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The NSA still don’t know much about who hacked them

  • 15/11/2017 at 01:00 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewSince 1952, the United States’ National Security Agency has been finding wants to listen in on people’s communications around the world, and with the rise of the internet the NSA has been researching hacking techniques. And the agency became quite good at hacking, having a range of software, malware, ransomware and other nasties at the ready to get into someone’s system to find information or cause havoc.

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BitTorrent founder announces Eco-conscious BitCoin competitor Chia

  • 12/11/2017 at 21:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Bram Cohen ChiaFollowing the announcement that the anticipated BitCoin fork Segwit2X was being canceled, BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen has said that he is launching his own competitor called Chia. The ecofriendly cryptocurrency is set to use a block chain mining system that won’t use the electricity of other options on the digital market.

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KRACK Wi-Fi exploit is threatening WPA2 protocol security

  • 17/10/2017 at 01:25 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyA new Wi-Fi exploit on the WPA2 protocol has been found with Android and Linux users being the most vulnerable. The proof-of-concept exploit is known as a Key Reinstallation Attack or KRACK. The attacker can read your data in an unencrypted form even if it is encrypted, meaning that your passwords, user names, credit card and other information you put in are discovered.

According to researcher Mathy Vanhoef, of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium “This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.”

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Russian ad scandal widens as Google confirms YouTube, Gmail and others

  • 15/10/2017 at 19:12 by It's a Gadget Staff
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GoogleGoogle has confirmed that they have found tens of thousands of dollars in advertising purchased by Russian operatives as part of a misinformation campaign aimed at the last election. It continues a trend first found on Facebook, where similar ads had been placed in an attempt to fan instability and strife between groups in the US.

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Facebook addresses Russian ads provoking ‘racial and social division’

  • 08/10/2017 at 15:37 by It's a Gadget Staff
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facebook bad dayAfter continued reports of Russian backed ads during the 2016 presidential election, the United States Congress has been given information on 3,000 Facebook  advertisements and hundreds of fake accounts and groups on the social platform linked to a Kremlin propaganda organization.

Facebook CEO: “Racial and Social Division”

The ads and groups in question seem to have been part of an elaborately planned disinformation campaign. Memes, visual quotes, text posts and advertisements out of gun rights, LGBT and Black Lives Matter groups were some of those named in the affidavit.

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Intel Coffee Lake new 8th Gen Core Chips are now official

  • 28/09/2017 at 00:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Intel 8th Gen ProcessorsIntel has launched its 8th generation Core desktop chips, with six new Core chips announced. The Intel Core i7-8700K is the pick of the bunch, with Intel claiming it is the best gaming chip ever. Other chips announced were the i3-8100, i3-8350K, i5-8400, i5-8600K and the i7-8700. These chips are part of the Coffee Lake series.

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South Korea launches new LG robots for international airport

  • 31/07/2017 at 00:20 by It's a Gadget Staff
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LG Airport Guide RobotSouth Korea has become the first airport to largely automate many of the tasks usually performed by humans in an attempt to ease the coming travel increase brought on by the Winter Olympics. They have launched a set of LG robots that they hope will be a game changer in daily operations.

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