Data breach activity declines sharply in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 16:17:03

The number of data breaches disclosed in the first three months of this year fell to 686 compared to 1,444 breaches reported in the same period of 2017, according to a new report. This still represents the exposure of some 1.4 billion records, although this figure too is down from 3.4 billion in the same quarter last year. The study from Risk Based Security also shows a shift in tactics. The...

WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after the cryptocurrency exchange closes its store account dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-22 13:03:54

The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has closed the account of the WikiLeaks Shop -- the official source of WikiLeaks merchandise -- citing violations of its terms of services. WikiLeaks is not happy about this and is calling for a "global blockade" of Coinbase in protest, saying the exchange is an "unfit member of the crypto community". The WikiLeaks Shop has itself not been closed, and it is...

SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-21 09:49:29

Photo-sharing site SmugMug -- used by consumers and professionals alike -- has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what's described as "the world's best home for photography", building on Flickr's existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what...

SAP CRM servers vulnerable to online attack dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-14 17:10:46

Researchers at cyber security platform ERPScan have disclosed details of two vulnerabilities that allow compromise of the widely used SAP CRM system. CRM is considered as a most critical asset by businesses. A data breach into CRM can be disastrous as it can destroy trust in the business and severely tarnish the brand as well as raising compliance issues. ERPScan made the disclosure at the...

YouTube pulls InfoWars video from the Alex Jones Channel over Parkland shooting allegations dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-24 11:22:12

Alex Jones' conspiracy-theory-heavy InfoWars has been censured by YouTube for violating its policies. A video entitled "David Hogg Can't Remember His Lines In TV Interview" -- in which it was alleged that students appearing on TV talking about the Parkland, Florida shooting were "crisis actors" -- was removed from the Alex Jones Channel for breaching YouTube's rules about harassment....

The Linux Foundation launches 'Administering Linux on Azure' training course dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-11 17:59:21

Linux is very much mainstream nowadays. What was once viewed as a hobby and niche project, is transforming the world. Many of the world's servers are running Linux-based operating systems. Hell, the most popular mobile operating system on the planet, Android, is Linux-based. Even closed-source champion Microsoft is embracing Linux by integrating it into Windows 10 and offering it on its Azure...

Hundreds of fake Android apps have a hidden Coinhive miner dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-08 16:52:24

The Bitcoin bubble means there is a massive interest in cryptocurrencies, particularly from those looking for an easy way to make a quick buck. It's also led to secretive mining tools making use of people's CPUs without their knowledge, mining for profitable cryptocurrency for persons unknown. We've seen this with both websites and browser extensions, and now a security researcher has discovered a...

You can still get Windows 10 for free -- for now at least dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-03 17:32:20

Microsoft officially called time on the free Windows 10 upgrade offer in 2016, but allowed anyone using assistive technologies to continue to upgrade to the new OS without paying a penny. This offer worked on an honor system -- you weren’t required to provide any proof that you used assistive technologies in order to make use of the deal -- allowing anyone to continue to upgrade to Windows 10...

NetMarketShare: Windows 10 still has quite some way to go to beat Windows 7's share dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-01 20:07:53

NetMarketShare reports on the state of the desktop operating system market on the first day of each month, and it has long shown Windows 10 to be lagging well behind Windows 7. However, tweaks to how the analyst firm records these numbers means the gap has closed recently. The latest figures, for the final month of 2017, show Windows 10 growing and Windows 7 declining, but the difference in usage...

Kodi addon site TVAddons to stop proactively checking for piracy dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-09 09:49:29

Justified or not, Kodi has been somewhat synonymous with pirated content. At the heart of Kodi-related controversy are the addons that provide access to such material, and addon site TVAddons constantly finds itself embroiled in things. Having recently announced that it managed to build up 12 million monthly users despite being closed down, TVAddons has now announced a change to the way it...