Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi – a wireless technology that transmits high-speed dallowedExpansiole light communication (VLC) – in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this technology to change everything about the way we use the Internet is huge.
And now, scientists have taken Li-Fi out of the lab for the first time, trialling it in offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia, reporting that they can achieve data transmission at 1 GB per second – that’s 100 times faster than current average Wi-Fi speeds.
“We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,” Deepak Solanki, CEO of Estonian tech company, Velmenni, told IBTimes UK.
We’ve seen Android malware that takes your photos and videos for ransom, and there’s one that can mimic your phone’s shutdown process and spy on you even though the phone appears to be off.
But a new family of malware, detailed by security firm Lookout on Wednesday, is probably the scariest we’ve heard of: It’s so hard to remove that, in some cases, victims might be better off just buying a new device.
Computer malware can often evade antivirus security software if the author changes a few lines of code or designs the program to automatically mutate before each new infection.
Artificial neural networks, trained to recognize the characteristics of malicious code by looking at millions of examples of malware and non-malware files, could perhaps offer a far better way to catch such nefarious code. An approach known as deep learning, which involves training a network with many layers of simulated neurons using huge quantities of data, is being tested by several companies.
Google has been synonymous with search for years, and Bing—poor Bing—quickly became synonymous with sarcasm about why anyone would ever use Bing. Believe it or not, though, the two search engines aren’t as different as the jokes would have you believe.
We’ve talked about Bing’s biggest strengths before, but people often ignore that Bing also does a lot of things just about as well as Google. Is it better? Probably not, but I decided to give the two a real side-by-side comparison to find out how they stacked up.
Your website is one of your biggest marketing opportunities. Don’t let it fall victim to these 5 home page missteps.
It’s all too common for small-business owners who build their own websites to make a handful of rookie mistakes. Unfortunately, it’s not unheard of for hired professionals to make errors when designing websites, too.
Your website is one of your most important marketing tools, so whether you’re taking on the creation and design of it yourself or you’re hiring someone else to do it for you, make sure you avoid these all-too-common home page mistakes:
This is a bit disconcerting:
“In a speech at the University of Missouri on Thursday, former NSA director Mike McConnell revealed that China has been playing a major role in security breaches at US companies.
McConnell said that the malware used by Chinese hackers allows them to access information at will and steal critical information including business plans and blueprints. An indictment in May 2014 accused Chinese hackers of stealing proprietary information from a nuclear power plant, steel plant, and solar energy company.
For years, major Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have told the FCC and Congress that adopting strong Net Neutrality rules would harm investment and prevent companies from building out their broadband networks.
This is the central argument ISPs have made to prevent the FCC from adopting real open Internet protections.
And some legacy civil rights groups have echoed this claim, insisting that Net Neutrality would harm communities of color by deterring investment and widening the digital divide.
But over the past few weeks, this argument has been exposed as nothing more than a ruse meant to deceive lawmakers, regulators and the public.
Data collection and spying continues to make news with a never before seen complex surveillance software called Regin. A report released Monday by Symantec says, “The level of sophistication and complexity of Regin suggests that the development of this threat could have taken well-resourced teams of developers many months or years to develop and maintain.” This level of investment in software designed to stealthily collect data is indicative of a nation state.
“We are probably looking at some sort of western agency,” said Orla Cox, director of security response at Symantec to Financial Times. “Sometimes there is virtually nothing left behind – no clues. Sometimes an infection can disappear completely almost as soon as you start looking at it, it’s gone.”
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Facebook Safety Check Keeps Track of You and Your Friends After Natural Disasters
Facebook has just unveiled a new feature called Safety Check, which allows people to identify themselves as safe following major disasters – as well as keep track of their friends who might’ve been in the affected area.
The feature is pretty simple. If Facebook thinks you’re in the area of a natural disaster – let’s say a tornado, hurricane, or tsunami – it’ll send you a notification asking if you’re safe. Facebook will know where you are based on your profile city, your last location, and the city where you’re using the internet.