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Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:26

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road. Shrem, a former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to forfeit $950,000 after pleading guilty in September to aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business. ...

Cisco elevates patent battle against Arista with ITC complaint

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:25

Cisco's lawsuit concerns 12 features covered by 14 patents - all of which are embedded within current products.

HitmanPro 3 (64-bit) review

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:13
Rescue your computer from viruses and malware

Free FLV to MP4 Converter review

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:59
Convert FLV to MP4 and HD MP4 video formats

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:58

The FBI releases the findings of its four-week investigation into one of the most destructive cyberattacks of a company on US soil. Meanwhile, Sony now says it wants to find a 'different platform' for showing "The Interview" after theaters pulled out.>

Driver Magician Lite review

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:48
Keep back up of associated hardware drivers on your PC

​Serious NTP security holes have appeared and are being exploited

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:46

A network time protocol security hole has been discovered and there are reports that exploits already exist for it and are being exploited.

Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:44

Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent’s most iconic inhabitant: the penguin.

​T-Mobile reaches $90 million settlement with feds over cramming

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:37

As part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, T-Mobile will pay at least $90 million in customer refunds, as well as penalties and fines over complaints that it put bogus charges on customer bills.>

VNC vs ARD: Which is better for remote administration?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:34

Jesus Vigo compares and contrasts two remote desktop applications based on the RFB protocol used by VNC to determine which package works best for remote administration.

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:12

WATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing Black device encrypts calls and is aimed at government agencies and others that need to keep communications and data secure. ...

Crave Ep. 187: Did life forms exist on Mars? Curiosity makes a big find

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:06

Mars Curiosity makes an amazing discovery, organic matter on the Red Planet that makes up the building blocks of life.>

Google files lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general to block subpoena

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:06

The search giant continues its campaign against Mississippi's Jim Hood. Google says his request for company information is an "unjustified attack" that violates federal law.>

Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:00

(Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October. An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sales systems at 115 U.S. stores, Staples said. The company said it has since eradicated the malware. Staples, which has more than 1,400 stores in the country, said the malware might have allowed access to some transaction data, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes. ...

5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have:

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:50

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy to share the extraordinary people and projects we supported this week.Honoring Elders in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 2013 by 14-year-old Jacob Cramer, Love for the Elderly is an organization...

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:50

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea.

Sony: No online service has 'stepped forward' to distribute The Interview

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:33

A number of people — The Verge included — have called on Sony to release The Interview online, be it streaming à la Netflix / Hulu or for sale on a service like iTunes / Google Play. In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria (which will air in its entirety tonight), Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says that while Sony "has every desire" to release the film, online isn't the immediate option. The network has been teasing the interview all day — here's the relevant snippet: