Security researchers have discovered that an ongoing botnet campaign is specifically targeting scientists, academics, engineering firm employees, government employees and members of international non-governmental organisations (NGO).
Forcepoint Security Labs says in its latest report that the Jaku botnet has so far claimed an estimated 19,000 unique victims, 42% of which are located in South Korea, while 31% are located in Japan, 9% in China and 6% in US. The remaining 12% are located in 130 other countries.
Coming out of an invite-only mode for the first time, Pornhub has opened up its bug bounty programme and is now offering up to $25,000 (£17,000) to anyone who can penetrate its security systems.
To do so, the popular adult website has partnered with HackerOne which is a bug-reporting platform used by a variety of large firms and technology companies including Yahoo, Twitter, Uber and Adobe. To date, the service claims to have facilitated the payout of over $7m to nearly 3,000 responsible hackers and security researchers.
Unusual credit card activity is off the menu at Wendy's.
Wendy's, the burger chain that made "Where's the beef?" a thing in 1984, said Wednesday it was able to "eradicate" malware on point-of-sales systems at around 300 restaurants. The malware led to unusual credit card activity beginning in autumn 2015.
Remember Microsoft's WiFi Sense? One of its cornerstones is the ability to share password-protected WiFi networks with contacts, saving them the hassle of logging in when they visit. Unfortunately, though, there weren't many people enamored with the idea.
For the first time, Linus Torvalds has spoken at an embedded Linux conference, the Linux Foundation's 2016 Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit.
It's not that embedded Linux hasn't been important before. Your DVRs and Wi-Fi routers almost certainly run Linux. What has changed is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming embedded Linux from being a topic only programmers could love to one everyone will be using soon.