Spamnesty is a simple service: forward your spam to it and it will engage the spammer in pointless chatbot email chains, wasting their time.
Unregulated crypto-currencies have soared in value this past year, making a few millionaires and worrying a few hedge fund managers in the process. But crypto-currencies have also been great news for hackers and unscrupulous investors, who can use them for nefarious tricks.
Hackers breached “various point of sales terminals” at retailer Forever 21’s storefronts throughout the country, collecting “credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and sometimes cardholder names” from April 3rd to November 18th, 2017, CNET reported.
Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, those same managers are being exploited as a way to track users from site to site.
If we learned anything in 2017, it’s this: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
You may have heard, for example, that Google is preparing a new unified operating system to replace Chrome OS (the operating system that powers Chromebooks) and Android (the operating system that powers most smartphones).
2017 felt like the year of the scam.
Around 2 million online fraud incidents were reported in 2017, according to new data from the Public Accounts Committee. And with only 20 per cent of crimes actually reported, even this stark figure is just the tip of the iceberg.
Proposed State Laws Would Deny Contracts to Net Neutrality Violators
After Apple reduced its iPhone battery-swap price to just $29 as part of an apology for its handling of the performance-throttling controversy, iFixit has done the same for its DIY kits for older devices …
Everything Amazon’s Alexa learned to do in 2017
A virus that borrows your computer’s processing power to mine cryptocurrency without your knowledge is spreading through Facebook Messenger, security experts at Trend Microdiscovered last week. The virus, named Digmine, seems to have originated in South Korea and has also been reported in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and Venezuela. Given the way that it propagates, it could easily reach other countries if Facebook users aren’t careful.