Monthly archives: October, 2017

New digital virus could land blow on the internet

  Stuff  (source) : The new botnet has spread across the United States, Australia and other parts of the globe. Cybersecurity researchers who track viral infections that threaten mayhem have found a new threat. A massive zombie robotic network, or botnet, has expanded to infect “an estimated million organisations” and could bring corners of the …

Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

BBC Technology   (source) :    School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash. Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors’ computers to “mine” the cyber-currencies. One scan of the most popular websites found hundreds harbouring the malicious mining code. By …

A Big Reason Tech Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers? Weak Tech Skills

Fastcompany (source) :  This talent expert polled hiring managers, recruiters, engineers, and designers, who overwhelmingly cited technical ability as the top hiring obstacle. [Photo: cyther5/iStock] BY JASON SHEN5 MINUTE READ You’re a hiring manager, and you’ve just had budget approved to hire an engineer. So you work with recruiting to source a pool of candidates with the right …

Bitcoin Gold Website Down Following DDoS Attack

  Coindesk (source) :       A new cryptocurrency called bitcoin gold (BTG) officially separated from the bitcoin blockchain this morning – and the project’s website has been under denial-of-service attacks ever since. Aiming to be a more egalitarian derivative of the popular cryptocurrency, one able to be mined with less specialized hardware, the first …

Target adds AR shopping to its mobile website

Techcrunch (source) : Target is rolling out a new way to shop using augmented reality technology, initially on its mobile website. The feature, called “See It In Your Space” will allow online shoppers to use their smartphone camera with Target’s website in order to see how furniture they’re considering buying will look in their room. …