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‘Bomb threat’ scammers are now threatening to throw acid on victims

Thursday’s massive spam campaign that sent bomb threats to hundreds of thousands of users across the US and Canada, and caused evacuations of buildings across several cities, was carried out by the same group of spammers responsible for the recent wave of sextortion scams, two cyber-security firms said on Friday. “Multiple IPs involved in sending these bomb threats also sent… Read more →

‘Bomb threat’ scammers are now threatening to throw acid on victims

Thursday’s massive spam campaign that sent bomb threats to hundreds of thousands of users across the US and Canada, and caused evacuations of buildings across several cities, was carried out by the same group of spammers responsible for the recent wave of sextortion scams, two cyber-security firms said on Friday. “Multiple IPs involved in sending these bomb threats also sent… Read more →

‘Bomb threat’ scammers are now threatening to throw acid on victims

Thursday’s massive spam campaign that sent bomb threats to hundreds of thousands of users across the US and Canada, and caused evacuations of buildings across several cities, was carried out by the same group of spammers responsible for the recent wave of sextortion scams, two cyber-security firms said on Friday. “Multiple IPs involved in sending these bomb threats also sent… Read more →

2018 Gift Guide: Weird but really useful gadgets

What’s in an IT pro’s toolbox? Gone are the days of being able to make do with a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and some sticky tape. If you’re in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/2018-gift-guide-weird-but-really-useful-gadgets/#ftag=RSSbaffb682018 Gift Guide: Weird but really useful gadgetshttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/2018-gift-guide-weird-but-really-useful-gadgets/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

Blockchain, artificial intelligence top LinkedIn fastest-growing job categories

There is no shortage of skepticism and outright confusion about the enterprise implications of blockchain. At the same time, demand and hiring of people with blockchain development or implementation skills is going gangbusters, growing at a rate faster than other job categories. Photo: HubSpot That’s the word from analysts at LinkedIn, who recently published their list of the fastest-growing jobs… Read more →

Seven from ten Americans worried about holiday shopping identity theft

Although pundits predict that online shopping is stealing a march on in-store buying, and use technology to spend more of their cash, cyber security fears still abound. special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home. Here’s what communities and citizens can learn about… Read more →

SQLite bug impacts thousands of apps, including all Chromium-based browsers

A security vulnerability in the massively popular SQLite database engine puts thousands of desktop and mobile applications at risk. Discovered by Tencent’s Blade security team, the vulnerability allows an attacker to run malicious code on the victim’s computer, and in less dangerous situations, leak program memory or cause program crashes. Because SQLite is embedded in thousands of apps, the vulnerability… Read more →

Brazilian IT firm Tivit suffers data leak

Brazil-based IT services and business process outsourcing provider Tivit has had data from many of its large customers leaked online. Security research website DefCon-Lab found about 1,000 lines of code available on Pastebin’s web service including data such as access credentials to Tivit’s systems used by clients and other sensitive information including email exchanges. special feature Cybersecurity in an IoT… Read more →

Bing recommends piracy tutorial when searching for Office 2019

Microsoft is sending users who search for Office 2019 download links via its Bing search engine to a website that teaches them the basics about pirating the company’s Office suite. This happens every time users search for the term “office 2019 download” on Bing. The result is a Bing search card (highlighted search results) that links to a piracy tutorial…. Read more →

GE’s new industrial IoT software business: What it means for customers

With GE establishing a new standalone software business, we examine what it means for existing and potential customers of GE Digital and for GE. Must read: GE plans to launch independent industrial IoT company, unloads ServiceMax: Too little, too late? What we know: On Dec. 13, 2018, GE announced the formation of a new industrial IoT (or IIoT) software business,… Read more →

GE’s new industrial IoT software business: What it means for customers

With GE establishing a new standalone software business, we examine what it means for existing and potential customers of GE Digital and for GE. Must read: GE plans to launch independent industrial IoT company, unloads ServiceMax: Too little, too late? What we know: On Dec. 13, 2018, GE announced the formation of a new industrial IoT (or IIoT) software business,… Read more →

Facebook Portal video chat device is 25% off for a limited time

We’ve spotted an interesting deal on Amazon. Facebook’s video chat device, Portal, which only launched last month, is already on sale. It’s reduced by 25 percent for a limited time. There are two versions of Portal: The 10-inch Portal, and the 15.6-inch Portal+. They normally cost $199 and $349, respectively. But, right now, the Portal is just $149 on Amazon,… Read more →