Author Archives: Mary Alleyne

Election hacking FAQs

From Hillary’s vulnerable email server to the string of Russia-linked email dumps, digital security has been one of the major forces driving the news. So far, all the hacks have been about information — in their way, not so different … Continue reading

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LinkedIn can now help you determine the salary you deserve

LinkedIn recently introduced a new tool called LinkedIn Salary that aims to help users learn more about the salaries in their industry and how making changes to their current career impacts how much they make. When you enter a job title and … Continue reading

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Google rebuked for disclosure of Windows Bug

Google on Monday posted to the Internet a previously unpublicized flaw that could pose a security threat to users of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Google notified both Microsoft and Adobe of zero day vulnerabilities in their software on Oct. … Continue reading

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Yahoo Hack: Whodunnit

A week has passed since Yahoo was subjected to the worst data breach in history. Yet, there have been no profound details made known about who nabbed info on 500 million email accounts remain sketchy. At least one firm says … Continue reading

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Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

There have been more than enough questions raised about how many device upgrades the company has actually logged in the last phase of its rollout. In July, the company declared 350 million people had upgraded to or were using Windows 10. … Continue reading

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An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

It seems as though there is single body out there carrying out a systematic attempt to test the defenses of the internet’s fundamental infrastructure, presumably with the intention of one day breaking those defenses. While the sources for the article … Continue reading

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New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables already owned

Consumer Ethernet performance has been stuck at gigabit speeds for nearly 20 years. Apple was the first company to ship gigabit Ethernet in motherboards. Intel’s 875P chipset popularized the feature in the PC market by connecting the Ethernet controller to … Continue reading

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All you need to know about the iPhone 7

The iPhone can be pre-ordered on September 9, will officially be released on September 16, 2016 With months of speculation about the new iPhone 7, Apple has announced the release date with an event that will be held on September … Continue reading

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Google Duo crosses 5 million downloads

Google Duo now over 5M Android downloads in a week,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. Google Duo, a video-calling app for one-on-one interactions, was made available globally on August 18. The app works on Android and iOS. Users need only … Continue reading

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WhatsApp and Facebook’s plan to share contacts under fire

WhatsApp’s new terms-of-service are causing quite a stir among privacy advocates. The company recently announced it would begin sharing user phone numbers, profile data, status message and online status with Facebook, its parent company — a change that the Electronic Privacy … Continue reading

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