Intel wants to protect your smartwatches with anti-virus software →

Tom Warren from The Verge:

Intel just announced anti-virus software for smartwatches. Yes, that’s right, for smartwatches. The chip maker is bundling its McAfee Mobile Security suite with LG’s recently announced Watch Urbane LTE. I’m not sure why, and I don’t think Intel is either. I asked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich why a smartwatch needs anti-virus software, and he compared the wrist-worn gadgets to air conditioners.

Here you go, bloatware should be available soon on your watch, and air conditioners too“brought by McAfee antivirus.”



ANATOMY OF A HACK →

Russell Brandom from The Verge:

In the early morning hours of October 21st, 2014, Partap Davis lost $3,000. He had gone to sleep just after 2AM. While he slept, an attacker undid every online security protection he set up. By the time he woke up, most of his online life had been compromised: two email accounts, his phone, his Twitter, his two-factor authenticator, and most importantly, his bitcoin wallets.

This is one of the most interesting pieces I read on The Verge for two reasons:

  1. This story remind me of what happened to Naoki Hiroshima aka @N.
  2. The design of the page is really great, the effect on the Headings and the Featured Image, along with the table of content, all contribute to a great reading experience.

If you didn’t read this story yet, I encourage you to do so.


A Website in the Forest →

Gary Founder of BuiltWith:

we wanted to see who else and how quickly other companies were visiting newly registered websites and who exactly they were and why they were doing it. We also wanted to see who knew about domains that were much harder to trace.

If you’ve been wondering what happen to a domain name after you purchase, then you must read this article to learn about all the site that visit your newly purchased domain, and all the info they read.


Forbes.com infected by hackers in campaign to spy on visitors – researchers →

Jim Finkle from Reuters UK:

 The Forbes.com financial news site was infected by Chinese hackers with spying software that targeted specific visitors, including those at U.S. financial services and defence firms, according to two cybersecurity firms.

Hmm…Interesting, and guess how did they managed to do that:

The hackers infected Forbes.com in November with software that automatically attacked visitors by exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser and Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software, cybersecurity firms iSight Partners Inc and Invincea Inc said on Tuesday.

The moral of the story here boys and girls is that you should NEVER EVER use Internet Explorer and/or Adobe Flash, for the love of god, how many time people should say this over and over and over and over again!



Adobe is suing Forever 21 for pirating Photoshop →

Russell Brandom from The Verge

 Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including copies of Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator. Autodesk and Corel also joined Adobe in the suit, based on pirated copies of Autodesk, WinZip and PaintShopPro, among others.

WinZip! are they serious about this? didn’t they hear about WinRAR or 7-Zip?


Google Earth Pro is now free →

 Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required.

If you are surprised that there’s a Pro version of Google Earth, then I think you will be surprised to know that there’s also a Premium version of Google Analytics.


Turkcell says chief executive to stand down as of Jan 31 →

 Chief Technology Group Officer Ilker Kuruoz will serve as acting CEO while a replacement is sought

This is diffidently some interesting news, and dare I say weird at the same time. Why? is the question that most people will be asking now, and until this moment there’s no answer to this question.