Category: <span>Hardware</span>

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 […]

You can now sign up to be a Starlink beta tester SpaceX now has over 500 Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet satellites in orbit! As per SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX needs about 400 Starlink satellites to provide minor coverage and 800 for moderate coverage. Well, with those 500+ satellites it seems that […]

New AMD processors bring 7nm improvements AMD has announced that three new additions to their desktop Ryzen CPU line will be available on July 7th, 2020. Those new additions are the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. These new CPU designs offer higher performance at the same TDPs as Ryzen […]

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]

Honda’s global operations stalled due to attack A cyberattack brought against Honda this week resulted in the company’s global operations being brought to a standstill. The company stated to the BBC that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. At that time, Honda was working to minimize the impact of the […]