Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

Last Friday, ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency to attack an estimated 200,000 computers in 150 countries. On Monday, researchers said the same weapons-grade attack kit was used in a much-earlier and possibly larger-scale hack that made infected computers part of a botnet that mined cryptocurrency …
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How Big Data Helps in Finding Out Your Best Customers?

For today’s businesses, big data offers numerous possibilities. Big data analysis also offers a number of advantages when it comes to the prospective as well as current customers of an organization in addition to gains in efficiency and revenue. For the marketing department especially, this is a very big news. In-depth understanding about the potential …
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Intel Aims at Blockchain Integration For Entire Healthcare Industry

Intel, the $167 bln US-based chip manufacturer and technology company, has officially secured a partnership with Healthcare transaction service provider and software development firm PokitDok to utilize Blockchain technology in providing a more efficient platform for companies in the healthcare industry …
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How to protect your devices from ransomware

Technology has many societal impacts, but perhaps one of its most visibly evident is how the tools we use change how we communicate with each other — so, literally, how technology rewrites language itself. We see this in the willing stockpiling of techie jargon into individual vocabularies. Let’s pause for a moment, and take linguistic stock …
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Is Big Data Doing More Harm Then Good?

the systems we rely on every day are not formal logical systems. They’re far more vulnerable. From flaws in the design of their hardware and software, to errors in how data is collected, analyzed and used to make decisions, real-world technologies are riddled with weaknesses. Nevertheless, in the era of big data, we’ve given these systems enormous power over us and how we run …
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Quote of the Week

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
~ Thomas Edison (Inventor)