The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

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Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work. After this article appeared, Werner Koch informed us that last week he was awarded a one-time grant of $60,000 from Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative. Werner told us he only received permission to disclose it after […]

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Russian Malware Targets WordPress Users – infected nearly 100,000 websites

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A Russian malware dubbed SoakSoak has infected nearly 100,000 WordPress websites since Sunday, prompting Google to blacklist over 11,000 of those domains (the number is increasing), according to a report from cybersecurity firm Sucuri. The malware exploits a previously-known vulnerability in a WordPress plugin called Slider Revolution to modify the file wp-includes/template-loader.php, causing the wp-includes/js/swobject.js […]

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.भारत Domain Name Launched

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The government launched a new domain .भारत (dot Bharat) in Devanagari script. Initially, the domain will cover eight languages – Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi. All these languages are from the list of 22 languages registered in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The main purpose of .भारत domain is to […]

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Virus called ‘Dendroid’ is targeting Android phones in India

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Indian cybersecurity sleuths have alerted users of Android smartphone about the malicious activities of a tricky virus called ‘Dendroid’ whose infection could “completely compromise” their personal phone device. The virus of the deadly ‘Trojan’ family, once activated, could change the command and control server of a user’s personal Android phone and intercept private SMSes coming […]

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