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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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?
One of the smartest moves we can make to protect ourselves online is to use a password manager. It’s one of the easiest too. We'll help you find the best password manager for you.A password manager is an excellent first step in securing your online identity, helping you increase the strength of the passwords that protect your online accounts because it will remember those passwords for you. A password manager will generate a unique strong password for every account and application, without requiring you to memorize or write down these random strings of characters. These strong passwords help shield against traditional password attacks such as dictionary, rainbow tables, or brute-force attacks.Many password managers allow you to automatically populate your password vault by capturing your web logins using a browser plug-in and allowing you to store these credentials. Other options for populating your password database include importing an Excel spreadsheet or manually entering … [Read more...] about The 6 best password managers
A couple weeks ago , we told you that Koush, creator of ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager, had a new beta app in the works for Android users. The app, called Carbon, promised to be the app backup and sync solution that was missing from the platform, and today that app left its beta status behind and was released into the Google Play Store. The app is designed to allow users to backup apps and app data to local storage or the cloud, or to sync apps and data between Android devices. But, the best thing about the app is that it does not require a rooted device . Setup will have a couple extra steps if you aren't rooted, but the app will still work, which automatically gives Carbon a step up on the reigning Android backup king, Titanium Backup. The app comes in two flavors. There is a free version of the app which is ad-supported and limits users to backups and restores from local storage or your PC, and the premium version ($4.99) which removes the ads and allows for … [Read more...] about Android backup solution Carbon out of beta and in the Play Store
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