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It's not just you: Telegram is down for many users

Telegram users are currently experiencing issues around the world, with users unable to use the desktop and mobile apps.When attempting to access Telegram's app, users are seeing "updating" or "connecting" error messages. It is not yet clear if the company is aware of the problem and are working on restoring access.This outage started within the last 30 minu
Publish At:2022-01-17 14:38 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Software

Artificial Intelligence at home – is it safe?

The smart home is now a reality. We have robots that can clean the floor, open blinds, turn on switches and open doors. We also rely on smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to answer questions, read our text messages, manage our diaries and more. Most of these technologies are perfectly harmless – the vacuum cleans up dust, the blinds open and close and the
Publish At:2022-01-17 08:36 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology AI artificial intelligence Pr

New Intel chips won't play Blu-ray disks due to SGX deprecation

Intel has removed support for SGX (software guard extension) in 12th Generation Intel Core 11000 and 12000 processors, rendering modern PCs unable to playback Blu-ray disks in 4K resolution.This technical problem arises from the fact that Blu-ray disks require Digital Rights Management (DRM), which needs the presence of SGX to work.This is a feature that Int
Publish At:2022-01-14 14:38 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Researchers develop CAPTCHA solver to aid dark web research

A team of researchers at the Universities of Arizona, Georgia, and South Florida, have developed a machine-learning-based CAPTCHA solver that they claim can overcome 94.4% of real challenges on dark websites.The study's goal was to create a system that can streamline cyber threat intelligence, which currently requires human involvement for solving CAPTCHAs m
Publish At:2022-01-14 14:38 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Ukranian police arrests ransomware gang that hit over 50 firms

Ukrainian police officers have arrested a ransomware affiliate group responsible for attacking at least 50 companies in the U.S. and Europe.It is estimated that the total losses resulting from the attacks is in excess of one million U.S. dollars.A 36-year-old resident of Ukraine's capital Kiev was identified as the leader of the group, which includ
Publish At:2022-01-13 10:42 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal Technology ransomware

What is Quantum Computing? And why does the UK want to lead the world?

As part of his post-Brexit plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his intention to see the UK established as the world’s leading quantum computing market. Under his plans to “go big on quantum computing”, Great Britain will secure at least 50% of the market by 2040. But what is he actually talking about? What is quantum computing? First it helps t
Publish At:2022-01-10 08:35 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology quantum computing

Diversity job board Canvas.com ordered to stop using domain name

Diversity recruiting site Canvas.com has been ordered by a U.S. district judge to drop the use of the domain name over a trademark dispute.Learning management platform Instructure claims the domain name Canvas.com and its logo contain elements that conflict with Instructure's Canvas product and line of business.Canvas Tech reportedly says they will
Publish At:2022-01-07 14:37 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Technology

Privacy-focused Brave browser records massive growth in 2021

The privacy-focused web browser Brave continues to grow rapidly as the company reached 50 million monthly active users for the first time in 2021.Brave is based on Chromium and it comes with nearly all features available in popular browsers like Chrome or Microsoft Edge.What makes Brave browser stand out is that they do not track your searches
Publish At:2022-01-06 10:41 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Software

Honda, Acura cars hit by Y2K22 bug that rolls back clocks to 2002

Honda and Acura cars have been hit with a Year 2022 bug, aka Y2K22, that resets the navigation system's clock to January 1st, 2002, with no way to change it.Starting on January 1st, the date on Acura and Honda navigation system would automatically change to January 1st, 2002, with the time resetting to 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, or other times based on the model or
Publish At:2022-01-05 19:10 | Read:293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

The Evolution of Robotic Dogs: Where Is Cyber Fido Headed Next?

Robots have been a point of fascination and study for centuries as researchers and inventors have sought to explore the potential for automated technology. While there’s a long history of the development and creation of autonomous machines, mobile, quadrupedal robots — or four-legged robotic dogs — have seen a significant boom in the last few decades. The de
Publish At:2022-01-05 00:43 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology cyber

BleepingComputer's most popular cybersecurity and tech stories of 2021

​2021 is over, and we can look forward to a hopefully healthier, safer, and more normal 2022.However, it was a big year for technology and cybersecurity with massive cyberattacks and data breaches, innovative phishing attacks, privacy concerns, and of course, zero-day vulnerabilities.Some stories, though, were more popular to our readers than others.Be
Publish At:2022-01-02 14:37 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Microsoft Security security cyber cybersecurity

Amazon Alexa slammed for giving lethal challenge to 10-year-old girl

An Amazon Echo owner was left shocked after Alexa proposed a dangerous challenge to her ten-year-old daughter.AI-powered virtual assistants like Alexa that power smart devices and speakers such as Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap, come with a plethora of capabilities. These include enabling the users to play simple verbal games or
Publish At:2021-12-28 06:45 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 46% in 2021

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly, with the company now averaging over 100 million daily search queries and growing by almost 47% in 2021.Unlike other search engines, DuckDuckGo says they do not track your searches or your behavior on other sites. Instead of building user profiles used to display interest-based
Publish At:2021-12-26 14:50 | Read:415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Major services including Slack, AWS, Hulu, Imgur facing outages

Major services across the internet are currently facing ongoing networking outages.Popular sites and apps can't be reachedThese services include Amazon, AWS, Hulu, Slack, Imgur, Asana, Grindr, Scruff, HubSpot, Zendesk, among other popular sites and services.Today's outage has hit major online services and apps (DownDetector)Tests by BleepingComputer&nbs
Publish At:2021-12-22 10:41 | Read:409 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

New Dell BIOS updates cause laptops and desktops not to boot

Recently released Dell BIOS updates are reportedly causing serious boot problems on multiple laptops and desktop models.Impacted models include Dell Latitude laptops (5320 and 5520), as well as Dell Inspiron 5680 and Alienware Aurora R8 desktops.Customer reports shared on social media platforms, including Dell's official community website [1, 2] and Reddit [
Publish At:2021-12-21 18:33 | Read:296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology IOS

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