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Smart Gifts for Smart People with Smart Homes

The so-called “smart home” has had a sleepy, low-key year in 2016 as it recovered from several years of over promising and under delivering. The fact …

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‘Guccifer 2.0’ Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt to Cover Up Its Own Hack

The mysterious hacker who claimed responsibility for the hack on the DNC is likely a disinformation campaign by Russian spies.<p>On Wednesday, a hacker calling themselves "Guccifer 2.0" claimed responsibility for hacking into the servers of the Democratic Party and stealing "thousands" of documents, …

Windows 'BadTunnel' Attack Hijacks Network Traffic

Newly discovered -- and now patched -- Windows design flaw affects all versions of Windows.<p>A researcher in China has discovered a design flaw in …

Sixgill claims to crawl the Dark Web to detect future cybercrime

Sixgill, a self-proclaimed ‘cyber intelligence’ SaaS startup that analyses the Dark Web, is launching publicly today and announcing that it has closed a $5 million funding round led by Elron, an Israeli holding company dedicated to building technology companies.<p>The new capital will not only be used …

A Wisconsin Mom-and-Pop Shop Proves Any Small Business Could Fall Victim to Chinese Hackers

Cate Machine and Welding found out they'd accidentally become part of a China-based hacking operation when a group of former NSA employees virtually knocked on their door.<p>There are Chinese take-out orders in PCs all over the world, but they're not going through Seamless or any other food delivery …

Deep learning: the future of recommendations

An informative talk about deep learning and its potential uses in recommender systems. Presented at the Budapest Startup Safary, 21 April, 2016.<p>The breakthroughs of the last decade in neural network research and the quick increasing of computational power resulted in the revival of deep neural …

Researcher Bypasses Apple's Updated Malware Protection in '5 Minutes'

Apple’s malware protector Gatekeeper can still be tricked into installing malicious applications, researcher warns.<p>Apple's Mac computers have long been considered safer than their Windows-powered counterparts—so much so that the common belief for a long time was that they couldn't get viruses or …

Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again

Forgetting names is one of our memory’s most common failures – but there are ways to make them stick, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>A reader, Dan, asks "Why do we forget people's names when we first meet them? I can remember all kinds of other details about a person but completely forget their …

Amazon resets account passwords feared compromised – report

Amazon.com appears to be asking some of its customers to reset passwords after a breach of some sort.<p>The online bazaar apparently sent cryptic emails …

Customers

8 startups from Australia that you should know about

Add Google+ Comments to Any Web Page

Until Google launches an API for the Google+ Comments feature, you can use the code from Blogger. Browsing the Net found a way to embed Google+ …

McDonald’s Theory

I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.<p>An interesting …

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On

It is easy to feel scared and powerless in the wake of attacks like those at the Boston Marathon. But it also plays into the perpetrators' hands.<p>As the details about the bombings in Boston unfold, it'd be easy to be scared. It'd be easy to feel powerless and demand that our elected leaders do …

Brute Force Attacks Build WordPress Botnet — Krebs on Security

Security experts are warning that an escalating series of online attacks designed to break into poorly-secured <b>WordPress</b> blogs is fueling the growth …

Spam war caused failure at critical internet exchange center

Exchanges are revising protocols in the wake of this week's devastating DDoS attacks<p>The dust is settling from this week's Dutch DDoS attacks — by some accounts, the largest denial-of-service action ever mounted, channeling 300 gigabits of junk traffic to the web's weakest spots. For the most part, …

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Japanese Schoolgirls Stage Fake ‘Dragon Ball’ Attacks in Photos

In a series of photos posted on Twitter, schoolgirls in Japan have been staging fake energy sphere attacks (known as the “Kamehameha“) made popular …

Company Offers One-Way Trip to Mars

A Dutch start-up named Mars One is hoping to send a select group of brave astronauts on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in the year 2023 with the …