How to guess credit card security codes

If you’ve ever used your credit card online, or over the phone, you’ve probably been asked for something known informally as the “short code” or “security code”. That’s usually a three-digit number physically printed (but…


Ubuntu Rolling HWE Kernel

Leann Ogasawara has announced that the next point upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 will arrive in January of 2017. The new point upgrade (Ubuntu 16.04.2) will provide a new Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel. The HWE kernel…


Dorkbot: Life after disruption

A year ago on 2nd December 2015, a collaboration between major cybersecurity firms, law enforcement and software providers – including ESET and Microsoft – successfully managed to disrupt Dorkbot, a malware family that had been…


Amazon offers DDoS Protection with Shield

Frightened of your site getting blown off the internet with a distributed denial of service attack? Amazon can protect you with AWS Shield. Once upon a time, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were rare….