Monthly Archives: July 2018

Containers or Virtual Machines: Which is More Secure?

Are virtual machines (VM) more secure than containers? You may think you know the answer, but IBM Research has found containers can be as secure, or more secure, than VMs. From a report: James Bottomley, an IBM Research Distinguished Engineer

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Who Owns the Moon? A Space Lawyer Answers

An anonymous reader shares a report: While the legal status of the Moon as a “global commons” accessible to all countries on peaceful missions did not meet any substantial resistance or challenge, the Outer Space Treaty left further details unsettled.

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Droppers Is How Android Malware Keeps Sneaking Into the Play Store

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: For the past year, Android malware authors have been increasingly relying on a solid trick for bypassing Google’s security scans and sneaking malicious apps into the official Play Store. The trick relies on the use

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Microsoft PowerShell Core For Linux Now Available as a Snap

Canonical announced on Friday that Microsoft’s PowerShell Core is now available on Linux platform as a Snap. From a report: If you aren’t familiar, a Snap is essentially a packaged version of a program that can be easily installed on

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Facebook Notification Spam Has Crossed the Line

Facebook has always nudged truant users back to its platform though emails and notifications. But recently, those prods have evolved beyond comments related to activity on your own profile. From a report: Now Facebook will nag you when an acquaintance

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Why London’s Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts ‘Ghost Flights’ With No One on Them

An anonymous reader writes: Six times per week, an empty plane used to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, Wales. The next day, the plane would make the return trip without a single passenger. Half As Interesting, the second

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Venmo Refuses To Say Why Transactions Are Public By Default

Venmo, the mobile payments app, won’t say why it exposes users’ data to the world whenever they make a transaction. ZDNet: Hang Do Thi Duc, a Berlin-based privacy researcher found that every time someone sent or received money using the

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Google, Which Owns Duck.com, Confuses Users Searching For Its Rival DuckDuckGo and Redirects Them Back To Google

Commenting on the record $5 billion fine on Google by the European Commission, privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo said this week it welcomes the decision as it has “felt [Google's] effects first hand for many years and has led directly

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Google Accused of Redirecting Users Searching For Rival Service DuckDuckGo To Duck.com, a Domain It Owns

Commenting on the record $5 billion fine on Google by the European Commission, privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo said this week it welcomes the decision as it has “felt [Google's anti-competitive] effects first hand for many years and has led

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Hashflare, One of the Largest Cloud Bitcoin Mining Companies, Abruptly Disables SHA-256 Mining Contracts, Leaving Customers Furious

Hashflare, one of the largest bitcoin mining companies, said on Friday it is disabling its SHA-256 hardware and also discontinuing support for mining services on the active SHA-256 contracts. The move comes as Hashflare continues to struggle with generating revenues,

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