Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Windows 10 Upgrades Have A Nasty Surprise

Are you happy using Windows 7 or Windows 8? Would you like the Windows 10 upgrade? I’m asking you these questions for two reasons. Firstly because I think respecting consumer choice is important. Secondly because Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 upgrade trick demonstrates the company stopped caring about your answers to both these questions a long

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Kansas Heart Hospital hit with ransomware; attackers demand two ransoms

Credit: Shutterstock Kansas Heart Hospital was hit with a ransomware attack. It paid the ransom, but then attackers tried to extort a second payment. Kansas Heart Hospital in Witchita was hit with ransomware last week. The ransomware attack occurred on Wednesday, and the KWCH 12 news video from Friday night said some files were still

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The massive LinkedIn hack shows that people are awful at picking passwords

We know that many people are awful at picking passwords — and the huge hack of LinkedIn confirms it. The professional social network was breached back in 2012, but it has returned to the news this week as we finally learned the true scale of it: A whopping 167 million accounts were compromised, including 117

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Half the Web’s traffic comes from bots

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that’s costing companies a boatload of money Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your Read Now That’s one finding from a report released Thursday by DeviceAtlas, which makes software to help companies detect the devices

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Facebook: We do not discriminate

After a brouhaha arose this week over allegations that Facebook was suppressing conservative issues on the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg invited conservative politicians to discuss the issue with him. “The reason I care so much about this is that it gets to the core of everything Facebook is and everything I want it to

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Dell XPS 15 Review: A great laptop gets bigger and a little better

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that when you hit pay dirt, you might do so again if you keep digging in the same area. That’s the tack Dell takes with its redesigned XPS 15 laptop: It’s easily summed up as a bigger, more powerful version of the super-popular XPS 13. Bigger isn’t always

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