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The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this week said the plague it calls the Business Email Compromise continues to rack-up victims and money – over 40,000 worldwide victims and $5 billion in the latest count.

The BEC scam is typically carried out by compromis...

Contrary to what Ars and the rest of the world reported Friday, none of the published exploits stolen from the National Security Agency work against currently supported Microsoft products. This is according to a Microsoft blog post published late Friday night.

NSA-leaki...

January 10, 2017

Officially, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ended six months ago. Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license is free to do so. We covered how Microsoft hadn’t shut the upgrade program down not long after the update period...

All the efforts and resources that Microsoft has poured to develop the Windows 10's Edge browser could all amount to nothing. This came after a report revealed how the new application, together with the Internet Explorer, has lost a staggering 331 million users this ye...

The widespread disruption experienced across the internet on Friday was likely caused by hackers who launched a massive attack with web cameras and other smart devices, experts said.

Hackers blocked or slowed access to sites like Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Airbnb and Spo...

August 10, 2016

There aren't many shockers when it comes to storage capacity, but try this one on for size: Seagate has announced a 60TB SSD that may ship as early as next year.

Seagate showed the drive at the Flash Memory Summit in Silicon Valley on Tuesday. It called it a "technology...

Companies are finding some of the oddest locations for data centers these days.

Facebook, for example, built a data center in Lulea in Sweden because the icy cold temperatures there would help cut the energy required for cooling. A proposed Facebook data center in Clone...

This time last week FBI divers were searching Seccombe Lake, a freshwater lake about three kilometers from the Inland Regional Center, the site of December 2 shooting that left 14 dead and 22 injured. Reports indicated that shooters Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Faroo...

October 15, 2014

Why did Microsoft skip directly from Windows 8 (or more precisely, Windows 8.1) directly to Windows 10 instead of going to Windows 9? Mostly we think it’s that the company wanted to take a big symbolic step away from Windows 8, which has acquired a Vista-like taint sin...

September 14, 2014

With Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1, Microsoft tried – not entirely successfully – to make tablets part of a continuum that goes from number-crunching workstations and high-end gaming rigs through all-in-one touchscreen media systems and thin-and light notebooks down to...

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The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco's report that 500,000 infected devices could be destro...

FBI to all router users: Reboot now to neuter Russia's VPNFilter malware

May 26, 2018

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