General Discussions produced by chain | Thu, 03/17/16 @ 09:43 pm | 0 replies
<br /> ere's an old rather funny movie called The Mouse That Roared. Basically, it is about a little no-name country that decides to go to war with the U.S. and lose, so that the U.S. will pay it reparations. Only it somehow wins, to everyone's surprise.<br /> It isn't clear whether Donald Trump declared war on Silicon Valley or the other way around -- it is hard to keep track of the...
Hacking News produced by chain | Thu, 03/17/16 @ 09:41 pm | 0 replies
<br /> Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California on Tuesday announced they had reached a plea agreement with Ryan Collins, a Pennsylvania resident, over charges that he hacked Apple and Google email accounts of more than 100 people back in 2014.<br /> The allegations stemmed from the official investigation into the hacking case dubbed...
Hacking produced by chain | Mon, 03/14/16 @ 12:47 am | 0 replies
<br /> Google on Thursday announced that it was expanding its Project Shieldprogram, offering to protect news and human rights websites from distributed denial of service attacks for free.<br /> Project Shield uses Google's security infrastructure to detect and filter DDoS attacks, which flood websites with Internet traffic or service requests in order to impair their functioning or...
Spam produced by chain | Mon, 03/14/16 @ 12:45 am | 0 replies
<br /> In the world of computer security, fingerprints are found in more places than where the tips of hands touch.<br /> That's because the term is applied to any data set that can be used to make a unique identification.<br /> For example, antifraud programs used by online retailers can identify customers by the structure of the files on their computers.<br /> In fact,...
Web Browsers produced by chain | Mon, 03/14/16 @ 12:42 am | 0 replies
<br /> Opera on Thursday announced that new version of its desktop browser will have ad blocking built in.<br /> <br /> Users can block ads in other browsers, but only through add-on programs called "extensions." With ad blocking built in, Opera's Web engine can perform the task better than extensions.<br /> "People care about speed in a Web browser, so when you're...
Unicode produced by DeleteProfile | Thu, 03/03/16 @ 07:05 am | 2 replies
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