Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow…well, sort of

Adobe’s Flash will face a double setback tomorrow, 1 September 2015. Amazon’s outright ban on Flash ads kicks in. And Google’s Chrome browser will start blocking Flash, too. Well, sort of. Like Amazon, Google’s anti-Flash stance is neither altruistic nor security-focused. Ironically, it’s aimed at making your ad experience better for advertisers, amongst other things, […]

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A SmartFridge Just Got Hacked. Are Your Devices Next?

 Every day in every way, our gadgets and home appliances are getting smarter. But they’re still not smart enough to thwart cyber attacks. Recently, security researchers gained access to the computer inside a Samsung Smart Fridge (Model RF28HMELBSR). That fridge features a 8-inch touchscreen in the door, which lets you view your Web calendar, play Pandora […]

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Dark Web market Agora suspends operations due to Tor vulnerability

Agora, said to be the Dark Web’s largest dark market since Silk Road was shuttered, has been spooked by what it called “suspicious activity” and recent research into vulnerabilities in Tor that it fears could help to unmask its server locations. The anonymous Agora admins posted a message on the market site, to Pastebin, and […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Make More Profit Than All Other African Carriers Combined

https://youtu.be/boZwAgWyPY8 Ethiopian Airlines’ $175 million profit for the 2014/15 fiscal year it announced at the end of last week is more than what the rest of Africa’s airline industry posted over the same period. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines chief executive, said the airline, which has been the most profitable in Africa for a couple of […]

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“Father of Android,” will be at Code/Mobile conference in Oct. 7-8

I’m thrilled to announce that Andy Rubin, the “father of Android,” will be at this year’s Code/Mobile conference, Oct. 7-8 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Rubin may be best known for creating and growing Android, the company he started that was acquired by Google in 2005, but his experience with mobile technology extends far […]

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Businessman partner who hacked 900 phones as “revenge”

Imagine that you’re a network security company, and you’re in the middle of a demonstration to a prestigious customer in the insurance industry – a customer who is worth £80,000 a year in business. Imagine that you want to show how quickly and efficiently you could remotely wipe a mobile device to render it useless […]

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Amazon bans Flash ads – but not for the reason you may have hoped!

Websites with cool interactive content like games used to go for Java. By embedding a special sort of Java program called an applet in your website, you could add a bit more pizazz than your competitors could manage with plain old HTML. Then came Adobe Flash, using a programming language called ActionScript instead of Java, […]

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Google customers lose data after lightning strikes

Google has been hit by a data-destroying attack. Four lightning strikes hit the grid powering a data center in Belgium, triggering the data equivalent of coughing, sputtering and fainting. For once, we know exactly who’s responsible – Mother Nature, flinging lightning bolts. Google said on Tuesday that four lightning strikes hit the local power grid […]

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