Shuttle Computer Group
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Posts Tagged ‘General Interest’

Ransomware Hits Medical Devices; Security Becomes Even More Important

As much attention as the recent, worldwide “Wannacry” ransomware attack got for bringing the UK’s health system to its knees and idling factories around the globe, it had another, less noticed, but ...

MP3 To Lose License – What Does That Mean For Music?

If you’re a music fan, you’ve probably got several hundred (or more) MP3 files on your computer. It burst onto the scene while the internet was still in its formative stages and ...

Watch Your Blog Comments, Or Risk Getting Flagged

If you participate in blog conversations, then you’ve probably heard of Disqus. It’s the largest and most well-known blog commenting software on the web today, used by a variety of news media ...

New Bill Would Let You Hack A Hacker Back

Should it be legal to hack a hacker who is intent on attacking you? It’s an interesting, touchy debate, with powerful opinions on both sides. On the one hand, hacking is universally ...

Music Festival Coachella Attendee List Hacked, Including Passwords

If you’re a music lover and you’ve been to the website of the annual California music festival Coachella, then you are at risk. The entire Coachella database was recently found for sale ...

IRS Looking To Tax BitCoin Users

In 2014, the IRS put BitCoin users on notice. They were informed that they had to report all BitCoin gains on their taxes. The Federal Agency considers them to be property, and ...

Insulin Pump Hack Takes Technology Threats To A New Level

The risks and dangers associated with the Internet of Things continues to grow. Unfortunately, these days, a hacking attack can actually kill. Recently, a researcher uncovered a major security flaw in an ...

Has Government Been Scanning All Yahoo Email Messages?

Did they, or didn’t they? That seems to be the central question surrounding the recent revelation reported by Reuters. According to the news story, Yahoo complied with a Federal government request to ...

Will Your Thermostat Be The Next Device Held For Ransom?

An interesting and disturbing new form of Ransomware was on display at this year's Def Con convention, in Las Vegas. So far as anyone knows, this is the first, proof of concept ...

Is Your Home’s New Smart Deadbolt Secure?

Much has been written in previous months about the explosion in growth of the (IOT) Internet of Things, and the security risks posed by that growth. Where PCs, laptops, and smartphones all ...