Category: <span>Hardware</span>

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]

Facebook Account Verification are affecting Quest 2 users Multitudes of Oculus Quest 2 users are finding themselves without the ability to use their devices. The problem comes from Facebook’s account verification system. Due to Facebook requiring an active account in order for the Quest 2 to function, some users are finding themselves with paperweights instead […]

Nvidia unable to keep up with GPU demand Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has announced that the shortage of their Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards will continue to be an issue until at least 2021. Both cards sold out within minutes of preorders going live in September of this year. While the demand for […]

The supercomputer Intel promised will be significantly delayed In 2019, the US Energy Department chose the California-based Intel Corporation to help show American tech Independence over China. The company was tasked with helping to build a $500 million supercomputer. That supercomputer, named Aurora, was scheduled to be installed at facilities near Chicago in 2021. Aurora’s […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]

Windows 10 has a bug that defrags SSD drives too often The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has not been without issues. One of the issues that has plagued the release is a bug that negatively affects the Drive Optimizer tool. This defragmentation tool is supposed to record the last time a drive has been […]

Concern is rising over hackers using IoT botnets to affect energy markets Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology presented information at the Black Hat Security Conference that suggests high-wattage IoT botnets could be strategically deployed in order to increase demand at certain times in an effort to negatively affect any of the nine private […]

A new phone with a 108-megapixel camera On August 21, 2020, Samsung is releasing two Galaxy Note 20 phones – the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Both Note 20s will come with an S Pen. The Note 20 boasts an impressive 6.7-inch display, and the Note 20 Ultra is just a smidgen larger at […]

Lenovo NAS devices face hacker ransom scheme A hacker group that goes by ‘Cl0ud SecuritY’ is targeting Lenovo network-attached storage (NAS) devices, wiping them, and then demanding a ransom. The group is targeting old LenovoEMC NAS devices. LenovoEMC was formally known as Iomega. Ransom notes left in the devices are asking owners to pay between […]

Printers exposing their IPP port online face risk Non-profit research company, Shadowserver Foundation, recently published a warning about companies leaving their printers exposed online. In that report they found that 80,000 printers are exposing their Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) port online, which causes those printers to be at increased risk of hacking. Printers are leaking […]