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PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

Operating Systems

Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

“Words can’t explain the dimension of this madness," director Guillermo del Toro tweets. "The 'why' is unthinkable, the 'how' is terrifying.”<p>Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were …

Mexico

Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Information Security

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

Google Chrome: Over 20 Million Users Installed Malware Infected Ad Blockers Into Their Browsers

Ad blocking tools are installed by hundreds of millions of internet users to ward off unwanted ads, intrusive marketing techniques, and to prevent …

Google Chrome

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

Nobody is safe from Russia's colossal hacking operation

No-one is too unimportant to be targeted by Russia-backed, state-sponsored hackers. While that may be good for the self-esteem, it's bad news for …

Cybersecurity

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

Man linked to 9/11 attacks on US captured in Syria: Pentagon

A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed …

Middle East

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Cambridge Analytica

Russia is targeting the home internet of tens of thousands of British households, security services warn

Russia is targeting the home internet networks of tens of thousands of households in Britain to spy on them and mount mass cyber-attacks, GCHQ and the FBI have warned.<p>The security services in both the US and the UK said that they are "confident" that Russia is hacking into "residential routers" …

Cyber-attacks

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere for securing IoT devices

Microsoft is introducing new custom silicon, a Linux-based embedded OS and cloud service aimed at securing microcontroller-based devices.<p>Microsoft is …

Microsoft Azure

Facebook explains how it can collect info about you even if you never post on Facebook

Facebook's product management director, David Baser, just wrote a blog post explaining when Facebook and its partners collect your personal …

Apps

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Asia Travel

Android phone makers are putting millions at risk by allegedly lying about missed security patches

Security Research Labs has said it has reason to believe Android manufacturers are misleading customers<p>Some of the largest Android smartphone makers …

Android News

Oracle Co-CEO Tells Trump Pentagon Cloud Plan Makes ‘No Sense’

Oracle Corp. Co-Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said she discussed the U.S. Defense Department’s cloud-computing contract with President Donald …

Donald Trump

Hackers broke into a casino’s high-roller database through a fish tank

In an anecdote that illustrates how our increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) has compromised the security of confidential information, …

Internet of Things

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

sponsored by<p>What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide …

Information Security

14 Under-the-radar Islands for the Ultimate Romantic Honeymoon

Whether you’re agonizing over seating charts or skipping venue fees and marrying your person at city hall, one thing is for certain: You’re going to …

Weddings

This string of 16 characters will crash Chrome

This is not Google’s finest hour: Following on the heels of news that hacking Android Lollipop is as easy as typing a long string of characters comes …

Google

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Coffee

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

4 Reasons Why Companies are Choosing CRM Over Traditional Marketing tools

CRM offers the perfect tools for accurately collecting, managing and analysing consumer behaviour data to help in creating impactful marketing strategies<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

Marketing

Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Users told smartphone’s software has been updated with monthly patches when it hasn’t, new research claims<p>Some Android smartphone manufacturers are skipping security patches without notifying users, instead claiming their smartphone’s software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, …

Android News

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Top 6 Essential Health Benefits of Sea Salt - Dr. Axe

<b>Salt</b> has been used as a natural flavoring for thousands of years, and it’s so vital to our existence that we’ve even been created with a portion of …

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password

A security researcher has disclosed details of an important vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for which the company released an incomplete patch …

Information Security

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

Rare Earth