Regularly updating your passwords is a good way to stay secure online, but each site and service has their own way of doing it. Here’s a quick guide on how to change your Gmail password in a few short steps. The post How to change your Gmail password in five easy steps appeared first on…
The Smell of Data provides a novel way for users to keep track of threats to their online security, emitting a puff of a specially designed scent whenever a connected device is at risk. The post ‘The Smell of Data’ helps internet users sniff out the threat of data leakage appeared first on Digital Trends.…
As artificial intelligences become ever more powerful in the future, it will be crucial that smart product owners understand their capabilities, and have control over how their AI operates.
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Have a good mind for computational chess problem-solving? Want to earn $1 million? Then the University of St. Andrews and Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you.
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Malware protection is more important than ever, even if you eschew Windows in favor of Apple’s desktop platform. Thankfully, protecting your machine is as easy as picking from the best free antivirus for Mac suites. The post MacOS isn’t immune! The best free antivirus for Mac provides a booster shot appeared first on Digital Trends.…
Use Gmail on an iPhone or iPad? Then you’ll be pleased to know that in the coming days, Google is updating the app with an anti-phishing security check designed to stop you getting scammed.
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Bug bounty hunters can win big money if they find the right flaw in software or services, but the lifestyle has plenty of risk to go with the reward. We asked bug bounty hunters how – and if – they can make a living. The post Meet the bug bounty hunters making cash by finding…
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a holy grail for those working in cryptography — a truly random number generator that’s compact enough to be used in wearable devices.
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The Secret Service is to use a tethered drone this month for surveillance operations geared toward protecting President Trump. The trial run could lead to the president’s security team making more use of the airborne technology.
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A recent hack of a system operated by America’s Job Link Alliance-TS (AJLA-TS), a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, resulted in the release of 5.5 million social security numbers from 10 states.
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Yesterday was Microsoft’s usual Patch Tuesday and, this time around, it wasn’t just the core Windows components that were inoculated against potential threats — HoloLens also received its first security patch.
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The Department of Homeland Security has decided to hold off expanding the laptop flight ban, choosing instead to bring in more security measures for airlines flying to the U.S.
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Windows 10 S is supposed to be safer from attack than its less limited sibling. However, after just over three hours of work, a security researcher was able to break through Windows 10 S’s security features and install an illicit payload. The post Word macro used to break into the ‘more secure’ Windows 10 S…
The seemingly innocuous and decidedly low-tech e-cigarette can be used to break into a machine, but don’t panic yet: it’s not the vaporous aspects of e-cigarettes themselves that are at fault.
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Microsoft is taking steps to help protect Windows against cyberattacks perpetrated by government organizations. Known as nation-state actors, these groups are some of the most competent in breaking into systems and stealing data.
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