to Revive These Classic Games

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Blizzard has provided the following statement to GameSpot on the matter.<p>"We need engineers to help maintain our legacy games. We have a history of maintaining our games for many years. Our earlier games are still played and enjoyed today, so we want to continue to maintain them for those …

Online

Why your phone battery is rubbish

It’s technology’s biggest puzzle: although smartphones, laptops and even electric cars get lighter, cheaper and double in power every few years, they still die when you most need them. How close are we to perfecting a ‘super battery’ that charges at lightning speeds and lasts for days?<p>My battery …

Clean Energy

Cyber-attack warning after millions stolen from UK bank accounts

Top crime agency delivers advice after virus used to access online banking details, with UK losses estimated to hit £20m<p>Law enforcement officials are hunting cyber attackers who have pulled off a series of internet “heists” on British bank accounts worth at least £20m.<p>British government ministers …

Cyber-attacks

A vigilante hacker is changing 10,000 WiFi passwords

Someone is hacking unprotected WiFi routers everywhere -- and forcing them to be on guard.<p>Does your home WiFi use a default password? It forces you to change it. Does it leave unguarded communication channels open? It forces you to close them.<p>To experts, this seems like the work of a well …

Wi-Fi

The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business. The target of these schemes are businesses that work with foreign suppliers and those that perform wire transfer …

Crunchy Ramen Salad

Ingredients<p>2 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles, crumbled<br>• 1/2 cup almonds, sliced<br>• 1 (16-ounce) bag coleslaw mix<br>• 1/2 small red baggage, shredded<br>• 1 1/2 cups …

Mango

Stir-Fried Beef With Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce Recipe

Intensely beefy and buttery skirt steak is the star of this quick stir-fry, featuring sweet snap peas tossed in oyster sauce.<p><b>Why this Recipe Works:</b><p>Skirt steak has a loose grain and intense flavor that makes it ideal for stir-fries.<br>• A marinade formulated with soy sauce, wine, cornstarch, and baking …

Easy Miso Chicken Salad

While it requires a few minutes of prep, this is both light and flavorful—it’s perfect for lunch, or great as a starter or side with some stir-fried …

This time it's true: We're out of IPv4 addresses

North America has run out of Internet addresses, or at least IPv4 internet addresses, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), …

Apple App Store malware 'infected 4,000 apps'

<b>As many as 4,000 apps were infected by the XcodeGhost malware used in an attack on Apple's App Store, security researchers have said.</b><p>The news came as Apple said it was going to make its Xcode program - the tool used to build apps for its operating system - easier to download in China, where the …

Apps

Fingerprints from 5.6 million people were stolen in huge U.S. data breach

More than a quarter of the victims in a cyberattack on the federal government — which lost data belonging to 21 million people — also had their …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

FAQ: Everything you need to know about the XcodeGhost App Store hack

If you’re as confused as we were when we first heard about the major App Store hack over the weekend, we’re here to help.<p>Here’s a compilation of everything we know about the XcodeGhost story, and we’ll be updating it as more develops.<p>What is XcodeGhost?<p>The XcodeGhost hack represents the first …

Apps

Is Bitcoin here to stay? Experts are still torn

Will Bitcoin go away?<p>That’s the question that digital currency experts debated Monday at a conference in San Francisco hosted by tech news site …

Bitcoin

Hundreds of iPhone apps infected in first major attack on App Store

Developers tricked into using XcodeGhost software that infiltrates legitimate apps in an attempt to steal data<p>Apple has taken down several apps after hundreds were found to have been compromised by a major attack on the App Store.<p>In the first significant security issue to affect the …

'Let's Encrypt' project issues its first free certificate

Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation along with Mozilla and Cisco launched an initiative called "Let's Encrypt" that promised to hand out free certificates anyone can use. Today, the team has released its first one -- it's only available to beta testers for now, but everyone can see it in …

The military governs your diet: From pizza to burritos to new plastic pouches, the Pentagon wields shocking power in grocery aisle

The military’s influence over food is like Texas’ over history books: They buy so much that they run the show<p>59,422 breakfast sausage patties<br>98,220 eggs<br>21,082 packages sliced American cheese<br>2,451 containers frozen apple juice<br>13,500 packages julienned French fries<br>24,159 corn dogs<br>8,682 frozen burritos<p>…

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

The FBI is struggling to convince tech whizzes to take jobs at bureau

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is having a really hard time hiring enough cybersecurity pros.<p>The agency has not hired about nearly 40% — or 52 …

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

Rising Cyber Attacks Costing Health System $6 Billion Annually

A rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. health-care system $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once …

10 Ways to Add Vintage Style to Your Home

This spring, we’re all about updating and decorating our spaces. Whether you’re settling into a new place or you want in on the redecorating action, we know you want your home to feel… well, <i>homey.</i> One of our favorite ways to make over our home decor is by incorporating vintage pieces into a modern …

Who Will Track the Internet Trackers?

The documentary Do Not Track, a multi-part project on data privacy, is personalized to individual viewers based on their online behaviors.<p>It's a given that when you visit a website, that site is gathering information about you. Big Data knows you, and it knows you well. If you don't want to be …

​Arab hackers using bait IDF pics to penetrate Israeli cyber-networks – security firm

Likely Arabic-speaking hackers have conducted a four-month long campaign to embed spyware in Israel Defense Forces terminals, US-based security …

We just got a closer look at Microsoft Office 2016, and here are the features we like

Microsoft just announced that it’s bringing its new version of Office that’s optimized for tablets and phones to the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Windows Phone.<p>This means you’ll be able to see exactly how Office 2016 will work on Microsoft’s mobile devices by the end of the month.<p>And, at the …

Windows 10

Sunnyside-Up Eggs

They might look simple, but these are the slowest eggs you'll ever cook in a pan.<p>Servings: 2<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons clarified butter or vegetable oil<p>2 large eggs<p>Directions<p><i>Chef's tip:</i> Sunnysides are pretty simple: just lay some eggs down in hot butter and cook them gently. But simple as they are, …