Tech & Science Cybersecurity Hacking The cybersecurity division of technology company Cisco is warning that a malicious application that infects computers using booby-trapped Microsoft Word files has learned new tricks. Researchers from the outfit, known as Talos, said today that notorious software, codenamed “Smoke Loader”, was among the first payloads to use an injection technique known as PROPagate in a real-world scenario. PROPagate, discovered October 2017, is a new way of targeting Windows machines. Cyber experts said they had been tracking the new variant for “the past several months.” Smoke Loader is typically used by hackers as a “downloader” in cyberattacks, with the initial infection vector being an email containing a malware-ridden Word document. If a victim opens the attachment it will drop and execute additional malware. This can include ransomware, which locks system files and demands money, or cryptomining tools, which … [Read more...] about What is Smoke Loader? New Booby-Trapped Microsoft Word Files Can Infect Your Computer
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For years now, the golden rule when it came to getting more storage was to buy an external drive and spend half of your day moving data. This trend has been changing, however, as more and more people have chosen cloud technology. Why? Here are the reasons why cloud storage is better.Universal accessSecuritySync technologyCostYou’d be lying if you haven’t seen the “Low disk space” warning on your computer, or haven’t has at least one corrupted file.Having a good backup strategy is important, and everyone should know why. You’d want to make sure that all your photos, music and videos you’ve collected for so long are there for the future. You’d also want to make sure none of your work documents disappears.You’d also want to have the extra space when you actually need it. How to back up your files, however, is the issue. For years now, the rule of thumb was to go online, order an external hard drive and spend half of your day figuring … [Read more...] about Cloud storage vs external hard disk drive : Which one is better?
Welcome to our list of the best external hard drives for Macs in 2018. If you find that your Mac, iMac or MacBook is running out of storage space, then these excellent external hard drives can quickly and easily give you a boost in storage space.When looking for the best external hard drives for your Mac, you'll want something that is well built and robust, so that it can keep your important files safe and secure. You'll also want something that is fast.This means considering a solid state drive, as these are faster than traditional hard drives, though they are also more expensive. The type of connection the hard drive uses, such as USB 3.0, Thunderbolt or USB Type-C will also have an effect on data transfer speeds.So, with that in mind, here is our list of the best external hard drives for Mac.1. Western Digital My Passport 4TBA brilliant external hard drive for Mac or PCCapacity: 4TB | Interface: USB 3.0£82.99View at Newegg£94.99View at Amazon£97.99View at Amazon … [Read more...] about Best external hard drives for Mac
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff April 07, 2018 WISCASSET, Maine — This riverfront town might be “the prettiest village in Maine,” as signs entering town proclaim. But it’s also infamous for snail-pace traffic jams that can make a leisurely summer’s drive as appealing as days-old chowder. Anyone who has driven coastal Route 1 toward Boothbay Harbor or Camden in high season knows the drill: Don’t bother carving out time to enjoy the old architecture and artsy storefronts in downtown Wiscasset. You’ll be staying for a while, like it or not.Three-mile backups will see to that. Advertisement Wiscasset, about an hour north of Portland, has generally borne the burden stoically, knowing that the traffic, however aggravating, is a boon to its businesses. But state transportation officials, prodded by Governor Paul LePage, now are … [Read more...] about In picturesque Maine town, traffic is a double-edged sword
The early days of owning a Nintendo Switch wasn't easy for those of us who wanted to power the console with something other than a wall outlet. Most battery backups didn't provide enough power fast enough, and what few options were available came at a substantial cost. Fast forward a year and manufacturers have stepped up in a big way with batteries of all shapes and sizes. This, of course, presents a unique new challenge for those who want the best battery for their needs. Before you figure out things like capacity and price, you need to take a look at which kind of battery is best for your needs. Would you rather have a battery backup you connect to your Switch with a cable, or a Nintendo Switch case with a battery backup baked right in? Here's our look at both options to help you decide. Battery Case In much the same way some companies make battery cases for phones, the Nintendo Switch now has a variety of cases you attach to the outside of the console to both protect the body and … [Read more...] about Battery Backup vs. Battery Case: Which is best for your Nintendo Switch?