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.
Pop-up ads are annoying on desktop, but even more frustrating on mobile devices when they sometimes take over the browser. Google wants to fix that: in a blog post, the company announced that, starting next year, websites with intrusive advertisements will be punished and may be pushed down in search results.
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.)
Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called “golden key”—which allows users to unlock any device that’s supposedly protected by Secure Boot, such as phones and tablets.
There are plenty of settings that Firefox offers besides general ones you can find in the Options menu. Many of these advanced settings can be found on specific browser pages that use the about: protocol. In this article, I’m going to show you 10 less-known Firefox settings that can come useful in your everyday workflow.
Apple has also credited Team Pangu, a prominent Chinese jailbreaking group, for finding the said bug. Hence, it just suggested that iOS 9.3.4 also fixes Pangu’s exploit used in the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak system.