Skype users, beware. There are nefarious links being spread around through Skype, and if you click them you will be presented with a lot of adware. However, there are good news, and bad news here.
Researchers at the security behavior management company PhishMe have identified a campaign in which Skype was used to distribute adware, SC Magazine reported on Wednesday.
The threat was first discovered when one PhishMe user received a message over Skype, where the other party tried several times to contact him.
Apple first announced the Swift programming language at WWDC 2014, albeit in beta form. It was released alongside an extensive iBooks manual, and it was later discovered that Apple coded the WWDC app for that year’s conference in Swift without telling anyone. Sneaky.
While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.
In the last few years, Pedram Hayati, founder of Australian IT company Security Dimension, has been developing a custom honeypot intelligence system called Smart Honeypot.
Honeypots - fake systems designed to look like the real thing - can be used for many different purposes. One of these is to determine what attackers are after, their capabilities and the tactics they use to achieve their goals, and this is why Hayati set up thirteen Smart Honeypots in different geographic regions of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud (America, Europe, Asia and Oceania).
I've given a lot of thought to smartwatches. Mostly due to the fact that I don't own one yet.
It isn't that I don't want to own a smartwatch. It's just that there are so many shortcomings and the vendor offerings are so immature at this stage of the game that unless you really enjoy being an early adopter, smartwatches are just too expensive for what functionality they deliver today.