10 Linux distros: From different to dangerous

Linux survival guide: These 21 applications let you move easily between Linux and Windows If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/10-linux-distros-from-different-to-dangerous/#ftag=RSSbaffb6810 Linux distros: From different to dangeroushttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/10-linux-distros-from-different-to-dangerous/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for… Read more →

Malicious Android photography, gaming apps downloaded 8 million times from Google Play

This Android malware will spread by sending SMS messages to your contact list Filecoder isn’t perfect malware but has the potential to become a serious threat. Google has eradicated 85 Android apps from the Google Play Store after researchers found they were nothing more than adware posing as legitimate software.  Trend Micro mobile threat response engineer Ecular Xu said the… Read more →

As US, China fight trade war, Greece opens up to Huawei’s 5G ambitions

Wary of uncertainty, Huawei expands business in Eastern Europe As the trade dispute goes on, Chinese tech giant Huawei is pushing on with efforts in regions like the Balkans. While the US-China tech cold war rumbles on and the UK weighs up how much involvement Huawei should have in the country’s 5G networks, elsewhere in Europe the Chinese tech giant is… Read more →

IRS begins tax clampdown on unreported cryptocurrency profits

North Korea made $2 billion from cyberattacks, UN report Draft report from the United Nations revealed North Korea chalked up US$2 billion from launching cyber attacks against banks and cryptocurrency exchanges as part of efforts to fund a weapons buying programme. Cryptocurrency investors in the United States are receiving letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which are proposing backdated… Read more →

UK hacker-for-hire jailed for role in SIM-swapping attacks, data theft

What is Black Hat and why is it so important? CBS’ Dan Patterson is at Black Hat in Las Vegas. He breaks down why it is a must-see for hackers and cybersecurity professionals, plus the most interesting things happening at this year’s conference. A British teenager has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after offering hacker-for-hire services to cash… Read more →

Shell to roll out electric vehicle charging service at stations across Singapore

Shell has rolled out an electric vehicle charging service at its Sengkang station in Singapore, marking the first time it is introducing the offering in Southeast Asia. Called Shell Recharge, the new service will be available at another nine Shell stations across the island by October, when it will account for almost 20% of the energy company’s local retail network…. Read more →

Degrading Tor network performance only costs a few thousand dollars per month

Image: Tor Project Threat actors or nation-states looking into degrading the performance of the Tor anonymity network can do it on the cheap, for only a few thousands US dollars per month, new academic research has revealed. According to researchers from Georgetown University and the US Naval Research Laboratory, threat actors can use tools as banale as public DDoS stressers… Read more →

Hy-Vee issues warning to customers after discovering point-of-sale breach

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has published a warning to customers this week after staff discovered a security breach on some of its point-of-sale (PoS) systems. The company said that card transactions made at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants (Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses, and Wahlburgers) may have been recorded by hackers. “We believe the actions we have taken… Read more →

Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged

The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US will not only disrupt global supply chains and lead to fragmented technology markets, if prolonged, it also will drag down Singapore’s economy. With competition between the two economic powerhouses inevitable, both must find ways to establish mutual trust and resolve conflicts, urges Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  He said the… Read more →

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems with accessing their data to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). DIR officials did not pubish a list of… Read more →

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn’t even close

Bill Nye may like it. The man at Best Buy wasn’t moved. When science disturbs the firmament, people take extreme sides. When the Science Guy does it, it’s even worse. I judge this from the passionate reaction to Bill Nye’s recent descent into shilling for Google. Should you have missed this event, Nye appeared last week in a Chromebook ad,… Read more →

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D

Asia’s largest spender in technologyChina’s top 100 internet companies have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) activities, spending 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) last year. This marks the highest collective spend by the group, to date, and a 45.1% climb from 2017, according to stats released by the Internet Society of China, which is affiliated with the Ministry… Read more →