Symantec to Overhaul Its Norton Security Line

Symantec is overhauling its Norton security software, going from nine products to just one as the company turns its attention to smartphones and connected devices. The new product, called Norton Security, doubles down on the company’s renewed focus on subscription models. In its most recent quarter, when Symantec reported a $236 million profit on a 2% gain in revenue to $1.74 billion, the company said it planned to optimize the Norton business while streamlining product support....

August 22, 2014 · 3 min · 633 words

New Facebook scams in 2014

So many Facebook scams in 2014 have been a little worrying even though at first they all seem innocent enough, but these are social scams to lure users in to gain money or access to computers. One particular Facebook scam this year was the “Robin Williams goodbye video”, which was apparently made before his death. This fake BBC News video is a scam and no such video exists. The “Robin Williams goodbye video” started to circulate on Facebook and asks users to share the video before they can watch it, DO NOT click on it....

August 22, 2014 · 3 min · 547 words

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2014 · 1 min · 3 words

How NBC's Russian Hack Actually Happened, According to the Security Expert Who Set It Up

A couple days ago, NBC News ran a report pegged to the Sochi Olympics about Russian hacking. In it, correspondent Richard Engel uses a “brand new” smartphone to test out the Russian internet while hanging out in a Moscow cafe. “Almost immediately,” he says in the segment, “we were hacked.” Naturally, as the security consultant NBC hired for the segment explained today, it’s not true. The consultant, Kyle Wilhoit, a senior threat researcher at Trend Micro, set the record straight today in a blog post on the Trend Micro site and an accompanying white paper....

February 10, 2014 · 4 min · 852 words

Gates spends entire first day back in office trying to install Windows 8.1

REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bill Gates’s first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade. The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart....

February 7, 2014 · 1 min · 175 words

The FBI is willing to pay top dollar to download some malware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is willing to pay top dollar for the malicious, infectious software the rest of us pay to keep out of our computers, according to the Federal Business Opportunities website. A Monday price quote request by the Investigative Analysis Unit of the agency’s Operational Technology Division is asking computer security developers and retailers to help the agency build a library of malware for an undisclosed reason, letting the companies name their price....

February 7, 2014 · 2 min · 253 words

Victim Of Ritual

The “Victim Of Ritual” music video from the new album “Colours In The Dark” by Tarja Turunen is now visible worldwide Download the single & video via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Tarja_VOR Click here to pre-order the new album “Colours In The Dark”: http://www.tarja-coloursinthedark.com/ Watch the official Lyric Video for “Never Enough” from “Colours In The Dark”: It all starts with a mystic woman dressed in black, slowly striding through long corridors: Tarja. Cut....

July 11, 2013 · 3 min · 462 words

Avira starts blocking some browsers and email clients

Since yesterday, some Avira Internet Security users have only been able to use their web browsers if they first disable Avira Web Protection. According to Avira, some customers are getting a “data structure error” that requires a complete uninstall and fresh installation of the program. However, users in the Avira forum are saying that reinstalling does not solve all their problems: activating IPv6 support and the Drive-by protection causes new browsing issues – this appears to be a Java-related problem, particularly if the latest version, Java 7, is installed....

July 11, 2013 · 1 min · 186 words

Chrome 28 with new Blink engine and Rich Notifications

Cross-posted from H-Online: Google has released the stable version 28 of its Chrome browser. It is the first version to use the new Blink engine for rendering web pages and it appears that the new engine will allow web pages to be loaded about ten per cent faster. The developers say that the increased speed is also thanks to the new threaded HTML parser, which frees up the JavaScript thread, allowing DOM content to be displayed faster....

July 10, 2013 · 2 min · 384 words

Happy Birthday America

Happy 4th of july, Let’s celebrate USA’s 237th birthday!

July 4, 2013 · 1 min · 9 words