Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world.The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn't stopped some PCs from receiving it, causing serious issues for not just individuals, but also companies and organizations relying on the software. Webroot even …
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Atlassian's HipChat hacked, user data and private messages compromised

Atlassian's HipChat hacked, user data and private messages compromised
Atlassian's group chat platform HipChat is notifying its users of a data breach after some unknown hacker or group of hackers broke into one of its servers over the weekend and stole a significant amount of data, including group chat logs. What Happened? According to a security notice published on the company's website today, a vulnerability in a "popular third-party" software library used by its HipChat.com service allowed hackers to break into its server and access customer account informat…
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Violin Memory acquired by Soro's Quantum Partners

Violin Memory acquired by Soro's Quantum Partners
Courtesy Violin Memoy Soros acquired Violin's assets in a bankruptcy auction, exchanging $26 million in unsecured debt for $15 million in equity in the reorganized company. The Storage Bits takeViolin took the hard road to building an AFA. They focused on a hardware solution that, in my judgement, was an innovative platform. In TPC-C benchmarks the Violin array offer…
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Learn Practical Hacking Online — Get Training For Just $45!

Learn Practical Hacking Online — Get Training For Just $45!
Due to recent highly publicised hacks and high-profile data breaches, certified hackers are in huge demand and being hired by almost all industry to help them keep their networks protected.These ethical hackers not only gain reputation in the IT industry but are also one of the most well-paid employees in the IT workforce today.There is a growing number of jobs for people with ethical hacking skills. But if you lack behind in this field, you required a good computer hacking course to sharpen …
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Does Microsoft have what it takes to take on the Chromebook and the iPad?

Does Microsoft have what it takes to take on the Chromebook and the iPad?
Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Cloud next month, and leaked specs suggest that it is being positioned as a competitor to Google's Chromebook platform.Must read: Apple's big $1,000+ iPhone gambleWindows Central got its hands on an internal document that outlines the basic specs for Windows 10 Cloud devices, as well as drawing direct comparisons to Chromebook devices.The basic specs are as follows:Quad-core (Celeron or better) CPU4GB of RAM…
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Windows 10 ZBooks: HP refreshes laptop line used by NASA in space

Windows 10 ZBooks: HP refreshes laptop line used by NASA in space
The ZBook 17's entry-level model features an i5 processor, while the smaller ZBook 15 G4 has a 15.6-inch full HD display. Image: HP HP has unveiled four new laptops in its fourth-generation of ZBook mobile workstations, which are aimed at creators with heavy graphics workloads. HP's new ZBook series workhorse laptops feature Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake proces…
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Windows 10 Surface Pro 4 lookalike: Chuwi's Surbook goes the budget route

Windows 10 Surface Pro 4 lookalike: Chuwi's Surbook goes the budget route
Unlike the Surface Pro, the Surbook runs on an Intel Apollo Lake processor, the cheaper alternative to the seventh-generation Kaby Lake CPUs. Image: Chuwi Chinese hardware maker Chuwi is launching a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 lookalike, but core specs suggest it will be a more affordable option.There's no shortage of Windows 10 2-in-1 devices that have taken inspiration …
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​SK Hynix develops next-generation graphic memory

​SK Hynix develops next-generation graphic memory
SK Hynix has developed an 8 Gigabit (Gb) GDDR6 DRAM that can process up to 768 Gigabytes (GB) of graphics data per second, the company announced.The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16Gb per second per pin, two times faster than GDDR5, its predecessor.Together with a forthcoming high-ends graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, the DRAM will process 768GB of graphic data per second.It will be made using the 20-nanometer process.The company will mass …
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The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next
Each technology rises, and then falls and finds a niche. Soon it will be the turn of the smartphone.The arrival of the original iPhone back in 2007 heralded a revolution in how we use computing power, transforming it from something that sat on a desk in a PC that got used nine-to-five, to something that we carried in our pockets and accessed all the time. And now, after almost a decade of furious change the smartphone is at the height of its powers. …
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Pocket tools and gadgets "Every Day Carry"

Pocket tools and gadgets "Every Day Carry"
Reader suggestion I'd completely forgotten about this item. But since there are so many to choose from -- from smartwatches to luxury brands such as Rolex or Omega -- I can't possibly tell you what you should buy, so I'll tell you what I own. I've owned a lot of watches over the years, from cheapo no-name brands to the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, but my current every day wear is the Casio G-SHOCK GW-7900-1ER. I like this because it's relatively cheap, it's very durable, is solar powered, and…
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