New WiFi Tech can See Through Walls and Map the Inside of a Building in “20 to 30 Seconds”

Most of us don’t pay much attention to the WiFi routers in our homes. It’s an innocuous technology that we all take for granted, and we don’t really think about unless it’s not working properly. However, WiFi has a unique property that might make you reconsider a land line. Like many frequencies on the electromagnetic …

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China Becomes First Country to Lift ‘Combustible Ice’ From Ocean Floor

China has managed to successfully mine combustible ice in the South China Sea after nearly two decades of research and exploration. The trial mining site is situated in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea. It is a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution, according to China’s Minister of Land …

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WannaCry XXL? 2nd Even Bigger Global Cyber Attack Already Underway

As the world reels from the WannaCry ransomware attack, it’s now emerged that a second, potentially larger attack, is already under way. It seems the widespread proliferation of military-grade cyberweapons has ushered in a new era of digital crime. Cyber bandits have again deployed both the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits developed and used by the …

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‘Like Letting Tomahawk Missiles Get Stolen’: Microsoft Slams NSA Mishandling of Exploits

Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The tech giant urged governments to use and store their cyber warfare tools responsibly. “We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from …

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Fake WhatsApp.com URL Gets Users to Install Adware

Next time someone links you to whatsapp.com, make sure you take a second look. There’s some adware currently circulating around the web by tricking users to visit a ‘шһатѕарр.com’ domain instead. Yes, those are different URLs – the fake URL uses characters from the Cyrillic alphabet. As spotted by redditor u/yuexist, the site promises to let …

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Don’t WannaCry? 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

An aggressive new strain of ransomware is shutting down Windows operating computers all over the world. Although the virus known as WannaCry has already infected over 75,000 PCs in 99 countries, it is actually not that hard to secure your digital data. The latest ransomware employs asymmetric encryption to hold the target's information for ransom, …

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Thousands of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide

A ransomware virus is reported to be spreading aggressively around the globe, with over 50,000 computers having been targeted. The virus infects computer files and then demands money to unblock them. An increase in activity of the malware was noticed starting from 8am CET (07:00 GMT) Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it …

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The Imperative of Replacing Google and Facebook

Nations are beginning to take more seriously the control of their respective information space after years of allowing US-based tech giants Google and Facebook to monopolize and exploit them. Vietnam, according to a recent GeekTime article, is the latest nation to begin encouraging local alternatives to the search engine and social media network in order …

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Facebook is Abusive. It’s Time to Divorce it

And lament that early browsers gave up on web site authoring tools and created monsters Every relationship has its rough edges, places where actions scrape, and through constant repetition, rub raw. Those tender spots can heal if left alone and if the parties are wiling to listen. But where the irritation continues, this raw spot …

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