Pro-Russia threat group Killnet is pummeling Lithuania with DDoS attacks

Enlarge / Drowning in a sea of data. reader comments 33 with 20 posters participating Share this story Internet services in Lithuania came under “intense” distributed denial of service attacks on Monday as the pro-Russia threat-actor group Killnet took credit. Killnet said its attacks were in retaliation regarding Lithuania’s recent banning of shipments sanctioned by […]

Basic home office hacks: 8 things you need to elevate your workspace

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 20 with 16 posters participating Share this story Home offices have gotten a lot of attention over the last couple of years. When offices all over the world shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, we were all reminded how important it is to have a consistent, […]

How to get started with machine learning and AI

Enlarge / “It’s a cookbook?!” Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story “Artificial Intelligence” as we know it today is, at best, a misnomer. AI is in no way intelligent, but it is artificial. It remains one of the hottest topics in industry and is enjoying a renewed […]

Mega says it can’t decrypt your files. New POC exploit shows otherwise

reader comments 9 with 9 posters participating Share this story In the decade since larger-than-life character Kim Dotcom founded Mega, the cloud storage service has amassed 250 million registered users and stores a whopping 120 billion files that take up more than 1,000 petabytes of storage. A key selling point that has helped fuel the […]

Police linked to hacking campaign to frame Indian activists

Enlarge / Bike rally by police personnel during “We Make Pune City Safe” awareness campaign on October 3, 2017, in Pune, India. reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating Share this story Police forces around the world have increasingly used hacking tools to identify and track protesters, expose political dissidents’ secrets, and turn activists’ computers […]

Tsunami of junk traffic that broke DDoS records delivered by tiniest of botnets

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 14 with 12 posters participating Share this story A massive flood of malicious traffic that recently set a new distributed denial-of-service record came from an unlikely source. A botnet of just 5,000 devices was responsible as extortionists and vandals continue to develop ever more powerful attacks to knock […]

Botched and silent patches from Microsoft put customers at risk, critics say

reader comments 5 with 4 posters participating Share this story Blame is mounting on Microsoft for what critics say is a lack of transparency and adequate speed when responding to reports of vulnerabilities threatening its customers, security professionals said. Microsoft’s latest failing came to light on Tuesday in a post that showed Microsoft taking five […]

A new vulnerability in Intel and AMD CPUs lets hackers steal encryption keys

reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Microprocessors from Intel, AMD, and other companies contain a newly discovered weakness that remote attackers can exploit to obtain cryptographic keys and other secret data traveling through the hardware, researchers said on Tuesday. Hardware manufacturers have long known that hackers can extract secret cryptographic data […]

Coinbase lays off 18 percent of staff as CEO says, “We grew too quickly”

Enlarge / Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on May 2, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images | Patrick T. Fallon reader comments 173 with 83 posters participating Share this story Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is laying off 18 percent of its staff, the company announced today. The layoffs will […]