Hackers are looking at your router…..

Hackers are looking at your router…..

It’s time for a router emergency call to 911. You knew about hackers stealing our credit cards from retailers, the NSA spying on anyone who picked up a cellphone or writes an email, and ad trackers watching our every move and purchase. Hang on, we’ve got a string of recent reports of router vulnerabilities. Backdoors have been found in NetGear and Linksys routers , two of the biggest sellers. A host of other brand names including D-Link, Micronet, Tenda and others have also been the subject of mass attacks that let hackers hijack...

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Apple….Twitter???

Apple….Twitter???

@Google has 8 million followers on Twitter. @Microsoft has 4 million. @Samsung and @Yahoo have a million each. @Apple has a measly 26,000. Before shouting in the social streets that the world’s largest tech company has a lower Klout score than you, take into consideration that Apple isn’t really on Twitter. The handle with its name has never tweeted, followed a user, filled out a bio or updated the default avatar. For all we know, the inactive account doesn’t even belong to Apple. Why does the most valuable U.S. company by...

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Microsoft to Slash Windows price

Microsoft to Slash Windows price

Microsoft is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 percent to compete with cheaper products like Google‘s Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program. Computer makers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and pre-install it on devices retailing for under $250, compared with the standard fee of $50, Bloomberg reported. Any product that meets the price limit will be eligible for the discount, with no restrictions on the type or size of the...

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Las Vegas Sands Hack

Las Vegas Sands Hack

A cyber breach of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) that caused a six-day website outage appears to have done far more damage than the casino operator previously realized. Hackers who took credit for the cyber attack posted images online that suggested the intrusion was carried out by politically-motivated hackers, or hacktivists, angered by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s close ties to Israel. The images also showed the hack compromised some employee data, including Social Security numbers and email addresses. However, an 11-minute video posted on...

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Mobile World Congress Show 2014

Mobile World Congress Show 2014

Get ready: Whatever phone you’re currently using is about to be outdated. The tech industry is gearing up for the annual Mobile World Congress show, where the biggest names in phones meet to unveil their flagship gadgets. Here’s what we think will make headlines when the show opens up February 24 in Barcelona. Samsung Galaxy S5 A tweet from Samsung on Feb. 3 all but announced plans to unveil the latest iteration of the popular Galaxy S line of phones on day one of MWC. The short message from @SamsungMobile didn’t say much  beyond...

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