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New ransomware arrives with a hidden feature that hints at more sophisticated attacks to come

New form of file-locking ransomware has a 'manual' option for more sophisticated attacks.<p>A new form of ransomware is spreading to victims around the …

Ransomware

#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you a cybersecurity expert

Growing dependency on computer systems and Internet has made almost everyone vulnerable to cyber attacks. From home users to companies, hospitals, …

Everything you need to know about the RAMpage security exploit

The latest security exploit to affect millions of devices is called RAMpage. It's a variation of previous attacks that use the Rowhammer hardware …

27 Online Courses to Learn Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Programming

Want to develop blockchain and cryptocurrency programming skills? Here are a number of great online courses.<p>What is a blockchain? A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered …

How To: The Beginner's Guide to Defending Against Wi-Fi Hacking

Hacking Wi-Fi is a lot easier than most people think, but the ways of doing so are clustered around a few common techniques most hackers use. With a …

Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

Small Business

Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.

Chances are that when you bought a Wi-Fi router, you probably did not prioritize strong network security.<p>After all, when we think about wireless connectivity in our homes, most of us generally care more about speed of data transmissions and how much range the router can cover.<p>But it’s time to …

Wi-Fi

Learn how Amazon Web Services works and create a career for yourself

When you think of Amazon, you think of “the everything store.” The place you go to when you want to purchase a 50-lb. bag of limited-ingredient dog …

How to make your carpets look new again (without steam cleaning)

If you don't own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, <i>then</i> wait for the carpet to dry. If you don't have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you …

10 Open Source Security Tools You Should Know

Open source tools can be the basis for solid security and intense learning. Here are 10 you should know about for your IT security toolkit.

Information Security

Enterprise Security Architecture - a short overview

A security architecture‍ is a topic which has been more and more demanded, although stakeholders in organizations may still have quite different …

Personal Encryption 101

In 2016, a lone Romanian hacker going by the name Guccifer 2.0 claimed credit for the leak of sensitive internal Democratic National Committee …

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

Want to amass $1 million -- or more -- for your retirement? This very cool chart shows how you can do it.<p>For most of us, retirement will be only as …

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google

9 Telltale Signs You're Dealing With an Inauthentic Person

There is no skill more important to success than being able to detect who is sincere and who isn't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Authentic people are self-aware. They avoid blaming others for their own mistakes and accept their strengths and weaknesses. They show …

Self-help

14 Digital Side Hustles You Can Start Today

<b>By Victoria Greene, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Looking to make some money or start a side project? The internet is full of voices telling us we can make money by doing this, that or the other, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds and more than half of it of it is probably spam. There are, however, …

Small Business

Want to Work From Home -- and Improve Your Mental Health? Apple, Dell, and Walt Disney Are Now Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Additionally, studies show that working remotely will save you between $4,668 to $5,688 per year.<p>Earlier this month, I reported on a FlexJobs study that showed how working remotely will save you money -- enough for that kitchen remodeling project or a couple of vacations to a white sandy beach in …

It takes work to keep your data private online. These apps can help

If you're paranoid about companies and governments potentially tracking you online, you're not crazy. And there's something you can do to stop it.<p>The spotlight on online privacy has become much more focused in recent months, what with headline after headline about breaches and data scandals. …

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

The Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica

Wireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.<p>Stop me if you’ve …

EternalBlue Lives On A Year After WannaCrypt Wrought Havoc

Image: iStock<p>It's been a year since WannaCry caused massive disruption to companies all over the world. The highly virulent ransomware, which was …

The Seven Phases of a Cyber Attack

In the cyber security industry, we are seeing a change in the way that hacks are being performed.<p>A recent set of attacks against critical …

Cybersecurity

Google’s Most Advanced Security Features Now Work With Apple’s Built-in iOS Apps

Google launched its Advanced Protection Program last fall to help secure the accounts of people who are especially at risk of being hacked. Advanced …

Apps

Eight new Spectre variants affecting Intel chips discovered, four are "high risk"

Spectre and Meltdown may not be getting as many headlines as they were a few months ago, but that could soon all change following the discovery of …

How to get rid of tough carpet stains (yes, even cat pee)

Soft, clean carpets feel cozy and inviting. Rugs or carpets that have been host to dog urine, grease, coffee or other smelly stains are off-putting, at best. You might be thinking about the cost of replacing your carpet, but before you do, consider trying to reverse the damage with this …

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …