Category Archives: Tech

US adds Chinese supercomputing companies to export blacklist

Enlarge / A staff member works beside China’s ‘Sunway TaihuLight’ supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center on August 29, 2020 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province of China. China News Service | Getty Images reader comments 117 with 49 posters participating Share this story The US has placed Chinese groups accused of building supercomputers to help the… Read More »

Windows and Linux devices are under attack by a new cryptomining worm

Getty Images reader comments 15 with 13 posters participating Share this story A newly discovered cryptomining worm is stepping up its targeting of Windows and Linux devices with a batch of new exploits and capabilities, a researcher said. Research company Juniper started monitoring what it’s calling the Sysrv botnet in December. One of the botnet’s… Read More »

T-Mobile 5G home Internet: $60 a month, 100Mbps speeds, and no data cap

Enlarge / T-Mobile’s 5G home Internet gateway. reader comments 114 with 80 posters participating, including story author Share this story T-Mobile yesterday launched a $60-per-month 5G home Internet service, saying that it will generally provide download speeds of 50 to 100Mbps and upload speeds of 10 to 25Mbps. The $60 monthly price includes everything, T-Mobile… Read More »

How a VPN vulnerability allowed ransomware to disrupt two manufacturing plants

Getty Images reader comments 15 with 13 posters participating Share this story Ransomware operators shut down two production facilities belonging to a European manufacturer after deploying a relatively new strain that encrypted servers that control manufacturer’s industrial processes, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday. The ransomware known as Cring came to public attention… Read More »

SpaceX to keep Starlink pricing simple, exit beta when network is “reliable”

Enlarge / SpaceX Starlink logo. reader comments 47 with 36 posters participating Share this story The Starlink broadband network will probably stick with one price instead of offering different tiers of service, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said yesterday. “I don’t think we’re going to do tiered pricing to consumers. We’re going to try… Read More »

Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What’s happened to Russia’s flag? reader comments 58 with 49 posters participating Share this story Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the… Read More »

Yahoo Answers to end as Trump fans see plot to “silence conservatives”

Getty Images | Thomas Hertwig | EyeEm reader comments 95 with 77 posters participating Share this story Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4, 2021, the Verizon-owned Yahoo announced this week. The 16-year-old question-and-answer service will enter read-only mode on April 20, preventing users from posting new questions or answering other users’ questions, Yahoo… Read More »

Malicious cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone are circulating online

reader comments 32 with 26 posters participating Share this story Criminals have been hiding malware inside publicly available software that purports to be a cheat for Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone, researchers with the game maker warned earlier this week. Cheats are programs that tamper with in-game events or player interactions so that users gain… Read More »