Computers

Spring cleaning your computer – MyDaytonDailyNews

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

As you’re doing spring cleaning around the home, don’t forget about your computer! It needs taken care of, too. Here are a few things you should consider doing to keep your computer in tip-top shape: Run a malware scanner to remove junk: Along with having an anti-virus installed, consider a secondary anti-malware program. They can catch things missed by your anti-virus, in addition to other junk not classified as…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – The … – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom … – The Sun

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom sold his computer bug to criminals for £386000 – The Sun

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…