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  • Google+ is getting shut down after data breach

    Google+ shutting down after users’ data is exposed To provide background for this story it is important to know what Google+ is. Google+ is Google’s answer to Facebook, it is their social media attempt. Launched in 2011, it has 516,246 according to a 2015 study by Eric Enge. Unfortunately, it never took off and the platform has been used by a small number of active users but did not meet the…

  • FBI forced someone to unlock their iPhone using Face ID

    This is a very concerning article. The first of a kind (well first to be publicized), about the newly released Face ID being used for law enforcement purposes. Now for those who are unfamiliar. Face ID was designed by Apple for the latest series of iPhones, the iPhone X, the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the iPhone XR. It has been around since September of 2017 when it was announced and released with…

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Download Ubuntu 18.04 LTS The next major update for Ubuntu has been released. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was released in mid-April. Codename “Bionic Beaver”. LTS stands for “Long Term Support” which is a good thing to have if you plan on using this version as a critical component of your home network. It is also great if you plan to use this as your main OS. Support will be provided by…

  • World Password Day!

    Happy world password day! Celebrate by changing your passwords or enabling multi-factor authentication on your accounts. Remember that password can be categorized by the following: What you know – passwords, pins, passphrases What you have – USB token, cell phone, badge Who you are – fingerprints, retina scans   The best form of security is whats known as a layered defense where you combine authentication methods. For example, combine your…

  • Facebook + Dating

    Facebook has jumped into the dating game. This does not mean it pairs the already made Facebook profile with other profiles. You have to manually opt in and you will only see profiles of other people who also opted in. The new feature will not let you see friends, only people who have not been friended yet. This is an interesting feature as Facebook has cut out the middleman and…

  • PUBG Ransomware

    This is a very interesting piece of ransomware as it is in fact ransomware but does not actually hold your files ransom. Well, it doesn’t demand that much of a ransom. Just play 1 hour of the popular game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and it will release your files to you. Bleeping Computer reports that playing will unlock the files after 3 minutes as this how it takes to get shot in…

  • LawBreakers

    Good game but ultimately doomed from the start as Cliff alienated his player base and tried too hard to make sure people know it was nothing like Overwatch. A move which caused more people to compare to Overwatch. https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/lawbreakers-is-dying/