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Cyber News Rundown: Linux OS Hacked onto Nintendo Switch

The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. Hackers Run Linux OS On Nintendo Switch When gaming consoles get hacked, it’s usually by someone who […]
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Defend Your Business – Don’t Get the Ransom Letter

Ransomware is a serious threat to small businesses, taking information, devices, and networks hostage. It is the most common form of malware and falls into two categories of malicious programs: encryptors and lockers. Encryption ransomware programs convert your files into a cypher or code, preventing you from accessing them. The hacker demands payment to decrypt […]
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Is Business Headed for a Cognitive-First Future?

As the world generates more and more data — at a clip of 2.5 quintillion bytes each day — it simultaneously struggles to manage it. With humans unable to manually process such large amounts of data and analyze its implications, the business world has to turn to machines to take on some of the load. Smart […]
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BlackBerry and Microsoft team up to make work phones more secure

BlackBerry and Microsoft may have been bitter foes before their smartphone dreams came crashing down, but they’re becoming close allies now that they’re focused on services. The two have unveiled a partnership that helps you seamlessly use Microsoft’s Office 365-capable mobile apps from inside BlackBerry’s more secure, contained Dynamics space. Ideally, this gives you the […]
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Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will be the world’s primary currency by 2028

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has said that Bitcoin will become the world’s single currency within the next ten years. “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin,” Dorsey told The Times. “This would happen probably over ten years, but […]
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Mining is the new black

UPDATED March 5th, 15.00 Last year we published a story revealing the rise of miners across the globe. At the time we had discovered botnets earning millions of USD. We knew this was just the beginning of the story, which turned out to develop rapidly. Together with the rest of the world, we have been […]
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Microsoft adds ransomware protection and file restore to OneDrive cloud storage

Microsoft is introducing a new OneDrive feature this week that will make it easier to recover from ransomware attacks. Files Restore is making its way over from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive accounts. The catch is you’ll need an Office 365 subscription to get access to the new Files Restore feature. OneDrive users can […]
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This site will leak your password to everyone unless you donate Bitcoin

This is pretty nasty. Someone has built a malicious copycat of the popular breach database Have I Been Pwned that will reveal your password in plaintext – unless you pay up a cryptocurrency ransom in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, or Litecoin. Just like Have I Been Pwned, the malicious copycat will let you check whether your […]
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Mozilla activates Tracking Protection by default for Firefox on iOS

Mozilla has a handful of updates for Firefox on iOS, privacy-minded and otherwise. Now, Tracking Protection is turned on by default rather than being an opt-in bit buried in the settings menu. You can set specific filters so retail sites (or others) can or can’t track you, according to the Mozilla blog. The company says […]
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