Security researchers are warning that all Windows users need to disable a feature on their operating system that could allow hackers to hijack their online accounts and steal sensitive information.
The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), developed by Microsoft in 1999, is turned on by default and is designed for computers to automatically discover which web proxy they should be using for a specific URL.
An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the National Security Agency and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder.
It’s a pretty bold claim, but the hackers have offered sample files, and some security researchers say they appear to contain legitimate exploits.
Anxiously awaiting the return of Kickass Torrents? Beware malicious mirrors.
As Torrent Freak notes, popular clone KAT.am has resurfaced after being yanked by Hollywood studios. But you might want to avoid it; the site wants to steal your banking info, not serve you pirated content. It asks users trying to download content to sign up for a "free account" that requires credit card information.
The developers of CyanogenMod have released a new stable build of their operating system for dozens of phones and tablets. CyanogenMod is an open source operating system based on Google Android. It can be installed on a wide range of phones, tablets, and other devices as a replacement for the operating system that came with your device.
Battles in the next world war will be fought in the air, on the ground, and online.
“We’ve grown used to the fight being in just one domain,” Dr. Peter Singer, a strategist at the think tank New America and coauthor of “Ghost Fleet,” told Business Insider. “[But] we have these new domains that we’ve never fought in before, and that’s outer space, and cyber space.”