Educational platforms targeted by cybercriminals

Exponential was the increase seen in “DDoS” cyberattacks (e.n. attacks aimed at flooding a network until the server “crashes”) against educational resources last spring. According to Kaspersky’s estimates, from January to June 2020, the number of “DDoS” attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at least 350% compared to the corresponding month of 2019. In denial-of-service attacks (“DoS”), digital criminals try to flood a network server Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

TeamViewer: Extends remote control to all Android devices

“TeamViewer”, a provider of remote interface solutions, has announced that it now offers remote access with active control and keyboard input for the “Google Pixel series”, “Xiaomi smartphones” and “Oppo” devices. This applies to both private users and business customers. All “smartphones” with “Android” software, version 7 or later can be supported by “TeamViewer”, regardless of whether the user needs help installing an app or correcting serious Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Targeted by cybercriminals jobseekers via internet

The coronavirus has severely affected the economy in many countries worldwide. Many companies have implemented short-term work, laid off employees, or adapted existing leave, sickness, or parental leave regulations. Digital criminals worldwide exploit this fact and distribute “phishing emails”, as recent Kaspersky research show in the second quarter of 2020. Kaspersky experts have come across several emails sent on behalf of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New internet speed world record

UCL engineers announced they had achieved the fastest data transmission rate in the world; scoring an Internet speed one-fifth higher than the previous record.  In cooperation with two companies, “Xtera” and “KDDI Research”, the researchers -under Lydia Galdino (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering)- achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (178,000,000 megabits per second); a speed at which it would be possible to download Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The free LibreOffice 7.0 office suite is available

LibreOffice 7.0 offers an extremely interesting alternative to paid office application suites. With “LibreOffice” you can perform a variety of office tasks, such as writing texts, creating presentations and managing spreadsheets, at no cost, just as you would with any other “Office” suite. Especially those users who see as a main disadvantage the inability to upgrade the office software Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Dark Mode available in eBay Native Apps

eBay launches “Dark Mode” for all its “native” applications. This feature is designed to enhance the consumer experience, leverage device settings, create greater accessibility, and deliver optimal quality to the platform’s customers. So far, “Dark Mode” is the most sought-after “app feature” for 2020. Now most users know that bright screens can tire the eyes; when the eyes are strained throughout the day Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Safe “national quantum Internet” planned by the US

The draft strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet was presented last week by the “US Department of Energy” at a press conference at the “University of Washington”. The move is part of the broader context of the international quantum “race” in the telecommunications industry, with the report providing –at the US department’s announcement– a path to the development of the “National Quantum Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New techniques for better computer graphics

Software techniques that make lighting more realistic in “computer-generated” images were developed by researchers at Dartmouth College and their industry partners. The new techniques focus on “real-time” graphics that must maintain the illusion of interactivity, as scenes change as a result of user movements. These graphics can be used in applications such as video games, scientific visualization tools, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for secure access to free Wi-Fi on holiday

Most of us usually search for a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our holidays to connect, in order to avoid data charges from mobile operators. Most of us connect all devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, to public open Wi-Fi spots, so we can access our e-mails, surf the Internet, or post on social media. But are we aware of the proper and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …