There are various tools out there you can buy or download for wiping hard drives, but it’s easy to do this using the built-in Windows commands Diskpart and Format. Just take the drive you want to wipe out of the ...

A vulnerability affects all versions of the OpenSSH client released in the past two decades, ever since the application was released in 1999. The security bug received a patch this week, but since the OpenSSH client is embedded in a ...

Microsoft has released multiple microcode updates that mitigate additional variants of the speculative code execution vulnerabilities affecting Intel processors. The patches cover the recently disclosed CPU flaws generically referred to as Foreshadow or L1 Terminal Fault. All security gaps covered by ...

Grid computing … A big block of tiny Azure Sphere IoT chips Microsoft has designed a family of Arm-based system-on-chips for Internet-of-Things devices that runs its own flavor of Linux – and securely connects to an Azure-hosted backend. Dubbed Azure Sphere, ...

Polish law enforcement announced on Friday the arrest of Tomasz T., a well-known cyber-criminal believed to be the author of the Polski, Vortex, and Flotera ransomware strains. The arrest took place on Wednesday, March 14, in the Polish town of ...

A new ransomware was discovered this week by MalwareHunterTeam called Zenis Ransomware. While it is currently unknown how Zenis is being distributed, multiple victims have already become infected with this ransomware. What is most disturbing about Zenis is that it not encrypts your files, ...

A brand-new version of the Skype desktop app is now available The new Skype for desktop client is rolling out from today across macOS, Linux and (some versions of) Windows. ‘Beyond the gaudy colours and large typography there are useful new ...

The Napa.js runtime is in development to bring C++-like performance to Node.js Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s. By introducing multithreading ...

Microsoft is attempting to capitalize on a recent spate of ransom attacks on unsecured MongoDB instances by encouraging developers to switch to working with its own Azure-based DocumentDB system. The free version of MongoDB ships with the default TCP port ...

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation.  No, you don’t need to rub yours eyes: we did just write that. The company says it is “joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community.” ...