Hackers Spoil Their $1 Billion Bank Heist With a Typo

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Security News, Smart Phones

Where is autocorrect when you need it? A spelling mistake was the only thing standing between a group of hackers and the $1 billion dollars they tried to steal from Bangladesh Bank. After the hackers misspelled “foundation” as “fandation” in a wire transfer request, it prompted bank authorities to investigate the veracity of the transfer order. The hackers initiated a series of money transfer requests after stealing credentials the bank uses to authorize electronic transfers.

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How to Tell if Your Roommate Is Using Your Computer

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Privacy, Technology, Tips & Tricks

Roommates—they eat your food, wear your clothes, and snore really loudly. Sometimes, these opportunists even think it’s OK to use your computer when you’re not around. If you suspect a housemate is helping themselves to your laptop or desktop, there are some ways to find out. Of course, you probably already have password on your lock screen, but maybe you have reason to believe your roommate has guessed your password or somehow circumvented it in the recent past. Now’s the time to start changing it regularly. (And make it stronger while you’re at it.)

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